Aspects Of Love
 
See larger image
 

Aspects Of Love

May 23, 2006

$18.99
Also available in CD Format
  Song Title Artist
Time
Popularity  
1
Railway Station At Pau ((incorporating Love Changes Everything)) Michael Ball
3:01
2
A Small Theatre In Montpellier Ann Crumb
2:11
3
A Cafe In Montpellier Ann Crumb
4:35
4
Railway Station At Pau Ann Crumb
1:25
5
In A Train Compartment Ann Crumb
3:40
6
The House At Pau Ann Crumb
2:29
7
An Art Exhibition In Paris Kevin Colson
1:18
8
A Memory Of A Happy Moment Kevin Colson
1:30
9
In Many Rooms In The House At Pau Ann Crumb
4:19
10
On The Terrace Ann Crumb
8:13
11
Outside The Bedroom Ann Crumb
2:24
12
Up In The Pyrenees ((inc. 'Chanson d'enfance')) Ann Crumb
1:51
13
The House At Pau Ann Crumb
3:07
14
A Fairground In Paris Michael Ball
2:25
15
George's Flat In Paris Laurel Ford
3:29
16
First Orchestral Interlude Laurel Ford
2:30
17
She'd Be Far Better Off With You Michael Ball
5:33
18
Second Orchestral Interlude Aspects of Love Cast (ensemble)
0:44
19
Guilietta's Studios In Venice Kevin Colson
9:49
20
A Registry Office Kevin Colson
0:59
21
A Military Camp In Malaya Michael Ball
1:20
Disc 2
1
Orchestral Intro (Act Two) Aspects of Love Cast (ensemble)
0:56
2
A Theatre In Paris Ann Crumb
1:10
3
Leading Lady Paul Bentley
3:26
4
At The Stage Door Ann Crumb
1:38
5
George's House At Pau Diana Morrison
1:27
6
Other Pleasures Diana Morrison
4:54
7
A Cafe In Venice Kathleen Rowe Mcallen
0:32
8
There Is More To Love Kathleen Rowe Mcallen
2:09
9
The Garden At Pau Kevin Colson
1:59
10
Mermaid Song Diana Morrison
2:17
11
The Countryside Around The House Andrew Lloyd Webber
1:54
12
The Garden At Pau (Version 2) Diana Morrison
2:58
13
On The Terrace (Version 2) Michael Ball
3:01
14
The First Man You Remember Kevin Colson
6:21
15
In The Vineyard At Pau Michael Ball
3:05
16
Up In The Pyrenees Diana Morrison
3:24
17
George's Study At Pau Kevin Colson
2:04
18
A Circus In Paris Sally Smith
2:27
19
Outside The Circus Diana Morrison
1:58
20
Jenny's Bedroom In Paris Michael Ball
4:46
21
The Vineyards At Pau Kathleen Rowe Mcallen
8:37
22
A Hay Loft Kathleen Rowe Mcallen
1:58
23
On The Terrace (Version 3) Diana Morrison
3:26
24
Anything But Lonely Ann Crumb
5:18


Product Details

  • Original Release Date: May 23, 2006
  • Release Date: May 23, 2006
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Verve
  • Copyright: (C) 2005 Polydor Ltd. (UK)
  • Record Company Required Metadata: Music file metadata contains unique purchase identifier. Learn more.
  • Total Length: 2:18:37
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B0017T0G2U
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #117,563 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AN IMPROVED RELEASE OF ALW'S INTIMATE CHAMBER PIECE December 14, 2005
Format:Audio CD
When "Aspects of love" premiered in April 1989 in London, wide audiences knew Andrew Lloyd Webber mostly by his big blockbuster musicals such as "Cats", "The Phantom of the opera" or "Evita. After the "Phantom", the composer decided to try something new, much in the same way he has done with "Cats" in the early 80-is after he decided to part ways with his lyricist Tim Rice. As the basis for his next musical he chose David Garnett's short novel of the same title.

The plot involves various love triangles and is as close to a soap opera as you can get in a musical. We follow a 17 year-old Englishman Alex, who is in love with an older French actress Rose Videle. They end up in the Spanish villa that belongs to Alex's uncle George, an elderly painter and writer. George in turn has an ongoing affair with a younger Italian sculptress Giulietta. George finds Rose and Alex in the villa and after Alex is called to the army, George and Rose begin living together, which at first Alex finds impossible to accept. Giulietta and Rose become quite friends, there is even a hint of a lesbian relationship between them. Even so, George and Rose get married. Some time has passed and Alex is out of the army and is reunited with George, Rose and their 14 year-old daughter Jenny in their villa in France. Jenny falls in love with Alex, something that a very old George, now depended solely on Jenny's love cannot agree to. Alex is torn between Rose and Jenny and soon George dies. At his funeral Alex meets Giulietta and they are instantly drawn to one another. Alex leaves with her, although Rose pleaded him not to leave her alone.

As you can see, the plot isn't quite as simple as it might appear.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you?
15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A DIFFERENT LLOYD WEBBER SOUNDING EQUALLY GOOD November 19, 2004
Format:Audio CD
When "Aspects of love" premiered in April 1989 in London, wide audiences knew Andrew Lloyd Webber mostly by his big blockbuster musicals such as "Cats", "The Phantom of the opera" or "Evita. After the "Phantom", the composer decided to try something new, much in the same way he has done with "Cats" in the early 80-is after he decided to part ways with his lyricist Tim Rice. As the basis for his next musical he chose David Garnett's short novel of the same title.

The plot involves various love triangles and is as close to a soap opera as you can get in a musical. We follow a 17 year-old Englishman Alex, who is in love with an older French actress Rose Videle. They end up in the Spanish villa that belongs to Alex's uncle George, an elderly painter and writer. George in turn has an ongoing affair with a younger Italian sculptress Giulietta. George finds Rose and Alex in the villa and after Alex is called to the army, George and Rose begin living together, which at first Alex finds impossible to accept. Giulietta and Rose become quite friends, there is even a hint of a lesbian relationship between them. Even so, George and Rose get married. Some time has passed and Alex is out of the army and is reunited with George, Rose and their 14 year-old daughter Jenny in their villa in France. Jenny falls in love with Alex, something that a very old George, now depended solely on Jenny's love cannot agree to. Alex is torn between Rose and Jenny and soon George dies. At his funeral Alex meets Giulietta and they are instantly drawn to one another. Alex leaves with her, although Rose pleaded him not to leave her alone.

As you can see, the plot isn't quite as simple as it might appear.
Read more ›
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars EXQUISITE & UNDER-RATED MASTERPIECE! August 30, 2005
Format:Audio CD
I will never understand why this show was never the hit it so deserved to be. It was richly complex, deeply profound, and touched me to the core, staying with me, still, through the years. Perhaps it was too daring for the narrow, provincial American mind.

Much has been said here, but to truly appreciate the music, I think you had to have seen the original show live.

I was fortunate enough to see the original cast at the Kennedy Center in D.C. 1993 (or so) and will NEVER forget it. It is WAY up there at the top of my favorites of all Broadway shows, and I have seen almost ALL of Andrew Lloyd Webber's shows at least once-- in both D.C. and NYC-- since the beginning.

If ASPECTS OF LOVE ever comes around again, don't miss it!
Was this review helpful to you?
14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Changes Everything February 5, 2002
By Z. Yang
Format:Audio CD
After the spectacular rock musical of Jesus Christ, the extravaganza of Cats, and the glorious operatic Phantom, Andrew Lloyd Webber surprised the world with his down-to-earth "Aspects of Love", a musical adapted from the novel by David Garnett. The unusualness is also reflected in the music. What we hear is an intimate and rather contrasting music score played on a smaller orchestra - a gentle and elegant chamber piece.

The show is about love. The relationships woven among the five main characters: Alex, Rose, George, Jenny and Giulietta, is complicated enough to confuse the audience, and yet, with Don Black/Charles Hart's witty lyrics and Andrew Lloyd Webber's stroke of genius, the story is unfolded methodically. The musical is opened, uniquely, with one male soloist (Michael Ball) singing "Love Changes Everything", which distills the essence of the show. While Andrew Lloyd Webber wrapped the well-knitted plot with his intertwining music, he didn't forget bringing out half dozen of enchanting songs, which can also be performed singly in concert. Besides "Love Changes Everything", there are "Seeing is Believing", "Anything But Lonely", "The First Man You Remember", "Mermaid Song", "There is More to Love"...... The melodies simply strike you to the heart the first time you hear them and will stay there for the rest of your life.

The cast is wonderful. It feels like character Alex was written for Michael Ball. I don't know if it is Michael who made Alex so charming or it is Alex who made Michael so irresistible. His fully voiced, straight from the belly B-flat at the end of Act II alone is already one magic of the show, and yet, he offers more: his vibrato and his croon, his passion and his tenderness. I think Ann Crumb is very successful in creating Rose.
Read more ›
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Andrew Lloyd Webber at His Best
Andrew Lloyd Webber may have been working overtime to develop this marvelous musical entertainment. It was unfortunately not as successful as Cats or Phantom, but far more... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Barry Lane
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Changes Everything
Andrew Lloyd Webber wanted to write a musical about love. And this musical is actually very good. Well crafted melodies work well in this musical to produce music that is very... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Bernard Kinney
5.0 out of 5 stars If you like Weber, it's must. (But I like the "edited" version...
It, in deed, gives you a unique aspect of love. It's Weber before he lost his drive. It's hard to love, but hard to not love it.
Published 5 months ago by Ralph D. Finch
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Changes everything
love the play in NYC in late 80s and love to hear it now especially the song love changes everything
Published 7 months ago by Carol S Hallberg
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic from my adolescence
I loved this musical in high school and I loved rediscovering it as an adult. The story is contrived, but the music is lovely.
Published 11 months ago by Mlle
1.0 out of 5 stars Skips on the CD playback
The cds were advertised as either good or very good, I don't remember which. When I attempted to play them on a quality cd player there were "skips" and the general... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Larry Niedergerke
5.0 out of 5 stars Aspect of Love (Remastered 1989 Original London Cast)
Very enjoyable. Music and singing first rate. Highly recommend this if you like musical theater and terrific voices, especially Michael Ball. Wow!
Published 14 months ago by Sheila A Harris
2.0 out of 5 stars Two songs but nothing else
I liked two songs from Aspects of Love that I heard on a collection of Andrew Lloyd Weber. Unfortunately, they were the only items I liked; I didn't care for the story line behind... Read more
Published 17 months ago by COvolunteer
4.0 out of 5 stars More cerebral fare from ALW
Aspects of Love tends to be written down in history as a failure but this is misleading. It stayed on the West End for 3 years, which is quite mind-boggling when you look at the... Read more
Published 20 months ago by Miss Scarlett
1.0 out of 5 stars Dreadful!
The 1989 Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber musical with lyrics by Don Black and Charles Hart is a bland insipid piece of drivel. Whatever good there is, is dredged up over and over... Read more
Published on January 18, 2012 by DK
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


ARRAY(0xa607c924)