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Downton Abbey: Original Music from the TV Series [Soundtrack]

John Lunn, Alfie BoeAudio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (101 customer reviews)

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listen  1. Downton Abbey - The SuiteChamber Orchestra Of London 7:08$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Love And The HunterChamber Orchestra Of London 3:17$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. EmancipationChamber Orchestra Of London 2:15$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Story Of My LifeChamber Orchestra Of London 1:56$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. FashionChamber Orchestra Of London 1:18$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. DamagedChamber Orchestra Of London 5:24$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. If You Were The Only Girl In The WorldAlfie Boe 3:45$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. PreparationChamber Orchestra Of London 3:25$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Such Good LuckChamber Orchestra Of London 2:30$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. Us And ThemChamber Orchestra Of London 1:52$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. VioletChamber Orchestra Of London 1:54$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. A DriveChamber Orchestra Of London 1:04$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen13. An Ideal MarriageChamber Orchestra Of London 2:43$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen14. Roses Of PicardyAlfie Boe 3:55$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen15. TelegramChamber Orchestra Of London 1:44$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen16. DeceptionChamber Orchestra Of London 2:49$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen17. TitanicChamber Orchestra Of London 2:09$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen18. A Song And A DanceChamber Orchestra Of London 1:27$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen19. Did I Make The Most Of Loving YouMary-Jess 4:18$1.29  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (December 13, 2011)
  • Original Release Date: 2011
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Decca Records
  • ASIN: B005EW4MS0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (101 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,732 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Original soundtrack to the hit BBC TV series. Downton Abbey is a British television drama set in England during the Edwardian era in the fictional estate of Downton, Yorkshire. Reminiscent of Upstairs, Downstairs and Brideshead Revisited, the series features acclaimed actors Maggie Smith and Elizabeth McGovern. The original soundtrack is by acclaimed composer John Lunn. Featured on the soundtrack is acclaimed Decca signed tenor, Alfie Boe, performing the songs "If You Were The Only Girl In The World" and "Roses of Picardy."

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55 of 57 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Magical in the series, magical in my memory December 13, 2011
Format:Audio CD
Downton Abbey caught me by surprise. Not only was the Edwardian drama surprisingly compelling, but I kept wondering "who is writing that music?" Themes of longing and beauty, reminiscent of the best work of Richard Robbins in "Maurice" and "Remains of the Day" kept replaying in my mind over and over. Now as I listen to the soundtrack, all the emotion, the repressed longing, the subtle looks come back to me, and I am returned again to that world. I cannot separate the music from the visuals, they are so tightly interwoven in my mind, but my office mates who have not seen the show have enjoyed this soundtrack as well. It is relentlessly lovely, hopelessly romantic, and simply a delight. For fans of the show, this is a can't miss. For those who haven't seen it, this would appeal to lovers of modern film music that have learned from the minimalism crowd but still love heart on the sleeve romanticism. Wonderful.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Downton Abbey, take me away! January 9, 2012
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As another reviewer so aptly said, you can't listen to this music without picturing the scenes from the TV show which go with certain key passages. The opening theme is one of my favorite songs of the show, so I love the longer version of the song which is found on the CD. In fact, the first song on the CD - Downton Abbey, the Suite - is one that I could just put on repeat to hear over and over again! The second track - Love and the Hunter - will take you back to Lady Mary's day of hunting with the gentlemen, right before her world turned upside down. There are so many moments from the series that you can imagine while listening to this soundtrack.

Of the three vocal tracks, my favorite by far is the one performed by Mary-Jess - Did I Make the Most of Loving You. The melody is the same as that of the opening theme, set to words. The lyrics seem to add an extra layer to the melody as you listen to the song. The other two vocal tracks are performed by Alfie Boe. Just listening to them transports you to another era.

If you haven't seen Downton Abbey, I highly recommend going back to watch the first season and then quickly catching up on the second season which just started here in the States. Not only will you love the depiction of a world of class and servitude which it recreates, but you'll also have a wonderful series of visuals to accompany this soundtrack - scenes of love and treachery in a story which is not to be missed.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A bit of anticipation January 17, 2012
Format:Audio CD
When I hear this music, my mind's eye flashes scenes from Downton Abbey, transporting me from my current life to one where I probably would have been a scullery maid. When I watch Downton Abbey, this CD has made me more aware of the background music and how it contributes to the overall experience. Well done Alfie Boe!
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14 of 18 people found the following review helpful
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If you are a Downton Abbey not buy this CD. I read the reviews carefully as well as the table of contents so I was prepared for some additional music/songs which were not part of the TV show.....however I was expecting the original theme music to be 'the original version' as it stated in the liner notes. The theme music speed is too fast, the sound too weak...I was sooo disappointed. What I want is the music I hear while watching the show. When you buy the CD of The Pallissers and Brideshead Revisited, you get the TV music recording. So I am still looking. However wonderful Downton Abbey is, it is the music and its amazing theme which moves the whole watching/listening experience to the next level. I feel this was a little bit of 'switch and bait' as I saw the picture on the CD cover of the cast and 'assumed' I was getting the original interpretation. I am surprised they were allowed to use the cast photo without the show's original score. This CD is relegated to the car to play on very short trips when shopping!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing January 24, 2012
Format:Audio CD
The "Downton Abbey" CD is just as wonderful as the show itself. Not all TV or movie soundtracks are that great, but the "Downton Abbey" album is the exception. It's a great example of a soundtrack that fares well as a standalone album. The first track, "Downton Abbey Suite," is of course my favorite, and it's the main title theme from the show, only an expanded version (like seven minutes long!). All of the other selections are enjoyable as well, and the vocal stylings by Alfie Boe blew me away. Fans of the show (and fans of good music in general) will enjoy this CD very much.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfectly beautiful music March 3, 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
If you love beautiful music its a wonderful CD, If you love the series Downton Abbey you'll love it even more. The music just puts my mind in a different place, just as the series brings you to a different place and time. I couldn't wait for it to arrive and now that its here it will be my go-to CD to get me through the rest of this long cold winter.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Music for a Wonderful Show. February 18, 2012
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
I stumbled upon Downton Abbey when I got my Kindle Fire for Christmas (It is part of the free Streaming for Prime Members)...I was hooked after 10 minutes with this show. This MP3 album is wonderful cuts of Music from this show..and I can't say I love it enough. Enjoy :)
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Same Melody August 3, 2012
By Jan
Format:Audio CD
My husband had read a article about the Downton Abbey CD and how popular it had became since the series started. We love watching Downton Abbey and enjoy all types of music. This CD was disappointing, basically two songs just different versions.
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Published 23 days ago by Fran Nasiatka
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
fast delivery love the cd
Published 1 month ago by Arnita A. Strutz
5.0 out of 5 stars Should be fun.
Will be using this music for background for an Afternoon Tea at a library here. Should be fun.
Published 2 months ago by Rollin Phipps
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great collection of music from the series.
Published 2 months ago by dddeasonator
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love the show & the music!
Published 3 months ago by roses
5.0 out of 5 stars I love to listen to the Soundtrack of this OUTSTANDING TV ...
I love to listen to the Soundtrack of this OUTSTANDING TV Series. I can see the story line as I listen and the background music is
magnificent. Read more
Published 3 months ago by NanAnn
5.0 out of 5 stars Downton Abbey: Classic music from a TV classic
The music in itself is wonderful, but is even more so when you realize that all that power comes not from a full symphonic orchestra but from a chamber group. Enjoy!
Published 4 months ago by Wearn D. Heinz, Jr
5.0 out of 5 stars Love!
Music from the series. Love playing this at work. Takes me back to another place & time while doing mind-numbing data entry!
Published 5 months ago by Christy
4.0 out of 5 stars Loved the music from the program - and Mary Jess singing.
Did not like the songs added with the man -- on the program, Matthew and Mary sang
a song that would have been nice to have on the CD - but it was sang by that man-
and... Read more
Published 5 months ago by TexasMJ
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