Evita: The Complete Motion Picture Music Soundtrack Soundtrack
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And yet the road to the movie version of Evita was a rocky one: It took 20 years of negotiations with different studious, directors (Francis Ford Coppola was in the game at one point), and actresses (both Meryl Streep and Michelle Pfeiffer were considered) to make it happen. When it was finally in the bag, Alan Parker took the director's seat and Oliver Stone helped with the adaptation. Before the movie came about, we had 3 major recordings of Evita: the 1976 concept with Julie Covington, the 1978 London cast highlights album starring Elaine Paige and the 1979 Broadway cast full album with a Tony-winning Patti LuPone; all three of them excellent in their own right. This 2-disc movie soundtrack can join them as another fine recording of the material. The story of Evita is widely known, but for those who are new to this let's repeat the essentials: We follow the life story of Eva Duarte Peron, wife of post-World war two president of Argentina, Juan Peron. However, the musical is very loosely based on the actual life of the real Evita.Read more ›
Therefore, I can only say that The Material Girl does an extremely good job in bringing the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber to the screen. It is obviously that that singer worked hard; she shows a maturity that is far removed from her early "Like a Virgin" days.
A healthy release at two discs, "Evita" will have one "crying for Argentina" and wishing that Madonna could find another vehicle such as this one.
Madonna's treatment of "Evita" is not for Madonna's traditional (or perhaps I really mean stereotypical) fans; it is for fans of good music. That those two worlds collide in this CD is testament to the talent that Her Majesty would be well served to demonstrate more often.
Good job Material Girl: I didn't think you could do it, but you did.
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great recording of a wonderful score and great performancesPublished 2 months ago by Andrea Olenick
I have heard all the various versions of Evita and this soundtrack is by far the best, some don't even have the entire musical in the soundtrack. Madonna is at her best here. Read morePublished 3 months ago by leoskidog
MADONA AND BANDARAS SING BEAUTIFULLY, AND THE ACTING IS TERRIFIC. I HAPPEN TO LOVE EVITA AND HAVE PURCHASED A VARIETY OF PERFORMANCES,M WHICH ARE ALL SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT, MAKING... Read morePublished 3 months ago by D. J. Singer
I thought I purchased a new CD but it was not. It seems to be o.k., howeverPublished 3 months ago by tom brickley
I am a great fan of all Andrew Lloyd Webber's musicals and this is no exception, wonderful singing.Published 4 months ago by Kitty Mackay