Les Misérables: Highlights From The Motion Picture Soundtrack

December 21, 2012 | Format: MP3

$15.49
Song Title Artist
Time
Popularity  
1
2:23
2
1:34
3
3:18
4
4:27
5
4:38
6
1:55
7
1:11
8
4:52
9
2:32
10
3:01
11
4:21
12
3:12
13
3:11
14
3:39
15
1:41
16
3:37
17
3:17
18
3:00
19
3:13
20
6:20


Product Details

  • Label: Universal (UC)
  • Record Company Required Metadata: Music file metadata contains unique purchase identifier. Learn more.
  • Total Length: 1:05:22
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B00AJRQLTI
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (922 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,214 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

I would recommend to anyone who enjoys musicals.
Nicholas Andrew Soler
All of the actors have amazing voices and the emotion they were able to portray in the songs is breathtaking.
Hannah
I like the music, but the way the songs are separated is not very good.
Megan C. R.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

322 of 343 people found the following review helpful By ChristianChick'sThoughts VINE VOICE on December 21, 2012
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I never imagined that I would write anything less than a glowing review of this album, but I'm afraid I must do just that. I understand that this is a "highlights" album, but how on earth is "Do You Hear the People Sing" not a highlight?

As for the music that is present, it's good, but it's hard for me to hear the songs being "acted" rather than sung. I'm sure this will make for a fantastic film, but it doesn't make for an amazing listening experience. I never expected for Jackman to equal Colm Wilkinson or Crowe to equal Philip Quast, yet I still feel disappointed. (As a sidenote, Eddie Redmayne has exceeded my expectations, Samantha Barks is as wonderful as I hoped, and I was thrilled to hear Wilkinson as the Bishop.)

A highlights album will inevitably leave out someone's favorite song, and I'd recommend you check the track list before deciding to purchase this album to make sure your favorite song is included--I sure wish I'd done that! Surely they'll release a complete cast recording at some point that will make everyone happy. Until then, I'll keep listening to my favorite Les Mis recording, Les Miserables 10th Anniversary Concert.
22 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
90 of 96 people found the following review helpful By Adam on December 23, 2012
Format: Audio CD
Quite simply, if you are a fan of LES MIS (the original show or the movie for that matter), this recording is woefully truncated. Even as a "highlights" recording, it's a scant 60 minutes that leaves out another 100 minutes of the film. Worth a few listens, but I hope that a complete recording will be released.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
126 of 154 people found the following review helpful By Mrs Murphree2 on December 22, 2012
Format: MP3 Music Verified Purchase
Still have tears in my eyes after replaying the Epilogue for the second time (yes, I was a dork and did the Mis March step...). It is RAW, especially Jackman throughout and Hathaway is so heavenly in the final scene (no, it blesses your soul, like God is saying, "You are worthy").

Jackman's voice is very, very, very unique. It will be hard for the Wilkinson and other Jean Valjean fans to accept his quality, I think. BUT, again I will use the word, RAW! It has an emotion that is real time REAL. It is an adjustment from the recordings we've been listening to for years. But give it its due. And then wait the three days to see the VISUALS!!!!!

Crowe, Baron Cohen, Banks, Seyfried,Bonham Carter are not the Broadway cast. Still they take this musical to the street level, as in, if I were to start singing about my life to Sonoko, the nice lady two houses down. In spite of my usual dislike of Bonham Carter, she spins a new turn, as does Cohen, which is refreshing after 25+ yrs. and let's be honest, a hard thing to do.

Sorry, but I don't think Suddenly adds anything. Personally, I think it was included as a song tailored to Jackman's vocal quality and perhaps to really dispurse any question that he took in Cosette for an honorable reason and he benifits from that generous gesture. Not a great song. Will give Jackman credit for making it sound like the way my son looks when he holds his three month old first child, first daugher. It has a quality of amazement, which is appropriate.

Hummmmmmmmmmmmm, Crowe's Stars is sooo very, very different from other interpretations I've heard, live or recorded. It is more lyrical, small, than any other version. I listened to it struggling to see if it fit the song.
Read more ›
11 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
25 of 28 people found the following review helpful By L E WILLIS on December 27, 2012
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I've seen the Broadway and I've seen the movie. One isn't better than the other, just different. I was thrilled to see and listen to other interpretations of this great work. As an opera singer, it would be easy for me to linger on vocal imperfections of the movie. It is as stated above, "RAW" or very real. When Jackman sings his first song in the church, I was moved to tears. It is more than singing. I can listen to both the stage and movie versions without comparing, but spend my energy just enjoying and soaking it up. So, if you want a critique, Jackman's voice has a very strong bright edge to it that is very acceptable on the musical stage. Most of the time that edge works for him, however during Bring Him Home,I don't think it does. He tends to bring way too much chest into his high notes for this song which makes it sound like he's working too hard. To his credit, he never flips into falsetto for the high notes like everyone else does. His final three high notes are supported and placed very forward again using the bright edge to his advantage. Crowe was an introverted, driven, psychological methodical character, however the emotion is still there. He was very understated and there was a reason. Freddie Redmayne is excellent as Marius and his acting/singing especially during Empty Chairs is emotional and beautiful. Ann Hathaway brought her role home and nailed it at the end. Not a dry eye anywhere. Important safety tip - do not drive while listening to the last track. I cried all the way home in rush-hour traffic. I guess I should have turned it off then, but it was awesome. They tweaked the end a little, tightened it and every word could be understood.Read more ›
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
24 of 28 people found the following review helpful By M. Valentine on January 7, 2013
Format: Audio CD
As the cover says, this is a highlights album. Many songs are missing. Many of the included are edited. Wait for the full recording or, better yet, buy one of the London cast recordings.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Images

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Search

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?