Les Misérables Live! The 2010 Cast Album
 
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Les Misérables Live! The 2010 Cast Album

October 12, 2010

$18.99
Song Title Artist
Time
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1
Prologue/Look Down Les Misérables Live! The 2010 Cast
9:13
2
Valjean's Soliloquy John Owen-Jones
3:02
3
At the End of the Day Les Misérables Live! The 2010 Cast
4:58
4
I Dreamed a Dream Madalena Alberto
3:40
5
Lovely Ladies Les Misérables Live! The 2010 Cast
3:42
6
Fantine's Arrest Madalena Alberto
3:33
7
The Runaway Cart Les Misérables Live! The 2010 Cast
1:18
8
Who Am I? John Owen-Jones
2:46
9
Fantine's Death Madalena Alberto
2:40
10
The Confrontation John Owen-Jones
2:11
11
Castle on a Cloud Samara Clarke
2:07
12
Master of the House Lynne Wilmont
5:22
13
The Bargain - The Waltz of Treachery Lynne Wilmont
3:38
14
Paris/Look Down Les Misérables Live! The 2010 Cast
2:50
15
The Robbery Lynne Wilmont
3:11
16
Stars Earl Carpenter
3:19
17
ABC Café/Red and Black Jon Robyns
5:02
18
Do You Hear The People Sing? Jon Robyns
2:00
19
In My Life Rosalind James
3:47
20
A Heart Full of Love Rosalind James
2:28
Disc 2
1
The Attack on Rue Plumet Rosalind James
2:58
2
One Day More Les Misérables Live! The 2010 Cast
3:41
3
Building the Barricade Jon Robyns
2:34
4
On My Own Rosalind James
3:28
5
The Barricade Les Misérables Live! The 2010 Cast
2:28
6
A Little Fall of Rain Rosalind James
4:45
7
The First Attack Les Misérables Live! The 2010 Cast
3:31
8
Drink With Me Les Misérables Live! The 2010 Cast
2:29
9
Bring Him Home John Owen-Jones
4:15
10
The Second Attack Les Misérables Live! The 2010 Cast
1:27
11
The Final Battle Les Misérables Live! The 2010 Cast
3:43
12
The Sewers/Dog Eats Dog Ashley Artus
2:59
13
Javert's Soliloquy Earl Carpenter
3:59
14
Turning Les Misérables Live! The 2010 Cast
1:45
15
Empty Chairs at Empty Tables Gareth Gates
2:55
16
A Heart Full of Love (Reprise) John Owen-Jones
1:29
17
Valjean's Confession John Owen-Jones
1:56
18
The Wedding Les Misérables Live! The 2010 Cast
2:56
19
Beggars at the Feast Ashley Artus
1:31
20
Epilogue Les Misérables Live! The 2010 Cast
8:54


Product Details

  • Original Release Date: October 12, 2010
  • Release Date: October 12, 2010
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: First Night Records
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  • Total Length: 2:14:30
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  • ASIN: B0047G252O
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (140 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,948 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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73 of 74 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Change is good... right? October 13, 2010
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This new 2010 recording of Les Miserables provides some interesting surprises. First, it's a live recording, so there's some "extra" noises throughout, such as some odd-sounding fight sounds at the end of "The Confrontation," as well as applause from the audience. It can be slightly distracting at times, but it never really gets in the way of the performance you hear.

For someone who is used to the previous recordings, this new live album is interesting to hear. The performances are certainly well done, given how they have to compete with the classic performances everyone is used to listening to. It's hard for anyone to compete with Colm Wilkinson, but John Owen-Jones does a great job and provides a wonderful interpretation of the part. Earl Carpenter is likewise a very good Javert. The other performances are also good, but none quite stand out as amazing to me. Again, as it is a live recording, one can perhaps imagine how much of these individuals performances may be visual as well (especially the Thenardiers for example).

Now to detail the changes to the show. Like any show, Les Miz has necessarily evolved over the years. This current album gives a glimpse of the changes that have taken place for the 25th Anniversary touring production. First thing I noticed (as a former band geek) were the orchestrations. Again, being live, they don't have the full orchestra was used in either the 10th Anniversary or Complete Symphonic recordings, but you can still notice some differences. Generally, it sounds more energetic, and the pace is quicker. There are less instrumental sections (or they're shorter), likely to keep the show under 3 hours. It was nice to get a piece of the previously un-recorded "Valjean meets Cosette" scene that was added to the show in the 90s.
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39 of 40 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A 21st Century Look at Les Misérables October 31, 2010
By MSam
Format:Audio CD
Les Mis is arguably one of the most popular musicals ever created. This 2 disk, live recording of the 25th anniversary tour edition joins a plateau of Les Mis recordings, each of which possess different positives and negatives. Fans of earlier Les Miserables recordings will probably be unable to avoid comparing some of the interpretations of the roles performed on this CD to earlier recordings. On a whole, the cast is a good representation of the show, boasting a performance of an almost-complete score, with some fantastic tweaks from the original for a great addition to the Les Mis catalogue.

The Cast - the main area that most fans will be interested in. General consensus is that the definitive Valjean is Colm Wilkinson, but John Owen Jones shines in his role. His approach to Valjean is more subtle and emotional than Wilkinson, however he still manages to produce a commanding and powerful tone in the urgent moments of the score. 'Bring Him Home' is a highlight of the soundtrack, with the vocals soaring over the orchestration, flicking with ease between the high and low register with such dynamics and emotion the result is breathtaking. Another commendable effort is delivered by Earl Carpenter as Javert. Filling the shoes of Phillip Quast is probably impossible, but like Jones, Carpenter delivers an excellent and commendable spin on Javert. The performance of 'Stars' is excellent, showcasing his vocals as a strong baritone, and delivering Javert's soliloquy passionately.

The majority of the cast are good, but some are left behind in the shadows of their predecessors. Madalena Alberto has had some atrocious direction, boasting an impressive array of ways to sigh and breathe. Her interpretation of Fantine comes across as rushed and flawed on this recording.
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A 21st Century Look at Les Misérables September 22, 2010
By MSam
Format:Audio CD
Les Mis is arguably one of the most popular musicals ever created. This 2 disk, live recording of the 25th anniversary tour edition joins a plateau of Les Mis recordings, each of which possess different positives and negatives. Fans of earlier Les Miserables recordings will probably be unable to avoid comparing some of the interpretations of the roles performed on this CD to earlier recordings. On a whole, the cast is a good representation of the show, boasting a performance of an almost-complete score, with some fantastic tweaks from the original for a great addition to the Les Mis catalogue.

The Cast - the main area that most fans will be interested in. General consensus is that the definitive Valjean is Colm Wilkinson, but John Owen Jones shines in his role. His approach to Valjean is more subtle and emotional than Wilkinson, however he still manages to produce a commanding and powerful tone in the urgent moments of the score. 'Bring Him Home' is a highlight of the soundtrack, with the vocals soaring over the orchestration, flicking with ease between the high and low register with such dynamics and emotion the result is breathtaking. Another commendable effort is delivered by Earl Carpenter as Javert. Filling the shoes of Phillip Quast is probably impossible, but like Jones, Carpenter delivers an excellent and commendable spin on Javert. The performance of 'Stars' is excellent, showcasing his vocals as a strong baritone, and delivering Javert's soliloquy passionately.

The majority of the cast are good, but some are left behind in the shadows of their predecessors. Madalena Alberto boasts an impressive array of ways to sigh and breathe, her interpretation of Fantine coming across a little flawed on this recording.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Les Mis "Dream the Dream"
Wonderful CD with highlights from the 2010 Production in London's West End. Love John Owen Jones as Valjean and the other cast members. Read more
Published 25 days ago by Deborah Trad Thomson
5.0 out of 5 stars love this cd
If you are a fan of Les Miserables this gives you all the music and quality sound you would want. There are 2 cds and the pieces are pretty much in the order they would be in the... Read more
Published 2 months ago by A. Young
5.0 out of 5 stars Victor Hugo Rocks
One of the greatest musicals ever created and performed by one of the greatest casts ever assembled and the inspiration to our recent production at the Academy Theater in... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Rodney Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent musical
Such a great musical. It even spurred me to read the complete unabridged novel by Hugo. Even though there were some inaccuracies in the musical as compared to the book, that really... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars On of the best
This performance is just plain Outstanding and the quality of the recording couldn't be better. If you love Les Miserables you'll love this CD
Published 5 months ago by Pelopidas
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!
Beautiful recorded and nicely presented, too! We listen to this all the time in the car and love it. This is our favorite musical!
Published 5 months ago by Cybertron3
4.0 out of 5 stars Live performance adds excitement of this recording...
The opening number, "Look Down" is attention-grabbing. Nevertheless, I am still partial to soloist voices and interpretations in the original cast recording.
Published 5 months ago by Michael J. O'Neill
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Recording
For those musicians looking for a recording that follows the 2009-2010 UK tour book, this is the one. Highly quality recording. Very worth the investment.
Published 6 months ago by ironchopz
5.0 out of 5 stars Just wonderful
I have seen the play twice. I could go back many times. The music is so moving. If you like Opera style you will enjoy this.
Published 7 months ago by love to shop
2.0 out of 5 stars VERY DISAPPOINTED
I ordered Les Miserables from the broadway Les Miserables 25 aniversery at the o2 arena , so not what we wanted VERY DISAPPOINTED!!!!!
Published 7 months ago by Patrick Craig
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