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Music From The Motion Picture "Evita"

July 29, 1997 | Format: MP3

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: October 1, 1996
  • Release Date: July 29, 1997
  • Label: Warner Bros.
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  • Total Length: 1:18:14
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  • ASIN: B00122DC4G
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #105,697 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Peter Durward Harris HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on June 4, 2003
Format: Audio CD
The songs from Evita have been recorded several times. First, there was the studio cast recoding in 1976, which yielded a UK number one hit for Julie Covington with her original version of Don't cry for me Argentina. Then there were the original stage recordings - the London cast featuring Elaine Paige and the Broadway cast featuring Patti LuPone. Eventually, the movie starring Madonna was made and this collection features music from the soundtrack. You can buy a double-CD to get the complete soundtrack, but the single CD contains all the essentials.
While I can understand the opinions of those who criticise this collection, I cannot agree. Certainly, Madonna is not Elaine Paige or Patti LuPone. I am not familiar with Patti, but I am a huge fan of both Madonna and Elaine, who are very different types of singer. Elaine has a clear, powerful, soprano voice with a wide vocal range - a British version of Barbra Streisand. Despite the hit versions by Julie Covington in the seventies and Madonna in the nineties, Don't cry for me Argentina is generally regarded (at least in Britain) as Elaine's song. Madonna, by contrast, has a deeper voice and a more limited vocal range. Nevertheless, her version of Don't cry for me Argentina is brilliant in its own way - and she is also in great form elsewhere on this soundtrack. Indeed, many will prefer Madonna's voice to those of Elaine or Patti.
So, taken on its own, this is a wonderful soundtrack. It demonstrates an extra dimension to Madonna's music that was previously absent, while it will reach places that Elaine Paige and Patti LuPone had no hope of ever reaching. If even a small proportion of Madonna's fans end up discovering Elaine's music because of the Evita connection, even better.
Enjoy this for what it is - a mainstream pop soundtrack - but if you are a serious fan of theatrical music, buy one of those original stage recordings (London or Broadway) or buy some of Elaine Paige's own music.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By bleuceruleum on September 18, 2005
Format: Audio CD
After attempting to wade through the bloated Evita CD, it was a pleasure to find this one with selected music from the movie.

I've always been fascinated with Eva Peron since reading about her when I was a child. She was considered a real-life Cinderella, and the fact that she died at the age of thirty three of uterine cancer- and had refused a life-saving operation because she had too much to do with her husband's second inauguration, was amazing to me. There is now an "Official" website devoted to Mrs. Peron- where the statement is made that Andrew Lloyd Webber did a very good job of combining the different and conflicting aspects of her life and personality.

In this CD you have the best of the music from the movie, and the songs capture Eva and the other characters so well. Madonna certainly deserved an Oscar. She sings beautfully and with an amazing range of emotions and moods. "Another Suitcase In Another Hall", and "You Must Love Me" are the best renditions I've heard. Her "Lament" with Anthony Banderas is haunting.

Anthony Banderas does a wonderful job overall. His voice sounds somewhat weak and is drowned out by the music in "Oh What A Circus", but he more than makes up for this with "High Flying, Adored". A marvelous song. After hearing this song, I went searching on Amazon to see if he perhaps had an album - but no such luck. (I would have settled for an album where he just talks - smile. He sounds soo sexy.) If you're used to the strong voices who have sang Evita- Mandy P., for example, you may find Banderas' voice is not as powerful, but he sounds quite authentic and the change was a treat.

The orchastra and chorals are fantastic - well recorded. I've enjoyed this CD very much.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Terry Doc Thorne on September 3, 2008
Format: Audio CD
First of all let me qualify myself by telling that I am an Andrew Lloyd Weber fan, so reviewing this CD is a pleasure for me. Not as 5-star Weber as "Jesus Christ Superstar" but a step up from 3-star "Cats"... Counting the opening "Requiem" and the ending "Lament", the CD has 19-tracks, with more than half of them winners, even if you're not a musical or soundtrack person. Track two, "Oh What a Circus" introduces the listener to the vocals of Antonio Banderas--not a bad listen but no competition for the redition sung by Mandy Patinkin when he played the part of Che on Broadway--as you get used to his raspy voice his performance gets stronger, peaking, I think, with "High Flying, Adored" which he shares in part with Madonna. Madonna, on the other hand, is superb. Eva Duarte Peron was a part designed for her sense of theatre. She is equally as good as Tony winner Patti Lupone's version on Broadway because, frankly, Madonna's range is greater. Of note is "Buenos Aires", "Another suitcase in Another Hall", "Goodnight and Thank You" a duet with Banderas, "Don't Cry for Me, Argentina", "Rainbow High" and, of course, the crowning "You Must Love Me." And too, Jimmy Nail, who played one of Eva's early lovers is a crooner with no equal singing "On This Night of a Thousand Stars", which everytime I hear I'm singing under my breath all the next day. Peron, played by Jonathan Pryce, is the big surprise--his singing part is much smaller than either Madonna's or Banderas' but when he is given the stage he is exceptionally good using his talking/singing style, particularly his solo "She is a Diamond", and when he duets with Madonna on "I'd Be Surpisingly Good for You"... All-in-all this is an excellent audio production, true to the movie. Easily Four-Stars! (If you want a version truer to the Broadway or London stage productions, I suggest "Evita" the 2006 London Cast Recording; also available here at Amazon.)
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