The Phantom of the Opera (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
 
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The Phantom of the Opera (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

November 23, 2004

$9.99
  Song Title Artist
Time
Popularity  
1
Overture (Single Album Version) Andrew Lloyd Webber
2:45
2
Think of Me (Single Album Version) Andrew Lloyd Webber
3:40
3
Angel of Music (Single Album Version) Andrew Lloyd Webber
2:42
4
The Mirror (Angel of Music) (Single Album Version) Andrew Lloyd Webber
1:59
5
The Phantom of the Opera (Single Album Version) Andrew Lloyd Webber
3:34
6
The Music of the Night (Single Album Version) Andrew Lloyd Webber
5:40
7
Prima Donna (Single Album Version) Andrew Lloyd Webber
3:28
8
All I Ask of You (Single Album Version) Emmy Rossum;Patrick Wilson
4:52
9
All I Ask of You (Reprise) (Single Album Version) Andrew Lloyd Webber
2:14
10
Masquerade (Single Album Version) Andrew Lloyd Webber
5:30
11
Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again (Single Album Version) Andrew Lloyd Webber
3:41
12
The Point of No Return (Single Album Version) Andrew Lloyd Webber
8:01
13
Down Once More/Track Down This Murderer (Medley/Single Album Version) Andrew Lloyd Webber
12:46
14
Learn to be Lonely (Single Album Version) Minnie Driver
2:21


Product Details

  • Original Release Date: November 23, 2004
  • Release Date: November 23, 2004
  • Label: Sony Classical
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  • Total Length: 1:03:12
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  • ASIN: B0043ZF5K8
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (356 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #919 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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168 of 174 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "The Phantom of the Opera is there, inside my mind" January 25, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Though vastly under-looked and over-scrutinized by critics and longtime enthusiasts of the original play, with all comparisons aside I personally feel that 'The Phantom Of The Opera' is one of the greatest cinematic experiences ever, and musically it is absolutely breathtaking. This is the type of film I always dreamed of being made. It's a beautiful, tragic tale of love, madness and seduction all rolled up into one. Thus, it is a romantic Gothic horror story unlike anything I've seen done before it and I, anyway, think that it is a masterpiece (and perhaps, even, a future classic?).

If you wish to hear the entire production, as not to miss anything, you'd be better off buying the two-disc deluxe edition, but if you simply want to hear the best tracks from the movie, this collection of highlights does just that. Of course, if you cherish the music as much as I do you might as well buy them both.

The melodies/lyrics in this soundtrack emit many different emotions, such as joyous confessions of love during "All I Ask Of You" that quickly changes into sadness as the Phantom, hurt and betrayed, sings the reprised version full of heartache and rage. On the other hand, "The Phantom Of The Opera" sends chills throughout my body as the orchestra, hauntingly beautiful organ and electric guitar play feverishly to the Phantom saying "sing, my angel of music" in a demanding yet hypnotizing tone while Christine obeys, singing higher and higher as if in some kind of trance. "The Music Of The Night" is another favorite of mine, along with "Prima Donna", "Masquerade", "Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again", and "The Point Of No Return".
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86 of 94 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Andrew Lloyd Webber's PHANTOM hits the movie screen December 27, 2004
Format:Audio CD
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA has been a long time in coming to the screen, but thanks to the box-office boom of CHICAGO and MOULIN ROUGE (and subsequent renaissance of the movie musical), it's finally arrived - and it's gorgeous. Andrew Lloyd Webber's musicalization of the Gaston Leroux potboiler has been enjoyed onstage now for 18 years, both the London and Broadway productions still high-sellers with theatergoers. This all-new PHANTOM will be welcomed by all Phans with open arms.

This single disc edition of the soundtrack comprises all the main numbers from the musical.

Gerard Butler is a fine Phantom (though occasionally quite raspy and with an accent that seems at odds with the character and other actors).

Young Emmy Rossum is a lovely Christine, and imbues the character with all the restlessness and uncertainty of youth (the only glaring change is the simplified cadenza at the end of "Think of Me"). Her soprano voice is quite beautiful, though it doesn't reach the dizzying heights of previous Christine's like Anna Maria Kaufmann, Rebecca Caine and Sarah Brightman.

Patrick Wilson is a dashing Raoul, beautifully sung (as you would expect from this veteran of Broadway's OKLAHOMA! and THE FULL MONTY). Raoul can be a difficult role to play (in the wrong hands he can be quite weak and effeminate), but Wilson gives us a strong, stridant and powerful adversary to the Phantom.

Margaret Preece (serving as the voice of Minnie Driver's imperious opera diva Carlotta) is thrillingly-sung in the breathtaking "Prima Donna". Jennifer Ellison is a fine little Meg Giry.

The orchestra is full and rich, and serves the music well (the trademark organ motif of the Overture and swelling passages of "All I Ask of You" are superbly-executed).
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Gothic-coaster July 22, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Great sdtrk, the music is soaringly romantic and gothic.

Gerard Butler sings with beautiful emotion infusing passion where needed (i.e Point of No Return)and allowing his phantom to gain the sympathy of the audience. Emmy sings her parts beautifully with an ethereal, celtic-like quality to her voice. There is this awesome melancholic tone to her voice in Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again that I didn't get from Sarah Brightman in the Original Cast Recording. Patrick Wilson sings handsomely as Raoul. The Broadway actor saves Raoul's seemingly annoying character from being disliked by the crowd. He doesn't sound muffled, wimpy, out-of-date, boring, or stuck-up. His voice sounds crystal clear, young, romantic, and very manly.
The music is lush! it's fun, dark, romantic, sexy and tragic.
I really feel that it does justice to the musical and is able to stand on it's own.

I wholeheartedly recommend it, the only major problem with it is that many people have a problem with Gerard's voice. And while at the beginning I was one of them, I soon noticed something very different between the tenors who otherwise sang the phantom's part and Gerard. Granted that he is no tenor, but the actor sings with this feeling, conveying EMOTION and not just skills. The phantom's supposed to have an angelic, soaring, voice? Well gee, Michael Crawford sure didn't fit that description and still after eons have passed since the musical he gets all the praise. I haven't heard one actor that played the phantom fit the above description; so why should Gerard be bashed on? Infact, he's one of the best phantom's that I've heard and seen and that's overloooking his obvious attractiveness.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful music.
Magnificent. Great cd. !! I highly recommend it to anyone. The sound quality is remarkable. Even my two little ones like the cd.
Published 8 days ago by Quenby80
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous music from outstanding movie
Love the songs on this CD, and so does granddaughter. Made a perfect gift for her for holidays. Highly recommend.
Published 8 days ago by Sandyponey
2.0 out of 5 stars Too noisy then too quiet
Of course the problem with the score of Phantom has always been the ups and downs of the volume. Way too loud then way too quiet so one is constantly adjusting the volume. Read more
Published 19 days ago by JJ
5.0 out of 5 stars have to have this!
My favorite music ever! This movie is awesome and if you like it, you will love the soundtrack. One of my all-time favorites!
Published 20 days ago by cradlecatholic
5.0 out of 5 stars old classic
Andrew lloyd webers music always take you back to the movie with its moods and action sequences. It was said when he passed
Published 23 days ago by mary loos-griffin
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful music
Love, love, love Andrew Lloyd Webber, this is such beautiful music. Almost like being in the theater its so powerful.
Published 25 days ago by hummingbird63
4.0 out of 5 stars Love!!!
Loved the movie so i had to have the CD, and i enjoy whenever the mood strikes me. Great buy.
Published 1 month ago by Ekayen Essien
5.0 out of 5 stars The music will captivate you
I had never seen The Phantom of the Opera until this year at a school play. It is a wonderful story, and beautiful music to go with it.
Published 1 month ago by Kelly Taylor
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
My husband bought it as a Christmas gift as he knew I enjoyed the music from this opera - great music!
Published 1 month ago by Bob McKay
4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful
I know the singer's quality in the movie doesn't compare to the singers in any of the versions of the play, but I really enjoyed this movie and recently watched it with my daughter... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Jamie
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