6 of 10 people found the following review helpful
raw, realism, and stirring,
This review is from: Les Misérables: Highlights From The Motion Picture Soundtrack (MP3 Music)
Having the actors and actresses sing live during film does make a huge difference on the emotional impact that their performance can inflict on you. Some songs are painful to listen to, blurring your vision with tears in your eyes- especially 'I Dream A Dream.'
By far, some of the songs were the best I've ever heard (Comparing to seeing it live, listening to many different variation of musical albums- Broadway, London, Anniversary, and Complete Recordings). Maybe it's because the songs were much more emotional and gut-wrenchingly performed- but I really like this version. Hopefully the movie will be just as good once these songs are intertwined with the imagery.
'I have A Dream' and 'On My Own' are the best I've heard.
'One Day More' feels even more larger than life!