Qty:1
& FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Les Miserables has been added to your Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: REFURBISHED media (Disk) with no marks or scratches. Media cartridge, if applicable, appears functional. Packaging may show slight signs of wear as may the cover art, liner notes and inserts. Ultaviolet Digital Copy Code, if applicable, is not Valid/Available.
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$21.99
& FREE Shipping on eligible orders. Details
Sold by: Henderson and Mathis LLC
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Les Miserables Cast Recording

4.4 out of 5 stars 334 customer reviews

See all 15 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Audio CD, Cast Recording, December 11, 2012
"Please retry"
$20.52
$17.00 $9.07
Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.
Provided by Amazon Digital Services LLC. Terms and Conditions. Does not apply to gift orders.
Complete your purchase to save the MP3 version to your music library.

Stream Millions of Songs FREE with Amazon Prime
Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime Start your 30-day free trial to stream millions of songs FREE with Amazon Prime. Start your free trial.
$20.52 & FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

  • Les Miserables
  • +
  • The Phantom of the Opera (Original 1986 London Cast)
  • +
  • Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording)(Explicit)(2CD)
Total price: $52.85
Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

Digitally remastered edition reissued to coincide with the 2012 motion picture. This recording captures the 1985 London cast that transformed an obscure French musical based on Victor Hugo's gargantuan novel of pre-Revolutionary France into a worldwide phenomenon throughout the late-'80s and '90s and became one of the best examples of the era's trend of blockbuster musical spectacles. Yes, Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schoenberg's score tends to recycle its themes, but the beautiful melodies and stirring anthems rarely fail to captivate and touch its audience. Colm Wilkinson is the heroic Valjean, Patti LuPone is the tragic Fantine, Michael Ball is the love-struck Marius, and Frances Ruffelle is the despondent Eponine, with Roger Allam (Javert), Alun Armstrong and Sue Jane Tanner (the Th‚nardiers), Rebecca Caine (older Cosette), and David Burt (Enjolras) filling out the excellent cast.
  • Sample this album Artist - Artist (Sample)
1
30
3:23
Play in Library $1.29
 
2
30
1:44
Play in Library $1.29
 
3
30
3:17
Play in Library $1.29
 
4
30
4:51
Play in Library $1.29
 
5
30
4:28
Play in Library $1.29
 
6
30
4:07
Play in Library $1.29
 
7
30
2:48
Play in Library $1.29
 
8
30
3:44
Play in Library $1.29
 
9
30
2:50
Play in Library $1.29
 
10
30
1:35
Play in Library $1.29
 
11
30
4:59
Play in Library $1.29
 
12
30
2:58
Play in Library $1.29
 
13
30
3:24
Play in Library $1.29
 
14
30
2:33
Play in Library $1.29
 
15
30
2:23
Play in Library $1.29
 
16
30
4:29
Play in Library $1.29
 
17
30
2:16
Play in Library $1.29
 
Disc 2
1
30
5:18
Play in Library $1.29
 
2
30
1:57
Play in Library $1.29
 
3
30
3:36
Play in Library $1.29
 
4
30
3:59
Play in Library $1.29
 
5
30
0:53
Play in Library $1.29
 
6
30
3:20
Play in Library $1.29
 
7
30
2:21
Play in Library $1.29
 
8
30
2:53
Play in Library $1.29
 
9
30
1:54
Play in Library $1.29
 
10
30
3:39
Play in Library $1.29
 
11
30
2:05
Play in Library $1.29
 
12
30
2:48
Play in Library $1.29
 
13
30
2:16
Play in Library $1.29
 
14
30
4:45
Play in Library $1.29
 

Product Details

  • Audio CD (December 11, 2012)
  • Original Release Date: December 11, 2012
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Cast Recording
  • Label: First Night (Red)
  • ASIN: B009XC8RZ6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (334 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,225 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

By William C. Clark on June 27, 2000
Format: Audio CD
The Original London Cast and Original Broadway Cast recordings were the first English recordings of Les Misérables. Each has it's strengths and weaknesses. For instance:
The Conducting) LONDON is best. The conducting is slower in the London version. Some listeners think that this sacrifices dramatic tension, but the slower speed brings out a hundred details that you never hear on other recordings.
Sound Quality) BROADWAY is best. The London recording has very good sound, but Broadway's sound is more sharp and focused.
Jean Valjean) TIE. Colm Wilkinson sings the role of Valjean on both recordings. His voice is a bit unsteady, but his acting is perfect. And he is IMMEASURABLY better on these two recordings than he was at the Tenth Anniversary Concert.
Javert) LONDON. Roger Allam has a strong, clear voice, and uses it well in Javert's solos. Terrance Mann has more trouble with his solos, but manages to pull through in the rest of the Broadway recording. Both of them are decent actors, but neither of them can touch Philip Quast, who will always be THE Javert.
Fantine) LONDON. Patti LuPone is one of the few Fantine's who sings the role instead of wailing it. And she does more than just sing it. If LuPone's "I Dreamed a Dream" doesn't bring you close to tears, you have a stone heart. Randy Graff on the Broadway recording leaves a lot to be desired, but isn't nearly as bad as Ruthie Henshall in the Tenth Anniversary Concert.
Marius) LONDON! Michael Ball was the first and the definitive Marius. His singing and acting are great, and he makes a potentially sentimental character believable and even likeable. Nowhere does David Bryant on the Broadway recording come close to matching him.
Read more ›
15 Comments 349 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD
I've been a huge fan of Les Misérables for many years now, and while I do not own every version, I do have both the Original London and Broadway Recordings, and I have heard selections from the Complete Symphonic Recording (CSR) and the Tenth Anniversary Recording (TAR). Before I break it down by character, let me just say that any recording of Les Misérables is worth your money, even the highlight recordings are enjoyable.

Orchestrations - London. The Broadway recording is fuller and clearer, however, it is also a lot more rushed. Now, for certain songs like "One Day More", that works, but at other times it can be a problem. The orchestrations on London seem more refined, they're slower and you have to opportunity to catch more and experience it better.

Jean Valjean - London. Colm Wilkinson is the definitive Valjean, and plays him on all of the recordings with the exception of the Complete Symphonic Recording. On Broadway he is rushed too much, he speaks quickly, and tends to say every word like it is its own sentence; it ruined "What Have I Done?" for me. What makes Wilkinson the best Valjean, while he is good in the TAR, is exemplified in the London recording. He is a wonderful actor, and appropriately conveys every emotion needed for such a complicated character. His voice is full and powerful, and he hits some truly high and difficult notes with such perfection that he makes it seem easy.

Javert - Tenth Anniversary Recording. Philip Quast is by far the best Javert, without any questions. He performs Javert in both the CSR and the TAR tremendously. While the Javert from London, Roger Allam, is quite good, he leaves a lot to be desired, and I have a strong dislike for Terrance Mann's performance on Broadway, it felt weak.
Read more ›
2 Comments 171 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
If you are not familiar with this music, you need this Original London Cast version. You will miss soooo much beauty in your lives if you don't have the OLC version.
First, I've seen the musical over a dozen times and I have every recording and know the lyrics back and forth. I've read the unabridged version and listened to two versions of the unabridged audiobook. The best musical/music/poetry/voices ever recorded. The best book ever written.

The main English recordings are the studio versions. (A) OLC - Original London Cast (B) OBC - Original Broadway Cast (C) CSR- Complete Symphonic Recording.
The live versions are the 10th and 25th anniversaries and the Motion Soundtrack (although the music is studio, the voices sound very much live).

Perfection is the complete version of OLC, but that does not exist. Next to perfection is this OLC version. Jean (Colm Wilkinson) and Javert (Roger Allam) are heaven to listen to. Everyone from Eponine to Marius to Fantine are perfect. The most beautiful recording of anything you will ever hear and is a must to own!!!

OBC, is great, but not as good as OLC. CSR is what you need if you have become a fan. Jean (Gary Morris) is excellent, but not like Colm. Javert (Philip Quast) is as amazing as Roger. An excellent recording and complete. So many additional beautiful songs and the musical story is uncut. (I actually spent hours and hours cutting out audio from CSR to OLC. Embedded lyrics. So I almost have a complete symphonic version of OLC). If you must own one, this is it. I suggest owning two, this OLC and CSR.

The live 10th has a perfect cast. I can't wait for the Blu-Ray version. The 25th is good except two characters. Javert is not a good singer and Marius is horrendous.
Read more ›
4 Comments 57 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Les Miserables
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: Les Miserables


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?