Les Miserablés - The Original 1985 London Cast Recording [Cast Recording] (CD)


Various Artists

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Amoeba Review

12/18/2012

Before you watch the newest version of Les Miserables, hear the original English-language cast’s classic rendition of the play. The 1985 London cast produced the definitive version of the musical for many listeners, with such highlights as Patti Lupone’s eternal “I Dreamed a Dream,” made popular recently with Susan Boyle’s heartfelt rendition. The play originally started as a French concept album about the book of the same name by Victor Hugo. This cast recording is the closest to the original among the various productions and recordings of Les Miserables. The synthesizers that make up a lot of the music in this rendition rend it time capsule-worthy, as more recent versions have relied more heavily on traditional orchestration — just listen to the mechanical intensity of  “Dog Eat Dog,” for instance. With a musical as timeless as Les Miserables, the beauty of songs like “On My Own” or humor of songs like “Master of the House” will likely come through no matter what, but for purists, the original London cast recording is the one to get. 



Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Prologue: Work Song
Les Miserablés International Cast 03:23
2.
Prologue: Valijean Arrested/Valijean Forgiven
Les Miserablés International Cast 01:44
3.
Prologue: What Have I Done?
Les Miserablés International Cast 03:17
4.
At The End Of The Day
Les Miserablés International Cast 04:51
5.
I Dreamed A Dream
Les Miserablés International Cast 04:28
6.
Lovely Ladies
Les Miserablés International Cast 04:07
7.
Who Am I?
Les Miserablés International Cast 02:48
8.
Fantine's Death: Come to Me
Various Artists 03:44
9.
Fantine's Death: Confrontation
Various Artists 02:50
10.
Castle On A Cloud
Les Miserablés International Cast 01:35
11.
Master Of The House
Les Miserablés International Cast 04:59
12.
Thenardier Waltz
Les Miserablés International Cast 02:58
13.
Stars
Les Miserablés International Cast 03:24
14.
Look Down
Les Miserablés International Cast 02:33
15.
Little People
Les Miserablés International Cast 02:23
16.
Red & Black
Les Miserablés International Cast 04:29
17.
Do You Hear People Sing?
Les Miserablés International Cast 02:16


Disc 2 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Love Montage: I Saw Him Once/In My Life/A Heart Full Of Love
Les Miserablés International Cast 05:18
2.
Plumet Attack
Les Miserablés International Cast 01:57
3.
One Day More
Les Miserablés International Cast 03:36
4.
On My Own
Les Miserablés International Cast 03:59
5.
The Attack
Les Miserablés International Cast 00:53
6.
A Little Fall Of Rain
Les Miserablés International Cast 03:20
7.
Drink With Me
Les Miserablés International Cast 02:21
8.
Bring Him Home
Les Miserablés International Cast 02:53
9.
Dog Eat Dog
Les Miserablés International Cast 01:54
10.
Soliloquy
Les Miserablés International Cast 03:39
11.
Turning
Les Miserablés International Cast 02:05
12.
Empty Chairs At Empty Tables
Les Miserablés International Cast 02:48
13.
Beggar At The Feast
Les Miserablés International Cast 02:16
14.
Finale
Les Miserablés International Cast 04:45

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