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Les Misérables - Original 1985 London Cast Recording
 
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Les Misérables - Original 1985 London Cast Recording

31 Dec. 1985 | Format: MP3

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Song Title
Time
Popularity  
30
1
3:23
30
2
1:44
30
3
3:17
30
4
4:51
30
5
4:28
30
6
4:07
30
7
2:48
30
8
3:44
30
9
2:50
30
10
1:35
30
11
4:59
30
12
2:58
30
13
3:24
30
14
2:33
30
15
2:23
30
16
4:29
30
17
2:16
Disc 2
30
1
5:17
30
2
1:57
30
3
3:36
30
4
3:59
30
5
0:53
30
6
3:20
30
7
2:21
30
8
2:53
30
9
1:54
30
10
3:39
30
11
2:05
30
12
2:48
30
13
2:16
30
14
4:45
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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 31 Dec. 1985
  • Release Date: 31 Dec. 1985
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: First Night Records
  • Copyright: 1985 Exallshow Ltd
  • Total Length: 1:37:32
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B008E6D1LW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (261 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 139 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By W. Joyce on 1 Feb. 2013
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We saw the film version but bought this because the singing is superior. Not disappointed. Moving music and fantastic performances. Listen out for Michael Ball in a lesser role!
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85 of 92 people found the following review helpful By J. Rushbrooke on 15 Jan. 2007
Format: Audio CD
If you've got to this page, then chances are you've heard of Les Miserables and if you're a wise person indeed then you will have gone to see it in London or on Broadway. This CD is the original cast recording and has excellent vocal work from household names Colm Wilkinson, Michael Ball and rather bizarrely Caroline Quentin of Men Behaving Badly fame.

This CD however is no replacement for seeing the musical live - it misses out pieces of linking material. This means that if you are listening to this as a substitute for seeing the musical, you may become confused by the jumpy plot. My recommendation to you is go and see the musical, then buy the CD and sing along all you like. A CD like this one can only give you the audio, and nothing your imagination can conjure up will be as good as visual feast that is the production in the flesh.

In summary - buy this if you've seen the musical. If you haven't - hold out until you have and it will be a much more worthwhile buy.
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110 of 120 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 21 Dec. 2004
Format: Audio CD
I brought this CD about 6 months ago and I expected a whole score recording, except the CD is just a highlights album, and shows no sense of storyline what-so-ever. Any Les Mis fan may agree that the arrangement of this album doesn't do the show any justice.
However the performances given are excellent. Colm Wilkinson is brilliant as Valjean and Michael Ball give the character of Marius a well needed kick. Overall this album is fantastic but then again it's not too bad either, I've given it three stars only because I couldn't give 3 and 1/2. But this album is great for anybody just looking for the main songs of the show.
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57 of 62 people found the following review helpful By ShopperGirl on 17 Jan. 2013
Format: Audio CD
This is an amazing album which will doubtless continue to be reworked and reproduced over the years. This will however remain the best version with all the songs from the original stage show.

The film version, recently released is also extremely good but in my opinion the original cast version will always be the best!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Louise Spencer on 17 Jan. 2013
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This allows you to experience the drama and passion of the stage show anytime, felt like I was there !!
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Bobo on 28 Jan. 2013
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Wanted this CD with the original cast for ages. Finally got around to purchasing it and it did not disappoint. Excellent quality and sound, full songs from the original stage show. Highly recommend a purchase of this CD if you liek your nmusicals!!
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Bookaholic on 6 Jan. 2013
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I have played this CD constantly in the car since I bought it. It conjures up a whole range of emotions - great prepapration for seeing the movie in a few days time!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By oldun on 3 Jan. 2011
Format: MP3 Download
We saw the original cast 20 years ago in London, and the latest in Southampton last August. Should we buy the original or latest recording was the dilemma; we thought the ladies sang much better in the original, but the men edged it in the latest. In the end we chose the original because the ladies gave much more emotionally appropriate performances of the songs. On balance we made the right decision.
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