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  • Audio CD
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Really Useful
  • ASIN: B000001FLC
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (97 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 45,558 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Phantom Of The Opera ~ The Phantom Of The Opera (1986

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70 of 71 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Master piece. 4 Dec 2002
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I only got this delievered and today and I'm in love with it! This version of 'The Phantom of the Opera' comes with a full script and lyrics in a booklet so you can follow the story. I have never seen this performed but I got the pleasure form just reading the booklet and listening as it went along. The booklet contains word to word script, even whats not on the cd including sound effects and the actions are in brackets; it's just like reading any theatre drama.

The music and cast are absolutely brilliant. Andrew Lloyd Webber is at his best here. Sarah Brightman as Christine, Micheal Crawford as the Phantom and Steve Barton as Raoul is an example of great casting. Any future cast has their work cut out for them.
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Miss it...miss out 25 Nov 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Any recording of what I think is Andrew Lloyd Webber's best musical is wonderful, but there is something special about the first cast that is featured on this stunning double disc - maybe it's because Lloyd Webber wrote the part of Christine for Sarah Brightman, so her voice is perfect for the role; maybe it's because the rest of the cast were equally excellent. If you ever watch the show (especially until 26th February 2005 when John Owen Jones is Phantom - the only Phantom I've seen) you will be taken aback by the amazing effects and haunting music. Then, like me, you'll buy the CD and relive the episode - this is one of the best CDs I've ever bought. I'm too young to have been able to watch Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman, but their performances on the CD are magical and you can almost see them act just by listening to them.
17.99 as well: a bargain that will give you hours of happiness.
Track 4 is the best by the way - Phantom of the Opera on CD1. Listen out for the rhythm and the unforgettable theme tune.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Brilliant!!! 23 Nov 2002
By Rachel
Format:Audio CD
I originally heard the POTO theme sometime in 2001, and the music just grabbed me.
Being only 15, I wasn't old enough to see the original cast with Micheal Crawford and Sarah Brightman, and I have yet to see it, but this recording is absolutely brilliant.
It misses a few parts out, but oerall you get a general feel for the story, and I haven't gone a day without listening to some of it for days now!!
The music is wonderful, and right at the end, I can almost hear the clapping of an audience.
Overall, amazing music, amazing storyline, this recording is an absolute must for any fan of Phantom of the Opera!
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53 of 55 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
Today, after Phantom of the opera became the second longest running musical in history (Cats by the same composer holds the first place) of the West End and the longest running in Broadway, and being one of the most produced of Andrew Lloyd Webber's work around the world, we can only agree with the statement of "The Times" reviewer which appeared on October 10, 1986, a day after the premiere in London, who wrote: "One thing is clear: Gaston Leroux's famous story is God's gift to the musical theatre. It wraps up the legends of Faust, Svengali, and Beauty and the Beast into a grand final death rattle of the romantic agony. It turns a theatre--the Paris Opera--into a replica of the universe, from the Statue of Apollo above the city's rooftops down to the infernal regions with their furnaces and stygian lake. And, musically, not only does it unfold to an accompaniment of the operatic repertoire, but also features a protagonist who is himself a great composer."

Phantom, with its operatic and lush melodies, intensive story and grandiose staging, remains one of the best and most beloved musicals of all time. That status is confirmed by the fact that it is finally going to the big screen - as a movie based on the musical, directed by Joel Schumacher and produced and worked on by Lloyd Webber himself, due to premiere in December 2004.

The musical is based on the Gaston Leroux's novel of the same title. It is set in the second part of the 19th century Paris and its famous opera house. The young soprano, Christine, is discovered as a talented young opera singer in the opera house. She is noticed by an old childhood friend, Raoul, and they fall in love.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly a magnificent example of Musical Theatre 11 Sep 2006
Format:Audio CD
Phantom of The Opera remains as enchanting today as it did 25 years ago. The original London cast is a gem and should find itself on every shelf of a Musicals fan. The real delight is hearing Sarah Brightman in one of her few Musicals roles. The work of Michael Crawford is strong and he glides through the role of the Phantom with romance whilst also retaining the sinister nuances of the character.

Sarah Brightman of course, is now a star in her own right, but she is truly the star of the show. After all, we must believe that the Phantom really does fall in love with her voice. And he does. And we all do. The voice of young(er) Sarah Brightman is shrill and almost boy-like and it is this quality which cements her assumption of the role. She sings at least 3 times more than any other character and is pure joy. When you have a composer composing songs specifically for your voice it's impossible not to sing your best, and this recording proves this.

Michael Crawford and Steve Barton sing beautifully and the final trio for Christine Raoul and the Phantom is absolutely gorgeous. Far superior to the film cast in my opinion, but both recordings are a must for Phantom fans and Musicals fans everywhere!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
highly recommend
Published 1 day ago by peter wright
5.0 out of 5 stars great reminder of seeing the show
Lovely cd, great reminder of seeing the show.
Published 16 days ago by Mrs Vivien Hughes
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have!
Great CD and fantastic info sheet inside, it really brings back memories of seeing the show - recommended
Published 16 days ago by Lj Morgan
4.0 out of 5 stars Broadway visit
Good overall, musically as expected recording quality good if not exceptional. Worthy buy if you have been to see the show live.
Published 23 days ago by lux
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
pressie 4 wife who loves it
Published 1 month ago by John Coleman
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 1 month ago by s taylor
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Listening to it all over again and again in the car and it replays the show in your head.
Published 1 month ago by Mrs A J Doyle
5.0 out of 5 stars Phantom
Absolutely Brilliant,The original recording is so much better than later versions,There is no doubt Crawford and Brightman Rule,what fantastic voices.
Published 2 months ago by Phil
5.0 out of 5 stars Track down this
Have the CD, played to the point that it refuses to play some tracks any more.Had to have the OST so downloaded and it will be on the PC playlist!
Published 3 months ago by dimart65
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
It get 5 stars becuse the soundfiles was great recorded. It was good cut between the DVDs and it was great to get a text book with the CDs so can you see what she sing or you can... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Johan Combler
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