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Miss it...miss out
on 25 November 2004
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.