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2.0 out of 5 stars Missing THAT song!, 19 Jan. 2013
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This review is from: Les Misérables: Highlights From The Motion Picture Soundtrack (Audio CD)
I came back from the cinema buzzing after seeing this film and couldn't wait to get the soundtrack.

'Ok' I said to my boyfriend (who is a huge Les Mis fan) '.. which one is the song?'

'Which song?'

'You know... THE song... do you hear the people sing, singing the songs of angry men, it is the music of a people...?'

'Oh, it's just called "Do you hear the people sing?"'

... and then we both looked for it, and it wasn't there. I couldn't believe it! We played every song on here just in case it was called something different, but nope.

As other people have said, I know it's only meant to be the highlights, but the biggest song from the film, which has been in my head for days, isn't on here. I have no idea why! The whole story is about the french revolution and this is THE song which gets to the heart of that. So 2 stars I'm afraid!
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Initial post: 20 Jan 2013 17:34:19 GMT
LeMarchand says:
Just listened to the soundtrack and wondered where "that" song had gone, too. Colour me cynical, but I smell a "double dip" in the air: wait until sales drop and then release "Les Miserables - The COMPLETE Motion Picture Soundtrack".

Posted on 21 Jan 2013 22:46:17 GMT
Paul says:
I totally agree with you but have to say I did buy the CD knowing that not all the songs were on it and am waiting and hoping for the full release of the album. Of course you can just add the 'missing' tracks later.

Posted on 22 Jan 2013 19:49:30 GMT
E. Searle says:
"Do you hear the people sing" does feature in the last track (epilogue) although it isn't a full version.

Posted on 23 Jan 2013 07:23:23 GMT
interestED says:
An important oint: I think you'll find that it's about the Paris riots of around 1832, some years after the French Revolution,

Posted on 24 Jan 2013 19:45:50 GMT
Was considering buying this cd as enjoyed the Film version so much. Have already got the original Stage , musical version and Dvd but thought as the film version is so good and the "Actors" singing so surprisingly good, they would have produced a version including all the songs, am disappointed to hear only a selected few songs are included and for this reason wont be buying this version. Hopefully they will eventually bring out a version which is a true representation of the film .

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Jan 2013 20:15:27 GMT
LeMarchand says:
Apparently Russell Crowe tweeted that people should petition the record company for a complete soundtrack: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-21109759. As I saw elsewhere: "Do you hear the people sing? Not if you buy the current motion picture soundtrack."

Posted on 24 Jan 2013 22:16:50 GMT
Last edited by the author on 24 Jan 2013 22:18:04 GMT
H Delf says:
If you listened to the whole soundtrack, including track 20 - titled Epilogue then you would find that this song is included in the Epilogue (although not in full, but as in the film).

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Jan 2013 22:36:05 GMT
Last edited by the author on 24 Jan 2013 22:37:33 GMT
Spyro says:
H Delf, yes you're right it is muddled in towards the end of the epilogue track. I have listened to it. But that is just a few seconds amongst 6 minutes of parts of other songs too. It is also included in full in the film and being such a huge song and a showstopper, I just think it should have been included as a track in its own right.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Jan 2013 22:51:30 GMT
LeMarchand says:
It's partially reprised in Epilogue, but it's not the whole song and you have to fast forward past the rest to get there.

I'd have thought that as well as "Do You Hear The People Sing?", "Lovely Ladies", "A Little Fall of Rain" and (especially) "Who Am I?" should have been on a highlights CD. I'd quite happily do without tracks 11, 15, 18 and most of all 17 to keep the running time down to one CD's worth. The fact that 4 major songs are missing points strongly towards "holding something back" to sweeten the all-but-inevitable "Complete" album.

Posted on 26 Jan 2013 11:27:43 GMT
Skeggy says:
I agree. I cannot believe that it is not on there and have decided not to buy it for this reason. I think they may bring a full sound track cd out later so will wait for that, and keep listening to my Original London Cast recording for now!
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