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Martin Guerre - 1999 Cast Recording (CD) Soundtrack

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Product details

  • Audio CD (10 May 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: First Night Records
  • ASIN: B000026YO5
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 139,975 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Prologue - Stephen Weller
  2. Live With Somebody You Love - Matthew Cammelle
  3. Your Wedding Day - Michael Bauer
  4. The Deluge - Kerry Washington
  5. I'm Martin Guerre - Stephen Weller
  6. Without You As A Friend - Matthew Cammelle
  7. Death Scene - Matthew Cammelle
  8. God's Anger - Lisa Pearce
  9. How Many Tears - Joanna Riding
  10. Welcome To The Land - Lisa Pearce
  11. Don't - Matthew Cammelle
  12. The Holy Fight - Johnathon Penton
  13. The Revelation - Kerry Washington
  14. The Day Has Come - Kerry Washington
  15. The Courtroom - Johnathon Penton
  16. Who? - Company
  17. I'm Martin Guerre - Johnathon Penton
  18. All That I Love - Matthew Cammelle
  19. The Imposter Is Here - Kerry Washington
  20. The Final Witness - Michael Bauer
  21. The Verdict - Matthew Cammelle
  22. Justice Will Be Done - Maurice Clarke
  23. Why? - Matthew Cammelle
  24. The Burning - Instrumental
  25. The Killing - Matthew Cammelle
  26. Live With Somebody You Love - Joanna Riding

Product Description

Product Description

The team of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg composed the operatic score for the stage adaptation of Martin Guerre a tale set in 16th-century France.

Tracklisting

  1. Prologue
  2. Live With Somebody You Love
  3. Your Wedding Day
  4. The Deluge
  5. I'm Martin Guerre
  6. Without You As A Friend
  7. Death Scene
  8. God's Anger
  9. How Many Tears
  10. Welcome To The Land
  11. Don't
  12. The Holy Fight
  13. The Revelation
  14. The Day Has Come
  15. The Courtroom
  16. Who?
  17. I'm Martin Guerre
  18. All That I Love
  19. The Imposter Is Here
  20. The Final Witness
  21. The Verdict
  22. Justice Will Be Done
  23. Why?
  24. The Burning
  25. The Killing
  26. Live With Somebody You Love

Amazon.co.uk

Rather than succumbing to what would have seemed a timely death, the increasingly "floppy" Martin Guerre was hurried out of London in the summer of 1998 and totally pulled apart, this time not by canine critics, but by the producers themselves. Among the creative risks--there were always the financial ones--was displacing the brand new cast in Leeds for months, exposing a startled ensemble to devising and improvisation work on an unprecedented scale. The music also suffered some serious weight loss--the Martin Guerre pit orchestra, once the largest in the West End, was trimmed till it fitted into a pair of medium flight cases--a handful of instrumentalists serving as icing for the staple portions of programmed keyboard arrangements. The rigorous exercise programme paid off. Emerging from the West Yorkshire "operating theatre" was a slim, but gripping story, powerful at its core and hard hitting in its bare form, with exceptionally strong ensemble singing as a prime characteristic. As usual Schönberg delivers in the field of orchestration, though Boubil's libretto is still riddled with the familiar clangers. Obviously the reformists never dared to stray far from the narrow path of rigorous rhyme schemes that repeatedly turn the deepest existential trauma into a mere platitude. Recorded partly in the studio, partly whilst on the road, this 1999 cast recording features a handful of strong, believable soloists and tight ensemble pieces sizzling with energy. --Yngvil V.G.

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By A Customer on 28 Jun. 2001
Format: Audio CD
After seeing the production in Leeds I bought the 1997 recording, which was great. Then this came & I think it's a great improvement. The orchestra has been greatly reduced, leaving a smaller, but more effective and medieval sound, which suits the atmosphere of the story better. Plus all the new songs are brilliant, especially "Without you as a friend" and the chorus numbers about the flood and the drought in which the villagers blame the misfortunes on Martin, and later, Bertrande. These make up for the seriously reduced "Working on the Land". My only complaint is the the amount of music that is missing off the CD, for example, Benoit's song with Louison is totally missing. Other than that, a joy to listen to!
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By A Customer on 11 Aug. 2000
Format: Audio CD
The first time I heard Martin Guerre was when I bought the tape of the original London Cast recording. Having played that to death, I then went in search of a CD version. The only one I could find was the Leeds cast recording - and what a shame.A lot of the stirring music from the London production had lost its oomph by the time it reached Leeds. Having said that, there is still plenty of rousing stuff to make it worth buying. The whole show does not seem to flow quite as well as either Les Mis or Miss Saigon; but for all that it is an energetic recording with plenty of strong solo and ensemble numbers.
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It's not that this recording is bad. It's actually half decent... But if you've hread the original 1997 recording, you'll know what I mean. The instrumentation has been greatly reduced on this recording (down from about 50 to 5), meaning it loses a lot of depth the original score had. That's another this, as weel, the score is greatly changed from the original, and I think the original was far superior. If you want to listen to Martin Guerre, then I think you'll have to content yourself with this recording as the other is out of print... But if you see the original around anywhere, for God's sake buy it!
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The first one was good, but this has lots of great songs too. Plot is definitely better though, so if you liked the original you will enjoy this though a shame they took out some of the songs. If you enjoy Les Miserables you will probably like this too.
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By Paul on 12 Sept. 2012
Format: Audio CD
I played this once and put it aside disappointed in the lack of intricate melodies found in Mes Mis and Miss Saigon. Luckily on a long car journey it was the only CD in my glove box and I was forced to try it again. This time I became seduced by its pulsating primal rhythms. With full orchestra and chorus these repetitive beats become truly hypnotic and remain in the head for days, similar to the experience following a visit to Disneyland but much more enjoyable.
This is a CD really worth adding to your collection; give it 2 or 3 plays and you'll be captivated
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At the time of writing still my favourite musical alongside CHESS, Follies, Show Boat, Wicked and Seussical.

The tunes are brilliant and the lyrics expressive. The second half Court Room scene is reminiscent of One Day More but but more multi layered.

Sadly continues to be overshadowed by previous works ( in similar vein, Kander and Ebb's Kiss of the Spiderwoman and The Rink are better shows than Chicago, yet Chicago remains the more popular) but SO deserves such more acclaim and interest.
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