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|Andrew Lloyd Webber, Michael Reed, Phantom of the Opera cast ensemble|
Highlights From The Phantom Of The Opera: The Original London Cast Recording (1986 London Cast)
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks, Broadway & Vocalists
No Description Available No Track Information Available Media Type: CD Artist: PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Title: ORIGINAL CAST Street Release Date: 10/10/1988
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No Track Information Available
Media Type: CD
Artist: PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
Title: ORIGINAL CAST
Street Release Date: 10/10/1988
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Robyn C. from GILBERT, MN
Reviewed on 7/29/2011...
Really great music!
0 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
A phantastically done abridgement
Yi-Peng | Singapore | 06/20/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"When people recommend complete sets of musicals and operas more than abridged versions, this Phantom London highlights album (with the highlights from the CATS Broadway recording) is one of the few cases where the abridged version can be recommended as much as the complete set. In this abridged version of the POTO London Cast album, all the major numbers and none of the filler are here, making this an extremely desirable single disc album for those who don't want the full 100-minute London Cast recording. Michael Crawford's hypnotic Phantom, Steve Barton's comforting Raoul and Sarah Brightman's angelic Christine are the high points of the album. The tension and emotion are well-maintained, with fair representatives of each characteristic, and listening to all the major songs are just like meeting old friends. "Music of the Night" and "All I Ask of You" sound like you are hearing these songs for the first time, and the chromatic Phantom theme heightens the suspense. I must mention I rather like this version of Music of the Night, which is a single version that ALW produced before the opening of Phantom. While it's different from the OLC 2-CD set, I think this gives a deeper insight into the Phantom's character. Overall, I would say that this is an ideal choice for those who don't want the complete London cast recording, but I think that you'll be prompted to invest in the full 2-CD London version even though this abridged version of POTO is very well done. Too bad it isn't remastered."
Don't Waste Your Time With HIGHLIGHTS!
firstname.lastname@example.org | Seattle | 10/18/1999
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I give this recording only two stars, because you flat out should not buy it. Buy the double cd Original London Cast instead- I give that recording 5 stars. If you buy this recording you will miss out on A LOT of great music, and some thrilling moments that aren't on the highlights.Poor Fool, He Makes Me Laugh is not on the highlights and that's worth the price of the double cd alone. I love that song and it's where Carlotta gets it good..and Crawford is haunting as usual during this part.Highlights for any musical are a waste. It's worth it to pay more and get as much of the music as possible.Do yourself a favor and get the double cd, not this one."