The Phantom of the Opera - Original Soundtrack - 2004 Andrew Lloyd Webber – 180 Grm 2LP
Andrew Lloyd Webber – The Phantom of the Opera - The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Music On Vinyl – MOVATM078
At The Movies – MOVATM078
2 × Vinyl, LP, 180g
26 May 2016
Stage & Screen
A1 Overture 2:46
A2 Think Of Me 3:40
A3 Angel Of Music 2:43
A4 The Mirror (Angel Of Music) 1:59
A5 The Phantom Of The Opera 3:34
B1 The Music Of The Night 5:40
B2 Prima Donna 3:29
B3 All I Ask Of You 4:53
B4 All I Ask Of You (Reprise) 2:15
C1 Masquerade 5:30
C2 Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again 3:41
C3 The Point Of No Return 8:00
D1 Down Once More / Track Down This Murderer 12:46
D2 Learn To Be Lonely 2:21
Phonographic Copyright (p) – The Really Useful Group Ltd.
Copyright (c) – The Really Useful Group Ltd.
Pressed By – Record Industry – 15148
Made in the EU.
This is the regular black vinyl release.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
Rights Society: BIEM/STEMRA
Matrix / Runout (Side A): 15148 1A MOVATM 078
Matrix / Runout (Side B): 15148 1B MOVATM 078
Matrix / Runout (Side C): 15148 1C MOVATM 078
Matrix / Runout (Side D): 15148 1D MOVATM 078
" We all know how Andrew Lloyd Webber surpassed himself with the music for this show and he has only improved it with the additional music written for the film. It is swelling, sad, sensual and exciting. In a word, "sublime". Now to the love story - this is a tough one. Patrick Wilson does his best in the part of the Viscount and, yes of course, Christine is supposed to fall in love with him. But come on. How can any woman, even a sheltered teenaged virgin, choose Raoul over the Phantom?
And that's the best part. Make no mistake, this is definitely Gerard Butler's movie. Even the extraordinary music doesn't over-shadow him, but only enhances him. The New York Times said he played the part with "sulfurous intensity". Guess that says it. But there is more. His rendition of "Music of the Night" is not about music - it is pure seduction. His "Point of No Return" (if you can ignore the flamingo dancers) is verbal lovemaking. He is so completely mesmerizing, it is impossible to take your eyes off him when he is on screen. The way he uses his voice - not just singing which was an impressive surprise - but the cadence, the emphasis on certain words draws you towards him. He uses his body in the same way. Perhaps the most remarkable aspect of this (most remarkable) performance is how he changes after he is "unmasked". Suddenly the voice is raspy with a gravelly quality born of his despair. The body which he had held so still as the mysterious, aloof Phantom, loosens and becomes edgier. It is as though the removal of the mask had freed his soul. Gerard is an absolute revelation in this role and for that alone, this movie is worth seeing again and again. There is always more to unearth." ( amazon customer)
|Format||2LP, 180 Gram|
|Label||Music On Vinyl|