The West End Concert Orchestra
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Notice it's a CONCERT CD. That usually means there aren't very many people in it. It's amazing! These performers sound very good. It's a lighter more dreamy sound I think.
I love Les Miserables iwt hmy heart and soul, but this version just plainly stinks. It sounds gay with only three people singing.
Kind of sad, really.
For the record, "concert CD," if it says anything about the sound, generally implies a fuller orchestra and a fuller chorus. With no money being spent on production, the expenses are directed entirely toward the musical features.
That being said, this album is simply embarrassing. The chorus seems to literally be one person on each part, and the leads are equally pathetic - every soloist has the same paper-thin, quavering voice, and honestly they all sound afraid to sing out.
The orchestra is no better. Again, when you're doing a concert of a musical, the music is THE ONLY THING PEOPLE GET. You have no production to distract from it, so it had better be good. The orchestra here is either all synthesizers, or a veritable textbook on how NOT to mic instruments, or a combination of the two. The sound is flat and unassertive, even in climactic moments where we should be getting a massive sound.
This is not even a good production for what it is, honestly. Whatever their budget, they could have found better instruments and more-fitting leads for this show. What they have produced instead seems to be some sort of version of Les Miserables reorchestrated and recorded with fans of elevator music in mind.
Top Albums and Songs by The West End Concert Orchestra
||On My Own||Les Misérables||2:56||$0.69||View in iTunes|
||I Dreamed a Dream||Les Misérables||3:34||$0.69||View in iTunes|
||A Little Fall of Rain||Les Misérables||3:33||$0.69||View in iTunes|
||Empty Chairs At Empty Tables||Les Misérables||3:05||$0.69||View in iTunes|
||Bring Me Home||Les Misérables||3:02||$0.69||View in iTunes|
||Do You Hear the Peoples Sing?||Les Misérables||2:04||$0.69||View in iTunes|
||A Heart Full of Love||Les Misérables||2:05||$0.69||View in iTunes|
||Master of the House||Les Misérables||4:25||$0.69||View in iTunes|
||Do You Hear the People Sing? (Reprise)||Les Misérables||2:05||$0.69||View in iTunes|
||In My Life||Les Misérables||2:03||$0.69||View in iTunes|