21 Songs

EDITORS’ NOTES

The purity of Sarah Brightman’s soaring soprano, plus Michael Crawford’s expressive range in a very complex title role, gave unparalleled depth to the original production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera when it opened on the West End in 1986. No one has translated the pathos and pain of the Phantom better than Crawford. “All I Ask of You,” “The Music of the Night,” and “Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again” are timeless.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The purity of Sarah Brightman’s soaring soprano, plus Michael Crawford’s expressive range in a very complex title role, gave unparalleled depth to the original production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera when it opened on the West End in 1986. No one has translated the pathos and pain of the Phantom better than Crawford. “All I Ask of You,” “The Music of the Night,” and “Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again” are timeless.

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0:59 $1.29
10:56 Album Only
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11:55 Album Only

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5

1147 Ratings

Nothing beats Broadway. Not even Hollywood.

Psychosocial ,

I am a huge Phantom Phan! After reading the book (by Gaston Leroux), I knew I had to see the musical. I've seen it twice and would love to see it again. The music is absolutely magical. Every single cast member has a wonderful voice. If you've seen the movie and thought it was good, I highly suggest you listen to these REAL singers with REAL talent. The movie may have looked beautiful, but the vocals were not worthy of the score. Nothing could ever beat this entrancing Broadway classic. Buy it!! What are you waiting for?

The Reason Why I'm A Phan

IamErik771,

This album was my first true encounter with the magic that is Phantom. From the very first chord of the Overture, I was hooked by the spellbinding music of Andrew Lloyd Webber. The voices are awesome; Michael Crawford's ghostly tenor and Sarah Brightman's lovely soprano make them the ideal Erik and Christine to me. And then there's the late, great Steve Barton (Raoul), whose gentle and soothing baritone provides a very nice contrast to Crawford's sometimes maniacal-sounding voice. (MC's evil laugh at the end of the "All I Ask Reprise" alone is worth the cost of this album.) My only real complaint is that "Down Once More..." sounds a bit emotionless, but that's because it was recorded in a studio rather than an actual stage performance. Definitely my favorite cast recording of all time.

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