The Phantom Of The Opera Soundtrack

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The Phantom Of The Opera Soundtrack

Release date: 11/23/2004

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Track Listings

1. Listen Overture
2. Listen Think Of Me - Emmy Rossum & Patrick Wilson
3. Listen Angel Of Music - Gerard Butler / Jennifer Ellison & Emmy Rossum
4. Listen The Mirror (Angel Of Music) - Gerard Butler & Emmy Rossum
5. Listen The Phantom Of The Opera - Emmy Rossum & Gerard Butler
6. Listen The Music Of The Night - Gerard Butler
7. Listen Prima Donna - Ciaran Hinds / Simon Callow / Patrick Wilson / Minnie Driver / Miranda Richardson / Jennifer Ellison & Victor McGuire
8. Listen All I Ask Of You - Patrick Wilson & Emmy Rossum
9. Listen All I Ask Of You (Reprise) - Gerard Butler / Emmy Rossum & Patrick Wilson
10. Listen Masquerade - Ciaran Hinds / Emmy Rossum / Gerard Butler / Jennifer Ellison / Margaret Preece / Minnie Driver / Miranda Richardson / Patrick Wilson / Simon Callow & Victor McGuire
11. Listen Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again - Emmy Rossum
12. Listen The Point Of No Return - Gerard Butler & Emmy Rossum
13. Listen Down Once More/Track Down This Murderer - Gerard Butler / Emmy Rossum & Patrick Wilson
14. Listen Learn To Be Lonely - Minnie Driver

About the Album

The most popular musical of all time is now a major motion picture! That's the headline on the soundtrack to The Phantom Of The Opera on Sony Classical/Really Useful Records. Joel Schumacher's film is, by all accounts, a wonderful cinematic realization of the hit musical. The score is, of course, Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom, with the added attraction of a new ballad, "Learn To Be Lonely," written by Webber and lyricist Charles Hart especially for the film version. Oscar nominee Minnie Driver is Carlotta, and performs the new closer. Original stage orchestrator, David Cullen, has reset the music for considerably increased forces, and a new century. The original cast recording of Phantom sold millions of copies. This new film version will rival Liza Minnelli's and Joel Gray's movie version of Cabaret. Webber is joined on this project by longtime collaborators, Nigel Wright and Musical Director Simon Lee. Together they make a "really useful" team.

Gerald Butler sings the role, and plays the part of the Phantom. Mr. Butler is a youthful Phantom, fully vested in the power of the "Music Of The Night." He delivers the show-stopper with an intimacy that film alone makes possible. Butler's sensuality and intensity are a clever foil to Emily Rossum's Christine. We saw Emily in Mystic River, and her vocal talent matches her dramatic gift. Christine is gripped with conflict. Her voice is light and graceful, as she communes with the "Angel Of Music" reflected in the mirror. Tony nominee Patrick Wilson is a vocally confident Raoul. The duet with Christine, which is probably the most pop-ready tune from the show, is "All I Ask Of You." The two stars deliver a vibrant and intimate version. The airy power of Wilson's voice floats over the new, denser orchestrations with ease. "Masquerade" displays the brilliance of these enhanced orchestrations. Few Broadway musicals since the MGM days have had the high drama of a hundred piece orchestra and a boys choir.

The single CD of The Phantom Of The Opera soundtrack boasts fourteen tracks, including the new additions. Sony Classical also offers a deluxe, two disc package for collectors. The project was recorded at Abbey Road studios, and every element is clean and tight. If you're a fan of Andrew Lloyd Webber's stage adaptation of Leroux's dark fable, the film version won't disappoint; at least if the excellent soundtrack is an indicator.

Film versions of hit shows are a risky thing. The immediacy and intimacy of the stage evaporates on the screen. The Really Useful team takes full advantage of the positive choices available in this recreation to create a really brilliant soundtrack.

Artist: Soundtrack
Studio Label: CD
Edited: No
Format: CD
Enhanced: No
Number of Discs: 1
Release Date:
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.2
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 0.4 x 5.0 x 5.6
Walmart No.: 000822730
UPC: 0082796935212

Customer Product Reviews

Rated 4.9 out of 5★ by 11reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Love This CD! I love this CD of the Phantom of the Opera! I especially like the last song "Learn To Be Lonely" which is new and added to the original soundtrack! Would definitely recommend this CD to anyone. The price was right! 08/19/2009
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Beautiful soundtrack This soundtrack, from The Phantom of The Opera 2005 movie version, contains less well known music heard anywhere else. Hauntingly beautiful performance documented in a value priced CD. 09/16/2008
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Amazing! I just love this soundtrack! Gerard Butler has an awesome voice. Emmy Rossum sings great too. I listen to this cd almost everyday. 12/04/2008
Rated 5 out of 5★ by READ ME!!! I love this soundtrack more than ever. Once you recieve yours you will fall in love with the angelic voices of Emmy Rossum and Jennifer Ellison. If you loved the movie then you will absolutely love this soundtrack. I hope you enjoy The Phantom of the Opera soundtrack as much as I do. 11/18/2007
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Purchsed as a gift. Gifted and enjoyed! 01/07/2012
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Awesome CD I loved the songs. This CD can be a good technique for stress release. 05/10/2013
Rated 5 out of 5★ by LOVE IT!!!!! =) If you love the Phantom of the Opera than you will love this soundtrack!! =) 07/24/2008
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