Miss Saigon [Original London Cast Recording] [Highlights]

Miss Saigon [Original London Cast Recording] [Highlights]



Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg's follow-up soundtrack to Les Miserables is another sung-through operetta with a serious theme and a classic source. This time, they have placed Madame Butterfly in the waning days of the Vietnam War. Jonathan Pryce stands out as a pimp named The Engineer in this highlights' collection off Miss Saigon, taken from the London cast recording, and the score has the same rock feel as Schönberg's Les Miserables music.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/07/1993
Label: Decca U.S.
UPC: 0720642462126
catalogNumber: 24621

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Duke Dobing   Flute,Piccolo
Anthony Pleeth   Cello
Godfrey Salmon   Violin
Lea Salonga   Vocals,Track Performer
Justin Ward   Viola
Glen Martin   Clarinet,E-flat Clarinet
Norris Bosworth   Viola
Keith Burns   Vocals
Claire Moore   Vocals,Track Performer
David Randall   Violin
David Hartley   Synthesizer,Piano,Celeste
Martin Koch   Conductor
Ian Laws   Synthesizer,Guitar
Paul Clarvis   Percussion
John McDougall   Bassoon
William Arman   Violin
Julian Fairbank   Percussion
Peter Polycarpou   Vocals
Jonathan Pryce   Vocals,Track Performer
Jack Rozman   Violin
Robert Sydor   Clarinet,Saxophone
Martin Wall   Horn
Anthony Castro   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Simon Bowman   Vocals,Track Performer
Perry Montague-Mason   Violin
Graeme Scott   Viola
John Bradbury   Violin

Technical Credits

Alain Boublil   Producer,Audio Production
William David Brohn   Orchestration
Claude-Michel Schönberg   Audio Production
Nicholas Allott   Executive Producer
David Hunt   Engineer
John Napier   Production Design
Anthony Castro   Director
Claude-Michel Schoenberg   Composer

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Miss Saigon [Original London Cast Recording] [Highlights] 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Very, very emotional... I could practically feel Lea Salonga and Simon Bowman pouring their hearts into their songs as Chris and Kim. Also, I have to give credit to Claire Moore and Jonathan Pryce. They sound great as Ellen and the Engineer. I unfortunately have never had the opportunity to see Miss Saigon in a theatre production, but this CD at least gives me a little hint of the full musical, which I'm sure must be fantastic.The orchestra also accented the songs beautifully. I have to say, though I enjoy the whole score, my personal two favorites are "Sun and Moon" and "Last Night of The World", and that is why I only got the London Highlights CD. If you only want to listen to one or two songs from the score, buy the Highlights CD. If you are looking for the full score from beginning to end of Miss Saigon, however, I recommend the complete two disc set. Enjoy the music!