Les Miserables Original London Cast [CAST RECORDING] [SOUNDTRACK]
Les Misérables (pronounced: /le miːzeʁabl(ə); translated variously from French as The Miserable Ones, The Wretched, The Poor Ones, The Wretched Poor, The Victims) (1862) is a novel by French author Victor Hugo, and considered to be among the best-known novels of the 19th century. It follows the lives and interactions of several French characters over a twenty-year period in the early 19th century, starting in the year of Napoleon's final defeat. The novel principally focuses on the struggles of the main character, ex-convict Jean Valjean, as he seeks to redeem himself from his past mistakes. It also provides social commentary by examining the impact of Valjean's actions: and it examines the nature of good, evil, and the law, in a sweeping story that expounds upon the history of France, architecture of Paris, politics, moral philosophy, antimonarchism, justice, religion, and the types and nature of romantic and familial love. Les Misérables is known to many through its numerous stage and screen adaptations, of which the most famous is the stage musical of the same name, sometimes abbreviated "Les Mis" or "Les Miz" (pronounced /leɪ ˈmɪz/). The story may be considered historical fiction because it contains factual, historic events, including the Paris Uprising of 1832 (often mistaken for the much earlier French Revolution).
Disc: 1 1. Prologue: Work Song 2. Prologue: Valijean Arrested/Valijean Forgiven 3. Prologue: What Have I Done? 4. At The End Of The Day 5. I Dreamed A Dream 6. Lovely Ladies 7. Who Am I? 8. Fantine's Death: Come To Me 9. Fantine's Death: Confrontation 10. Castle On A Cloud 11. Master Of The House 12. Thenardier Waltz 13. Stars 14. Look Down 15. Little People 16. Red & Black 17. Do You Hear The People Sing?
Disc: 2 1. Love Montage: I Saw Him Once/In My Life/A Heart Full Of Love 2. Plumet Attack 3. One Day More! 4. On My Own 5. The Attack 6. A Little Fall Of Rain 7. Drink With Me 8. Bring Him Home 9. Dog Eat Dog 10. Soliloquy 11. Turning 12. Empty Chairs At Empty Tables 13. Beggar At The Feast 14. Finale