Tuesday, August 12, 2008

My favorite song from Les Miserables

Rereading Les Mis got me thinking about how much I enjoyed the musical when I saw it in London back in 1991. I haven't listened to the soundtrack recently, but even hearing a few bars of my favorite songs starts the waterworks...

Who Am I? (Jean Valjean) Another man is arrested in Valjean's place and he struggles with whether to admit his true identity or to let the other man take his place: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PXZ1nLiUZo

Come to Me (Fantine/Jean Valjean) Fantine's death scene: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxPpMRK2jrk

Master of the House (the Thénardiers) A bit of comic relief with the thoroughly disgusting innkeeper and his wife: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFPsEwV38Q0&feature=related

The Confrontation (Jean Valjean/Javert) Valjean begging for time to save Fantine's daughter while Javert insists on following the letter of the law: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYCPHHPXTmk&feature=related

A Little Fall of Rain (Marius/Eponine) Eponine's death scene. I weep every time I hear this song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ptdGPt9wt4

Bring Him Home (Jean Valjean) Valjean rescues Marius and prays that he will live: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrX_WT9LGzo

I wish they'd sell the musical on DVD. As much as I'd love to go back to London to see the show again, I don't see that happening any time soon. And the movie versions just don't do it for me....sigh...

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