Phantom of the Opera - Soundtracks

 

By year the film was out, then by year the CD was out:

The Phantom of the Opera (Phantom Power)
Composer: Rick Wakeman
a film by Carl Lammale
Starring Lon Chaney and Mary Philbin
1991/2001 President Records Ltd. RWCD 35
out of print

Tracks:

  1. The Visit
  2. Heaven
  3. The Rat
  4. The Stiff
  5. Evil Love
  6. The Voice of Love
  7. Heat of the Moment
  8. Fear of Love
  9. The Love Trilogy (One Night, The Dream Sequence, One Night of Love)
  10. The Hangman
  11. The Sand-Dance
  12. You Can't By My Love
  13. Phantom Power
  14. Rock Pursuit

The Phantom of the Opera
Composer: Carl Davis
a film by Carl Lammale
Starring Lon Chaney and Mary Philbin
1997 Channel Four Television FILMCD 193
out of print

Tracks:

  1. Opening Titles
  2. Faust Ballet: Waltz
  3. Faust Ballet: Galop
  4. Carlotta's Mama and Faust Finale
  5. Christine's Triumph
  6. Jewel Song and Chandelier
  7. Through the Mirror
  8. His Plea
  9. Revealed
  10. Bal Masque
  11. Red Death
  12. Rooftop
  13. Kidnap
  14. Underground
  15. Confrontation
  16. Underwater
  17. "Heat, Intolerable Heat"
  18. Flood
  19. Escape

The Phantom of the Opera (1943 movie with Claude Rains)
2004 Soundtrack Factory
in print

Tracks:

  1. Overture
  2. Lullaby Of The Bells
  3. Lullaby Of The Bells ( Reprise)
  4. Diva Murder
  5. Le Prince Masque Du Caucasus
  6. Lullaby Of The Bells ( Orchestral)
  7. Mummy

The Phantom of the Opera: The Radio Broadcast of 1943 (Claude Rains)
1992 Delos Records
in print

Tracks:

  1. Act I
  2. Act II
  3. Act III
  4. Cecil B. DeMille Talks With the Stars

Hammer Film Music Collection Vol.2 (Includes Phantom of the Opera)
2002 GDI
in print

Phantom Tracks:

  • The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Paradise
Composer: Paul Williams
1993 release of audio from A&M Canada, 69831
in print

Tracks:

  1. Goodbye, Eddie, Goodbye - Archie Hahn
  2. Faust - Bill Finley
  3. Upholstery - Beach Bums
  4. Special to Me (Phoenix Audition Song) - Jessica Harper
  5. Phantom's Theme (Beauty and Thte Beast) - Paul "Huckle-Buck" Williams
  6. Somebody Super Like You (Beef Construction Song) - Harold Oblong
  7. Life at Last - Ray Kennedy
  8. Old Souls - Jessica Harper
  9. Faust - Paul "Huckle-Buck" Williams
  10. Hell of It - Paul "Huckle-Buck" Williams

Le Fantôme de l'Opéra
Composer: Marcel Landowski
The CD says it's for a ballet
1982 release of audio Erato Disques SA (Warner Music)
in print?

Tracks:

  1. L'Opéra aux premières heures du matin
  2. Madame Carlotta danse à décrocher le lustre ce soir!
  3. La Jeune Fille traverse le miroir
  4. Le Fantôme conduit le bal
  5. Un premier baiser? Horreur...c'est un monstre!
  6. Les rats
  7. La messe de mariage ou la danse des morts

The Phantom of the Opera
Composer: Misha Segal
a film by Dwight H. Little
Starring Robert Englund and Jill Schoelen
1989 Restless Records 7 72386-2 AAD
in print

Tracks:

  1. Phantom of the Opera -Main Title Theme Hellbound
  2. Don Juan Triumphant/Travel Through Time
  3. Christine's Decision
  4. Young Phantom's Piano Etude
  5. Carlotta's Head
  6. Pact with the Devil
  7. Maddie
  8. Phantom on Fire
  9. The Jewel Song (from Faust)
  10. The Phantom's Face
  11. Mott Stalks the Phantom
  12. Richard Gets Killed
  13. Graveyard Violin
  14. What's in the Closet
  15. The Wedding
  16. The Cursed Manuscript
  17. Ride to the Cemetery
  18. Intruders
  19. Phantom of the Opera - End Title Theme

Review: This soundtrack is worth it for the Jewel Song, Young Phantom's Piano Etude, and Don Juan Triumphant.

The Phantom of the Opera
Composer: John Addison
a film by Tony Richardson
Starring Charles Dance, Teri Polo and Burt Lancaster
1990 Saban /Scherick Productions
out of print/very hard to find

Tracks:

  1. Main Title
  2. Young Christine
  3. Costume Lesson
  4. Drive to the Woods
  5. Chasing Game
  6. Maestro
  7. "Faust" Overture (Gounod, Arr. Addison)
  8. Chandelier Falls
  9. Magic Kingdom
  10. Cops Killed
  11. Christine Explores
  12. Picnic
  13. Phantom's Face
  14. Theme and Variations
  15. Christine's Escape
  16. Destruction
  17. He Wouldn't Hurt me
  18. The Phantom Dies
  19. End Title
  20. Christine and the Phantom (Gounod: "Faust" Vocal Excerpt)

Review: I adore this one. It is the soundtrack from the TV miniseries with Charles Dance, Terri Polo and Burt Lancaster. It has excerpts from Faust in it, which sound wonderful. The Christine's voice and the Phantom's voice are perfect for both Christine and the Phantom. This should have been a 2 disc set, in my humble opinion. There was so much good music. This is a highly rare CD to find anywhere. I got lucky and was in England back in 1991 and found it at London's Virgin Records store

The Phantom of the Opera
Composer: Ennio Morricone
a film by Dario Argento
Starring Julian Sands and Asia Argento
1999 RTI Music LC 5866
in print

Tracks:

  1. Sighs and Sighs
  2. The Phantom of the Opera
  3. Circunderunt me fluctus mortis
  4. Threatening Cries
  5. Romantic Pollution
  6. Losti n the Deep
  7. Burlesque
  8. Sighs and Sighs
  9. Interior Mirror
  10. Playing Alone
  11. In the Dark Vaults
  12. The Phantom
  13. The Fat Woman
  14. Bait
  15. Sighs and Sighs

Phantom Lover (Japanese Edition)
Composer:
a film by Ronny Yu
Starring Leslie Cheung , Lei Huang, Phillip Rwok, Fon Pao, Roy Szeto, Chien-Lien Wu
2003 Rock Records
in print

Tracks:

  1. The Phantom Lover
  2. Opening
  3. The Opera House
  4. OUr Paradise
  5. The Lipstick
  6. The Lonely Snow
  7. Missing You
  8. Posession
  9. The Last Chance
  10. The Misery Mark
  11. Passion Movement
  12. The Pure Love
  13. The Story Profound
  14. A Blank Letter
  15. That's Where I Belong
  16. Cremation of Hearts
  17. The Mask
  18. Recompensation
  19. Loved You Always
  20. The Music Box

Phantom Lover
Composer:
a film by Ronny Yu
Starring Leslie Cheung , Lei Huang, Phillip Rwok, Fon Pao, Roy Szeto, Chien-Lien Wu
2003 Rock Records
in print

Tracks:

  1. The Phantom Lover
  2. Opening
  3. The Opera House
  4. OUr Paradise
  5. The Lipstick
  6. The Lonely Snow
  7. Missing You
  8. Posession
  9. The Last Chance
  10. The Misery Mark
  11. Passion Movement
  12. The Pure Love
  13. The Story Profound
  14. A Blank Letter
  15. That's Where I Belong
  16. Cremation of Hearts
  17. The Mask
  18. Recompensation
  19. Loved You Always
  20. The Music Box

The Phantom of the Opera 2 Disc edition (Standard)
Same as the below special edition, except it doesn't have the hard back book. It does, however have a slipcover, which is pictured above
Composer: Andrew Lloyd Webber
a film by Joel Schumacher
2004 Sony
in print

Cast:
Phantom: Gerard Butler
Christine: Emmy Rossum
Raoul: Patrick Wilson
Carlotta: Minnie Driver (Margaret Preece singer)
Piangi: Victor McGuire
M. Firmin: Ciaran Hinds
M. Andre: Simon Callow
Mme. Giry: Miranda Richardson
Meg Giry: Jennifer Ellison

Tracks:

CD 1

1. Prologue
2. Overture
3. Think of Me 
4. Angel of Music
5. Little Lotte.../The Miror...
6. Phantom of the Opera
7. Music of the Night
8. I Remember.../Stranger Than You Dream It
9. Magical Lasso
10. Notes/Prima Donna
11. Poor Fool, He Makes Me Laugh
12. Why Have You Brought Me Here?/Raoul, I've Been
13. All I Ask of
14. All I Ask of You (Reprise)

CD 2

1. Masquerade/Why So Silent
2. Madame Giry's Tale/The Fairground
3. Journey To The Cemetery
4. Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again
5. Wandering Child
6. Swordfight
7. We Have All Been Blind
8. Don Juan
9. Point Of No Return/Chandelier Crash
10. Down Once More/Track Down This Murderer
11. Learn To Be Lonely - (featuring Minnie Driver)

Review: Gerard and Emmy just. can't. sing. They're terrible for this piece. Emmy's voice is nice, probably more for a pop sound rather than something more operatic. And Gerard...I can't even hear him singing rock. So what if they have emotion in their voice...there's more to that for singing and acting. Patrick Wilson's sound is very smooth, and well, perfect. I wish he could have been allowed to let go a bit more and really sing, but then, he would have overshadowed the to main leads. The rest of the supporting cast is pretty much fine. Miranda Richardson would have been better without her fake accent, but still not too bad to listen to. The only member who was dubbed was Minie Driver. She can't sing anything operatic (although she does have a nice husky voice and it goes very well on the songs she sings on her debut album. Margaret Preece steps in for the singing. She was a stage Carlotta. She's wonderful. Jennifer Ellison is Britian's answer to Britney Spears--in looks only. Jennifer has much more substance than Britney. An accomplished dancer, actor and singer. Her voice and acting were perfect for Meg in this. It's a shame that the two leads couldn't have been top-notch. This should have been a phenomenal movie. Instead it is just slightly below average

The Phantom of the Opera 2 Disc special limited edition
This was a special limited edition came with a hard-back book and the two CD's. Same as above edition.
Composer: Andrew Lloyd Webber
a film by Joel Schumacher
2004 Sony
Out of print

Cast:
Phantom: Gerard Butler
Christine: Emmy Rossum
Raoul: Patrick Wilson
Carlotta: Minnie Driver (Margaret Preece singer)
Piangi: Victor McGuire
M. Firmin: Ciaran Hinds
M. Andre: Simon Callow
Mme. Giry: Miranda Richardson
Meg Giry: Jennifer Ellison

Tracks:

CD 1

1. Prologue
2. Overture
3. Think of Me 
4. Angel of Music
5. Little Lotte.../The Miror...
6. Phantom of the Opera
7. Music of the Night
8. I Remember.../Stranger Than You Dream It
9. Magical Lasso
10. Notes/Prima Donna
11. Poor Fool, He Makes Me Laugh
12. Why Have You Brought Me Here?/Raoul, I've Been
13. All I Ask of
14. All I Ask of You (Reprise)

CD 2

1. Masquerade/Why So Silent
2. Madame Giry's Tale/The Fairground
3. Journey To The Cemetery
4. Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again
5. Wandering Child
6. Swordfight
7. We Have All Been Blind
8. Don Juan
9. Point Of No Return/Chandelier Crash
10. Down Once More/Track Down This Murderer
11. Learn To Be Lonely - (featuring Minnie Driver)

Review: Please see review above for this edition

The Phantom of the Opera 2 Disc Korean Deluxe edition (Standard)
Same as the first ALW standard edition listed, except the cover looks a bit different
Composer: Andrew Lloyd Webber
a film by Joel Schumacher
2005 Sony Music (KR)
in print

Cast:
Phantom: Gerard Butler
Christine: Emmy Rossum
Raoul: Patrick Wilson
Carlotta: Minnie Driver (Margaret Preece singer)
Piangi: Victor McGuire
M. Firmin: Ciaran Hinds
M. Andre: Simon Callow
Mme. Giry: Miranda Richardson
Meg Giry: Jennifer Ellison

Tracks:

CD 1

1. Prologue
2. Overture
3. Think of Me 
4. Angel of Music
5. Little Lotte.../The Miror...
6. Phantom of the Opera
7. Music of the Night
8. I Remember.../Stranger Than You Dream It
9. Magical Lasso
10. Notes/Prima Donna
11. Poor Fool, He Makes Me Laugh
12. Why Have You Brought Me Here?/Raoul, I've Been
13. All I Ask of
14. All I Ask of You (Reprise)

CD 2

1. Masquerade/Why So Silent
2. Madame Giry's Tale/The Fairground
3. Journey To The Cemetery
4. Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again
5. Wandering Child
6. Swordfight
7. We Have All Been Blind
8. Don Juan
9. Point Of No Return/Chandelier Crash
10. Down Once More/Track Down This Murderer
11. Learn To Be Lonely - (featuring Minnie Driver)

Review: Please see review above for this edition

The Phantom of the Opera Highlights
Composer: Andrew Lloyd Webber
a film by Joel Schumacher
2004 Sony
In print

Cast:
Phantom: Gerard Butler
Christine: Emmy Rossum
Raoul: Patrick Wilson
Carlotta: Minnie Driver (Margaret Preece singer)
Piangi: Victor McGuire
M. Firmin: Ciaran Hinds
M. Andre: Simon Callow
Mme. Giry: Miranda Richardson
Meg Giry: Jennifer Ellison

Tracks:

  1. Overture
  2. Think Of Me
  3. Angel of Music
  4. The Mirror (Angel Of Music)
  5. The Phantom Of The Opera
  6. The Music Of The Night
  7. Prima Donna
  8. All I Ask Of You
  9. All I Ask Of You (Reprise)
  10. Masquerade
  11. Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again
  12. The Point Of No Return
  13. Down Once More/Track Down This Murderer
  14. Learn To Be Lonely - Minnie Driver

Review: Please see above for review

Das Phantom der Oper Highlights
Composer: Andrew Lloyd Webber
a film by Joel Schumacher
2004 Sony BMG
In print

Cast:
Phantom: Uwe Kröger
Christine: Jana Werner
Raoul: Carsten Axel Lepper
Carlotta: Jasna Ivir
Piangi: Marcello Ronchietto
M. Firmin: Hartwig Rudolz
M. Andre: Wolfgang Höltzel
Mme. Giry: Gabriele Ramm
Meg Giry:Jana Stelley

Tracks:

  1. Ouvertüre
  2. Denk an mich
  3. Engel der Muse
  4. Der Spiegel (Engel der Muse)
  5. Das Phantom der Oper
  6. Die Musik der Nacht
  7. Die Erinnerung kommt zurück (Bonus Track)
  8. Primadonna
  9. Warum so weit hinauf (Bonus Track)
  10. Mehr will ich nicht von dir
  11. Mehr will ich nicht von dir (Reprise)
  12. Maskenball
  13. Könntest du doch wieder bei mir sein
  14. Nun gibt es kein zurück
  15. Spürt diesen Mörder auf
  16. Dein Weg ist einsam
  17. Die Erinnerung kommt zurück
  18. Learn To Be Lonely (gesungen von Minnie Driver)

Review: This one is much better. Uwe isn't the best Phantom in the world, but he's much better than Gerard. Too bad this and the other foreign soundtracks are only highlights.

El Fantasma de la Opera Highlights
Composer: Andrew Lloyd Webber
a film by Joel Schumacher
2004 Sony BMG
In print

Cast:
Phantom: Juan Carlos Barona
Christine: Julia Möller
Raoul: Paco Arrojo
Carlotta: Belén Marcos
Piangi: Enrique Ferrer
M. Firmin: Tony Cruz
M. Andre: David Venancio Muro
Mme. Giry: Yolanda Pérez Segoviano
Meg Giry: Ana Esther Alborg

Tracks:

  1. Obertura (Instrumental)
  2. Piensa En Mi (Christine)
  3. Ángel de Música
  4. El Espejo (Yo soy to Ángel)
  5. El Fantasma De La Opera
  6. Música en la Noche
  7. Prima Donna
  8. Tan Sólo Hazlo Tú
  9. Carnival
  10. Quiero ser tu Sombra Otra Vez
  11. El Punto Más Crucial
  12. En la Guardia del Fantasma
  13. Learn to be Lonely

Review: A powerful recording. A good number of these singers were cast members in the Madrid stage show. When they sing, they know their parts well, and add extra emotion, and nuances that is missing from the English soundtrack. A delight to listen to. In truth, all the foreign recordings (alas no French one was made) are extremely well-done, and when/if I watch the movie with the foreign soundtracks on, the movie is actually bearable.

Il Fantasma dell'Opera Highlights
Composer: Andrew Lloyd Webber
a film by Joel Schumacher
2004 Sony BMG
In print

Cast:
Phantom: Luca Velletri
Christine: Renata Fusco
Raoul: Pietro Pignatelli
Carlotta: Fiamma Izzo D'Amico
Piangi: Claudio de Segni
M. Firmin: Eugenio Marinelli
M. Andre: Carlo Reali
Mme. Giry: Barbara Castracane
Meg Giry: Myriam Calzolari

Tracks:

  1. Ouverture
  2. Pensami
  3. Angelo della Musica
  4. Lo specchio (Angelo della musica)
  5. Il fantasma dell’opera
  6. Musica per noi
  7. Prima donna
  8. Nient’altro chiedo più
  9. Nient’altro chiedo più (ripresa)
  10. Masquerade (Che silenzio amici miei)
  11. Ti vorrei qui accanto a me
  12. Il ponte fra di noi
  13. Male e odio intorno a me / Per quel carnefice non c’é pietà
  14. Learn to be Lonely

Review: This is what the English language soundtrack should have sounded like! Luca is a perfect-sounding Phantom! Powerful, yet gentle when he needs to be. Renata as Christine is a huge improvement over Emmy. The rest of the cast is excellent as well. The Italians do things a tad differently. They have someone sing, and they have someone different speak lines. I've listed the singers only here.