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The LOVE NEVER DIES Recording 
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Post The LOVE NEVER DIES Recording
BroadwayWorld has offered us a tracklist for the album so that we can all deduce narrative details about the show from it:

Disc 1

1. Prologue
2. The Coney Island Waltz
3. That's the place you ruined, you fool!
4. A Little Slice of Heaven
5. Only For Him/Only For You
6. The Ayrie
7. 'Till I Hear You Sing
8. Giry Confronts the Phantom/'Till I Hear You Sing (Reprise)
9. Christine Disembarks
10. Arrival of the Trio/Are You Ready to Begin?
11. What a Dreadful Town!...
12. Look With Your Heart
13. Beneath a Moonless Sky
14. Once Upon Another Time
15. "Mother Please, I'm Scared!"
16. Dear Old Friend
17. Beautiful
18. The Beauty Underneath
19. The Phantom Confronts Christine

Disc 2

1. Entr'acte
2. Why Does She Love Me?
3. Devil Take the Hindmost
4. A Little Slice of Heaven (Reprise)
5. Ladies... Gents!/The Coney Island Waltz (Reprise)
6. Bathing Beauty
7. "Mother, Did You Watch?"
8. Before the Performance
9. Devil Take the Hindmost (Quartet)
10. Love Never Dies
11. "Ah, Christine!..."
12. "Gustave! Gustave!..."
13. "Please, Miss Giry, I Want to Go Back..."


Well, in fairness, the overall arc does start to become a little clearer....

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Hmmm...it does sound intriguing at least. But I can't help thinking back to Mama, Wo Bist Du? from Elisabeth when I look at Mother Please, I'm Scared! :lol:

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"Mother Please, I'm Scared!"

I think it will be a recitative section - at least I assume that's what the quotation marks are showing - and I bet it and "Mother, Did You Watch?" use the same melodic line.

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15. "Mother Please, I'm Scared!"


So am I, so am I 8O


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With 32 songs it looks like a fairly long musical to me. (Cats has only 21 or 22 if I remember right).

Since the only new character is Christines kid I bet "mother I am scared" make perfect sence. Makes me wonder if that kid got any songs off his own or not. (Cant remember his name now!)

One thing that I noted is that ALW likes to use reprises a lot (again Memory in Cats is a prime example) so it must be a thing that works extremly well in a plot.

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Heavylove wrote:
One thing that I noted is that ALW likes to use reprises a lot


Wow! I've never noticed that before! Do you have any other examples?


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so it must be a thing that works extremly well in a plot.


Hm...

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that obvious? :oops: As for me I feel a bit twisted about the necessery of introducing a song before its actually played. Its feels a bit like the song is "carried" and cant stand on its own if you know what I mean. :wink: But then again it might be needed from time to time but for me its a bit off a "failure" when you do that in a musical. Just my two cents.

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Heavylove wrote:
that obvious? :oops:


I'm sorry I was so sarcastic, maybe you're very new to musical theatre. But ALW is kind of infamous for his often thoughtless use of repetition.

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As for me I feel a bit twisted about the necessery of introducing a song before its actually played. Its feels a bit like the song is "carried" and cant stand on its own if you know what I mean. :wink:


I don't really know what you mean, because if used repetition of musical themes can carry important meaning in musical theatre and does by no means have to be a "failure".

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I am not new to musicals (Ive even written a musical^^ at least everything apart from music) and I know ALW used it in Cats (Memory) and I know why it works (we like what we heard before, that what I meant with "carried".) and I am even guilty off using it on my own.

In Cats its works cause its follows Grizabella whenever she appears (and sometimes even when she dont apears) but its always a risk to overuse it just beacuse youd done it before and it worked then.

I am not gonna judge ALW on this unseen (or rather unheard) but its safe to say you need a chrystal clear purpose whenever you use a reprise. Back to topic, maybe? :wink:

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What bothers me about this (well, many things) is the setting. PotO was gorgeous...the romance and beauty of an opera house in the City of Lights, compared to a boardwalk in Brooklyn.

To be fair, I've actually never been to Coney Island, (and to think I'm a native New Yorker) but I'd probably take the dreaminess of 19th century Paris over it any day...

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Heavylove wrote:
that obvious? :oops: As for me I feel a bit twisted about the necessery of introducing a song before its actually played. Its feels a bit like the song is "carried" and cant stand on its own if you know what I mean. :wink: But then again it might be needed from time to time but for me its a bit off a "failure" when you do that in a musical. Just my two cents.


I however think it's brilliant how the Sunset Boulevard theme is played over and over before the song comes in Act 2.

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SomeoneLikeYou wrote:
What bothers me about this (well, many things) is the setting. PotO was gorgeous...the romance and beauty of an opera house in the City of Lights, compared to a boardwalk in Brooklyn.

To be fair, I've actually never been to Coney Island, (and to think I'm a native New Yorker) but I'd probably take the dreaminess of 19th century Paris over it any day...


Well the entire show took place in an Opera House, A graveyard, and A lair. So there wasn't much City of Lights....I think this is gonna be good. Maybe not better than Phantom, Superstar, or Sunset Boulevard, but better than his others.

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