Category Archives: Concept Albums

LOVE NEVER DIES: Track by Track – Part 12

The final part of this track-by-track Love Never Dies commentary covers the ending of the show, dealing with tracks 12-13 on the second disc of the original cast recording. 12. “Gustave, Gustave” The title of this track made me chuckle. … Continue reading

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LOVE NEVER DIES: Track by Track – Part 11

The eleventh and final part of this track-by-track commentary of Love Never Dies works through Christine’s climactic performance of the title song and its immediate aftermath: tracks 10-11 of the second disc of the original cast recording. 10. “Love Never … Continue reading

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LOVE NEVER DIES: Track by Track – Part 10

Part 10 of this track-by-track Love Never Dies commentary takes us to Christine’s dressing room, beginning the lead up to the moment whether Christine will choose to sing or not, taking us through tracks 8-9 of the second disc of … Continue reading

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LOVE NEVER DIES: Track by Track – Part 9

The ninth part of my track-by-track commentary of Love Never Dies deals with a sequence of reprises of tunes we’ve heard earlier in the show, those heard on tracks 4-5 of the second disc of the original cast recording, “Bathing … Continue reading

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LOVE NEVER DIES: Track by Track – Part 8

Part 8 of this track-by-track commentary of Love Never Dies deals with the start of Act 2, moving onto tracks 1-3 of the second disc of the the original cast recording. 1. “Entr’acte” Act II starts off with an energetic … Continue reading

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LOVE NEVER DIES: Track by Track – Part 7

The seventh part of this track-by-track Love Never Dies commentary brings us to the end of the first act of the show and deals with tracks 17-19 on the original cast recording. 17. “Beautiful” With Gustave having gone missing at … Continue reading

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LOVE NEVER DIES: Track by Track – Part 6

Part 6 of this track-by-track commentary of Love Never Dies will probably be the shortest installment, dealing with only track 16 on the original cast recording, a self-contained scene that sees all of our principle characters reunited backstage at Phantasma. … Continue reading

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LOVE NEVER DIES: Track by Track – Part 5

The fifth part of my track-by-track Love Never Dies commentary gets us back on track with the the idea of a displaced formula, which was displaced in the previous sequence of scenes by further exposition. In tracks 13-15 on the … Continue reading

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LOVE NEVER DIES: Track by Track – Part 4

Part 4 of this track-by-track Love Never Dies commentary deals with our introduction to Christine, Raoul and the new addition to their family three months after the Phantom sent for Christine under his ‘Mr Y’ pseudonym. (Mister Y = Mystery, … Continue reading

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LOVE NEVER DIES: Track by Track – Part 3

The third part of this track-by-track commentary of Love Never Dies deals with tracks 6-8, during which the Phantom is introduced to the audience and in which we find out just how he got to be in this place, so … Continue reading

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