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'Les Miserable' Releases Soundtrack

By O'Jay Burgess on Dec 21, 2012 02:27 PM EST

The hit movie that started off as a Broadway musical, "Les Miserables," has released a soundtrack that features a 70-piece orchestra and the musical styling of Hugh Jackman.

Playbill.com said the single-disc will be released Thursday and is entitled "Les Miserables: Highlight From the Motion Picture Soundtrack" and is being released by Universal Republic.

The album is currently available on iTunes, as well as Amazon.com, which is offering the full digital download for only $5.

The cast of the movie "Les Miserables," includes Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway and Aaron Tveit recorded all of their singing live during filming, listening to piano accompaniment through a hidden earpiece. A 70-piece orchestra later gathered in London to record the full orchestrations that are featured in the film and on the soundtrack.

One of the heavily talked about songs on the album is "Suddenly," performed by Jackman. Producer Cameron Mackintosh previously told Playbill that the song "was something that Alain and Claude-Michel came up with, after a passage in the book, which beautifully explains what happens when Valjean takes Cosette from the inn and looks after her. Herbie's written a lovely lyric to it, and we're all delighted how it seems to fit into the film version."

"Les Miserables," will open up in theatres on Christmas Day and will star Jackman as Valjean, Crowe as Javert, Hathaway as Fantine, Tveit as Enjolras, Helena Bonham Carter as Madame Thenardier, Amanda Seyfried as Cosette, Eddie Redmayne as Marius; Samantha Barks as Eponine, George Blagden as student Grantaire, Sacha Baron Cohen as Thenardier, and Daniel Huttlestone as child-hero Gavroche.

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