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Evita
(1996)
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Songs and Score by:
Andrew Lloyd Webber

Conducted by:
John Mauceri

Principal Vocals by:
Madonna
Antonio Banderas
Jonathan Pryce

Lyrics by:
Tim Rice

Lyrics:
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Warner Brothers Records
(November 12th, 1996)
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ALBUM AVAILABILITY
Regular U.S. release.
Awards
AWARDS
The song "You Must Love Me" won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe. The score was nominated for a BAFTA Award.
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Buy it... if you seek a loyal and effective adaptation of the 1978 musical, with strong vocals, a massive orchestral ensemble, and a vibrant recording mix.

Avoid it... if the schizophrenic nature of Andrew Lloyd Webber's variety in the songs' genres and styles creates too much contrast from song to song for you to enjoy the musical's obvious high points.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #52
WRITTEN 11/12/96, REVISED 5/19/07
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Evita: (Andrew Lloyd Webber) It took nearly two decades for the 1978 Broadway hit Evita to finally make the transition to the big screen, after several unsuccessful attempts through those controversial years. Despite constant assurances from composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, his producers, and the studios that purchased the rights to his Broadway musicals, Webber's work has always been endlessly delayed in adaptation. By the time Evita finally was ready for production in the mid-1990's, promises of film versions of Cats, The Phantom of the Opera, and Sunset Boulevard were already swirling, and in the decade to come, only a controversial adaptation of The Phantom of the Opera would follow. The difficulty that anyone in the production team or audience will have with these adaptations involves the change in orchestration and performers from the beloved original. In the case of The Phantom of the Opera, the film adaptation proved to be both a critical disaster and popularly inconsequential, especially when you compare the success of the film to that of the everlasting musical run on stage. Facing far fewer resistance was Evita, perhaps in part because the furor involving its fan base was far less explosive. Whenever you look back at the glory days of Webber's dominance on stages in London and New York, you have to separate his musicals into two categories: those that featured a consistent style and genre from start to finish, and those that changed genre of music for each song. While The Phantom of the Opera and Sunset Boulevard remain consistent in their opera and orchestral drama/jazz (respectively) throughout, Cats and Evita are a series of individual songs that shift significantly in style from number to number, offering far less (if any) straight dialogue. One of the major criticisms of Evita as a film was the fact that almost every moment of spoken word had to be incorporated into one of the musical's themes, with the actual few words of straight dialogue seeming completely out of place.



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VIEWER RATINGS
9,871 TOTAL VOTES
Average: 4.08 Stars
***** 4,268 5 Stars
**** 3,449 4 Stars
*** 1,298 3 Stars
** 436 2 Stars
* 420 1 Stars
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Orchestral Suite heard over the end credits of the film   Expand >>
Felix Monaghan - February 9, 2005, at 9:42 a.m.
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Webber's casting for Evita was better than Phantom   Expand >>
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Madonna's next surprise
panos - April 15, 2003, at 2:58 p.m.
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Muscularity of Madonna's voice
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Total Time: 108:43
Disc 1: (57:40)

• 1. A Cinema in Buenos Aires, 26 July 1952 (1:19)
• 2. Requiem for Evita (4:16)
• 3. Oh What a Circus (5:44)
• 4. On This Night of a Thousand Stars (2:24)
• 5. Eva and Magaldi/Eva Beware of the City (5:20)
• 6. Buenos Aires (4:09)
• 7. Another Suitcase in Another Hall (3:33)
• 8. Goodnight and Thank You (4:18)
• 9. The Lady's Got Potential (4:24)
• 10. Charity Concert/The Art of the Possible (2:33)
• 11. I'd be Surprisingly Good for You (4:18)
• 12. Hello and Goodbye (1:46)
• 13. Peron's Latest Flame (5:17)
• 14. A New Argentina (8:13)
Disc 2: (51:03)

• 1. On the Balcony of the Casa Rosada 1 (1:27)
• 2. Don't Cry for Me Argentina (5:31)
• 3. On the Balcony of the Casa Rosada 2 (2:00)
• 4. High Flying, Adored (3:32)
• 5. Rainbow High (2:26)
• 6. Rainbow Tour (4:50)
• 7. The Actress Hasn't Learned the Lines (2:31)
• 8. And the Money Kept Rolling In (And Out) (3:53)
• 9. Partido Feminista (1:40)
• 10. She is a Diamond (1:39)
• 11. Santa Evita (2:30)
• 12. Waltz for Eva and Che (4:12)
• 13. Your Little Body's Slowly Breaking Down (1:24)
• 14. You Must Love Me (2:50)
• 15. Eva's Final Broadcast (3:05)
• 16. Latin Chant (2:11)
• 17. Lament (5:14)

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The insert includes extensive credits and pictures from the film, but no extra information about the music or film.
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