On Air Now
The Classic FM Concert with John Suchet 8pm - 10pm
The brand new movie adaptation of the classic musical Les Misérables features an all-star cast - including Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, Anne Hathaway, Sacha Baron Cohen and Hugh Jackman - but what's on the soundtrack album? Find out with our track-by-track guide.
One of the most imposing openings to a musical we can think of, Look Down is a towering song to kick off this soundtrack. It's also the first taste of Hugh Jackman's singing voice as the hero of Les Mis, Jean Valjean.
Colm Wilkinson is, for fans of the stage version of Les Misérables, something of a legend. He's played Jean Valjean on numerous occasions and demands for songs like 'Bring Him Home' at his concerts is reportedly huge. In the movie version, he plays the Bishop of Digne.
Another key emotional moment, Hugh Jackman delivers a charged soliloquy early on in the soundtrack.
After a monstrous foreman slings Fantine (Anne Hathaway, pictured) into the streets, it's up to Jean Valjean to help her a best he can.
One of the most iconic songs in Les Miserables is ably tackled by Anne Hathaway, nominated for a clutch of awards thanks to her performance as Fantine.
As the title suggests, this angry song sees Jean Valjean and the villainous Javert (played by a moody Russell Crowe) meet and have a heated discussion.
Plucked from obscurity to become the face of Les Mis, Isabelle Allen (pictured with Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean) plays the orphan Cosette, and this song is her moment in the spotlight.
A barely-recognisable Sacha Baron Cohen and Helena Bonham-Carter collaborate for a little comic relief in this jaunty number. Watch out for the language, though...
When Jean Valjean realises that he has a strong connection with young Cosette, he sings this beautiful little song of devotion. "I'm so afraid of failing you," he sings, the embodiment of a man who has never truly loved before.
Russell Crowe shines in this powerful number, one of his character Javert's defining moments.
Eddie Redmayne tackles the crucial role of student Marius Pontmercy in Les Mis.
No stranger to musicals, Amanda Seyfried plays the grown-up Cosette, and makes her vocal entrance with these two incredible songs.
One of the most poignant songs in Les Mis is sung by the character Eponine, a crucial link between Marius Pontmercy and Cosette, and beautifully played by Samantha Barks.
The whole cast get in on the act with this ensemble piece - just one example of the stirring power of Schoenber and Boublil's musical.
A doleful and desolate Pontmercy asks only one thing in this song...
Another contender for the most iconic song from Les Mis, this is Hugh Jackman's big moment.
The Final Battle of Les Misérables is a typically charged affair, featuring the whole cast.
Spoiler alert! Russell Crowe is called on to make his final singing slot in the soundtrack to Les Mis - and what a song to go out on.
The aftermath of the final battle is summed up in Eddie Redmayne's version of Empty Chairs at Empty Tables.
Another number featuring the whole cast, the Epilogue begins in an almost funereal style, but ends with the kind of bombast you'd expect. A soaring end to an emotional rollercoaster of a soundtrack.