The film has already scooped three Golden Globe Awards and at the recent BAFTAs it came away with the most honours on the night, winning four awards. It is nominated for eight Academy Awards® including “Best Original Song” for “Suddenly”, performed by Hugh Jackman.
The album of “Highlights from the Motion Picture Soundtrack” is enjoying the same phenomenal success with audiences keen to relive their experience of the film. On release in the UK, the album shot straight to No.1 in the Official UK Charts, making it the first time in more than 15 years that a motion picture soundtrack has topped the artist chart (the last being “Evita” in 1997) and has become the fastest-selling album in the UK this year. Sales in the UK are now at Platinum status within just five weeks of release.
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With sales of more than a million, the soundtrack has landed on the top spot in 22 countries. In the U.S. it went straight to No.1 on the Billboard album chart, the first adapted-from-a-stage-musical movie soundtrack to climb this high since “Mamma Mia!” in 2008, and is currently the one of the biggest-selling albums of the year in the U.S., having already achieved Gold status.
And now, fans of the film adaptation of Les Misérables and its soundtrack of highlights may look forward to furthering their enjoyment as it was announced today that the expanded deluxe soundtrack is released on 18th March 2013 (Monday).
The deluxe two-disc package includes an additional 22 tracks, previously unseen photos from the film set, and additional liner notes. It will be available in physical and digital formats.
For those who have bought the original highlights album, they may complete their collection by purchasing the new tracks individually.