New in new packaging. 3 discs. Originally released: 1990. SHIPS IMMEDIATELY FIRST CLASS MAIL IN PADDED BUBBLE MAILER WITH TRACKING review This is a MUST-OWN for fans of Les Mis. Here's why 1) If you only care about the music and are only going to buy ONE Les Mis then perhaps this is NOT the one for you-buy the 10th Anniversary instead. But if you want to hear the ENTIRE PLAY, this is a must own. To date I believe this is still the only audio version that has the whole play on it. The 10th/25th Anniversary only have the main songs and you don't get all the 'in-between' dialogue. This one has it all. That is the single biggest reason for owning this version. 2) Admittedly the strength of the cast is not as good as the 10th/25th versions, but it is still very good and furthermore the more you listen to it, the more you will appreciate this cast. At first I was like many of the other reviewers in that I didn't think Gary Morris as Valjean, or Kaho Shimada as Eponine were all that great, and in truth they are certainly not Colm or Lea from the 10th, but if you give them a chance you will grow to appreciate them. As for the rest of the cast, Quast IS Javert, Ball as Marius is my favorite, Byrne does a good Fantine, and Warlowe as Enjorolas is fantastic! ! I have listened to this more times than I can count. To be honest with you I actually listen to this more than the 10th (is that sin to admit? ) but the reason is because I want to hear the entire play and this is the only version that gives you that. Do yourself a favor and buy this today!