Andrew Lloyd Webber's New Production of The Wizard of Oz [2011 London Palladium Recordi

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All Music Guide - Jon O'Brien
Released just two months after its West End debut, Andrew Lloyd Webber's New Production of the Wizard of Oz is the accompanying soundtrack to the musical maestro's 2011 adaptation of the classic 1939 film. Its 25 tracks include all the numbers performed by the likes of Danielle Hope, the winner of the BBC talent search for the lead role of Dorothy, theater legend Michael Crawford as The Wizard, and Olivier Award nominee Hannah Waddingham as the Wicked Witch of the West. Wisely, the stage show Presario has opted to stick with all but one of the Harold Arlen/E.Y. Harburg compositions from the Judy Garland-starring original only "If I Were King in the Forest" is omitted, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jon O'Brien
Released just two months after its West End debut, Andrew Lloyd Webber's New Production of the Wizard of Oz is the accompanying soundtrack to the musical maestro's 2011 adaptation of the classic 1939 film. Its 25 tracks include all the numbers performed by the likes of Danielle Hope, the winner of the BBC talent search for the lead role of Dorothy, theater legend Michael Crawford as The Wizard, and Olivier Award nominee Hannah Waddingham as the Wicked Witch of the West. Wisely, the stage show Presario has opted to stick with all but one of the Harold Arlen/E.Y. Harburg compositions from the Judy Garland-starring original only "If I Were King in the Forest" is omitted, including Hope's stunning take on "Over the Rainbow," the Munchkins' performance of "Ding Dong the Witch Is Dead" and "Follow the Yellow Brick Road," and the Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Lion's renditions of "If Only I Had a Brain/Heart/Nerve," respectively. But it's the several brand new songs co-penned with former songwriting partner Tim Rice their first major collaboration since 1978's Evita that gives Lloyd Webber's 18th musical its own identity. The characters of Professor Marvel and The Wicked Witch of the West take their chance to shine on their first ever solo pieces, "The Wonders of the World" and "Red Shoes Blues," while there are added numbers for Dorothy "Nobody Understands Me", The Wizard "Bring Me the Broomstick", and the ensemble "Already Home", all of which are worthy additions to the duo's impressive back catalog. While the album unavoidably loses some of the impact lacking as it does the show's spectacular set designs and special effects, it's still a hugely enjoyable listen which remains faithful to the source material while remaining a quintessential Lloyd Webber affair.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/28/2011
  • Label: Decca U.S.
  • UPC: 602527701318
  • Catalog Number: 001569202
  • Sales rank: 6,777

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Overture - A. L. Webber (1:28)
  2. 2 Nobody Understands Me - A. L. Webber (3:41)
  3. 3 Over the Rainbow - A. L. Webber (3:04)
  4. 4 Wonders of the World - A. L. Webber (3:51)
  5. 5 The Twister - A. L. Webber (2:57)
  6. 6 Arrival in Munchkinland - A. L. Webber (1:07)
  7. 7 Munchkinland / Ding-Dong The Witch Is Dead - A. L. Webber (5:25)
  8. 8 Follow the Yellow Brick Road - A. L. Webber (0:57)
  9. 9 If I Only Had A Brain / We're Off To See The Wizard - A. L. Webber (2:40)
  10. 10 If I Only Had A Heart / We're Off To See The Wizard - A. L. Webber (2:18)
  11. 11 If I Only Had The Nerve / We're Off To See The Wizard - A. L. Webber (1:49)
  12. 12 We're Outta the Woods - A. L. Webber (1:05)
  13. 13 The Merry Old Land of Oz - A. L. Webber (2:23)
  14. 14 Bring Me the Broomstick - A. L. Webber (2:51)
  15. 15 Haunted Forest - A. L. Webber (2:33)
  16. 16 Red Shoes Blues - A. L. Webber (2:11)
  17. 17 Bacchanalia - A. L. Webber (3:01)
  18. 18 Red Shoes Blues (Reprise) - A. L. Webber (0:48)
  19. 19 Over the Rainbow (Reprise) - A. L. Webber (2:13)
  20. 20 If We Only Had a Plan - A. L. Webber (1:15)
  21. 21 The Rescue - A. L. Webber (1:19)
  22. 22 Hail-Hail! The Witch Is Dead - A. L. Webber (1:54)
  23. 23 The Wizard's Departure - A. L. Webber (2:34)
  24. 24 Already Home - A. L. Webber (3:19)
  25. 25 Finale - A. L. Webber (3:35)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Michael Crawford Primary Artist, Vocals
Herbert Stothart Background Music
Richard Roe Vocals
Terel Nugent Vocals
Hannah Waddingham Vocals
Madison Clark Vocals
Zeph Vocals
Jay Webb Vocals
Paul Keating Vocals
Helen Walsh Vocals
Edward Baker-Duly Vocals
Carly Meyers Vocals
Danielle Hope Vocals
Luke Johnson Vocals
Ashley Day Vocals
Edward Hayes-Neary Vocals
David Ganly Vocals
David Birch Vocals
Chloe Hawthorn Vocals
Ceili O'Connor Vocals
Carrie Sutton Vocals
Ava Merson-O'Brien Vocals
Arthur Yamaguchi Vocals
Archie Duffy Vocals
Anna Woodside Vocals
Amelia Crouch Vocals
Adam Salter Vocals
Adam Bracegirdle Vocals
A.C. Garcia Vocals
Tom Kanavan Vocals
Wizard of Oz Pit Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Stephen Scott Vocals
Sinead Padden Vocals
Ryan Gover Vocals
Rory McMenamin Vocals
Rebecca Howell Vocals
Rachell Spurrell Vocals
Oliver Roll Vocals
Mia Jenkins Vocals
Matthew Barrow Vocals
Marianne Benedict Vocals
Liam Wrate Vocals
Joseph Wolstenholme Vocals
Graham Hurman Conductor
Florence Andrews Vocals
Emma Housley Vocals
Emily Tierney Vocals
Emily Goodenough Vocals
Technical Credits
A. L. Webber Composer, Producer, Liner Notes, Adaptation
Harold Arlen Composer
David Cullen Orchestration
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg Lyricist
Robin Sellars Engineer
Nigel Wright Producer
Tim Rice Lyricist
Dick Beetham Mastering
Jeremy Sams Adaptation, Stage Direction
Paul Chandler Vocal Editing, Pro-Tools
Graham Hurman Music Direction
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