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The Essential Songs of Andrew Lloyd Webber

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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Metro's The Essential Songs of Andrew Lloyd Webber collects renditions of the composer's classic songs from shows such as Sunset Boulevard, Starlight Express, Song and Dance, and Aspects of Love, as performed by England's National Symphony Orchestra and a variety of international musical theater stars. The compilation presents these songs in more or less chronological order, giving it a good flow and an opportunity to trace Lloyd Webber's development as a songwriter. Highlights include John Barrowman's "Any Dream Will Do" and Kim Criswell's "I Don't Know How to Love Him" from Jesus Christ Superstar; Maria Friedman's "Don't Cry for Me Argentina" and "Memory" from Evita ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Metro's The Essential Songs of Andrew Lloyd Webber collects renditions of the composer's classic songs from shows such as Sunset Boulevard, Starlight Express, Song and Dance, and Aspects of Love, as performed by England's National Symphony Orchestra and a variety of international musical theater stars. The compilation presents these songs in more or less chronological order, giving it a good flow and an opportunity to trace Lloyd Webber's development as a songwriter. Highlights include John Barrowman's "Any Dream Will Do" and Kim Criswell's "I Don't Know How to Love Him" from Jesus Christ Superstar; Maria Friedman's "Don't Cry for Me Argentina" and "Memory" from Evita and Cats, respectively; and Graham Bickley and Claire Moore's "The Phantom of the Opera" and John Diedrich's "The Music of the Night," both from Phantom of the Opera. Many of the songs here transcend the boundaries of musical theater; indeed, the only drawback to this collection is that it doesn't feature any original cast recordings. However, the track selections and performances are strong enough to make this a minor point for anyone but the most extreme musical theater purists.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/2/2002
  • Label: Metro Music
  • UPC: 698458700322
  • Catalog Number: 503
  • Sales rank: 274,461

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Any Dream Will Do - National Symphony Orchestra (2:18)
  2. 2 Close Every Door - National Symphony Orchestra (3:34)
  3. 3 Heaven on Their Minds - Clive Rowe (4:25)
  4. 4 Everything's Alright - National Symphony Orchestra (3:55)
  5. 5 Gethsemane - National Symphony Orchestra (5:52)
  6. 6 I Don't Know How to Love Him - National Symphony Orchestra (3:42)
  7. 7 Jesus Christ Superstar - Clive Rowe (4:16)
  8. 8 Could We Start Again Please? - National Symphony Orchestra (3:11)
  9. 9 Don't Cry For Me Argentina - National Symphony Orchestra (5:28)
  10. 10 Another Suitcase in Another Hall - Grania Renihan (3:15)
  11. 11 Buenos Aires - National Symphony Orchestra (3:03)
  12. 12 Rainbow High - National Symphony Orchestra (2:29)
  13. 13 High Flying Adored - National Symphony Orchestra (3:50)
  14. 14 Memory - National Symphony Orchestra (3:45)
  15. 15 Jellicle Cats - Company (5:57)
  16. 16 Mister Mestofelees - National Symphony Orchestra (3:09)
  17. 17 Unexpected Song - Clare Burt (3:08)
  18. 18 Last Man in My Life - Liz Robertson (3:45)
  19. 19 Rolling Stock - National Symphony Orchestra (2:51)
  20. 20 U-N-C-O-U-P-L-E-D - National Symphony Orchestra (2:23)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Only You - Grania Renihan (4:13)
  2. 2 Starlight Express - Jim Graeme (3:50)
  3. 3 There's Me - National Symphony Orchestra (2:19)
  4. 4 Pie Jesu - Janis Kelly (3:35)
  5. 5 Angel of Music - Megan Kelly (2:19)
  6. 6 Masquerade - Company (2:57)
  7. 7 Wishing Somehow You Were Here Again - National Symphony Orchestra (3:07)
  8. 8 All I Ask of You - Katrina Murphy (4:31)
  9. 9 The Phantom of the Opera - Graham Bickley (4:50)
  10. 10 Music of the Night - John Diedrich (5:12)
  11. 11 Love Changes Everything - Company (3:01)
  12. 12 The First Man You Remember - John Diedrich (3:32)
  13. 13 Seeing is Believing - Janis Kelly (3:28)
  14. 14 As If We Never Said Goodbye - Graham Bickley (5:36)
  15. 15 Sunset Boulevard - Graham Bickley (3:02)
  16. 16 With One Look - National Symphony Orchestra (3:08)
  17. 17 Too Much in Love to Care - Katrina Murphy (4:21)
  18. 18 Half A Moment - Shona Lindsay (3:24)
  19. 19 Whistle Down The Wind - Jim Graeme (3:42)
  20. 20 Our Kind of Love - National Symphony Orchestra (3:41)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
A. L. Webber Primary Artist
Don Black Track Performer
Kim Criswell Vocals, Track Performer
Diane Langton Vocals, Track Performer
James Rainbird Track Performer
Sally Ann Triplett Vocals, Track Performer
John Owen Edwards Conductor
Dave Willetts Vocals, Track Performer
John Barrowman Vocals, Track Performer
Clive Carter Vocals, Track Performer
Claire Moore Vocals, Track Performer
Maria Friedman Vocals, Track Performer
National Symphony Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Martin Yates Conductor
Graham Bickley Vocals, Track Performer
John Diedrich Vocals, Track Performer
Janis Kelly Vocals, Track Performer
Liz Robertson Vocals, Track Performer
Andrew Newey Vocals, Track Performer
Katrina Murphy Vocals, Track Performer
Megan Kelly Vocals, Track Performer
Julian Kelly Conductor
Clare Burt Vocals
Company Track Performer
Clive Rowe Vocals
James Graeme Vocals
Caroline O'Connor Vocals
Grainne Renihan Vocals
Issy van Randwyck Vocals
Technical Credits
Mike Batt Lyricist
Jim Steinman Lyricist
Don Black Lyricist
Charles Hart Lyricist
Richard Stilgoe Lyricist
Tim Rice Lyricist
Rexton S. Bunnett Liner Notes, Sleeve Notes
Trevor Nunn Lyricist
T.S. Eliot Lyricist
Ben Elton Lyricist
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