THE MUSICALS ALBUM is a 3CD extravaganza bringing you the glitz, glamour and excitement of Broadway and The West End.
Released on 2nd June on Universal Music on Demand, the album features tracks from the greatest musicals of all time including The Phantom of the Opera, West Side Story, Les Misérables, Cats, Evita and many more, sung by the biggest stars of the genre: Michael Ball, Michael Crawford, Elaine Paige, Sarah Brightman and other stage heroes, past and present.
Highlights include:
·        ‘Don’t Cry for Me Argentina’ (Evita)
·        ‘Somewhere’ (West Side Story)
·        ‘My Favourite Things’ (Sound of Music)
·        ‘I Know Him So Well’ (Chess)
·        ‘The Music of the Night’ (The Phantom of the Opera)
·        ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ (Les Misérables)
The set begins with a performance from two English singing stars, Michael Ball and Alfie Boe, with their rendition of ‘Somewhere’, the classic Leonard Bernstein / Stephen Sondheim penned song from West Side Story. Michael Ball & Alfie Boe’s recent album ‘Together’ was the breakthrough success of Christmas 2016, hitting No. 1 in the UK Chart.
Kicking off CD2 is Don’t Cry for Me Argentina: the most famous song of all musicals? Originally sung by Julie Covington, the Andrew Lloyd Webber / Tim Rice penned song topped the charts in 7 countries including the UK in 1977. One of the most covered songs in theatre, the version on this album is sung by Sarah Brightman – but other artists have covered this classic song including Olivia Newton-John, the Carpenters, Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones, Sinead O’Connor and Nicole Scherzinger… the Madonna 1997 dance version was a global hit, reaching No. 3 in the UK chart.
The Musicals Album – Full Track list
CD 1
1.      Michael Ball & Alfie Boe – Somewhere (West Side Story)
2.      Michael Crawford – The Music Of The Night (The Phantom of the Opera)
3.      Julie Andrews, London Musicians Orchestra, Ian Fraser – The Sound of Music (The Sound Of Music)
4.      Anne Hathaway – I Dreamed A Dream (Les Misérables)
5.      Elaine Paige – Memory (Cats)
6.      Judy Garland – Over The Rainbow (Wizard of OZ)
7.      Frank Sinatra – Send In The Clowns (A Little Night Music)
8.      Jodie Prenger – As Long As He Needs Me (Oliver)
9.      Jason Donovan – Any Dream Will Do (Joseph)
10.   Miss Saigon Original Cast, Eva Noblezada, Tamsin Carroll – I Still Believe (Miss Saigon)
11.   1986 London Cast Recording, Kelly Hunter – Cabaret (Cabaret)
12.   Aileen Quinn – Tomorrow (Annie)
13.   Kristin Chenoweth & Idina Menzel – Defying Gravity (Wicked)
14.   Meryl Streep, Julie Walters & Christine Baranski – Dancing Queen (Mama Mia)
15.   John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John – The Grease Mega-Mix (Grease)
16.   Alfie Boe & Kerry Ellis – Come What May (Moulin Rouge)
17.   Nat King Cole – Wouldn’t It Be Loverly (My Fair Lady)
18.   Gene Kelly, The Pete Moore Orchestra – Singin’ In The Rain (Singin’ in the Rain)
CD 2
1.      Sarah Brightman – Don’t Cry For Me Argentina (Evita)
2.      Michael Ball – Love Changes Everything (Apsect Of Love)
3.      Alfie Boe – Some Enchanted Evening (South Pacific)
4.      Patti LuPone – As If We Never Said Goodbye (Sunset Boulevard)
5.      Connie Fisher, The Sound Of Music/London Palladium Cast/The Company – My Favourite Things, (Sound Of Music)
6.      Jim Bryant – Maria (West Side Story)
7.      Gertrude Lawrence – Getting To Know You (The King and I)
8.      Hugh Jackman – Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’ (Oklahoma!)
9.      Topol – If I Were A Rich Man (Fiddler on the Roof)
10.   Martin Horsey & Keith Hampshire – Consider Yourself (Oliver)
11.   André Rieu & Mirusia Louwerse – Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious (Mary Poppins)
12.   Gene Kelly, The Pete Moore Orchestra – Almost Like Being In Love (Brigadoon)
13.   Ella Fitzgerald – Too Darn Hot (Kiss Me Kate)
14.   Judy Garland – The Trolley Song (Meet Me In St. Louis)
15.   Matilda The Musical Original Cast – Revolting Children (Matilda)
16.   Original Cast of Billy Elliot – Born To Boogie (Billy Elliot)
17.   Ruthie Henshall – Someone To Watch Over Me (Crazy for You)
CD 3
1.      Elaine Paige & Barbara Dickson – I Know Him So Well (Chess)
2.      Original Broadway Cast Jennifer Holliday, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Loretta Devine, Deborah Burrell, The Company – One Night Only (Dreamgirls)
3.      Sarah Brightman & Steve Barton – Think Of Me (Phantom Of The Opera)
4.      Greg Ellis – Starlight Express (Starlight Express)
5.      Greg Ellis – Superstar (Jesus Christ Superstar)
6.      Michael Ball – Not While I’m Around (Sweeney Todd)
7.      Alfie Boe – Tell Me It’s Not True (Blood Brothers)
8.      London Cast Recording – All Through the Night (Anything Goes)
9.      Jason Donovan – Dreamboats And Petticoats (Dreamboats And Petticoats)
10.   Andrew Halliday & Carmen Cusack & National Symphony Orchestra & Martin Yates – The Circle Of Life (The Lion King)
11.   Shrek Ensemble – I’m a Believer (Shrek)
12.   Original Broadway Cast – Get Ready / Dancing In The Street (Motown)
13.   Shirley Jones – You’ll Never Walk Alone (Carousel)
14.   Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – Springtime for Hitler (Springtime for Hitler)
15.   Barbara Hendricks, The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel – Summertime (Porgy & Bess)
16.   Patina Miller, Debbie Kurup & Amy Booth Steel – Take Me to Heaven (Sister Act)
17.   Cast Of Rent – Seasons Of Love (RENT)