20 + 1 Favourite Stage and Screen Musicals

A Listmania! list by Mr. R. B. Ager "Ronald Ager" (Nottingham, UK)
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Annie Get Your Gun
1.  Annie Get Your Gun by Broadway Classics
The list author says:
  "A very cute Mary Martin steals the show in this excellent production, made for TV in 1957"
£16.16   Used & New from: £1.48
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Camelot - Original Broadway Cast
2.  Camelot - Original Broadway Cast by Claire Moore
The list author says:
  "Lerner + Loewe considered this better than My Fair Lady. This stage version sounds better than the movie"
Used & New from: £10.73
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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Cats (Original London Cast Recording)
3.  Cats (Original London Cast Recording) by Sarah Brightman
The list author says:
  "Overplayed though it is, the intro to Memory still sends shivers up my spine"
£19.98   Used & New from: £1.08
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Evita - Original London Cast Recording
4.  Evita - Original London Cast Recording by Joss Ackland
The list author says:
  "This original London cast highlights album is the lightest and most cohesive version"
£5.99   Used & New from: £1.13
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

High Society Soundtrack
5.  High Society Soundtrack by Marc Kudisch
The list author says:
  "Cole Porter's magical songs, Bing, Frank and Louis on top form. Absolutely unbeatable"
£20.00   Used & New from: £1.48
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

Jungle Book / O.S.T.
6.  Jungle Book / O.S.T. by Various
The list author says:
  "Inspired casting of Phil Harris as the voice of Baloo. The other songs aren't bad either"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews)

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The King And I:  Music From The Motion Picture
7.  The King And I: Music From The Motion Picture by The King And I (Related Recordings)
The list author says:
  "Politically incorrect it may now be, but Rodgers + Hammerstein's atmospheric score was superb"
£8.64   Used & New from: £1.76
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

The Lion King
8.  The Lion King by Joseph Williams
The list author says:
  "Disney proved they could still cut it, with help from Tim Rice and Elton John."
£29.99   Used & New from: £0.91
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)

Mary Poppins
9.  Mary Poppins by Dick Van Dyke
The list author says:
  "There's nothing like the original, sugary though it is. Inspired casting of Dick van Dyke and his cockney accent!"
£20.00   Used & New from: £0.24
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

My Fair Lady
10.  My Fair Lady by My Fair Lady (Related Recordings)
The list author says:
  "Despite being nearly 50 years old and in mono, this original Broadway cast recording is still the best by miles"
Used & New from: £0.09

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Oklahoma!
11.  Oklahoma! by Joan Roberts
The list author says:
  "Another Rodgers + Hammerstein winner. Every song a classic"
£10.66   Used & New from: £2.33
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

oliver! (1960 London Cast)
12.  oliver! (1960 London Cast) by Lionel Bart
The list author says:
  "Lionel Bart's songs ooze Victorian East London atmosphere. His next show, Blitz! (see below) was arguably even better"
£6.64   Used & New from: £1.17
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

Paint Your Wagon
13.  Paint Your Wagon by Paint Your Wagon (Related Recordings)
The list author says:
  "In truth not one of Lerner + Loewe's or Hollywood's best, but worth it for Lee Marvin's Wand'rin Star alone"
£5.99   Used & New from: £4.03
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

The Phantom of the Opera
14.  The Phantom of the Opera by Sarah Brightman
The list author says:
  "Well OTT Lloyd Webber."
£13.89   Used & New from: £3.50
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (146 customer reviews)

The Sound Of Music: 40th Anniversary Special Edition
15.  The Sound Of Music: 40th Anniversary Special Edition by Richard Rodgers
The list author says:
  "Couldn't not include this one, though in truth the sound quality in places was pretty awful"
£12.23   Used & New from: £3.48
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (109 customer reviews)

South Pacific
16.  South Pacific by Mitzi Gaynor
The list author says:
  "By turns sassy, satirical and emotional, it's probably R + H's best all-round musical"
£5.99   Used & New from: £1.74
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)

Tell Me On A Sunday
17.  Tell Me On A Sunday by Marti Webb
The list author says:
  "Written specifically for Marti Webb, she did it full justice, and, sorry, but not even Denise van Outen comes close"
£7.08   Used & New from: £3.76
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

West Side Story Original Soundtrack Recording
18.  West Side Story Original Soundtrack Recording by Leonard Bernstein
The list author says:
  "Just about the only time Hollywood has brushed up Shakespeare and improved on it"
£3.99   Used & New from: £0.59
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)

Bernstein: West Side Story
19.  Bernstein: West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein
The list author says:
  "Bernstein's own interpretation of his composition, in a very dynamic and operatic setting"
£5.99   Used & New from: £1.78
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

Fiddler on the Roof
20.  Fiddler on the Roof by Jerry Bock
The list author says:
  "A very romantic view of hard, pre-revolution, Jewish life in Russia. I prefer the shorter stage album - Topol's finest hour"
£9.74   Used & New from: £4.99
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Lionel Bart's Blitz!
21.  Lionel Bart's Blitz! by Various Artists
The list author says:
  "A rarity.but even better than Oliver!, Lionel Bart captures life, love and tragedy in wartime East End of London"
Used & New from: £140.21
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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