This is a hideous and self indulgent pastiche of the 'pop-musical' form. None of it is exciting and it all sounds terribly bland, the lyrics are hysterically bad and there's only so much of that you can take before you want to rip off your own arms and beat yourself with the wet end to make it stop. I seem to recall Spamalot taking the piss out of this style rather well, so to try and take it seriously is a complete joke.
Despite the forward by Tim Rice and the selection of great performers, there is no way that this trite has any place in the musical theatre cannon.
More than anything i wondered how on earth they got the funding to put this album together when some real british (and Irish) talent (like Jason Carr and Conor Mitchell) is left unrecorded and unperformed.
Steer clear of this and keep on searching for new great talent.