Having seen the show in October 2000 I couldn't wait for the CD and I wasn't disappointed. Not a show about football but 2 love stories. Superb music by Lloyd Webber, he just gets better and better, and very witty lyrics by Ben Elton. Favourite must be "Gods own Country" the blending of voices of "Mary" and "Protestant Girl" is wonderful. The entire cast is superb. An exhilarating, funny, tragic, hopeful story. I defy anyone to listen to this music and not be moved. I read somewhere that one indicator of a good show is if you can sing or hum the music on 1 hearing, this is definitely the case this time.