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Andrew Lloyd Webber is the composer of The Likes of Us, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, By Jeeves, Evita, Variations and Tell Me On A Sunday later combined as Song & Dance, Cats, Starlight Express, The Phantom of the Opera, Aspects of Love, Sunset Boulevard, Whistle Down the Wind, The Beautiful Game, The Woman in White and Love Never Dies. He composed ... Read more in Amazon's Andrew Lloyd Webber Store

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Product details

  • Audio CD (7 Nov. 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Box set, Live, Soundtrack
  • Label: Polydor
  • ASIN: B000BSM27K
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 79,327 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Introduction (The Likes Of Us)Andrew Lloyd Webber 3:37£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Overture (The Likes Of Us)Andrew Lloyd Webber 5:52£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Twice In Love Every DayAndrew Lloyd Webber 3:42£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. I'm A Very Busy ManAndrew Lloyd Webber 3:49£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Love Is HereJohnny &Jenny 4:09£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Strange And Lovely SongAndrew Lloyd Webber 4:23£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. The Likes Of UsAndrew Lloyd Webber 4:01£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. How Am I To Know?Andrew Lloyd Webber 3:51£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. We'll Get HimAndrew Lloyd Webber 3:01£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. This Is My TimeAndrew Lloyd Webber 3:35£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Lion Hearted LandAndrew Lloyd Webber 4:44£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. We'll Get Him (reprise)Andrew Lloyd Webber 1:11£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Love Is HereJohnny &Jenny 1:12£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. A Man Is On His OwnAndrew Lloyd Webber 4:24£0.99  Buy MP3 


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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Entr'acte (The Likes Of Us)Andrew Lloyd Webber 3:07£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. You Can Never Make It AloneAndrew Lloyd Webber 3:15£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Hold A MarchAndrew Lloyd Webber 3:31£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Will This Last Forever?Andrew Lloyd Webber 4:42£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. You Won't Care About Him AnymoreAndrew Lloyd Webber 4:42£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Going, Going, GoneAndrew Lloyd Webber 5:31£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Man Of The WorldAndrew Lloyd Webber 3:34£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Have Another Cup Of TeaAndrew Lloyd Webber 6:24£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Strange And Lovely Song (reprise)Andrew Lloyd Webber 1:33£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. The Likes Of Us (reprise)Andrew Lloyd Webber 3:01£0.99  Buy MP3 

Product Description

The Likes Of Us--the first musical ever written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. Starring Stephen Fry. A must for all true Andrew Lloyd Webber fans.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Mr. LM Samuel on 7 Oct. 2008
Format: Audio CD
This is a great addition to the Lloyd Webber catalogue and deserves to be on the shelf of any Muscials fan. It's easy to see why it never made it to the stage when it was written - why would the West End need another 'Oliver'-esque musical. But forty years later it sounds fresh and is a real pleasure to listen to. Unlike the aformentioned 'Oliver' the piece is generally one of pleasure and there are few moments of sadness, and the songs are quite spirited! The title song is melancholic but never does it stir the same deep emotions that you get when listening (or watching) Oliver, but saying that, the ensemble pieces are fun and evoke the same satisfaction as the company numbers in 'Oliver'.

Anyway, 'Oliver' aside, the music is more reminiscent of 'Joseph' than any of the other Lloyd Webber musicals, and this is where we see the genius of the Lord LLoyd Webber. Those who are familiar with his musicals are aware that the sound-worlds created for each musical is exclusive to that piece. There are critics that would argue that his tunes sound the same but that's simply not true. You couldn't take a song out of 'Aspects' and stick it in the middle of 'Starlight' for example. And OK, two of these tunes resurface in other works (one in By Jeeves and another in Song & Dance/Variations) but I imagine Lloyd Webber/Rice probably thought that this show would never see the light of day!

But what lovely music it is. It suggests the music of Richard Rodgers (Lloyd Webber's hero) more than any of his other songs (OK, except All I Ask Of You perhaps) and I remember how when I first listened to the Overture, I imagined a full Orchestra playing an Overture for an old classic musical!

Love Is Here and A Strange And Lovely Song are instantly likable, and the commentary by Stephen Fry enhances the performance (although, after a while you just want to listen to the songs!) and the CD comes HIGHLY recommended!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. D. L. Rees TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 30 April 2010
Format: Audio CD
"This, ladies and gentlemen, is what failed to launch the careers of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber forty years ago." So Stephen Fry ends this superb souvenir of a very special occasion: 2005 world premiere of the first Rice-Lloyd Webber musical, performed in a converted church at Sydmonton, Lloyd Webber's estate. Songs, lyrics, orchestrations are virtually unchanged. The main difference is that the original book has been replaced by Stephen Fry's narration - he typically very funny and mischievous.

The subject? Dr. Barnardo's struggles to help London's urchins, opposition from all sides gradually giving way to respect.

First reactions are surprise and delight at just how good it is - a musical in the old tradition (pre-synthesisers, etc., which may extra please quite a few). Pleasures abound. They include "Love is Here" (the tune later to reappear in "By Jeeves!" - composers always having an advantage over lyricists when recycling), "Strange and Lovely Song", "This is my Time", "Lion Hearted Land" (Tim Rice in fine form), "A Man on his Own", "Have Another Cup of Tea". Of particular interest is "Going, Going, Gone!" - the very first song the two ever wrote, Rice here performing as the auctioneer.

The recording is a delight in its own right, but it also fascinates to see early signs of the talents destined for triumphs the world over. Stephen Fry is the icing on the cake, many laughs guaranteed - as when he introduces "a typical cabinet meeting which begins with lusty singing, a tradition which continues to this very day I believe."

Yes, here are treats all the way through. Great fun, and warmly recommended.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By "reviewwriter" on 22 Oct. 2005
Format: Audio CD
I heard this performance last night on Radio 2 and I was amazed by the quality of the songs in this Musical that was never released because it was apparently not good enough. The wit of narrator Stephen Fry perfectly complimented the fantastic cast of this performance and the beautiful music and lyrics of Messers Lloyd Webber and Rice respectfully. A particular favourite of mine was Going, Going, Gone.
A must buy for any musicals fanatic.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 10 Nov. 2005
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I thought the Likes Of Us was great fun, with Stephen Fry on top form as usual! I especially thought the number "LOVE IS HERE" was a lovely duet with 2 lovely voices, that i have not had the priviledge to hear before! I thought the humour of the piece was great and thought the fact Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice were making fun of themselves made it all the better.
I think this would be a good one for the stage but only for a limited run... as i cant see it being another CATS! The music didnt give me goose pimples or touch any particular nerves, but i really enjoyed it and will look forward to listening to it again! And the main thing i liked about it as that it wasnt typically Andrew Lloyd Webber, it was very different from his later stuff! Although I am a big ALW fan! A
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