- Audio CD (6 Oct. 2008)
- Number of Discs: 3
- Format: Box set
- Label: Polydor
- ASIN: B001F0JD98
- Other Editions: Audio CD
- Average Customer Review: 29 customer reviews
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Polydor Records celebrates the 60th birthday of Andrew Lloyd -Webber, indisputably the most successful composer of our time, with the release of `60'. This amazing 3 CD, 60 track set spans the whole of Andrew's illustrious career and includes hits from all of his most famous musicals - Jesus Christ Superstar, Cats,Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Starlight Express, Evita, Sunset Boulevard and of course The Phantom Of The Opera. The album features hit recordings, hits from cast albums all sung by a diverse range of superstar and original artists.
From Elvis Presley singing It's Easy For You (the song that Andrew and Tim Rice wrote especially for him) to Barbra Streisand, Sarah Brightman, Shirley Bassey, John Barrowman, Michael Crawford, Madonna, Tom Jones and rocker Alice Cooper (singing King Herod's Song) this collection has it all.
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The third disc is my least favourite, only a couple of the songs really stood out, the first two are by far the better, being lest varied but more memorable, featured heavily are: Starlight Express, Tell Me On A Sunday, Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar, Phantom of the Opera, Whistle Down the Wind and Cats. As these are my favourites I didn't mind, though some of the repititions of tracks but by different performers was hard to justify - why for example include Barbra Streisand's version of 'Memory' when Elaine Paige singing the song is on the first disc and it eclipses Streisand version.
I think the first two discs are more successful because more thought seems to have gone into the ordering of the tracks; disc one for instance has many title tracks like `The Phantom of the Opera', `Superstar', `Whistle Down the Wind' and the songs that you associate with specific musicals, the ones that really stand alone and can be taken out of context, like `Memory' and `Love changes Everything'. Disc two contrasts by being a lot more melancholic, thematically the songs deal with loss and are highly reflective, Elvis Presley's `Its Easy for You' and `Close Every Door' do this very well. Also the tracks here have a Rock and Roll sound to them, Anastacia's version of `Superstar' fits in well, the high points for me are `One Rock `n' Roll too many' and `A Kiss is a Terrible Thing to Waste' the latter being the Metal Philharmonic Orchestra version. Conversely disc three is a bit of a miss match of songs, personally I hate the first track and I dislike some of the versions, but there are high points: `Pie Jesu', `The Music of the Night' and `Make up my Heart'. Most of the tracks on this disc are meditative and slow, except for Alice Cooper's bizarre version of `King Herod's Song'.
I mentioned the case, it is pretty tricky to remove the individual CD's which are cramped in tight.
Still I very much recommend, it's not perfect but very enjoyable and you get a lot for your money, this may even be better then `Music of the Night' another great musical and film complication double disc that I treasure. But do make sure you look carefully at the contents of the three discs as personal taste may dictate whether you think it's worth buying.
P.S After long periods of banging and muttering my outer case allows for much easier removal of the CDs.
P.S.S The more I listen to this the more I love it.
However, this is not exactly the first Lloyd Webber compilation to have hit the market. What makes it worth purchasing (apart from the very reasonable price for this much music) is the fact that the producers have obviously thought about this, and included different versions of many of the songs than the ones that we are used to hearing. Who knew that Anastacia had sung "Superstar"? Not me - but what a great voice she has for that song!
With 60 songs in the compilation, unless you really are a die-hard fan, there are bound to be quite a few that you don't know. So get this compilation and enjoy!
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