This is a perfect CD for all musical theatres lovers, no sorry - ALL music lovers. Even though they are all MT songs, they are well known even if you haven't seen any of the shows from which they originate. . There is a great assortment from the best loved musicals sung by 5 very talented artists and a fabulous ensemble with excellent musicians all brought together by a superb team,
To hear the quality of the sound, it is only the applause at the end of each song which confirms it is indeed a live recording of a remarkable concert which I was lucky enough to attend. The good thing is, unlike some `live' CDs, you can appreciate it just as much as if you were at the concert.
Although in my opinion there is no song which lets the album down, I have to single out a few as being exceptional. Rachel Wooding makes singing `No One But You' effortless and a pleasure to listen to, Emma Williams is perfect in her deliverance of 'Mein Herr' with all the sleaze you'd find in the seedy KitKat club
But for sheer emotion and passion, the highlight for me is Jonathan Ansell's oustanding 'Gethsemane' which lost none of its power from the night. Pure delight
It's a must have for your music collection and listening pleasure.