ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER UNMASKED: THE PLATINUM COLLECTION 5LP VINYL BOX SET
Following the success of UNMASKED: THE PLATINUM COLLECTION, which reached the #1 spot in the UK Compilations Chart, Andrew Lloyd Webber continues his 70thbirthday celebrations with release of the collection as a five LP box set on September 28th.
The box set features recently recorded songs from renowned artists Nicole Scherzinger (“Memory”, Cats), Gregory Porter (“Light at the End of the Tunnel”, Starlight Express) and Lana Del Rey (“You Must Love Me”, Evita).
It also contains recordings by world-class performers such as Barbra Streisand, Madonna, Michael Crawford, Sarah Brightman, Michael Ball, and released for the first time, Beyonce singing “Learn To Be Lonely” from the 2005 Academy Awards with Lloyd Webber accompanying on piano.
The Orchestral Suites proved such a highlight of the 4CD version of UNMASKED: THE PLATINUM COLLECTION, that Andrew requested a special selection of them were gathered together for the exclusive fifth record of the vinyl box set. This will be the first time many of the tracks have ever been released on LP, making this set truly unique. “I particularly love the new tracks and of course I love the orchestral suites”, says Lloyd Webber. “There’s nothing a composer likes more than hearing their melodies played by a cracking orchestra”.
The collection is personally curated and overseen by Lloyd Webber, and is half-speed mastered at Abbey Road by Miles Showell, also containing a 20-page booklet with specially written tributes from Barbra Streisand, Glenn Close, Michael Crawford and Tim Rice among others.
Of the release, Lloyd Webber says, “I owe everyone involved in putting this compilation together a huge thank you. A vast amount of thought has evidently gone into selecting tracks from my almost fifty-year-old career.”
It has been a memorable 70thbirthday for Andrew Lloyd Webber, who as well as releasing #1 album UNMASKED: THE PLATINUM COLLECTION, marked the year by publishing his new autobiography UNMASKED offering a fascinating insight into his remarkable rise as one of the nation’s most prestigious composers. Additionally, he renamed the New London Theatre, currently home to School Of Rock, after the late legendary West End choreographer Gillian Lyne – the first time a West End theatre has been named after a woman.
Lloyd Webber’s unparalleled contribution towards theatre has been recognised across the year’s biggest events, including the Classic BRIT Awards – where he received the Special Recognition Award for Musical Theatre & Education, the Grammy Awards – Patti LuPone performed the iconic “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina” (from Evita) as a tribute to Lloyd Webber, the musical that earned him his first Grammy award in 1980, and the Tony Awards – where he received the award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre.
As the most successful composer of musicals in history, Lloyd Webber’s productions have sold more than 330 million tickets worldwide. The Phantom of the Operais the second longest-running show in West End history. Catsand The Phantom of the Operaare two of Broadway’s four highest grossing shows. In addition to his worldwide sales and audiences, Lloyd Webber has been recognised by critics and peers with numerous accolades and awards including seven Oliviers, seven Tonys, three Grammys, one Golden Globe and an Oscar.
UNMASKED: THE PLATINUM COLLECTION VINYL TRACK-LISTING 5 LP:
01 SUPERSTAR • MURRAY HEAD & THE TRINIDAD SINGERS
02 THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA • SARAH BRIGHTMAN & MICHAEL CRAWFORD
03 DON’T CRY FOR ME ARGENTINA • JULIE COVINGTON
04 STICK IT TO THE MAN • ALEX BRIGHTMAN & THE BROADWAY CAST OF SCHOOL OF ROCK
05 LOVE CHANGES EVERYTHING • MICHAEL BALL
01 WITH ONE LOOK • BARBRA STREISAND
02 MEMORY* • NICOLE SCHERZINGER
03 NO MATTER WHAT • BOYZONE
04 BUENOS AIRES • GLEE CAST
05 TAKE THAT LOOK OFF YOUR FACE • MARTI WEBB
01 LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL* • GREGORY PORTER
02 THE MUSIC OF THE NIGHT • MICHAEL CRAWFORD
03 PIE JESU • ANNA NETREBKO
04 GETHSEMANE (I ONLY WANT TO SAY) • IAN GILLAN
01 ANY DREAM WILL DO • DONNY OSMOND
02 SUNSET BOULEVARD • KEVIN ANDERSON
03 AMIGOS PARA SIEMPRE • SARAH BRIGHTMAN & JOSÉ CARRERAS
04 MACAVITY: THE MYSTERY CAT • WENDY EDMEAD & DONNA KING
05 I DON’T KNOW HOW TO LOVE HIM • YVONNE ELLIMAN
01 AS IF WE NEVER SAID GOODBYE • GLENN CLOSE
02 THEME AND VARIATIONS 1-4 • ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER
03 UNEXPECTED SONG • SARAH BRIGHTMAN
04 YOU MUST LOVE ME* • LANA DEL REY
05 EVERYTHING’S ALRIGHT • YVONNE ELLIMAN, IAN GILLAN & MURRAY HEAD
01 ANOTHER SUITCASE IN ANOTHER HALL • MADONNA
02 THE VAULTS OF HEAVEN • TOM JONES & SOUNDS OF BLACKNESS
03 YOU’RE IN THE BAND • BROADWAY CAST OF SCHOOL OF ROCK
04 ’TIL I HEAR YOU SING • RAMIN KARIMLOO
05 IT’S EASY FOR YOU • ELVIS PRESLEY
01 COLD • THE EVERLY BROTHERS
02 COME BACK WITH THE SAME LOOK IN YOUR EYES • DENISE VAN OUTEN 3:28
03 LOVE NEVER DIES • SIERRA BOGGESS
04 MR MISTOFFELEES • PAUL NICHOLAS
05 I AM THE STARLIGHT* • MICA PARIS & GEORGE URE
01 ALL I ASK OF YOU • CLIFF RICHARD & SARAH BRIGHTMAN
02 RAINBOW HIGH • ELAINE PAIGE
03 TELL ME ON A SUNDAY • MICHAEL CRAWFORD
04 WISHING YOU WERE SOMEHOW HERE AGAIN (LIVE AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL) • SIERRA
05 LEARN TO BE LONELY* (LIVE AT THE OSCARS) • BEYONCÉ & ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER
LP 5 – BONUS VINYL
01 PHANTOM PHANTASY† • ORIGINAL LONDON ORCHESTRA
02 LOVE NEVER DIES ORCHESTRAL SUITE† • ORIGINAL LONDON ORCHESTRA
03 THE BEAUTY UNDERNEATH*• BEN LEWIS, CASEY LYONS 04 VARIATIONS ON VARIATIONS† • ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER
01 JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR OVERTURE • ORIGINAL JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR ORCHESTRA
02 OVERTURE AND THE BEAUTIFUL GAME† • ORIGINAL CAST AND ORCHESTRA
03 SUNSET SUITE† • ORIGINAL BROADWAY ORCHESTRA
04 ASPECTS OF ASPECTS • ORCHESTER DER VEREINIGTEN BUEHNEN WIEN
05 ANYTHING BUT LONELY • SARAH BRIGHTMAN
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