Wizard Of Oz (Ocr) CD (2011)

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Label Universal Uk/zoom
SKU 221075062
UPC 602527701318
UPC 14 00602527701318
Format CD
Release Date 6/28/2011
Author Andrew Lloyd Webber
Compilation Appearance Very Best Of Andrew Lloyd Webber
Compilation Appearance Ultimate Broadway
Compilation Appearance Best Of Broadway: The American Musicals
Compilation Appearance Broadway: The American Musical
Technical Info
Engineer Robin Sellars
Producer Nigel Wright; Andrew Lloyd Webber
CatalogID B 001569202
Lable Name Decca
Released 05/09/2011
Original Release 2011
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 60m : 18s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
UPC 00602527701318
Album Notes and Credits
Lyricists: E.Y. "Yip" Harburg; Tim Rice.
Adapters: Jeremy Sams; Andrew Lloyd Webber .
Liner Note Author: Andrew Lloyd Webber .
Recording information: Air Edel Studios, London; Sarm Studios, London; Smp Studios, Surrey; Sphere Studios, London.
Editor: Yann McCullough.
Photographers: Keith Pattison; Simon Turtle.
Released just two months after its West End debut, Andrew Lloyd Webber's New Production of the Wizard of Oz is the accompanying soundtrack to the musical maestro's 2011 adaptation of the classic 1939 film. Its 25 tracks include all the numbers performed by the likes of Danielle Hope, the winner of the BBC talent search for the lead role of Dorothy, theater legend Michael Crawford as The Wizard, and Olivier Award nominee Hannah Waddingham as the Wicked Witch of the West. Wisely, the stage show Presario has opted to stick with all but one of the Harold Arlen/E.Y. Harburg compositions from the Judy Garland-starring original (only "If I Were King in the Forest" is omitted), including Hope's stunning take on "Over the Rainbow," the Munchkins' performance of "Ding Dong the Witch Is Dead" and "Follow the Yellow Brick Road," and the Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Lion's renditions of "If Only I Had a Brain/Heart/Nerve," respectively. But it's the several brand new songs co-penned with former songwriting partner Tim Rice (their first major collaboration since 1978's Evita) that gives Lloyd Webber's 18th musical its own identity. The characters of Professor Marvel and The Wicked Witch of the West take their chance to shine on their first ever solo pieces, "The Wonders of the World" and "Red Shoes Blues," while there are added numbers for Dorothy ("Nobody Understands Me"), The Wizard ("Bring Me the Broomstick"), and the ensemble ("Already Home"), all of which are worthy additions to the duo's impressive back catalog. While the album unavoidably loses some of the impact (lacking as it does the show's spectacular set designs and special effects), it's still a hugely enjoyable listen which remains faithful to the source material while remaining a quintessential Lloyd Webber affair. ~ Jon O'Brien
Disc 1
1 Wizard of Oz: Overture, The
2 Wizard of Oz: Nobody Understands Me, The
3 Wizard of Oz: Over The Rainbow, The
4 Wizard of Oz: Wonders Of The World, The
5 Wizard of Oz: The Twister, The
6 Wizard of Oz: Arrival In Munchkinlan d, The
7 Wizard of Oz: Munchkinland / Ding
8 Wizard of Oz: Follow The Yellow Bric k Road, The
9 Wizard of Oz: If I Only Had A Brain / We're Off To See The Wizard, The
10 Wizard of Oz: If I Only Had A Heart / We're Off To See The Wizard, The
11 Wizard of Oz: If I Only Had The Nerv e / We're Off To See The Wizard, The
12 Wizard of Oz: We're Outta The Woods, The
13 Wizard of Oz: The Merry Old Land Of Oz, The
14 Wizard of Oz: Bring Me The Broomstic k, The
15 Wizard of Oz: Haunted Forest, The
16 Wizard of Oz: Red Shoes Blues, The
17 Wizard of Oz: Bacchanalia, The
18 Wizard of Oz: Red Shoes Blues, The (repri se)
19 Wizard of Oz: Over The Rainbow, The (repr ise)
20 Wizard of Oz: If We Only Had A Plan, The
21 Wizard of Oz: The Rescue, The
22 Wizard of Oz: Hail
23 Wizard of Oz: The Wizard's Departure, The
24 Wizard of Oz: Already Home, The
25 Wizard of Oz: Finale, The
Product Attributes
Artist Webber,Andrew Lloyd
Label Universal Music Group
Music Format Compact Disc

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