Big Birthday Celebration for Sir Webber

January 29, 2018 - 6:00am

Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber will mark his 70th birthday in March with a collection his greatest compositions, recorded by some of music's biggest names. Madonna, Barbra Streisand, Beyonc, and the cast of Glee are all featured on a new album titled Andrew Lloyd Webber Unmasked: The Platinum Edition, due March 16th.

Webber personally selected all the album's recordings to reflect songs from all his hit musicals, from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Jesus Christ Superstar, to Cats, Evita and The Phantom of the Opera, to Starlight Express and School of Rock. Those musicals have grossed nearly $14 billion total worldwide.

The album features the first release of Beyonc singing "Learn to Be Lonely," from the 2005 Academy Awards, with Lloyd Webber accompanying on piano. It also features Streisand singing "With One Look," from Sunset Boulevard, and the cast of Glee taking on "Buenos Aires," from Evita.

In addition, the compilation features three newly recorded songs: Lana Del Rey sings Evita's "You Must Love Me"; former Pussycat Doll and X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger sings "Memory" from Cats; and Gregory Porter sings "Light at the End of the Tunnel," from Starlight Express. The album also features tracks sung by Elvis Presley, The Everly Brothers, Yvonne Elliman, Michael Crawford, Glenn Close, Sarah Brightman, Tom Jones, Cliff Richard, and many more.

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Andrew Lloyd Webber 'Unmasked: The Platinum Collection' Tracklisting:

CD One

  1. "Superstar" – Murray Head & The Trinidad Singers
  2. "The Phantom Of The Opera" – Sarah Brightman & Michael Crawford
  3. "Oh What A Circus" – Antonio Banderas & Madonna
  4. "Love Changes Everything" – Michael Ball
  5. "Stick It To The Man" – Alex Brightman & The Broadway Cast Of "School Of Rock"
  6. "Memory" – Nicole Scherzinger
  7. "No Matter What" – Boyzone
  8. "With One Look" – Barbra Streisand
  9. "Buenos Aires" - "Glee" Cast
  10. "Don't Cry For Me Argentina" – Julie Covington
  11. "Take That Look Off Your Face" – Marti Webb
  12. "I'm Hopeless When It Comes To You" – Joanna Riding
  13. "Light At The End Of The Tunnel" – Gregory Porter
  14. "The Music Of The Night" – Michael Crawford
  15. "Gethsemane ( I Only Want To Say)" – Ian Gillan
  16. "Any Dream Will Do" – Donny Osmond
  17. "Amigos Para Siempre" – Sarah Brightman & Jos Carreras
  18. "I Don't Know How To Love Him" – Yvonne Elliman

CD Two

  1. "As If We Never Said Goodbye" – Glenn Close
  2. "Theme And Variations 1-4" – Andrew Lloyd Webber
  3. "Unexpected Song" – Sarah Brightman
  4. "You Must Love Me" – Lana Del Rey
  5. "Everything's Alright" – Yvonne Elliman, Ian Gillan & Murray Head
  6. "The Vaults Of Heaven" – Tom Jones & The Sounds Of Blackness
  7. "Another Suitcase In Another Hall" – Madonna
  8. "You're In The Band" – Broadway Cast Of "School Of Rock"
  9. "It's Easy For You" – Elvis Presley
  10. "Cold" – The Everly Brothers
  11. "Come Back With The Same Look" – Denise Van Outen
  12. "I Am The Starlight" – Mica Paris & George Ure
  13. "Mr. Mistoffelees" – Paul Nicholas
  14. "Tell Me On A Sunday" – Michael Crawford
  15. "Think Of Me" – Emmy Rossum & Patrick Wilson
  16. "Rainbow High"" – Elaine Paige
  17. "All I Ask Of You" – Cliff Richard & Sarah Brightman
  18. "Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again (Live At The Royal Albert Hall)" – Sierra Boggess
  19. Bonus Track Learn To Be Lonely (Live At The Oscars)" – Beyonc & Andrew Lloyd Webber

CD Three

  1. "Jacob & Sons/Coat Of Many Colours" – Janet Metz, Donny Osmond, Michael Fletcher & The Canadian Cast
  2. "Close Every Door" – Donny Osmond
  3. "Heaven On Their Minds (Live – Arena Tour)" – Tim Minchin
  4. "King Herod's Song" – Alice Cooper
  5. "Skimbleshanks" – Ken Wells & The Original London Cast Of Cats
  6. "Macavity: The Mystery Cat" – Wendy Edmead & Donna King
  7. "You've Never Had It So Good" – Stephen Ward Original London Cast
  8. "I'd Be Surprisingly Good For You" – Elena Roger & Philip Quast
  9. "Evermore Without You" – Martin Crewes
  10. "I Believe My Heart" – Duncan James & Keedie
  11. "If Only You Would Listen" – The Broadway Cast Of "School Of Rock"
  12. "Sing" – Military Wives
  13. "Hosanna" – Jesus Christ Superstar London Cast
  14. "Hosanna" – Plcido Domingo, Sarah Brightman & The Choir Of Winchester Cathedral
  15. "Pie Jesu" – Sarah Brightman & Paul Miles-Kingston
  16. "By Jeeves" – Steven Pacey, Simon Day & Nicholas Haverson
  17. "Where Did The Rock Go?" – Florence Andrews

CD Four

  1. "Phantom Phantasy" – Original London Orchestra
  2. "Masquerade" – Original Motion Picture Cast
  3. "'Til I Hear You Sing" – Ramin Karimloo
  4. "Love Never Dies Orchestral Suite" – Original London Orchestra
  5. "Love Never Dies" – Sierra Boggess
  6. "The Beauty Underneath" – Ben Lewis & Casey Lyons
  7. "Variations On Variations" – Andrew Lloyd Webber
  8. "Jesus Christ Superstar Overture" – Original Jesus Christ Superstar Orchestra
  9. "Overture And The Beautiful Game" – Original Cast And Orchestra From The Beautiful Game
  10. "If This Is What We're Fighting For" – Josie Walker
  11. "Cats Overture" – The Original London Orchestra
  12. "The Jellicle Ball" – Cats Motion Picture Orchestra
  13. "Sunset Suite" – Original Broadway Orchestra
  14. "Sunset Boulevard" – Kevin Anderson
  15. "Aspects Of Aspects" – Orchester Der Vereinigten Buehnen Wien
  16. "Seeing Is Believing" – Michael Ball & Sarah Brightman
  17. "Anything But Lonely" – Sarah Brightman