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Andrew Lloyd Webber: The Royal Albert Hall Celebration (1999)

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A tribute to Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber for his 50th birthday. Features selections from his most popular plays, such as CATS, Phantom of the Opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Sunset ... See full summary »

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Tina Arena ...
Performer 'Whistle Down the Wind'
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Performer 'Gethsemane', 'All I Ask You' 'Vaults of Heaven' and 'Love Changes Everything'
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Performer 'Oh What a Circus', 'High Flying Adored' and 'The Phantom of the Opera'
Stephen Gately ...
Himself - Performer 'No Matter What' (as Boyzone)
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Performer 'Pie Jesu', 'The Phantom of the Opera', 'All I Ask You' and 'The Music of the Night'
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Performer 'Once Upon A Time', 'With One Look' and 'As If We Never Said Goodbye'
Ben De'ath ...
Performer 'Pie Jesu'
Julian Lloyd Webber ...
Performer 'Inro and Variations I-IV'
Marcus Lovett ...
Performer 'Superstar' and 'Once Upon A Time'
Lottie Mayor ...
Performer 'Whistle Down the Wind'
Dennis O'Neill ...
Performer 'Hosanna'
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Performer 'Any Dream Will Do' and 'Close Every Door'
Elaine Paige ...
Performer 'Don't Cry for Me, Argentina' and 'Memory'
Ray Shell ...
Performer 'There's Light at the End of the Tunnel'
Kiri Te Kanawa ...
Performer 'The Heart is Slow to Learn'
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A tribute to Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber for his 50th birthday. Features selections from his most popular plays, such as CATS, Phantom of the Opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Sunset Boulevard. It also has an appearence by his brother a world famous cellist playing a piece composed by LLoyd Webber. Written by Nikki Norton <xblvr@hotmail.com>

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Andrew Lloyd Webber: What I want to celebrate tonight has nothing to do with really myself, but the future - please - of musical theatre.
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Referenced in The South Bank Show: 2009 Awards (2010) See more »

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The Jellicle Ball
(from "Cats")
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Published by The Really Useful Group Ltd./Faber Music Ltd.
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3 July 2000 | by (Transylvania) – See all my reviews

This video is a must see for all Andrew Lloyd Webber fans. Over all it is spectacular, with a few (small) exceptions. Donny Osmond does a triumphant reprise of his Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat role, Elaine Paige is riveting as Eva Peron singing Don't Cry for Me Argentina (made me want to run right out and buy the original London cast album!), and also singing Memory. To be honest, I was a little disappointed with Sarah Brightman's performance. . . don't get me wrong, she has a beautiful voice, but it lacks the energy of her younger years. Still, she did a lovely turn singing Pie Jesu. Antonio Banderas was very entertaining as Che, but I honestly thought that having him sing the part of the Phantom was a bad idea. . . Michael Crawford he is not.

I also thought the guy who sang Superstar seemed a little off key. Maybe it was just my hearing. However, the highlight of the evening for me, was Michael Ball. He has one of the most beautiful and powerful voices I have ever heard, capable of singing with great emotion . . .which he did in this performance. Michael is always best in front of a live audience, and this performance is no different (if you like this, get the concert video of Les Miserables, it is awesome.) Michael Ball's performance of Gethsemane is the very best I have ever heard. . . it is amazing. Even if the rest of the video had been bad, that song would have made it for me. He also does a lovely job on his trademark tune, Love Changes Everything, and The Vaults of Heaven. Over all, I give this video ***1/2 out of ****.


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