Sings the Songs of Andrew Lloyd Webber

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Sings the Songs of Andrew Lloyd Webber
Studio album by Shirley Bassey
Released 1993
Recorded 1993
Genre MOR
Label EMI MFP
Producer Gordon Lorenz
Shirley Bassey chronology
The Bond Collection
(1992)
Sings the Songs of Andrew Lloyd Webber
(1993)
Sings the Movies
(1995)

Sings the Songs of Andrew Lloyd Webber is a studio album from Shirley Bassey released in 1993.

This album saw Bassey briefly return to her old label EMI (which also owns her United Artists recordings); the album was issued by EMI on the Music For Pleasure Premier label. All songs on this album are from the pen of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber. This is the first, and to date the only Songbook album that Shirley Bassey has recorded and released. In her early recording career she had recorded many songs from the Great American Songbook, but unlike Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, and many other artists, she had never recorded a complete album of songs by one composer. The songs on the album are all taken from the popular musicals of Andrew Lloyd Webber, that he wrote with various lyricists. The oldest song found on the album is from the 1971 musical Jesus Christ Superstar which originally opened on Broadway in October of that year. Bringing it up to date the album also includes two songs from Sunset Boulevard which had recently premiered on July 12, 1993 in London's West End.

Two songs had previously been recorded by Shirley Bassey, "Don't Cry for Me Argentina" in 1978 for the album The Magic Is You, and "Memory" which had been recorded for the B-side of the European single "That's Right" in 1984. Several TV performances and interviews were made by Bassey to promote this album. The album entered the UK Albums Chart on December 4, 1993 and peaked at number 34.[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Memory" (Andrew Lloyd Webber, Trevor Nunn, based on work from T. S. Eliot) (from Cats) - 5.02
  2. "Starlight Express" (Andrew Lloyd Webber, Richard Stilgoe) (from Starlight Express) - 3.04
  3. "All I Ask Of You" (Andrew Lloyd Webber, Charles Hart, Richard Stilgoe) (from The Phantom of the Opera) - 4.05
  4. "I Don't Know How to Love Him" (Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice) (from Jesus Christ Superstar) - 4.15
  5. "Macavity" (Andrew Lloyd Webber, Trevor Nunn, based on wok from T. S. Eliot) (from Cats) - 3.17
  6. "Chanson D'Enfance" (Andrew Lloyd Webber, Charles Hart, Don Black) (from Aspects of Love) - 2.28
  7. "With One Look" (Andrew Lloyd Webber, Christopher Hampton, Don Black) (from Sunset Boulevard) - 3.44
  8. "Tell Me on a Sunday" (Andrew Lloyd Webber, Don Black) (from Song and Dance) - 3.33
  9. "The Last Man In My Life" (Andrew Lloyd Webber, Don Black) (from Song and Dance) - 3.38
  10. "Don't Cry for Me Argentina" (Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice) (from Evita) - 5.13
  11. "Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again" (Andrew Lloyd Webber, Charles Hart, Richard Stilgoe) (from The Phantom of the Opera) - 3.25
  12. "As If We Never Said Goodbye" (Andrew Lloyd Webber, Christopher Hampton, Don Black) (from Sunset Boulevard) - 3.47
  13. "Memory" (reprise) (Andrew Lloyd Webber, Trevor Nunn, based on work from T. S. Eliot) (from Cats) - 1.09

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shirley Bassey - Shirley Bassey sings Andrew Lloyd Webber". Chart Stats. 1994-02-19. Archived from the original on 2013-01-19. Retrieved 2011-08-10.