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Details Revealed for THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA 25th Anniversary Box Set

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25 years after Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman opened the show in London, a box set celebrating the show's anniversary is being prepped for an October 3 UK release. No US release date has yet been set.

According to the Universal Music store, the box set includes an Original Cast Recording, Love Never Dies cast recording, DVD, Hardback Book, Replica First Night Programme and an exclusive medallion.

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the London opening of the world's greatest entertainment phenomenon, The Phantom Of The Opera 25th Anniversary Celebration box set is a sumptuous 4-CD and 1 DVD set that tells its story. This collection, overseen by Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group, contains the original recording of The Phantom Of The Opera. Listen again to timeless standards such as All I Ask Of You, The Music Of The Night and Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again, and you realise how much they have become part of the very fabric of musical theatre. Included also is its 2009 sequel, Love Never Dies, packaged in a collectors once-only design.

The audio and visual of the set is completed by The Phantom Phenomenon, an hour-long DVD that gathers together footage, some rare and unseen since broadcast that celebrates the show's history. But that is only half the story. The set is strictly limited and comes numbered with an exclusive POTO medallion; made in Great Britain. A 160-page hardback book written by acclaimed author Michael Heatley tells the story from page to stage and is exclusive to this set for a period of six months. To finish the package off, there is a facsimile of the 60-page opening night programme from Her Majesty's Theatre in 1986. This is a beautiful, limited edition souvenir.

TRACK LISTING:

Disc 1 - Original London Cast: Phantom Of The Opera

01. Michael Reed, Original London Cast - Prologue (The Stage Of Paris Opera House, 1905)
02. Original London Cast - Overture
03. Sarah Brightman, Steve Barton - Think Of Me (Album Version)
04. Michael Reed, Original London Cast - Angel Of Music (Album Version)
05. Michael Reed, Original London Cast - Little Lotte.../ The Mirror... (Angel Music) (Album Version)
06. Michael Reed, Original London Cast - The Phantom Of The Opera (Album Version)
07. Michael Reed, Original London Cast - The Music Of The Night (Album Version)
08. Michael Reed, Original London Cast - I Remember.../Stranger Than You Dream It... (Album Version)
09. Michael Reed, Original London Cast - Magical Lasso... (Album Version)
10. Michael Reed, Original London Cast - Notes/Prima Donna (Album Version)
11. Michael Reed, Original London Cast - Poor Fool, He Makes Me Laugh (Album Version)
12. Michael Reed, Original London Cast - Why Have You Brought Me Here (Album Version)
13. Michael Reed, Original London Cast - All I Ask Of You (Album Version)
14. Michael Reed, Original London Cast - All I Ask Of You (Reprise)


Disc 2 - Original London Cast: Phantom Of The Opera

01. Michael Reed, Original London Cast - Entr'acte (Act Two - Six Months Later) (Album Version)
02. Original London Cast - Masquerade / Why So Silent
03. Michael Reed, Original London Cast - Notes.../Twisted Every Way (Album Version)
04. Michael Reed, Original London Cast - Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again (Album Version)
05. Michael Reed, Original London Cast - Wandering Child../Bravo, Monsieur (Album Version)
06. Michael Reed, Original London Cast - The Point Of No Return (Album Version)
07. Michael Reed, Original London Cast - Down Once More.../Track Down This Murderer... (Album Version)


Disc 3 - Love Never Dies

01. Andrew Lloyd Webber - Prologue (Love Never Dies)
02. Andrew Lloyd Webber - The Coney Island Waltz
03. Andrew Lloyd Webber - That's The Place That You Ruined, You Fool!
04. Andrew Lloyd Webber - Heaven By The Sea
05. Andrew Lloyd Webber - Only For Him / Only For You
06. Andrew Lloyd Webber - The Aerie
07. Andrew Lloyd Webber, Ramin - ‘Til I Hear You Sing
08. Andrew Lloyd Webber - Giry Confronts The Phantom / 'Til I Hear You Sing (Reprise)
09. Andrew Lloyd Webber - Christine Disembarks
10. Andrew Lloyd Webber - Arrival Of The Trio / Are You Ready To Begin?
11. Andrew Lloyd Webber - What A Dreadful Town!...
12. Andrew Lloyd Webber - Look With Your Heart
13. Andrew Lloyd Webber - Beneath A Moonless Sky
14. Andrew Lloyd Webber - Once Upon Another Time
15. Andrew Lloyd Webber - "Mother Please, I'm Scared!"
16. Andrew Lloyd Webber - Dear Old Friend
17. Andrew Lloyd Webber - Beautiful
18. Andrew Lloyd Webber - The Beauty Underneath
19. Andrew Lloyd Webber - The Phantom Confronts Christine


Disc 4 - Love Never Dies

1. Andrew Lloyd Webber - Entr'acte
2. Andrew Lloyd Webber - Why Does She Love Me?
3. Andrew Lloyd Webber - Devil Take The Hindmost
4. Andrew Lloyd Webber - Heaven By The Sea (Reprise)
5. Andrew Lloyd Webber - Ladies...Gents! / The Coney Island Waltz (Reprise)
6. Andrew Lloyd Webber - Bathing Beauty
7. Andrew Lloyd Webber - "Mother, Did You Watch?"
8. Andrew Lloyd Webber - Before The Performance
9. Andrew Lloyd Webber - Devil Take The Hindmost
10. Andrew Lloyd Webber - Love Never Dies
11. Andrew Lloyd Webber - "Ah, Christine!..."
12. Andrew Lloyd Webber - "Gustave! Gustave!..."
13. Andrew Lloyd Webber - "Please Miss Giry, I Want To Go Back..."


Disc 5 - DVD Content

1. Sarah Brightman And Steve Harley - The Phantom Of The Opera
2. Sarah Brightman And Cliff Richard - All I Ask Of You
3. Michael Crawford - The Music Of The Night
4. Sarah Brightman - Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again
5. Andrew Lloyd Webber Interview With Terry Wogan ‘Wogan', 27th December 1985
6. Andrew Lloyd Webber & Sarah Brightman Interview Bbc ‘Breakfast Time' With Glyn Worsnip, 8th October 1986
7. News Report The Phantom Wins Tony Awards Bbc News With Sue Lawley, 6th June 1988

Tracks 8, 9 & 10 from THE Andrew Lloyd Webber 50TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION AT THE ROYAL Albert Hall, 7TH APRIL 1998:
08. Sarah Brightman And Antonio Banderas - The Phantom Of The Opera
09. Sarah Brightman And Michael Ball - All I Ask Of You
10. Sarah Brightman - The Music Of The Night
11. Andrew Lloyd Webber & Michael Crawford At The 10,000th Performance Her Majesty ?S Theatre, London, 23rd October 2010 Handheld Camera Footage From The Rug Private Collection

For more information, visit Universal Music.

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