Andrew Lloyd Webber's UNMASKED: THE PLATINUM COLLECTION Now Available to Download or Stream
Manila, Philippines--British composer and impresario of musical theater Andrew Lloyd Webber's latest album collection "Andrew Lloyd Webber: Unmasked - The Platinum Collection" is now available to download or stream at https://lnk.to/ALW_UnmaskedDeluxeFP made possible by MCA Music (Universal Music Philippines).
This special album, which was released coinciding with the composer's 70th birthday on March 22, features recordings from Barbra Streisand, Beyoncé, Donny Osmond, the cast of "Glee," Glenn Close, Sarah Brightman, Ramin Karimloo, Sierra Boggess, Gregory Porter, Lana Del Rey, Madonna, Michael Ball, and many more.
The 70 songs, and some bonus tracks, included in this album were personally curated by Webber. These include classics from his earliest work, "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," based on the story of Joseph from the Bible, and his most recent Broadway hit musical, "School of Rock," based on the 2003 film.
Newly recorded songs by recording artists Nicole Scherzinger ("Memory" from "Cats"), Gregory Porter ("Light at the End of the Tunnel" from "Starlight Express") and Lana Del Rey ("You Must Love Me" from "Evita") are the highlights of the album.
"I owe everyone involved in putting this compilation together a huge thank you. A vast amount of thought has evidently gone into selecting tracks from my almost 50-year-old career. This compilation brings back a heap of memories--it has made this ancient composer very happy. I particularly love the new tracks and of course, I love the orchestral suites. There's nothing a composer likes more than hearing their melodies played by a cracking orchestra," said Webber in a statement.
Last year, Webber had four shows running concurrently on Broadway ("Sunset Boulevard," "Cats," "The Phantom of the Opera," and "School of Rock"--the last two are still running on Broadway), which tied with the record set by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II on Broadway in 1953.
To date, Webber's musicals grossed more than $13.6 billion and have been seen by more than 300 million people across the globe. He has won seven Oliviers, seven Tonys, three Grammys, one Golden Globe, and one Oscar.
His foundation, the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, is one of Britain's leading charities that supports arts and music education. In 2016, he financed the American Theater Wing's three-year grant (about $1.3 million) to support theater education for the underserved young people and public schools across the United States.