Joey McIntyre's song on a Lloyd Webber Tribute CD by Kritzerland

 
Kritzerland is reaching into the vaults of Los Angeles’ S.T.A.G.E. charitable organization for three star-filled releases celebrating composers who need no introduction: Burt Bacharach, Stephen Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber.  These live concert recordings feature renowned artists from the worlds of pop (Melissa Manchester, Stephen Bishop) and jazz (Dave Koz, Ann Hampton Callaway) plus stars from stage, screen and television (Tyne Daly, Felicity Huffman, Len Cariou, Charlotte Rae, Donna McKechnie) and even some rather unexpected performers (Rip Taylor, Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry), all tackling selections from these deep songbooks.  The Lloyd Webber and Sondheim tributes are both 2-CD sets, while the Bacharach is a single disc.  A portion of the proceeds from all three albums will be allocated to AIDS Project L.A. and other AIDS organizations.
The albums are scheduled to ship the fourth week in May, but pre-orders will likely be mailed several weeks earlier as per Kritzerland’s custom.  Hit the jump for a look at each of this trio of recordings, including full track listings and pre-order links!
The earliest of the three concerts hails from 2004, and celebrates the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, currently represented in New York with three musicals thanks to the recent hit revivals of Evita and Jesus Christ Superstar plus the longest-running Broadway musical of all time with The Phantom of the Opera.  Songs from all three of those musicals can be heard on The Perfect Year: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber.  The album is roughly sequenced as mini-suites of Lloyd Webber’s most famous musicals, opening with a quartet of songs from Superstar and ending with another four from Phantom.  In between you’ll hear cuts from Lloyd Webber’s other musicals such as Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Evita, Song and Dance, Jeeves, Starlight Express and Cats, performed by an eclectic array of singers including Ken Page (original cast member of Cats), Mary Jo Catlett (2 Broke Girls, Desperate Housewives), Betty Garrett (Laverne and Shirley, On the Town), Marissa Jaret Winokur (Hairspray), Tyne Daly and former New Kid on the Block Joey McIntyre.  Daly tackles the dramatic “If This is What We’re Fighting For” from the 2000 West End musical The Beautiful Game.
About the CD:
Various Artists, The Perfect Year: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber: The 20th Annual S.T.A.G.E. Benefit (Recorded 2004 – issued Kritzerland, 2012)

CD 1
  1. Heaven On Their Minds – Michael K. Lee
  2. King Herod’s Song – Paul Ainsley
  3. I Don’t Know How to Love Him – Nita Whitaker
  4. Gethsemane (I Only Want to Say) – Sean McDermott
  5. Pie Jesu – Suzanna Guzmán with Annie Woods
  6. Oh, What a Circus – Michael A. Ross
  7. The Charity Concert – Marissa Jaret Winokur
  8. High Flying Adored – Michael A. Ross
  9. Don’t Cry for Me Argentina – Derin Altay, Valerie Perri and Janis Uhley
  10. Tell Me on a Sunday – Valarie Pettiford
  11. Capped Teeth and Caesar Salad – Leslie Jordan and Christopher Showerman
  12. Unexpected Song – Kim Huber
  13. Half a Moment – Keith David
  14. Other Pleasures – Lee Lessack
  15. The First Man You Remember – Pat Marshall
  16. One Rock’n’Roll Too Many – Mary Jo Catlett
  17. Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats – Cats Ensemble
  18. The Addressing of Cats – Ken Page
  19. Memory  - The Leading Ladies: Teri Bibb, Karen Culliver and Mary D’Arcy
CD 2
  1. Jacob and Sons – Joan Ryan
  2. Close Every Door – Bill Hutton and the Stephen S. Wise Elementary Choir and Vocal Ensemble
  3. Any Dream Will Do – David Burnham, Bill Hutton, Brian Lane Green and William Katt
  4. U.N.C.O.U.P.L.E.D. – Betty Garrett with Jamie Anderson, Cliffton Hall and Mark Smith
  5. Only You/Starlight Express – Jamie Anderson, Cliffton Hall and Mark Smith
  6. If This is What We’re Fighting For – Tyne Daly
  7. Let Us Love in Peace – Joey McIntyre
  8. On the Balcony of the Casa Rosada – Carole Cook
  9. As If We Never Said Goodbye – Valerie Perri
  10. Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again – The Leading Ladies: Teri Bibb, Karen Culliver and Mary D’Arcy
  11. All I Ask of You – Anastasia Barzee and Reece Holland
  12. Music of the Night – Franc D’Ambrosio
  13. Think of Me – Dale Kristien
 To order this disc go to:
http://www.kritzerland.com/stage_webber.htm

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