Lloyd Webber-Rice The Likes of Us Recording to Hit U.S. Stores March 28

News   Lloyd Webber-Rice The Likes of Us Recording to Hit U.S. Stores March 28 The first musical penned by the award-winning team of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, The Likes of Us, will arrive on CD this month.

Decca Broadway will release the double CD March 28. The Likes of Us, which concerns the life of nineteenth-century philanthropist Dr. Thomas Barnardo, was recorded live at Lloyd Webber's Sydmonton Festival in July 2005.

The musical was written by Lloyd Webber and Rice in 1965. Minor adjustments were made to the musical for the Sydmonton staging, and one new song, "This Is My Time," was written by Lloyd Webber.

The Likes of Us, according to press notes, is described thusly: "Shocked by the appalling conditions surrounding the impoverished children of Victorian London, [Dr. Barnardo] decides to devote his life's works to helping them, which led to the foundation the famous children's homes that bear his name today." The cast of the recording features lyricist Rice as well as Stephen Fry as the Narrator.

The complete track listing for The Likes of Us follows:
CD 1
Introduction
Overture
"Twice in Love Every Day"
"I'm a Very Busy Man"
"Love Is Here"
"Strange and Lovely Song"
"The Likes of Us"
"How Am I to Know"
"We'll Get Him"
"This Is My Time"
"Lion-Heart Land"
"We'll Get Him Reprise"
"Love Is Here"
"A Man On His Own"

CD2
Entr'acte
"You Can Never Make It Alone"
"Hold a March"
"Will This Last Forever? "
"You Won't Care About Him Anymore"
"Going, Going, Gone! "
"Man of the World"
"Have Another Cup of Tea"
"A Strange and Lovely Song" (Reprise
"The Likes of Us" (Reprise) Together, Andrew Lloyd Webber (music) and Tim Rice (lyrics) also created the musicals Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar and Evita.

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