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100 Hits Musicals

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Genre: Compilation / Artist: Various Artists / CD / Audio CD released 2009-04-27 at DMG 100

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      09.02.2011 10:26
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      A really good mix of songs from shows, both old and new, popular and less well known.

      As a fan of musicals, I love to listen to CDs of songs from shows. As Christmas approached I searched online and decided that this compilation set of CDs looked like it would provide great value for money, retailing at £5.34 on Amazon, and would be a good one to put on my Christmas list. I am so pleased that someone did choose to buy it for me and I've been listening to the various CDs ever since.

      The boxed collection consists of 5 CDs with 20 tracks on each one (100 in all, as you may have guessed). I've not had a 5 CD set before and was surprised to find that they all fit into a box the same size as some double CD sets that I have, so great for saving space on my shelf. The cover is simple and attractive and this was partly why I was drawn to it. The 'Musical' title forms a crescent shaped title over a background of red theatre curtains and stage lights - just right to get me in the mood!

      The Demon Music Group compiled this collection, along with other well renowned titles in the 100 Hits series , such as 80s Rewind, American Songbook and Voices, to name but a few. This reputation as a known company for producing compilation CDs also led me to believe that this would be a good purchase. It was released in 2009.

      Most other musical CDs that I have are a single CD. I tend to find that there is a great deal of repetition of the same old favourites from a fairly limited selection of shows. Not so with 100 Hits! Each CD has a varied selection of songs from shows both old and new. There are also some songs that I had not heard before and it has been great to get to know those. Of course there are many of the popular songs including' Memory' from Cats, 'The Music of the Night' from Phantom of the Opera and' Any Dream will Do' from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. In total 62 musicals are represented; it's hard to think of a show that has not been included. Some of them I had not even heard of such as Aida, A Little Night of Music, Man of La Mancha, Woman in White and Nine. 'Unusual Way' from Nine, sung by Elaine Page, however, is now probably one of my favourite tracks. I also love singing along to some of the old shows - Cabaret, South Pacific and Sweet Charity particularly. I've not seen these shows but my appetite has been whetted and I'll be heading to them now when the opportunity arises, thanks to the inspiration of these CDs.

      Obviously I could go on forever listing songs that I love listening to from this complilation and I would recommend anyone who thinks they might like it to browse the full list.

      The inlay card includes details of the songs included, including the show from which they are taken and the recording artist as well as the music and song writers and production company and year of release. Sadly there is no list of words, to allow even more 'sing a long' opportunity. I guess it would make quite a fat booklet if words were included for all 100 songs. The list of contributing artists is impressive too. It's not one of those CDs where you think you could have done a better job singing them yourself, but has the likes of Ruthie Henshall, Claire Moore, Stephanie Lawrence and Marti Webb to name but a few.

      I love to belt out a good rousing song when I'm driving or doing the housework. Somehow the chores don't seem half so bad when accompanied by ' All that Jazz' or 'If my Friends Could See Me Now'. Five CDs mean that it's been possible to have one ready to play wherever I am. Even other members of the family have been known to put them on too, but my husband has also politely requested that I turn the volume down a little!


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      Disc #1 Tracklisting
      1 Memory - Cats
      2 All That Jazz - Chicago
      3 Any Dream Will Do - Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
      4 On My Own - Les Misérables
      5 All I Ask Of You - The Phantom Of The Opera
      6 I Know Him So Well - Chess
      7 Don't Cry For Me Argentina - Evita
      8 I'd Do Anything - Oliver!
      9 Can You Feel The Love Tonight - The Lion King
      10 The Last Night Of The World - Miss Saigon
      11 No Matter What - Whistle Down The Wind
      12 I Could Have Danced All Night - My Fair Lady
      13 I Am What I Am - La Cage Aux Folles
      14 Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious - Mary Poppins
      15 Superstar - Jesus Christ Superstar
      16 Take That Look Off Your Face - Tell Me On A Sunday
      17 Summer Nights - Grease
      18 Dancing Queen - Mamma Mia
      19 Defying Gravity - Wicked
      20 We Will Rock You - We Will Rock You

      Disc #2 Tracklisting
      1 If I Were A Rich Man - Fiddler On The Roof
      2 All Through The Night - Anything Goes
      3 A Heart Full Of Love - Les Misérables
      4 America - West Side Story
      5 Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin' - Oklahoma!
      6 I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face - My Fair Lady
      7 Anything You Can Do - Annie Get Your Gun
      8 Getting To Know You - The King And I
      9 Good Morning - Singin' In The Rain
      10 Hopelessly Devoted To You - Grease
      11 It's A Hard Knock Life - Annie
      12 But Not For Me - Crazy For You
      13 Do Re Mi - The Sound Of Music
      14 Beautiful Girls - Follies
      15 Money Money - Cabaret
      16 I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair - South Pacific
      17 Easy Terms - Blood Brothers
      18 Secret Love - Calamity Jane
      19 Send In The Clowns - A Little Night Music
      20 The Impossible Dream - Man Of La Mancha

      Disc #3 Tracklisting
      1 I Dreamed A Dream - Les Misérables
      2 I Don't Know How To Love Him - Jesus Christ Superstar
      3 Why God Why? - Miss Saigon
      4 The Music Of The Night - The Phantom Of The Opera
      5 Circle Of Life - The Lion King
      6 Close Every Door - Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
      7 What I Did For Love - A Chorus Line
      8 Tonight - West Side Story
      9 Younger Than Springtime - South Pacific
      10 Love Changes Everything - Aspects Of Love
      11 With One Look - Sunset Boulevard
      12 I Believe My Heart - The Woman In White
      13 Another Suitcase In Another Hall - Evita
      14 Only You - Starlight Express
      15 Consider Yourself - Oliver!
      16 Elaborate Lives - Aida
      17 Unusual Way - Nine
      18 Losing My Mind - Follies
      19 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang - Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
      20 Singin' In The Rain - Singin' In The Rain

      Disc #4 Tracklisting
      1 The Phantom Of The Opera - The Phantom Of The Opera
      2 The Perfect Year - Sunset Boulevard
      3 The Sound Of Music - The Sound Of Music
      4 Bring Him Home - Les Misérables
      5 Cabaret - Cabaret
      6 Good Morning Starshine - Hair
      7 Day By Day - Godspell
      8 Anything Goes - Anything Goes
      9 Luck Be A Lady - Guys And Dolls
      10 On The Street Where You Live - My Fair Lady
      11 All I Care About Is Love - Chicago
      12 Embraceable You - Crazy For You
      13 As Long As He Needs Me - Oliver!
      14 Tell Me It's Not True - Blood Brothers
      15 Macavity: The Mystery Cat - Cats
      16 High Flying, Adored - Evita
      17 Written In The Stars - Aida
      18 Tell Me On A Sunday - Tell Me On A Sunday
      19 Almost Like Being In Love - Brigadoon
      20 Being Alive - Company

      Disc #5 Tracklisting
      1 There's No Business Like Show Business - Annie Get Your Gun
      2 Shall We Dance? - The King And I
      3 I Get A Kick Out Of You - Anything Goes
      4 Always True To You (In My Fashion) - Kiss Me Kate
      5 Oklahoma! - Oklahoma!
      6 If My Friends Could See Me Now - Sweet Charity
      7 Two Ladies - Cabaret
      8 I Got Rhythm - Crazy For You
      9 Stranger In Paradise - Kismet
      10 Some Enchanted Evening - South Pacific
      11 Tomorrow - Annie
      12 Bless Your Beautiful Hide - Seven Brides For Seven Brothers
      13 Don't Rain On My Parade - Funny Girl
      14 True Love - High Society
      15 Somewhere - West Side Story
      16 Summertime - Porgy And Bess
      17 Ol' Man River - Show Boat
      18 Gigi - Gigi
      19 Over The Rainbow - The Wizard Of Oz
      20 You'll Never Walk Alone - Carousel

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