Andrew Lloyd Webber - The Royal Albert Hall Celebration details
|Starring:||Donny Osm, Donny Osmond, Antonio Banderas, Sarah Brightman, Glenn Close, Kiri Te Kanawa, Bonnie Tyler, Elaine Paige, Michael Ball, Marcus Lovett, Boyzone, Lottie Mayor, Ray Shell|
|Directors:||David Mallet, Steven Pimlott|
Andrew Lloyd Webber - The Royal Albert Hall Celebration
|Run time:||2 hours 6 minutes|
|Rental release:||16 Oct 2000|
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UnevenBy Cozalie from Hampshire, England , 20 Apr 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]I had high hopes for this, as am a great fan on most of Sir Lloyd Webbers work, however I was very disappointed at this show.
Although the show did display some brilliant Andrew Lloyd Webber classics many could have been expanded on. The show offered a wide variety, and would be good for people who enjoy all aspects of Lloyd Webber's music, but as I am only a fan of his more dramatised musicals (Jesus Christ Superstar, Whistle Down The Wind, Sunset Boulevard, Phantom Of The Opera) I do not usually like his more opera pieces. Micheal Ball was superb, with stunning performances from Antonio Banderas and Elaine Page, however the show featured Sarah Brightman in it a lot - which annoyed me, as the star selection was good, but not varied enough. Even though I enjoyed a lot of the songs, I found the whole show dull, badly linked and I unfortunateley found myself using the ffwd button on my remote far too much!
In saying this I can see the appeal for many people, and suggest you watch it to judge for yourself.
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Lloyd Webber..Music To My Ears !By bearbare (19 reviews) from Grimsby , 23 Aug 2010Obviously this DVD will really please Lloyd Webber music fans, it will also appeal to musicals fans of all ages, particularly the fans of really powerful balads. Traditional singing & choirs, big orchestral pieces & world class solo performers. The only slight minus was a below average performance from Julian Lloyd Webber. Music lovers will be entertained by many artists, a celebration in every sense.
Lots of famous namesBy a customer from East midlands , 23 Feb 2010The start was dreadful: I felt like turning off there and then.
But along comes some cello music/playing that is increasingly fascinating. After which the show takes flight with excerpts from Evita; these, however, become rather banal before long.
And that's the pattern thereafter - singing which is sometimes enthralling, but sometimes (and mostly) average.
A mixed selectionBy a customer from Cheadle , 07 Apr 2009A good selection of numbers from all of ALW's classic works.........but perhaps a bit lacking in star quality as far as some of the performers are concerned.......Elaine Page was great but had she been permed and waxed just for the occasion ???
Lloyd-Webber.Genius.By fiftyseven (11 reviews) from Newcastle upon Tyne , 09 Mar 2009The man is a legend in his own lifetime,a cliche ? yes,these days,but in his case its true.Most of the classics from the last 40 yrs played and sung with ageless quality. Who stole the show ? The one and only Elaine Paige who blew the roof off with 'Memories'. These memorys wont fade.
Bit datedBy a customer from London , 29 Sep 2008But very enjoyable none the less!