From liner notes: 'Famous' is almost an understatement when describing Andrew Lloyd Webber's position in the music world. From the age of 19, when he collaborated with Tim Rice to create "Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat", Lloyd Webber has dominated musical theatre on both sides of the Atlantic. His most recent smash hit, 'Phantom of the Opera', with its romantic, operatic sweep, has solidified comparisons between himself & the legendary Rogers and Hammerstein. Lloyd Webber's family background made the world of music, but not necessarily of musicals, seem a natural choice. With a father who was a composer, a mother who taught piano and a brother who was a top-ranking cellist, what could be more obivous than Andrew expressing himself in music? Lloyd Webber's shows play around the world, with an appeal that transcends both culture & generation. These superb renditions by the Allen Toussaint Orchestra demonstrate why the irresistible genius of Andrew Lloyd Webber has dominated box offices in New York & London & has left audiences humming his melodies for over two decades. Selections are from the following plays: Phantom of the Opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, Cats, Evita, Song & Dance, Starlight Express, Requiem, Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.