Various Artists

100 Hits: Musicals [Demon]

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AllMusic Review by James Christopher Monger

This five-disc collection of show tunes covers a myriad of styles and subjects, from the bawdy (Chicago) to the family-friendly (Sound of Music) and a whole lot in between. At 100 tracks, it's a bit of a daunting listen, especially considering the fact that musicals tend to follow story lines. Apart from not being very cohesive, there is also the problem that most of the cuts on 100 Hits: Musicals are not culled from the original, or most widely respected and reviewed, productions.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Marti Webb 04:12 Amazon
2 Caroline O'Connor / National Symphony Orchestra 04:46 Amazon
3 John Barrowman / National Symphony Orchestra 02:15 Amazon
4 Frances Ruffelle 03:58 Amazon
5 Jacqueline Barron / Paul Nicholas 03:58 Amazon
6 Joanna Ampil / Stephanie Lawrence / Julia Moller / National Symphony Orchestra 03:44 Amazon
7 Sally Dexter / Stephanie Lawrence / Adam Searles 05:34 Amazon
8
Sally Dexter / Sean McDermott / Adam Searles 02:44 Amazon
9 Joanna Ampil / Peter Cousens / Sean McDermott / National Symphony Orchestra 03:33 Amazon
10
Joanna Ampil / Peter Couzens / Julia Moller 04:24 Amazon
11 National Symphony Orchestra / Gary Watson 03:50 Amazon
12 Christiane Noll / National Symphony Orchestra 02:25 Amazon
13 Leslie Uggams 03:22 Amazon
14 James Graeme / National Symphony Orchestra / Poppy Tierney 02:15 Amazon
15 Paul Nicholas 03:53 Amazon
16 Stephanie Lawrence 03:00 Amazon
17 John Barrowman / Shona Lindsay / National Symphony Orchestra 03:13 Amazon
18 Caroline O'Connor / National Symphony Orchestra 03:49 Amazon
19 Debbie Gravitte / National Symphony Orchestra 03:49 Amazon
20 Company / Elektravox / Estonian National Symphony Orchestra 02:01 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Len Cariou / National Symphony Orchestra 05:23 Amazon
2 John Barrowman / Nautical Quartet / Mary Stockley 03:54 Amazon
3 Michael Ball / Rebecca Caine 02:01 Amazon
4 Nick Ferranti / Caroline O'Connor / National Symphony Orchestra 04:11 Amazon
5 Hugh Jackman 03:22 Amazon
6 Jonathan Price 06:01 Amazon
7 Barry Bostwick / Judy Kaye / National Symphony Orchestra 03:17 Amazon
8 Valerie Masterson / National Symphony Orchestra 04:49 Amazon
9
Danielle Carson / Roy Castle / Tommy Steele 02:31 Amazon
10 National Symphony Orchestra Ensemble / Shona Lindsay 03:06 Amazon
11 National Symphony Orchestra 02:50 Amazon
12 Ruthie Henshall 01:54 Amazon
13 Robyn North / National Symphony Orchestra 05:36 Amazon
14 Paul Bentley 03:27 Amazon
15 Maria Friedman / National Symphony Orchestra / Jonathan Pryce 03:03 Amazon
16 Lauren Kennedy 03:28 Amazon
17
Petula Clark 04:17 Amazon
18 Debbie Gravitte / National Symphony Orchestra 03:22 Amazon
19 Cleo Laine / City of London Philharmonic 02:59 Amazon
20 Ethan Freeman / National Symphony Orchestra 02:07 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 3

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Patti LuPone 04:27 Amazon
2 Stephanie Lawrence 03:20 Amazon
3 Simon Bowman 04:08 Amazon
4 Marti Webb 04:57 Amazon
5 Andrew Halliday / Paulette Ivory 03:28 Amazon
6 Paul Nichols 03:32 Amazon
7 Caroline O'Connor 03:43 Amazon
8 Max Von Essen / Christiane Noll 04:48 Amazon
9 Edward Baker-Duly 02:58 Amazon
10 John Barrowman 02:59 Amazon
11 Kim Criswell 03:07 Amazon
12 Max Von Essen / Laurie Gayle Stephenson 03:46 Amazon
13 Susan Egan 03:15 Amazon
14 Diane Langton 04:06 Amazon
15
05:41 Amazon
16 Vanessa A. Jones / Sean McDermott 04:17 Amazon
17 Elaine Paige 03:14 Amazon
18 Marti Webb 03:57 Amazon
19 Simon Bowman / Max Milner / Sally Ann Triplett / Hayley Wareham 02:19 Amazon
20
Tommy Steele 03:29 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 4

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Ethan Freeman / Claire Moore 04:21 Amazon
2 Matt Bogart / Karen Ziémba 03:12 Amazon
3 Susan Egan 03:10 Amazon
4 Colm Wilkinson 02:53 Amazon
5 Maria Friedman 04:08 Amazon
6 Issy van Randwyck 02:40 Amazon
7 Jacqueline Dankworth 03:13 Amazon
8 Elaine Paige 04:30 Amazon
9 Gregg Edelman 03:03 Amazon
10 Mark Umbers 03:56 Amazon
11 Ron Raines 02:52 Amazon
12 Ruthie Henshall / Kirby Ward 03:56 Amazon
13
Sally Dexter 03:15 Amazon
14
Petula Clark 03:59 Amazon
15 Paulette Ivory 03:46 Amazon
16 Paul Nicholas 02:46 Amazon
17 Matt Bogart / LaChanze 03:15 Amazon
18 Marti Webb 03:46 Amazon
19 Robert Meadmore / Jacinta Mulcahy 02:43 Amazon
20 John Barrowman 03:10 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 5

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Debbie Gravitte 03:06 Amazon
2 Christopher Lee / Valerie Masterson 04:29 Amazon
3 Elaine Paige 02:12 Amazon
4 Fiona Hendley 03:25 Amazon
5 Hugh Jackman 03:07 Amazon
6 Jacqueline Dankworth 02:39 Amazon
7 Louise Gold / Claire Moore / Jonathan Pryce 02:28 Amazon
8 Ruthie Henshall / Kirby Ward 07:44 Amazon
9 Mark McVey / Laurie Gayle Stephenson 04:09 Amazon
10 Philip Quast 03:07 Amazon
11 Sarah French 02:16 Amazon
12
Steve Deveraux 02:09 Amazon
13 Debbie Gravitte 02:41 Amazon
14 Elisabeth Welch 02:24 Amazon
15 Paul Manuel / Tinuke Olafimihan 02:54 Amazon
16 Christiane Noll 02:44 Amazon
17 Willard White 02:31 Amazon
18 Jean-Pierre Aumont 06:06 Amazon
19 Gillian Bevan 02:50 Amazon
20 Meg Johnson 03:52 Amazon
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