The list author says: "I would like to offer this list to any beginning collector of the Lloyd-Webber musicals. In this list I compile the recordings I like the most of each musical, together with the first (or earliest available) recordings, compilations and other recordings. In many cases I would like to use the remastered versions of the recordings because I find that they sound fuller and richer."
"I include this version of Joseph to stand in for the 1968 Joseph Consortium recording, when the musical was much shorter. Oddly enough, I like the scoring here a lot. This could be the "forgotten" Joseph cast album, and it is closer to the original "school musical" spirit than the glitzy Vegas extravaganza of the revivals."
"I like this cast album of Joseph compared to the later recordings. I like Donovan's performance and also the contributions of the supporting cast. The only thing is I've lately not felt fond of the overcooked orchestrations in some numbers (e.g. the Elvis Pharaoh song)."
"Here is the remastered version of the Superstar concept album. It may appeal to rock fans more than to musical theatre fans. I know this remastered release is tied to the UK arena tour of the musical, but it's good to hear it in fuller, improved sound."
"A recent recording of Evita with Elena Roger and Philip Quast. I know this is a highlights album and I know that Elena Roger might take some getting used to. Even so it's good to hear the new orchestrations and they work very well."
"This recording of Evita is a complete version of the score featuring the 2012 Broadway revival cast. I know that some people here have felt unhappy with this recording but I rather like Elena Roger's performance. She has matured since the 2006 recording. Ricky Martin fares wonderfully as Che and I also like Michael Cerveris's menacing, yet nuanced, portrayal of Peron."
"I would like this recording of Song and Dance to stand in for Variations and Tell Me on a Sunday. It's a shame that we can't get Marti Webb's original recording of Tell Me on a Sunday on CD. Curiously this release is impossible to find nowadays at affordable prices."
"Now on to Cats. I'm including both the London and Broadway cast recordings. This London recording features Elaine Paige and Sarah Brightman, but I find that it doesn't capture the verve of the musical as well as it should. Oddly enough there has not been a satisfactory release of the complete recording."
"The wonderful Broadway cast album of Cats offers more zest and oomph as compared to the London cast album. This version of the musical features the changes that were made for the Broadway production, and I might say they work so much better than the London cast versions of the numbers."
"The remastered version of the original London Cast album of Starlight Express. I like this version much more than the New Starlight Express. It captures more of the innocent child-like spirit of the musical. I know that the score can be patchy at times but I like it more than the 1993 version."
"This is a remastered edition of the 1993 Starlight Express cast recording. The plot is different from the plot in the original stage show and works less well. This recording features three new songs, including reworkings of old songs."
"As a nice complement to the famous West End cast album of Phantom with Brightman and Crawford I'm including the Albert Hall anniversary cast album. It presents a complete recording of the musical and superb performances from Karimloo and Boggess."
"People might not really like Glenn Close's performance as Norman Desmond but this is still a marvellous recorded version of the musical. Also, this recording includes many cut sections not included in the London album."
"This musical is about football teams and it is set against the backdrop of conflict in Ireland. Here is the remastered version of the Beautiful Game cast album. Lloyd Webber has reworked the score into The Boys in the Photograph."
"Lloyd-Webber's new musical, a sequel to Phantom. It may not be to everyone's taste but there are some worthwhile moments. This version of the cast recording features a libretto booklet and a DVD that describes the making of the show."
"A "best-of" collection featuring excerpts from the cast recordings. Interestingly there were two versions of this CD. The UK version featured the first hit single recordings but this American release featured the American cast albums."
"Erich Kunzel's affectionate reading of the Lloyd Webber songbook with some intriguing and characterful arrangements. Because it was recorded in 1996 it doesn't include any post Sunset Boulevard works. Still a marvellous Lloyd-Webber recital, even if it omits You Must Love Me."