The very first ideas for Starlight Express began to evolve in 1973 when Andrew Lloyd Webber was asked to compose music to accompany a cartoon series on television, based on the stories of Thomas and the Tank Engine. However, ten years later this simple notion evolved into a fully staged-musical, with lyrics provided by Richard Stilgoe and spectacular choreography, performed entirely on roller skates.
Available here are the vocal selections from the 1993 production which included five new songs. This compilation comprises 11 songs from the show, including U.N.C.O.U.P.L.E.D., Pumping Iron and Light At The End Of The Tunnel. Arranged for piano and voice with full lyrics and chord symbols, and suitable for intermediate standard pianists.
I am afraid I cannot rate this title as the music is a Christmas present so it is too early to know if he is pleased with it Anonymous
- (Denbigh, United Kingdom)
This is one of the best music books ever. I have seen the show and the songs are really catchy and up beat. Once you know the songs you can't forget them. I highly recommend this book and the show.
Kate Colling - (uk)