Any Dream Will Do -Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

I closed my eyes
Drew back the curtain
To see for certain
What I thought I knew
Far, far away
Someone was weeping
But the world was sleeping
Any dream will do
I wore my coat
With golden lining
Bright colors shining
Wonderful and new
And in the east
The dawn was breaking
And the world was waking
Any dream will do
A crash of drums
A flash of light
My golden coat
Flew out of sight
The colors faded into darkness
I was left alone
May I return
To the beginning?
The light is dimming
And the dream is too
The world and I
We are still waiting
Still hesitating
Any dream will do

Donny Osmond – Any Dream Will Do ~ Give Me My Colored Coat

 

In the summer of 1967, Andrew Lloyd Webber was asked by Alan Doggett, head of the Music Department at Colet court, St Paul’s Junior School who taught his younger brother, Julian, to write a ‘pop cantata’ for the school choir to sing at their Easter end of term concert.
Andrew immediately approached his friend Tim Rice to ask if he would write lyrics for the project. After toying with ideas about spies, 007′s and the like, Tim suggested the story of Joseph.

The first performance of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat was on a cold winter afternoon on 1st March 1968 at the Old Assembly Hall, Colet Court, Hammersmith.
Accompanied by the School orchestra and conducted by Alan Doggett, the performance was only 15 minutes long.

It was such a success that a second performance was arranged on 12th May 1968 at Central Hall, Westminster, where Andrew’s father was the organist. Julian Lloyd Webber gave a classical recital in the first half, along with Bill Lloyd Webber. The audience of approximately 2,500 consisted mainly of parents of the Colet Court boys. To Andrew and Tim’s surprise, Derek Jewell, Jazz and Pop Critic for The Sunday Times, saw the show and wrote a favourable review of Joseph, which appeared on 19th May 1968. A third performance took place on 9th November 1968 at St Paul’s Cathedral, where Joseph was expanded to include songs such as ‘Potiphar’ for the first time.

 

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – Jacob and Sons/Joseph’s Coat

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