65 episodes

Get Onto My Cloud has Tim at his chatty witty best, where he talks about his career in theatre and music, his colleagues and friends (plus the odd foe) and sometimes roams off stage to discuss other important matters in his life such as cricket, astronomy, Sunderland FC and boxer dogs. You can also expect to listen to recordings of some of his favourite lyrics (not always the obvious ones) and he reveals how and why some shows worked brilliantly and some didn’t.
Described as “Relaxed, casual, essential listening for musical theatre fans and historians.”
Sir Tim Rice wrote the lyrics for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Chess and The Lion King, to name but five. The composers he has worked with include Andrew Lloyd Webber, Elton John, Alan Menken, ABBA’s Bjorn and Benny and Freddie Mercury.

Get Onto My Cloud: The Tim Rice Podcast Broadway Podcast Network

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    • 4.8 • 30 Ratings

Get Onto My Cloud has Tim at his chatty witty best, where he talks about his career in theatre and music, his colleagues and friends (plus the odd foe) and sometimes roams off stage to discuss other important matters in his life such as cricket, astronomy, Sunderland FC and boxer dogs. You can also expect to listen to recordings of some of his favourite lyrics (not always the obvious ones) and he reveals how and why some shows worked brilliantly and some didn’t.
Described as “Relaxed, casual, essential listening for musical theatre fans and historians.”
Sir Tim Rice wrote the lyrics for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Chess and The Lion King, to name but five. The composers he has worked with include Andrew Lloyd Webber, Elton John, Alan Menken, ABBA’s Bjorn and Benny and Freddie Mercury.

    Am I Still Working?

    Am I Still Working?

    Tim apologises for taking time to get round to Podcast 65 but has a reasonable excuse: working on three of his favourite golden oldies. 
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    • 25 min
    1955 - Not very big in Japan

    1955 - Not very big in Japan

    It’s 1955. Tim hears American radio for the first time in his life - in Japan - and is immediately captivated by radio, hit records, and the charts. And religion, sort of. 
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    • 28 min
    Way way back half a century ago part 3

    Way way back half a century ago part 3

    Tim takes a further look at the original Joseph album that he and Andrew recorded in 1968, criticises his own lyrics (but not too harshly), plays the rarely heard second Pharaoh song and how Children of Israel became Children of Kindness.
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    • 27 min
    Way way back half a century ago part 2

    Way way back half a century ago part 2

    Tim tackles one of the questions he’s most often asked - would you change any of your old lyrics if you could, or if you were writing them now?
    Well, yes and no. He investigates changes he could have made to the very first album of any show written by him and Andrew Lloyd Webber - Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat - back in 1968 when 4 track-tape was about as sophisticated as it got.
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    • 21 min
    West End Superstar

    West End Superstar

    Tim recalls, as best he can, the events, the performers, the panics, leading up to the London début of Jesus Christ Superstar in 1972, after the show had already played in five foreign countries. He pays tribute to John Fogerty of Creedence as lyricist (well, one line in particular) and travelling companion. He apologises for missing out a few Sods from Episode 60.
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    • 25 min
    Sodcast

    Sodcast

    Tim discusses the Society of Distinguished Songwriters, the SODS, having recently celebrated their half-century. Founded by Mitch Murray in 1971, the Sods have had literally hundreds of hits around the world. You may not know all their names but you’ll certainly know their songs. 
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    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

Cory Tren ,

So thoughtfully written!

Sir Tim,
It’s a delight to discover your show from a JCS playbill recently. And I thank you for your thoughtful and expert writing of the episodes. You have honored your listeners, and it is a real treat to recognize even in your scripting of these episodes what a fine fine wordsmith you truly are. Thank you for this gift to us!

Meryl T. ,

Thank you, Sir Tim!

I write musicals because of you and Andrew. I am grateful to hear your stories and beautiful writing.

Mars7of8 ,

Thank you for all you do!

16 years ago, in the front row, near the orchestra, my nephew Daniel & I sat experiencing The Lion King. It was his first Broadway show & birthday gift, he just turned 5. His blue eyes dazzled the entire time. My heart filled with pure joy. I was in Heaven too. We both have never forgotten that day, that moment. Our deepest gratitude Mr. Rice, you are a King!

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