31 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 Zobo Ltd & Broadway Podcast Network

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    • 4.7 • 14 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.

    Wizard of Oz/Down On the Farm

    Wizard of Oz/Down On the Farm

    Tim recalls Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 2011 stage production of The Wizard Of Oz at the London Palladium for which he and ALW added 4 songs to the immortal Harburg/Arlen score. Hannah Waddingham is a stirring Wicked Witch of the West and Michael Crawford, Shonagh Daly and Maynard Williams sing some lesser-known TR gems - unjustly lesser-known of course.
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    • 26 min
    Me and Peggy Sue

    Me and Peggy Sue

    Long-time Buddy Holly fan, Tim wrote the third part of a Peggy Sue trilogy with Bobby Vee, fellow Holly aficionado and major recording star in his own right, entitled Whatever Happened To Peggy Sue? The next part of the story begun by Peggy Sue and Peggy Sue Got Married.
    Find out, possibly, what did happen to the real and fictitious Peggy Sue in Get Onto My Cloud 30, starring Buddy Holly and a rare Bobby Vee/Tim Rice recording.
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    • 26 min
    Chess and The Queen’s Gambit

    Chess and The Queen’s Gambit

    The huge success of the excellent Netflix series The Queen’s Gambit has shown that a story based in the world of chess can be entertaining even to non-players. Tim hopes that the musical Chess also demonstrated that back in 1984 and continues to do so. The 29th edition of his podcast features some unreleased demos from the original recordings and some thoughts about The Queen’s Gambit. 
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    • 24 min
    Scorpio Rising

    Scorpio Rising

    Apparently Madonna (Leo) won’t work with Scorpios so Tim now knows why she hasn’t been in touch for 24 years. Despite this rebuff he plays her delicate Evita interpretation of Another Suitcase. Also featured are Tony Christie, Julie Covington, Colm Wilkinson, Jimmy Nail, the legendary DJ Pete Murray and the Joseph Consortium. A Mixed Bag indeed.
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    • 28 min
    Way way back half a century ago

    Way way back half a century ago

    Tim returns to his very early days as a songwriter, playing some fairly obscure stuff written with Andrew Lloyd Webber half a century ago. Singers include Elvis Presley (obviously not an obscure performer), the fine actress Sandra Bernhard and Tim Rice (yes, the same). Jimi Hendrix contributes unwittingly to one track.
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    • 28 min
    Chess: more early moves

    Chess: more early moves

    Tim unearths more demos and early (some very early) versions of songs from the Chess score, including Heaven Help My Heart, Where I Want To Be and Embassy Lament.
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    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Bestfriendkev ,

Lovely insight!

Love this podcast! But with a career this extensive, 20 minute episodes simply aren't enough! Please make these at least 30 minutes. Podcast listeners are happy to listen to your tales.

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