Lost West End Vintage 2: London's Forgotten Musicals 1943-1962

Lost West End Vintage' celebrates London's forgotten musicals of the 1940s, 50s and 60s compiling songs from 37 West End productions and showcasing these unique theatrical works from the golden age of the British musical.
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Product Brand: Stage Door
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Product Weight: 0.14kg
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Following 2017's critically acclaimed release of 'Lost West End Vintage' (highlighted in The Sunday Times as an 'Essential New Release') Stage Door continue the album series with 'Lost West End Vintage 2'.
'Lost West End Vintage' celebrates London's forgotten musicals of the 1940s, 50s and 60s compiling songs from 37 West End productions and showcasing these unique theatrical works from the golden age of the British musical.
Ranging from 1943 to 1962, the selections featured include a broad range of musical styles and genres from prolific musical theatre composers including Ivor Novello, Noel Coward, Vivian Ellis, Julian Slade, Sandy Wilson, Lionel Bart, Leslie Bricusse and more. Presented as a Deluxe Edition 2CD set; 'Lost West End Vintage' features 50 tracks (including over 20 tracks appearing on CD for the first time) from London cast recordings to pop covers, demos and other musical rarities. The album includes recordings by a glittering ensemble of star performers including; Mary Martin, Jeremy Brett, Sally Ann Howes, Dora Bryan, Julie Wilson, Evelyn Laye, Barbara Windsor, Elizabeth Seal, Cleo Laine, Frank Sinatra, Julie Andrews, Anna Neagle, Spike Milligan, Joan Sims, Millicent Martin, Denis Quilley and more.
The 'Lost West End Vintage' musicals included are: 'The Lisbon Story' (1943), 'Sweet Yesterday' (1945), 'Under The Counter' (1945), 'Pacific 1860' (1946), 'Cage Me A Peacock' (1948), 'The Kid From Stratford' (1948), 'Tough At The Top' (1949), 'King's Rhapsody' (1949), 'Ace Of Clubs' (1950), 'Golden City' (1950), 'Dear Miss Phoebe' (1950), 'Gay's The Word' (1951), 'Rainbow Square' (1951), 'And So To Bed' (1951), 'Bet Your Life' (1952), 'Wedding In Paris' (1954), 'After The Ball' (1954), 'The Water Gipsies' (1955), 'A Girl Called Jo' (1956), 'Summer Song' (1956), 'The Buccaneer' (1956), 'The Comedy Of Errors' (1956), 'Wild Grows The Heather' (1956), 'Free As Air' (1957), 'Lady At The Wheel' (1958), 'Irma La Douce' (1958), 'Mister Venus' (1958), 'Chrysanthemum' (1958), 'Lock Up Your Daughters' (1959), 'Marigold' (1959), 'The Love Doctor' (1959), 'Kookaburra' (1959), 'Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'Be' (1960), 'Follow That Girl' (1960), 'King Kong' (1961), 'Blitz!' (1962), 'Cindy Ella' (1962)
Although the shows didn't last, their music lives on and this collection affirms that the 'lost' musicals featured are well worth rediscovering.
Disc 1
1. Someday My Heart Will Awake / Take Your Girl (from 'King's Rhapsody') - Vanessa Lee
2. Gold Digging Digger (from 'Golden City') - Eleanor Summerfield
3. Never Say Goodbye (from 'The Lisbon Story') - Patricia Burke
4. Sweet Yesterday (from 'Sweet Yesterday') - Anne Ziegler
5. Morning Glory (from 'Sweet Yesterday') - Webster Booth
6. England Is A Lovely Place (from 'Tough At The Top') - Maria D'Attili
7. Love Me Little, Love Me Long (from 'And So To Bed') - Dudley Jones, Betty Paul
8. Selections from 'Rainbow Square' - Part One - Philip Green Orchestra & Chorus
9. Selections from 'Rainbow Square' - Part Two - Philip Green Orchestra & Chorus
10. Bright Was The Day (from 'Pacific 1860') - Mary Martin, Graham Payn
11. London At Night (from 'After The Ball') - Company
12. Wonderful View (from 'Marigold') - Jeremy Brett, Sally Smith
13. Saturday Girl (from 'Summer Song') - David Hughes, Sally Ann Howes
14. It Would Cramp My Style (from 'The Water Gipsies') - Dora Bryan, Roy Godfrey
15. I Want A Great Big Hunk Of Male (from 'Bet Your Life') - Julie Wilson
16. A Man Is A Man (from 'Wedding In Paris') - Evelyn Laye
17. Learn To Do One Thing Well (from 'The Buccaneer') - Thelma Ruby
18. Down The Lane (from 'Blitz!') - Toni Palmer
19. Where Do Little Birds Go To? (from 'Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'Be') - Barbara Windsor
20. Irma La Douce (from 'Irma La Douce') - Elizabeth Seal
21. Look At Me With A Loving Eye (from 'Cindy Ella') - Cleo Laine, Cy Grant
22. Kookaburra (from 'Kookaburra') - Maggie Fitzgibbon
23. King Kong (from 'King Kong') - Nathan Mdledle
Disc 2
1. Selections from 'Bet Your Life' - Part One - The Melachrino Orchestra
2. Selections from 'Bet Your Life' - Part Two - The Melachrino Orchestra
3. Walking To The Kirk (from 'Wild Grows The Heather') - The Bob Bissetto Quartet
4. The Moment I Saw You (from 'Under The Counter') - Caroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans with Rita Williams
5. The Promise In Your Eyes (from 'The Kid From Stratford') - Oscar Rabin Band with Diane
6. Whisper While You Waltz (from 'Dear Miss Phoebe') - Denis Martin
7. Time Alone Will Tell (from 'Cage Me A Peacock') - Cyril Shane
8. If Only She'd Looked My Way (from 'Gay's The Word') - Frank Sinatra
9. Love Me Little, Love Me Long (from 'And So To Bed') - Josef Locke
10. Pedro The Fisherman (from 'The Lisbon Story') - Julie Andrews
11. Should He Upbraid (from 'The Comedy Of Errors') - Jane Wenham
12. The Years Together (from 'King's Rhapsody') - Anna Neagle
13. No More Love Songs (from 'Chrysanthemum') - Robb Stewart
14. Uncle Harry (from 'Pacific 1860') - Noel Coward
15. Chase Me Charlie (from 'Ace Of Clubs') - Jean Campbell
16. Evening In London (from 'Follow That Girl') - Charles Young, Elizabeth Humphries
17. Let The Grass Grow (from 'Free As Air') - Dickie Henderson
18. Wish I Knew (from 'Lady At The Wheel') - Spike Milligan
19. You Never Know With Men (from 'The Water Gipsies') - Joan Sims
20. When Does The Ravishing Begin (from 'Lock Up Your Daughters') - Rita Williams
21. Far Away (from 'Blitz!') - Karl Denver
22. Our Language Of Love (from 'Irma La Douce') - Millicent Martin
23. The Earth Turns Over (from 'King Kong') - Elaine Delmar
24. Who Is? You Are! (from 'The Love Doctor') - Dennis Lotis
25. Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'Be (from 'Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'Be') - Billy Cotton
26. Love, Love, Love (from 'Mister Venus') - Joe Loss and His Orchestra
27. A Girl Called Jo (from 'A Girl Called Jo') - Bonus Track - Dennis Quilley


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