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The Great War - A Portrait in Music, Voices & Sound

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Format:
Compact Disc (Audio)
No of Discs:
3
Availability:
Available
Release Date:
28-07-2014
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Barcode:
5060088441404
Packaging:
Fat Double (a 2.5cm thick jewel case, fits several
Catalog Number:
GLMY94
The Great War - A Portrait in Music, Voices & Sound
The Great War - A Portrait in Music, Voices & Sound

Description

'The Great War' is a landmark 100th anniversary collection quite unlike any other - a unique blend of music, poetry, sound reportage and documentary evoking "the war to end all wars" as it was fought and lived by the British people - a powerful and moving tribute to the sacrifice of millions.

Captured here are the sounds of Britain at a pivotal moment in her history - the songs that the soldiers sang on the march and in the trenches, from "It's a Long Way to Tipperary" to "I Want To Go Home"... recruiting tunes, comic ditties and sweetheart songs from the music halls and theatres... and the reflections of all ranks as they faced apocalyptic shell fire and the horrors of the barbed wire. Original landmark recordings from 1914-18 mingle with readings, reminiscences and sequences from the works of Elgar and Delius to create a panoramic portrait that's poignant, gripping and atmospheric in equal measure.

With special features including the whole of the 1961 radio documentary "The Long, Long Trail" that inspired the stage show 'Oh What a Lovely War', 'The Great War' is a truly historic collection full of breathtaking moments.

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. The Long, Long Trail: War Starts - "We Don't Want To Loose You" - The BBC Singers, The BBC Revue Orchestra & Malcolm Lockyer
  3. The Long, Long Trail: The Germans Advance - "His Luggage Labelled 'England" - The BBC Singers, The BBC Revue Orchestra & Malcolm Lockyer
  4. The Long, Long Trail: The Old Contemptibles Hold Fast - "Keep The Home Fires Burning" - The BBC Singers, The BBC Revue Orchestra & Malcolm Lockyer
  5. The Long, Long Trail: Soldiering - "Blame It On The Last Long Mile" - The BBC Singers, The BBC Revue Orchestra & Malcolm Lockyer
  6. The Long, Long Trail: Into Battle - "The Ragtime Infantry" - The BBC Singers, The BBC Revue Orchestra & Malcolm Lockyer
  7. The Long, Long Trail: The Scene Of Battle - "We're 'Ere" - The BBC Singers, The BBC Revue Orchestra & Malcolm Lockyer
  8. The Long, Long Trail: Going Over The Top - "The Bells Of Heaven" - The BBC Singers, The BBC Revue Orchestra & Malcolm Lockyer
  9. The Long, Long Trail: Carrying On - "Pack Up Your Troubles" - The BBC Singers, The BBC Revue Orchestra & Malcolm Lockyer
  10. The Long, Long Trail: Entertainment At The Front And At Home - "Take Me Back To Dear Old Blighty" - The BBC Singers, The BBC Revue Orchestra & Malcolm Lockyer
  11. The Long, Long Trail: The Home Front - "Goodbye-ee" - The BBC Singers, The BBC Revue Orchestra & Malcolm Lockyer
  12. The Long, Long Trail: 1915 - 1917: Stalemate - "I Want To Go Home" - The BBC Singers, The BBC Revue Orchestra & Malcolm Lockyer
  13. The Long, Long Trail: Here Come The Yanks - "Over There" - The BBC Singers, The BBC Revue Orchestra & Malcolm Lockyer
  14. If You Were The Only Girl In The World - George Robey
  15. For Me And My Gal - Bill Murray
  16. Hello, Hello, Who's Your Lady Friend - Ted Yorke
  17. Your King And Country Want You - Edna Thornton
  18. Jolly Good Luck To The Girl Who Loves A Soldier - Vesta Tilley
  19. Oh! How I Hate To Get Up In The Morning - Arthur Fields
  20. K-K-K-Katy - Bill Murray
  21. I May Be Gone For A Long, Long Time - The Peerless Quartet
  22. Dear Old Pal Of Mine - John McCormack
  23. The Angel Of Mons - Foster Richardson
  24. They Didn't Believe Me - George Grossmith
  25. Pretty Baby - Bill Murray
  26. I Didn't Raise My Boy To Be A Soldier - Morton Harvey
  27. I Wonder Whose Kissing Her Now - Henry Burr
  28. How Ya Gonna Keep 'Em Down On The Farm - Harry Fay
  29. Boys In Khaki, Boys In Blue - Frederick Wheeler
  30. The Army Of Today's All Right - Vesta Tilley
  31. The Lads In Navy Blue (It's The Navy, The British Navy) - Harrison Latimer
  32. Women Of Britain - George Baker
  33. Sister Susie's Sewing Shirts For Soldiers - Bill Murray
  34. Till The Clouds Roll By - Anna Wheaton
  35. Never Mind The Food Controller - Florrie Forde
  36. What Did You Do In The Great War, Daddy? - Tom Clare
  37. Till We Meet Again - Charles Hart
  38. March From ' Things To Come' - The London Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Sir Arthur Bliss
  39. Recruiting Speech At The Mansion House - Sir Charles Wakefield
  40. Forefathers (Edmund Blunden) - Carelton Hobbs
  41. At The Front: On The March (Reminisence) - Sgt Edward Dwyer, VC
  42. Attack (Siegfried Sassoon) - Steve Watts
  43. WWI Recollection - Sargent Percy Reid
  44. Greater Love (Wilfred Owen) - Robert Donat
  45. The Lark Ascending - Jean Pougnet, Violin, With The London Philharmonic Orchestra & Sir Adrian Boult
  46. In Flanders Fields (John McCrae) - John Kehoe
  47. A Shropshire Lad - The London Philharmonic Orchestra & Sir Adrian Boult
  48. Arms And The Boy (Wilfred Owen) - Carelton Hobbs
  49. WWI Recollection - Major Marmaduke Leslie Walkinton
  50. The Estaminet (Descriptive Sketch) - Some Of The Boys'
  51. Elegy - The London Philharmonic Orchestra & Eduard Van Beinum
  52. For The Fallen (Laurence Binyon) - John Kehoe
  53. The Attack (Descriptive Sketch) - 'Some Of The Boys'
  54. Appeal For One Million Pounds - Harry Lauder
  55. Why Is Britain At War? - Henry Ainley
  56. Nimrod From 'Enigma Variations' - The Halle Orchestra & Sir John Barbirolli
  57. WWI Recollection - James Davidson Pratt, NCO
  58. Experiences Of Sinking The SS Arabic (Reminisence) - Kenneth Douglas
  59. Serenade - Sinfonia Of London Conducted & Sir John Barbirolli
  60. Futility (Siegfried Sassoon) - Steve Watts
  61. Christmas In Camp (Descriptive Sketch) - Uncredited
  62. Jupiter (I Vow To Thee My Country) From 'The Planets' Suite - The London Philharmonic Orchestra & Sir Adrian Boult
  63. Recessional (Rudyard Kipling) - John Kehoe
  64. WWI Recollection - Private Charles Francis Colthup
  65. Fantasia On A Theme By Thomas Tallis - Sinfonia Of London & Sir John Barbirolli
  66. The Soldier (Rupert Brooke) - John Kehoe
  67. WWI Recollection - George Ashurst, NCO
  68. The Rear Guard (Siegfried Sassoon) - Steve Watts
  69. Adagio-Moderato (First Movement) From 'Concerto For Cello And Orchestra' - Andre Navarra, Cello, The Halle Orchestra & Sir John Barbirolli
  70. Everyone Sang (Siegfried Sassoon) - Steve Watts
  71. The Last Post - Uncredited
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