The Great War - A Portrait In Music, Voices & Sound (3CD)

Various Artists

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3
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In Stock
Delivery Estimate
2-5 days
Genre
Easy Listening, Spoken Word
Label
Memory Lane
Released
July 28, 2014

Format: Compact Disc

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'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.

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Key Value
Catalogue number GLMY94
Barcode 5060088441404
Number of items 3
Packaging type Jewel Case
Imported No
Weight 200g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 140mm x 23mm x 122mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. The Long, Long Trail: War Starts - "We Don't Want To Loose You" - The BBC Singers, The BBC Revue Orchestra & Malcolm Lockyer 02:35
2. The Long, Long Trail: The Germans Advance - "His Luggage Labelled 'England" - The BBC Singers, The BBC Revue Orchestra & Malcolm Lockyer 05:13
3. The Long, Long Trail: The Old Contemptibles Hold Fast - "Keep The Home Fires Burning" - The BBC Singers, The BBC Revue Orchestra & Malcolm Lockyer 03:41
4. The Long, Long Trail: Soldiering - "Blame It On The Last Long Mile" - The BBC Singers, The BBC Revue Orchestra & Malcolm Lockyer 05:31
5. The Long, Long Trail: Into Battle - "The Ragtime Infantry" - The BBC Singers, The BBC Revue Orchestra & Malcolm Lockyer 03:06
6. The Long, Long Trail: The Scene Of Battle - "We're 'Ere" - The BBC Singers, The BBC Revue Orchestra & Malcolm Lockyer 05:24
7. The Long, Long Trail: Going Over The Top - "The Bells Of Heaven" - The BBC Singers, The BBC Revue Orchestra & Malcolm Lockyer 08:06
8. The Long, Long Trail: Carrying On - "Pack Up Your Troubles" - The BBC Singers, The BBC Revue Orchestra & Malcolm Lockyer 05:31
9. 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 04:37
10. The Long, Long Trail: The Home Front - "Goodbye-ee" - The BBC Singers, The BBC Revue Orchestra & Malcolm Lockyer 03:12
11. The Long, Long Trail: 1915 - 1917: Stalemate - "I Want To Go Home" - The BBC Singers, The BBC Revue Orchestra & Malcolm Lockyer 06:13
12. The Long, Long Trail: Here Come The Yanks - "Over There" - The BBC Singers, The BBC Revue Orchestra & Malcolm Lockyer 04:24

Disc 2

Track Listing — Disc 2

Song Title Time
1. If You Were The Only Girl In The World - George Robey 04:10
2. For Me And My Gal - Bill Murray 04:02
3. Hello, Hello, Who's Your Lady Friend - Ted Yorke 02:44
4. Your King And Country Want You - Edna Thornton 04:12
5. Jolly Good Luck To The Girl Who Loves A Soldier - Vesta Tilley 03:13
6. Oh! How I Hate To Get Up In The Morning - Arthur Fields 02:48
7. K-K-K-Katy - Bill Murray 02:53
8. I May Be Gone For A Long, Long Time - The Peerless Quartet 02:53
9. Dear Old Pal Of Mine - John McCormack 02:58
10. The Angel Of Mons - Foster Richardson 02:45
11. They Didn't Believe Me - George Grossmith 04:24
12. Pretty Baby - Bill Murray 02:38
13. I Didn't Raise My Boy To Be A Soldier - Morton Harvey 02:59
14. I Wonder Whose Kissing Her Now - Henry Burr 03:13
15. How Ya Gonna Keep 'Em Down On The Farm - Harry Fay 02:36
16. Boys In Khaki, Boys In Blue - Frederick Wheeler 02:28
17. The Army Of Today's All Right - Vesta Tilley 02:49
18. The Lads In Navy Blue (It's The Navy, The British Navy) - Harrison Latimer 03:04
19. Women Of Britain - George Baker 03:06
20. Sister Susie's Sewing Shirts For Soldiers - Bill Murray 03:00
21. Till The Clouds Roll By - Anna Wheaton 02:51
22. Never Mind The Food Controller - Florrie Forde 03:11
23. What Did You Do In The Great War, Daddy? - Tom Clare 04:08
24. Till We Meet Again - Charles Hart 03:27

Disc 3

Track Listing — Disc 3

Song Title Time
1. March From ' Things To Come' - The London Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Sir Arthur Bliss 01:13
2. Recruiting Speech At The Mansion House - Sir Charles Wakefield 02:27
3. Forefathers (Edmund Blunden) - Carelton Hobbs 01:56
4. At The Front: On The March (Reminisence) - Sgt Edward Dwyer, VC 03:16
5. Attack (Siegfried Sassoon) - Steve Watts 01:14
6. WWI Recollection - Sargent Percy Reid 02:24
7. Greater Love (Wilfred Owen) - Robert Donat 01:34
8. The Lark Ascending - Jean Pougnet, Violin, With The London Philharmonic Orchestra & Sir Adrian Boult 01:51
9. In Flanders Fields (John McCrae) - John Kehoe 02:49
10. A Shropshire Lad - The London Philharmonic Orchestra & Sir Adrian Boult 01:33
11. Arms And The Boy (Wilfred Owen) - Carelton Hobbs 01:36
12. WWI Recollection - Major Marmaduke Leslie Walkinton 01:56
13. The Estaminet (Descriptive Sketch) - Some Of The Boys' 03:10
14. Elegy - The London Philharmonic Orchestra & Eduard Van Beinum 01:03
15. For The Fallen (Laurence Binyon) - John Kehoe 03:18
16. The Attack (Descriptive Sketch) - 'Some Of The Boys' 03:15
17. Appeal For One Million Pounds - Harry Lauder 03:05
18. Why Is Britain At War? - Henry Ainley 04:49
19. Nimrod From 'Enigma Variations' - The Halle Orchestra & Sir John Barbirolli 03:23
20. WWI Recollection - James Davidson Pratt, NCO 02:18
21. Experiences Of Sinking The SS Arabic (Reminisence) - Kenneth Douglas 01:46
22. Serenade - Sinfonia Of London Conducted & Sir John Barbirolli 01:05
23. Futility (Siegfried Sassoon) - Steve Watts 01:08
24. Christmas In Camp (Descriptive Sketch) - Uncredited 02:59
25. Jupiter (I Vow To Thee My Country) From 'The Planets' Suite - The London Philharmonic Orchestra & Sir Adrian Boult 01:53
26. Recessional (Rudyard Kipling) - John Kehoe 01:40
27. WWI Recollection - Private Charles Francis Colthup 02:10
28. Fantasia On A Theme By Thomas Tallis - Sinfonia Of London & Sir John Barbirolli 04:10
29. The Soldier (Rupert Brooke) - John Kehoe 01:15
30. WWI Recollection - George Ashurst, NCO 02:15
31. The Rear Guard (Siegfried Sassoon) - Steve Watts 01:54
32. Adagio-Moderato (First Movement) From 'Concerto For Cello And Orchestra' - Andre Navarra, Cello, The Halle Orchestra & Sir John Barbirolli 01:34
33. Everyone Sang (Siegfried Sassoon) - Steve Watts 01:36
34. The Last Post - Uncredited 01:18