The Spirit Of Britain (2CD)

Various Artists

of discs
2
Stock Status (?)
In Stock
Delivery Estimate
2-5 days
Genre
Easy Listening
Label
Memory Lane
Released
July 10, 2015

Format: Compact Disc

£8.98

 

(Free delivery & returns within the UK)

 

Add to Wishlist

Share:

Add this product to your site

Description

Celebrate the best of Britain: rich heritage, deep patriotism and an indomitable spirit. There's good reason to be proud! Never has there been a better time to unveil a 48-strong cavalcade of tunes that typify our unique British character, pay tribute to our Churchillian bulldog spirit and celebrate the rich heritage of this sceptred isle.

Where else but Britain for warm beer, cricket, tea drinking, appalling weather, the BBC?? And what other nation loves to queue yet 'never' complains??! THE SPIRIT OF BRITAIN is a tribute to our land, our loves and our ever-so-very-British lives.

Gathered here are the sing-a-long songs that helped us 'keep calm and carry on' as the bombs rained down - Bless 'Em All, Sing As We Go, There'll Always Be An England and more ... comic gems poking gentle fun at our inimitable fancies and foibles, such as Messing About On The River and Football Crazy ... and a whole string of rousing 'chin-up' songs (Pick Yourself Up, Happy Days Are Here Again) that can still lift the heart and raise a smile decades after they were first recorded.

Who better could we choose to bring these time-honoured tunes alive than the stars who made them famous, be they icons of the music hall like Marie Lloyd, George Formby and the incomparable Harry Lauder, or national treasures of the calibre of Vera Lynn, Billy Cotton and Flanagan and Allen. From the witty wordplay of Noel Coward and Flanders and Swann to the sparkle and fizz of Gracie Fields at her funniest, THE SPIRIT OF BRITAIN promises unlimited good cheer from some of the 20th century's biggest and best loved British stars.

More Info

Key Value
Catalogue number GLMY86
Barcode 5060088441343
Number of items 2
Packaging type Jewel Case
Imported No
Weight 120g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 140mm x 10mm x 124mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Food, Glorious, Food (from 'Oliver') - The Original London Cast And Orchestra, Featuring Keith Hampshire 03:58
2. Look For The Silver Lining - David Whitfield 02:09
3. A Transport Of Delight - Michael Flanders & Donald Swann 05:54
4. Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'Be - Max Bygraves 02:17
5. I'm In Favour Of Friendship - The Five Smith Brothers 02:36
6. Hey Neighbour - Flanagan & Allen 02:48
7. Saturday Sports - National Light Orchestra 02:48
8. Trains (Parts 1 & 2) - Reginald Gardiner 06:33
9. Coronation Scot ('Paul Temple' Theme) - Queen's Hall Light Orchestra Conducted By Charles Williams 03:02
10. I Leave My Heart In An English Garden - Lee Lawrence 02:39
11. If I Can Help Somebody - Josef Locke 03:29
12. Pick Yourself Up - Bill Currie With Harry Roy And His Orchestra 02:47
13. The Stately Homes Of England - Noel Coward 03:21
14. Calling All Workers (Music While You Work) - Eric Coates And Symphony Orchestra 03:01
15. Happy Days Are Here Again - Lou Abelarde With Ambrose And His Orchestra 03:03
16. Looking On The Bright Side - Gracie Fields 03:07
17. Churchill Wartime Speech: We Shall Fight On The Beaches - The Rt. Hon. Winston Churchill 00:38
18. The White Cliffs Of Dover - Vera Lynn 03:20
19. It's A Lovely Day Tomorrow - Vera Lynn With Ambrose And His Orchestra 03:17
20. Let's Face The Music And Dance - Denny Dennis With Roy Fox And His Band 03:05
21. There'll Always Be An England - Robert Ashley With Jack Payne And His Orchestra 03:19
22. Rule Britannia! - Welsh Guards Band Conducted By Captain F L Statham 01:05
23. The National Anthem - The Choirs Of Westminster Abbey, St George's Chapel, St Paul's Cathedral Directed By Dr William McKie. Orchestra Conducted By Sir Adrian Boult 02:27

Disc 2

Track Listing — Disc 2

Song Title Time
1. Messing About On The River - Josh MacRae 02:51
2. Right Said Fred - Bernard Cribbins 02:22
3. Football Crazy - Robin Hall & Jimmy MacGregor 02:04
4. Have A Drink On Me - Lonnie Donegan 02:52
5. Bank Holiday ('Appy 'Ampstead) (from 'Cockney Suite') - New Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Robert Sharples 02:14
6. A Song Of The Weather - Michael Flanders & Donald Swann 02:05
7. You're Seeing Too Much Of The Telly - Al Read 02:39
8. Good Luck, Good Health, God Bless You - Steve Conway And The Hastings Girls' Choir 02:58
9. Shopping Centre - Charles Williams And His Concert Orchestra 02:25
10. I Whistle A Happy Tune (from 'The King And I') - Gertrude Lawrence 02:43
11. Friends And Neighbours - Billy Cotton And His Band 02:30
12. Everything Stops For Tea - Jack Hulbert 03:10
13. Home Town - Flanagan & Allen 03:09
14. Count Your Blessings - Luton Girls' Choir 02:48
15. Barwick Green (My Native Heath) ('The Archers' Theme) - Sidney Torch And His Orchestra 02:50
16. Sing As We Go - Gracie Fields 02:30
17. Bless 'Em All - George Formby 03:02
18. We Must All Stick Together - Alan Breeze With Billy Cotton And His Band 02:52
19. A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square - Anne Shelton With Ambrose And His Orchestra 03:15
20. Play The Game, You Cads! - The Western Brothers 03:21
21. Down At The Old Bull And Bush - Florrie Forde 02:59
22. Keep Right On To The End Of The Road - Harry Lauder 03:44
23. A Little Of What You Fancy - Marie Lloyd 03:17