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

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


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.


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  2. Someday My Heart Will Awake / Take Your Girl (from 'King's Rhapsody') - Vanessa Lee
  3. Gold Digging Digger (from 'Golden City') - Eleanor Summerfield
  4. Never Say Goodbye (from 'The Lisbon Story') - Patricia Burke
  5. Sweet Yesterday (from 'Sweet Yesterday') - Anne Ziegler
  6. Morning Glory (from 'Sweet Yesterday') - Webster Booth
  7. England Is A Lovely Place (from 'Tough At The Top') - Maria D'Attili
  8. Love Me Little, Love Me Long (from 'And So To Bed') - Dudley Jones, Betty Paul
  9. Selections from 'Rainbow Square' - Part One - Philip Green Orchestra & Chorus
  10. Selections from 'Rainbow Square' - Part Two - Philip Green Orchestra & Chorus
  11. Bright Was The Day (from 'Pacific 1860') - Mary Martin, Graham Payn
  12. London At Night (from 'After The Ball') - Company
  13. Wonderful View (from 'Marigold') - Jeremy Brett, Sally Smith
  14. Saturday Girl (from 'Summer Song') - David Hughes, Sally Ann Howes
  15. It Would Cramp My Style (from 'The Water Gipsies') - Dora Bryan, Roy Godfrey
  16. I Want A Great Big Hunk Of Male (from 'Bet Your Life') - Julie Wilson
  17. A Man Is A Man (from 'Wedding In Paris') - Evelyn Laye
  18. Learn To Do One Thing Well (from 'The Buccaneer') - Thelma Ruby
  19. Down The Lane (from 'Blitz!') - Toni Palmer
  20. Where Do Little Birds Go To? (from 'Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'Be') - Barbara Windsor
  21. Irma La Douce (from 'Irma La Douce') - Elizabeth Seal
  22. Look At Me With A Loving Eye (from 'Cindy Ella') - Cleo Laine, Cy Grant
  23. Kookaburra (from 'Kookaburra') - Maggie Fitzgibbon
  24. King Kong (from 'King Kong') - Nathan Mdledle
  25. Selections from 'Bet Your Life' - Part One - The Melachrino Orchestra
  26. Selections from 'Bet Your Life' - Part Two - The Melachrino Orchestra
  27. Walking To The Kirk (from 'Wild Grows The Heather') - The Bob Bissetto Quartet
  28. The Moment I Saw You (from 'Under The Counter') - Caroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans with Rita Williams
  29. The Promise In Your Eyes (from 'The Kid From Stratford') - Oscar Rabin Band with Diane
  30. Whisper While You Waltz (from 'Dear Miss Phoebe') - Denis Martin
  31. Time Alone Will Tell (from 'Cage Me A Peacock') - Cyril Shane
  32. If Only She'd Looked My Way (from 'Gay's The Word') - Frank Sinatra
  33. Love Me Little, Love Me Long (from 'And So To Bed') - Josef Locke
  34. Pedro The Fisherman (from 'The Lisbon Story') - Julie Andrews
  35. Should He Upbraid (from 'The Comedy Of Errors') - Jane Wenham
  36. The Years Together (from 'King's Rhapsody') - Anna Neagle
  37. No More Love Songs (from 'Chrysanthemum') - Robb Stewart
  38. Uncle Harry (from 'Pacific 1860') - Noel Coward
  39. Chase Me Charlie (from 'Ace Of Clubs') - Jean Campbell
  40. Evening In London (from 'Follow That Girl') - Charles Young, Elizabeth Humphries
  41. Let The Grass Grow (from 'Free As Air') - Dickie Henderson
  42. Wish I Knew (from 'Lady At The Wheel') - Spike Milligan
  43. You Never Know With Men (from 'The Water Gipsies') - Joan Sims
  44. When Does The Ravishing Begin (from 'Lock Up Your Daughters') - Rita Williams
  45. Far Away (from 'Blitz!') - Karl Denver
  46. Our Language Of Love (from 'Irma La Douce') - Millicent Martin
  47. The Earth Turns Over (from 'King Kong') - Elaine Delmar
  48. Who Is? You Are! (from 'The Love Doctor') - Dennis Lotis
  49. Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'Be (from 'Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'Be') - Billy Cotton
  50. Love, Love, Love (from 'Mister Venus') - Joe Loss and His Orchestra
  51. A Girl Called Jo (from 'A Girl Called Jo') - Dennis Quilley (Bonus Track)
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