LOST WEST END REVUES celebrates London's forgotten
revue shows of the 1940s, 50s and 60s, compiling songs from 35 West
End productions and showcasing these unique musical works from the
golden age of British theatrical entertainment.
Ranging from 1940 to 1962, the selections featured include a broad
range of musical styles and genres, from witty songs satirising
topical issues of the era to dramatic ballads and entertaining comedy
numbers. Musical theatre
composers represented on the album include Noel Coward, Vivian
Ellis, Sandy Wilson, Lionel Bart, Leslie Bricusse, Charles Zwar,
Alan Melville and more. Presented as a Deluxe 2CD Set ;
'Lost West End Revues' features over 50 tracks (including over 20
tracks appearing on CD for the first time) from London cast
recordings to pop covers and live recordings. The album includes
recordings by a glittering ensemble of star performers including Maggie
Smith, Kenneth Williams, Hermione Gingold, Noel Coward, Beatrice
Lillie, Joyce Grenfell, Anthony Newley, Gillian Lynne, Fenella
Fielding, Sheila Hancock, Millicent Martin, Bud Flanagan, Dora
Bryan, Cyril Ritchard, Bernard Cribbins and more.
Although the revue show is no longer a staple fixture in the West
End, this album celebrates the forgotten art and affirms the 'lost'
revues featured are well worth rediscovering.
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DATE: NOVEMBER 30th, 2018