Continuing Stage Door's series of London Studio Cast Album reissues from the
SAGA Records back catalogue is the 'Half a Sixpence' 1967 London Studio Cast
'Half A Sixpence' is rightly considered one of the most iconic and enduring British musicals of the 20th Century.
David Heneker's musical adaptation of H.G. Wells' novel 'Kipps' introduced the musical theatre standards 'Flash, Bang,
Wallop!', 'If the Rain's Got to Fall' plus the show's title song.
Released to coincide with the musical's 1967 film adaptation, the SAGA Records 'Half a
Sixpence' cast album is led by Colin Farrell as Arthur Kipps. Farrell played Buggins in the show's Original London Cast and on this recording gives a shining and charismatic performance as Kipps. The role of Ann is sung superbly by West End veteran
Angela Richards while 'Doctor Who' mainstay Michael Wisher plays Chitterlow. The recording features expert musical direction by
Ray Cook conducting the Westminster Sinfonia and Theatre Chorus.
The SAGA Records 'Half a Sixpence' album has the distinction of including numbers from the Original London, Broadway and Film versions of David Heneker's score. Highlights include 'The Party's on the House', 'I Don't Believe a Word of it', 'This is My World'
and of course the showstopper 'Flash, Bang, Wallop!'.
Digitally remastered from the original studio master tapes, the 'Half a Sixpence'
London Studio Cast Recording now makes its debut on CD. The CD issue is complemented with an in depth sleeve note by theatre director and David Heneker archivist
Half A Sixpence London Studio Cast Recording is licensed from the Saga tape collection at the British Library and is a
limited edition release of 500 units only.
DATE: OCTOBER 29th, 2021
CATALOGUE #: STAGE 9088
1967 LONDON STUDIO CAST RECORDING
1. ALL IN THE CAUSE OF ECONOMY - Colin Farrell, Chorus
2. HALF A SIXPENCE - Colin Farrell, Angela Richards [LISTEN]
3. I DON'T BELIEVE A WORD OF IT - Angela Richards, Chorus
4. SHE'S TOO FAR ABOVE ME - Colin Farrell
5. IF THE RAIN'S GOT TO FALL - Colin Farrell
6. MRS. BOTTING'S BOATING REGATTA CUP RACING SONG (THE RACE IS ON) - Colin Farrell, Chorus
7. THE ONE THAT RAN AWAY - Colin Farrell, Michael Wisher
8. LONG AGO - Angela Richards, Colin Farrell [LISTEN]
9. FLASH, BANG, WALLOP! - Colin Farrell, Chorus [LISTEN]
10. I KNOW WHAT I AM - Angela Richards
11. THE PARTY'S ON THE HOUSE - Colin Farrell, Chorus [LISTEN]
12. THIS IS MY WORLD - Colin Farrell [LISTEN]
13. HALF A SIXPENCE (Reprise) - Colin Farrell, Angela Richards
Half A Sixpence London Studio Cast Recording is licensed from the Saga tape collection at the British Library. ©
British Library Board
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