Stage Door Records are pleased to announce the Original London Cast Recording of Alan Price and Trevor Peacock’s musical Andy Capp will be released on CD March 31st, 2014.
Andy Capp is an exuberant musical, with a delightful score by Alan Price and Trevor Peacock. The show conjures up the timeless dream world of work-shy, beer-swilling “Andy Capp”, known the world over from Reg Smythe’s long running cartoon strip in the Daily Mirror.
The story is essentially a narrative setting an upcoming wedding (of Raquel and Elvis) against the ongoing fracas in Andy and Flo’s household. The musical adaptation is a faithful evocation of the cartoon, full of mother-in-law jokes, drunken escapades, big-bosomed, mini-skirted women wielding rolling pins and paunchy, cloth-capped men stomping around in boots.
Andy Capp opened in June 1982 at Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre starring Tom Courtenay as Andy, Val McLane as Flo, John Bardon as Chalkie and Alan Price as Geordie. The production transferred to London’s Aldwych Theatre in September 1982 where it ran for 120 performances. ‘Andy Capp’ won positive reviews from the critics and was nominated for Best Musical at the 1982 Olivier Awards (then the S.W.E.T. Awards).
The London cast recording of Andy Capp, recorded in October 1982, makes its long overdue debut on CD and has been digitally remastered from the original master tapes.
1. ON MY STREET – Alan Price
2. WE’RE WAITING – The Company
3. GOOD EVENING – The Company
4. I OUGHT TO BE ASHAMED OF MYSELF – Tom Courtenay, The Company
5. GOOD OLD LEGS – Tom Courtenay, John Bardon
6. I HAVE A DREAM – Nicky Croydon, John Bardon
7. OH GAWD, MEN… BEASTS! – Vivienne Ross
8. POINTS OF VIEW – The Company
9. SPEND, SPEND, SPEND – Val McLane, Judith Barker, Nicky Croydon
10. DON’T TELL ME THAT AGAIN – Tom Courtenay, Val McLane
11. FROZEN MOMENTS – Alan Price
12. ON MY STREET (REPRISE) – Alan Price
13. I COULD NOT HAVE DREAMED HIM – Nicky Croydon
14. GOIN’ TO BARCELONA – Vivienne Ross
15. TIME HEALS – Alan Price
16. HERMIONE – Tom Courtenay
17. WHEN YOU’VE LIVED IN LOVE WITH SOMEONE – Val McLane
18. MR. SCRIMMETT – Robert Vahey
19. THE TROUBLE WITH PEOPLE – Tom Courtenay, Alan Price
20. IT’S BETTER TO BE IN SIMPLE HARMONY – The Company
21. THE WEDDING – The Company
22. I OUGHT TO BE ASHAMED OF MYSELF (REPRISE) Tom Courtenay
Tuesday 25th February 2014