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Lost West End Revues: New Album Celebrates London’s Forgotten Revues

Lost West End RevuesFollowing the critically acclaimed release of ‘Lost West End Vintage’ (highlighted in The Sunday Times as an “Essential New Release”) and ‘Lost West End Vintage 2’, Stage Door Records are pleased to continue the album series with ‘Lost West End Revues’ to be released on November 30th 2018.

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 featured 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 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.

The ‘Lost West End Revues’ included are: ‘C.B. Cochran’s Streamline’ (1935), ‘Lights Up’ (1940), ‘Up And Doing’ (1940), ‘Apple Sauce’ (1940), ‘Rise Above It’ (1941), ‘Sky High’ (1942), ‘Big Top’ (1942), ‘Sweet And Low’ (1943), ‘Sigh No More’ (1945), ‘Sweeter And Lower’ (1945), ‘Sweetest And Lowest’ (1946), ‘The Night And The Laughter’ (1946), ‘The Shephard Show’ (1946), ‘Tuppence Coloured’ (1947), ‘A La Carte’ (1948), ‘Sauce Tartare’ (1949), ‘Penny Plain’ (1951), ‘The Lyric Revue’ (1951), ‘Out Of The Blue’ (1954), ‘You’ll Be Lucky’ (1954), ‘Cranks’ (1956), ‘At The Drop Of A Hat’ (1957), ‘Share My Lettuce’ (1957), ‘Living For Pleasure’ (1958), ‘Pieces Of Eight’ (1959), ‘Clown Jewels’ (1959), ‘Look Who’s Here!’ (1960), ‘New Cranks’ (1960), ‘Young In Heart’ (1960), ‘Four To The Bar’ (1960) ‘…And Another Thing’ (1960), ‘The Lord Chamberlain Regrets…!’ (1961), ‘On The Brighter Side’ (1961), ‘One Over The Eight’ (1961), ‘Not To Worry’ (1962)

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.

For more information visit: http://www.stagedoorrecords.com


1. LET’S TALK ABOUT ME – Company (from ‘Look Who’s Here!’)
2. COLOURS – Kenneth Williams, Company (from ‘Share My Lettuce’)
3. ONE TRAIN HE’LL COME – Maggie Smith (from ‘Share My Lettuce’)
4. THE BORGIAS ARE HAVING AN ORGY – Hermione Gingold (from ‘Sweet And Low’)
5. THANKS YANKS – Hermione Gingold (from ‘Sweeter And Lower’)
6. NOEL, NOEL – Alan Melville (from ‘Sweetest and Lowest’)
7. WAIT A BIT JOE – Noel Coward (from ‘Sigh No More’)
8. THE YODELLING GOLDFISH – Beatrice Lillie (from ‘Big Top’)
9. I LIKE LIFE – Joyce Grenfell (from ‘Tuppence Coloured’)
10. OTHER PEOPLE’S BABIES – Vivian Ellis (from ‘Streamline’)
11. COLD COMFORT – Anthony Newley (from ‘Cranks’)
12. WOULD YOU LET ME KNOW – Anthony Newley, Annie Ross (from ‘Cranks’)
13. SHADOW GIRL – Johnny Wade (from ‘New Cranks’)
14. PSYCHOLOGICAL APPROACH – Gillian Lynne (from ‘New Cranks’)
15. WE’RE GOING TO THE MOON – Myra De Groot (from ‘Pieces of Eight’)
16. OUTDOOR GIRL – Fenella Fielding (from ‘Pieces of Eight’)
17. I’M BEAUTIFUL – Sheila Hancock (from ‘One Over the Eight’)
18. SEND ME – Toni Eden (from ‘One Over the Eight’)
19. LATE LAST EVENING – David Kernan, Judy Carne (from ‘On the Brighter Side’)
20. LITTLE NELL – Pip Hinton, Company (from ‘On the Brighter Side’)
21. GREAT LITTLE WORLD – Company (from ‘The Lord Chamberlain Regrets…!)
22. WHERE THE HEART IS – Millicent Martin (from ‘The Lord Chamberlain Regrets…!)
23. STROLLIN’ – Bud Flanagan (from ‘Clown Jewels’)
24. JUST FOR LAUGHS – Bud Flanagan (from ‘Young in Heart’)
25. UPROARIOUS DEVON – Ian Wallace (from ‘Four to the Bar’)

1. LIVING FOR PLEASURE – Company (from ‘Living for Pleasure’)
2. NO BETTER THAN I SHOULD BE – Dora Bryan (from ‘Living for Pleasure’)
3. WHICH WITCH? – Hermione Gingold (from ‘Sky High’)
4. OLD GIRLS – Alan Melville (from ‘A La Carte’)
5. KEEPSAKE – Joyce Grenfell (from ‘Penny Plain’)
6. MAUD – Joyce Grenfell (from ‘Penny Plain’)
7. ONLY A GLASS OF CHAMPAGNE – Evelyn Laye (from ‘Lights Up’)
8. I DIDN’T REALLY NEVER OUGHTER ‘AVE WENT – Doris Hare (from ‘Lights Up’)
9. I’M ONE OF THE WHITEHALL WARRIORS – Cyril Ritchard (from ‘Up and Doing’)
10. THE OLDEST CHORUS BOY IN LONDON – Cyril Ritchard (from ‘Up and Doing’)
11. MADEMOISELLE L’AMOUR – Florence Desmond (from ‘Apple Sauce’)
12. HOW’S ABOUT – Patricia Burke (from ‘Rise Above It’)
13. THIS HEART OF MINE – Patricia Burke (from ‘Rise Above It’)
14. MOON OVER LONDON – Rita Williams (from ‘The Night and The Laughter’)
15. IT ALL COMES BACK TO ME NOW – Anne Shelton (from ‘The Shephard Show’)
16. THE SEINE – Jean Cavall (from ‘Sauce Tartare’)
17. DON’T MAKE FUN OF THE FAIR – Noel Coward (from ‘The Lyric Revue’)
18. OUT OF THE BLUE – Company (from ‘Out of the Blue’)
19. YOU’LL BE LUCKY – Sally Barnes (from ‘You’ll Be Lucky’)
20. FOLK SONG – Bernard Cribbins (from ‘…And Another Thing’)
21. MY KIND OF SOMEONE – Bernard Cribbins, Joyce Blair (from ‘…And Another Thing’)
22. NOT TO WORRY – Arthur Haynes (from ‘Not to Worry’)
23. ST. TROPEZ – ON THE BEACH – Petula Clark (from ‘La Plume De Ma Tante’)
24. THE GNU SONG – Flanders and Swann (from ‘At the Drop of a Hat’)
25. THE HIPPOPOTAMUS – Flanders and Swann (from ‘At the Drop of a Hat’)


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