Kenneth Williams & Fenella Fielding ‎– Pieces Of 8 [An Original Cast Recording]

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Decca ‎– SKL 4084
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Vinyl, LP, Stereo
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A1 Revive Your Spirits
Voice Actor – Fenella Fielding, Josephine Blake, Kenneth Williams, Myra De Groot, Peter Brett, Peter Reeves, Terence Theobald, Valerie WalshWritten-By – John Law (3), Laurie Johnson
A2 True Blue Love Song
Voice Actor – Fenella Fielding, Terence TheobaldWritten-By – Sandy Wilson (4)
A3 Not An Asp
Voice Actor – Kenneth Williams, Peter BrettWritten-By – Peter Cook
A4 The Beast In Me
Voice Actor – Myra De GrootWritten-By – Dolores Claman, Robert Gould (2)
A5 If Only
Voice Actor – Fenella Fielding, Kenneth WilliamsWritten-By – Peter Cook
A6 The Power Of Love
Voice Actor – Josephine Blake, Myra De Groot, Valerie WalshWritten-By – Edward Scott (2), John Law (3), Lenny Addelson
A7 Onu Beeby Frisky
Voice Actor – Fenella Fielding, Josephine Blake, Kenneth Williams, Myra De Groot, Peter Brett, Peter Reeves, Terence Theobald, Valerie WalshWritten-By – Laurie Johnson, Peter Cook
B1 We’re Going To The Moon
Voice Actor – Myra De GrootWritten-By – Edward Scott (2), John Law (3), Lance Mulcahy, Lenny Addleson
B2 The Last To Go
Voice Actor – Kenneth Williams, Peter ReevesWritten-By – Harold Pinter
B3 Outdoor Girl
Voice Actor – Fenella FieldingWritten-By – Sandy Wilson (4)
B4 Buy British
Voice Actor – Kenneth Williams, Peter Reeves, Valerie WalshWritten-By – Peter Cook
B5 A Man Is
Voice Actor – Myra De GrootWritten-By – John Law (3), Lance Mulcahy
B6 The Laughing Grains
Voice Actor – Fenella Fielding, Peter ReevesWritten-By – Peter Cook
B7 Goodnight
Voice Actor – Fenella Fielding, Josephine Blake, Kenneth Williams, Myra De Groot, Peter Brett, Peter Reeves, Terence Theobald, Valerie WalshWritten-By – John Law (3), Laurie Johnson

Notes

The twenty-one year old Peter Cook made his mark in the theatre with his brilliant sketches for this famous revue, produced in London in 1959. This original cast recording from Decca starred two of the greatest revue artists of the twentieth century: the gnomic Kenneth Williams and the vampish Fenella Fielding. With other material from such as Harold Pinter, Laurie Johnson and Sandy Wilson, Pieces of Eight represents a high-point in revue, when literacy and wit ruled, and the art of the surreal thrived. Two of Williams’ pieces, ‘Not an asp’ and ‘The last to go’ reveal him as a unique revue performer, and he is joined by Fielding in the eternally funny ‘If only’. Music, a strong feature in revues of this period, is well to the fore with songs from Myra de Groot, contributing to an atmosphere that seems to have vanished with the revues it inhabited

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