Peter Blegvad ‎– The Naked Shakespeare

Virgin ‎– V 2284, Virgin ‎– V2284, Virgin ‎– OVED 174
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue

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A1 How Beautiful You Are
Backing Vocals – Barbara GaskinEngineer – Joe BullGuitar – Jakko M. JakszykLyrics By – Peter BlegvadMusic By – John GreavesProducer – Dave StewartSynthesizer [Moog] – John GreavesSynthesizer [Prophet], Piano, Drums [Linn, Simmons], Technician [Emulator] – Dave StewartVoice – Peter Blegvad
A2 Weird Monkeys
Bass – Colin MouldingDrums, Drums [Linn] – Anton FierGuitar [Acoustic, Electric], Voice – Peter BlegvadSynthesizer [Prophet], Turntables, Guitar [Electric] – Andy PartridgeSynthesizer [Wave] – David Lord
A3 Naked Shakespeare
Bass – Colin MouldingCello – Georgie BornDrums – Anton FierDrums [Linn], Backing Vocals [Backing Voice], Shaker – Andy PartridgeGuitar [Acoustic, Electric], Voice – Peter BlegvadPiano – John Greaves
A4 Irma
Backing Vocals – Andy PartridgeSynthesizer [Wave, Prophet] – John GreavesVoice – Peter BlegvadWritten-By – John Greaves, Peter Blegvad
A5 Like A Baby
Drums – Anton FierGuitar, Claves, Voice – Peter BlegvadPiano, Synthesizer [Wave, Prophet] – John GreavesWritten-By – John Greaves, Peter Blegvad
A6 Powers In The Air
Backing Vocals, Mellotron, Synthesizer [Prophet] – Andy PartridgeBass – John GreavesDrums – Anton FierGuitar [Electric], Voice – Peter BlegvadSynthesizer [Wave] – David Lord
A7 You Can't Miss It
Guitar, Voice – Peter BlegvadPercussion – Andy Partridge
B1 Karen
Cello – Georgie BornGuitar [Acoustic, Electric], Piano, Voice – Peter BlegvadGuitar [Electric], Bass, Drums [Linn] – Andy PartridgePercussion [Brushes] – Anton FierSynthesizer [Wasp, Spider] – David Lord
B2 Vermont
Bass – John GreavesDrums – Anton FierGuitar, Clarinet, Voice – Peter BlegvadPerformer [Green Mountain High-school Marching Band] – Andy Partridge, David Lord
B3 Lonely Too
Bass, Piano – John GreavesDrums – Anton FierGuitar, Backing Vocals – Andy PartridgeGuitar, Percussion, Voice – Peter BlegvadSynthesizer [Wave, Prophet], Piano – David Lord
B4 Blue Eyed William
Backing Vocals – Maggie ReillyBass, Synthesizer [Prophet] – John GreavesDrums – Anton FierDrums [Linn] – Andy PartridgeGuitar, Voice – Peter BlegvadSynthesizer [Wave] – David Lord
B5 First Blow Struck
Drums [Linn], Bass, Turntables, Vocoder, Bass, Synthesizer [Prophet] – Andy PartridgeGuitar, Voice – Peter BlegvadSynthesizer [Wave] – David Lord


  • Artwork By [Graphics] – Ken Ansell
  • Artwork By [Illustrations] – Peter Blegvad
  • EngineerDavid Lord (tracks: A2 to B5)
  • Photography [Cover] – Gavin Cochrane
  • Photography [Inner Sleeve] – Simon Marsden
  • ProducerAndy Partridge (tracks: A2 to B5)
  • SongwriterPeter Blegvad (tracks: A2, A3, A6 to B5)


Track A1: engineered at Spaceward Studios.
Tracks A2 to B5: engineered at Crescent Studios.

Comes with printed inner sleeve featuring lyrics.

Cat# on labels: "V 2284".
Cat# on spine and back cover: "V2284".
Cat# on the sticker pasted on front cover: "OVED 174" that shows mid-price reissue editions on Virgin.

Other Versions (4 of 4) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
205 751 Peter Blegvad The Naked Shakespeare(LP, Album) Virgin 205 751 France 1983 Sell This Version
V 2284, V2284 Peter Blegvad The Naked Shakespeare(LP, Album) Virgin, Virgin V 2284, V2284 UK 1983 Sell This Version
CDV 2284 Peter Blegvad The Naked Shakespeare(CD, Album) Virgin CDV 2284 UK 1983 Sell This Version
205 751-320 Peter Blegvad The Naked Shakespeare(LP, Album) Virgin 205 751-320 Germany 1983 Sell This Version


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September 27, 2012
Andy Partridge, Randy Newman, George Harrison and Brian Eno meet up for dinner at a Chuck E. Cheese on the outskirts of Las Vegas, Nevada. Purely enjoyable in the purest form.