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The Boy Friend / Salad Days

Original London Cast Recording Audio CD
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Product details

  • Audio CD (1 Oct 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Naxos Musicals
  • ASIN: B000VIFLRS
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 57,651 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. The Boy Friend (Orchestral selections)The London Orchestra 5:52£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. The Boy Friend (Original London Cast Recording): OvertureStudio Pianist 1:19£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. The Boy Friend (Original London Cast Recording): Perfect Young Ladies (The Girls)Studio Pianist 1:11£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. The Boy Friend (Polly, The Girls, The Boys)Studio Pianist0:50£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. The Boy Friend (Original London Cast Recording): Won't You Charleston With Me (Maisie, Bobby)Studio Pianist 1:41£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. The Boy Friend (Original London Cast Recording): Fancy Forgetting (Mme Dubonnet, Percival Browne)Studio Pianist 1:57£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. The Boy Friend (Original London Cast Recording): I Could Be Happy With You (Polly, Tony)Studio Pianist 2:50£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. The Boy Friend (Original London Cast Recording): Sur Le Plage (The Girls, The Boys)Studio Pianist 1:30£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. The Boy Friend (Original London Cast Recording): A Room In Bloomsbury (Polly, Tony)Studio Pianist 2:45£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen10. The Boy Friend (Original London Cast Recording): It's Nicer In Nice (Hortense, The Girls, The Boys)Studio Pianist 1:39£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen11. The Boy Friend (Original London Cast Recording): The Riviera (The Girls, The Boys)Studio Pianist 1:42£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen12. The Boy Friend (Original London Cast Recording): It's Never Too Late To Fall In Love (Lord Brockhurst, Dulcie)Studio Pianist 3:05£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen13. The Boy Friend (Original London Cast Recording): Carnival TangoStudio Pianist 1:25£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen14. The Boy Friend (Original London Cast Recording): Poor Little Pierrette (Mme Durbonnet, Polly)Studio Pianist 1:53£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen15. The Boy Friend (Original London Cast Recording): Reprise: The Boy Friend - I Could Be Happy With You (Company)Studio Pianist 1:28£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Salad Days (instrumental selections)Julian Slade 5:30£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Salad Days (Original London Cast Recording): The Things That Are Done By A Don (Company)John Warner 1:26£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Salad Days (Original London Cast Recording): We Said We Wouldn't Look Back (Timothy, Jane)John Warner 3:37£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Salad Days (Original London Cast Recording): Find Yourself Something To Do (Timothy's family)John Warner 1:05£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Salad Days (Original London Cast Recording): I Sit In The Sun (Jane)John Warner 3:25£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Salad Days (Original London Cast Recording): Oh, Look At Me (Timothy, Jane)John Warner 3:07£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Salad Days (Original London Cast Recording): Hush-Hush (Uncle Clam)John Warner 3:00£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen23. Salad Days (Original London Cast Recording): Out Of Breath (Company)John Warner 3:18£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen24. Salad Days (Original London Cast Recording): Cleopatra (The Manager)John Warner 2:31£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen25. Salad Days (Original London Cast Recording): It's Easy To Sing (Timothy, Jane, Nigel)John Warner 3:09£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen26. Salad Days (Original London Cast Recording): We're Looking For A Piano (Jane, Fiona, Nigel, Company)John Warner 3:07£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen27. Salad Days (Original London Cast Recording): The Time Of My Life (Jane)John Warner 2:47£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen28. Salad Days (Original London Cast Recording): The Saucer Song (Uncle Zed, Timothy, Jane)John Warner 1:49£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen29. Salad Days (Original London Cast Recording): Reprise: We Said We Wouldn't Look Back - It's Easy To Sing - I Sit In The Sun - We're Looking For A Piano - ? (Timothy, Jane, Company)John Warner 7:04£0.69  Buy MP3 


Product Description

Wilson : The Boy Friend - Julian Slade : Salad Days / Stan Edwards, Julian Slade, Edward Rubach & Robert Docker, piano - A. Rogers, A. Hayes, J. Sterndale Bennett, L. Drew, D. Hirst, H. Paddick, M. Charles..., interprètes

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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Look at Me! I'm Dancing! 14 Feb 2009
By R. A. Caton TOP 1000 REVIEWER
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There is a growing industry in reissuing classic Long Playing records on CD. The source material is cheap and the performance quality acceptable to all but Flanders & Swanns' "passing bat". Indeed I would bet that a 1947 ffrr recording would pass muster even for Mr Bat. No Matter.
This is an excellent reissue of a wonderfully free performance (the original cast no less!) of a milestone of the British musical stage. I refer to Salad Days (The Boy Friend may be better known, from more recent revivals and of course the '20s nostalgia kick) as this is the LP I have, that I bought this CD to replace (55 years is a good age for vinyl!)
There is not a single bad song in Salad Days. The plot is froth, new undergraduates at the brink of adult life and at a loss as to what they want to do, get offered a dream job looking after an old street piano that, when played, causes all nearby to dance in joyous abandon, much to the dislike of the killjoy Minister of Pleasures and Pastimes. They lose it, look for it, matchmake their friends Fiona and Nigel, and find the piano in time to hand it over to Nigel and Fiona as the next guardians.
And that's it. Along the way we have some of the most delightful tunes to grace the British stage, some of the most giggly cut glass accents you'll never hear today except in mockery, but why? They sound absolutely natural here... and one of the happiest CDs currently available. There are other reissues of the same meterial, this is just the one I got, but the transfer is excellent, the sound just like my dear old LP on Oriole, and - as a bonus - you get "The Boy Friend" as well.
What's not to like! Buy it and try, just TRY to keep from dancing.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars salad days/memories of youth 27 Feb 2009
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two cds in one,and at a great price,songs as fresh as when i first heard them more years than i care to remember...
this kind of music is always fresh,songs that relay ideas that we knew and then forgot with the passing of time.once heard again,youthful ideas come back again,no matter what age you are.as the song says,WE said we;ed never look Back.but sometimes it is nice to do so..no?
M.Howe
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Ripping Spiffing Summer Salad 3 Aug 2011
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This charming double-bill is a welcome issue. It's all frightfully jolly-hockey-sticks and ever-so-slightly Famous Five, and that's the simple beauty of the whole thing.

Both shows were written in the 1950s: 'The Boy Friend' as a slight and frothy spoof of the slight and frothy musicals of the Roaring Twenties (with quite a lot of borrowing and pastiche in its score) and the delightfully evergreen 'Salad Days', miraculously thrown together in a matter of days to fill a short gap in the summer season at Bristol's Old Vic Theatre.

Both shows were hugely successful (far more so than their authors' and producers' wildest imaginings) and had hefty West-End runs; they are still as popular whenever they're trundled out by amateurs or professionals, which says quite a lot about audiences.

There is a wealth of youthful enthusiasm and bags of charm in these recordings, which take the micky out of a particular kind of hearty Englishness that is now as rare as hens' teeth - more's the pity.

Of the two, 'Salad Days' comes across infinitely better than 'The Boy Friend', and is far and away the more superior piece - but they go together beautifully, and it's lovely to see them paired up for so little outlay.

On the whole, absolutely Top Hole!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Fun from the Fifties 4 Aug 2010
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I found the Album great fun. I had seen both musicals many years ago and still remembered the music - now I'm humming it again!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Salad Days 22 April 2010
Format:Audio CD
Salad Days was the first "grown up" show I saw in London. I have been searching for years to find a good reproduction and this one met all the criteria - plus "The Boyfriend" in which I had a minor and very amateur part! Happy memories
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5.0 out of 5 stars wanted salad days for a long time. 22 Jun 2014
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I am in the process of making records into CD's but this musical is one that I do not have. I have now got it for ever.
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5.0 out of 5 stars What Wonderful Shows They Were 26 April 2014
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I saw both of these shows in Lpndon with their great casts who knew how best to present this very simple but demanding lyrica material. This CD brings it all back. Marvellous.l
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