Britain's most successful female singer, Petula Clark, stars as Maria in the original 1981 London cast recording of The Sound Of Music
. Making its CD debut after almost 30 years this essential recording brings together all of Rodgers & Hammerstein s original songs--the first time for a stage production. This cast recording was also the first to be recorded digitally and co-stars Michael Jayston as Captain von Trapp and Honor Blackman as the Baroness. Petula Clark was nominated for Actress Of The Year for her performance and such was the success of Ross Taylor's (King And I
) production that it was entered in the Guinness Book Of Records for the highest attendance in a single week. This unique collection also features two bonus tracks taken from the original Epic single issued to promote the stage show.