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Andy Capp (Original West End Cast Recording) Soundtrack

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  • Audio CD (31 Mar. 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Stage Door
  • ASIN: B00IJ0EAG8
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 121,255 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. On My Street
  2. We're Waiting
  3. Good Evening
  4. I Ought To Be Ashamed Of Myself
  5. Good Old Legs
  6. Oh Gawd, Men... Beasts!
  7. I Have A Dream
  8. Points Of View
  9. Spend, Spend, Spend
  10. Don't Tell Me That Again
  11. Frozen Moments
  12. On My Street (Reprise)
  13. I Could Not Have Dreamed Him
  14. Goin' To Barcelona
  15. Time Heals
  16. Hermione
  17. When You've Lived In Love With Someone
  18. Mr. Scrimmett
  19. The Trouble With People
  20. It's Better To Be In Simple Harmony
  21. The Wedding
  22. I Ought To Be Ashamed Of Myself (Reprise)

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'Andy Capp' is an exuberant musical, with a delightful score by Alan Price and Trevor Peacock. The show conjures up the timeless dream world of work-shy, beer-swilling Andy Capp, known the world over from Reg Smythe's long running cartoon strip in the Daily Mirror. The London cast recording of 'Andy Capp' makes its debut on CD and has been digitally remastered from the original studio master tapes.

The story is essentially a narrative setting an upcoming wedding (of Raquel and Elvis) against the ongoing fracas in Andy and Flo's household. The musical adaptation is a faithful evocation of the cartoon, full of mother-in-law jokes, drunken escapades, big-bosomed, mini-skirted women wielding rolling pins and paunchy, cloth-capped men stomping around in boots.

'Andy Capp' opened in June 1982 at Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre starring Tom Courtenay as Andy, Val McLane as Flo, John Bardon as Chalkie and Alan Price as Geordie. The production transferred to London's Aldwych Theatre in September 1982 where it ran for 120 performances. 'Andy Capp' won positive reviews from the critics and was nominated for Best Musical at the 1982 Olivier Awards (then the S.W.E.T. Awards).

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I have to admit that I did not see "Andy Capp" in the theatre back in the early 1980s, although I remember it being on in the West End. Now some thirty plus years later I was intrigued by this reissue from Stage Door Records, and having admired the musicianship of composer Alan Price in the past thought I would take a chance on ordering it. I am so glad I did. This is a wonderful fusion of pop and music hall, taking the sterotypical cartoon characters and breathing a deeper life into them without ever losing sight of the origins of the piece. Trevor Peacock (probably best known to everyone as Jim Trott in 'The Vicar Of Dibley') ably provides the book and shares lyrical duties with Price. "I Ought To Be Ashamed Of Myself" becomes the knees up anthem to the show, as Andy's attitude through life is mapped out. "Good Old Legs" is a terrific number, as Capp's beer riddled philosphy is hammered home as he staggers though the streets trying to find his front door. By contrast "When You Have Lived In Love With Someone" is a terrific soliloquy for Andy's long suffering wife Flo which finds real pathos. The casting is top notch. Tom Courtenay gives us a very believeable Andy Capp with Val McLane (from Auf Wiedersehen Pet, and Jimmy Nail's real life sister) matching him every step of the way as Flo. Added to this lovely stage pairing are veterans John (EastEnders) Bardon and Nicky Croydon, among a very fine ensemble. Then there is Alan Price, himself part of the company as Geordie, a narrator figure, allowing him to add his talents to this outstanding recording. Stage Door Records have remastered the album from the original studio tapes, and it sounds gorgeous on modern devices. The clarity of both vocals and the 15 piece band one of the real delights of this re-issue.Read more ›
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Like most stage musical recordings, this album will have much greater appeal if you saw this relatively short-lived musical, although he fact that the storyline was very much north-east based, it's limited life in the West End was no real surprise. Nevertheless, the songs by Alan Price & Trevor Peacock (Jim Trott in Vicar of Dibley) tell their stories well. If you didn't see the stage production, I suspect that this album will have little appeal but if you did, it should bring back happy memories of excellent performances, recreated in this recording, by Tom Courtney and Val McLane in particular as Andy Capp and his wife Flo plus tracks by Alan price and the supporting cast. For those reasons, I enjoy it but it certainly won't appeal to everyone.
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Comic strips being turned into stage musicals are nothing new. Most famously Little Orphan Annie made it big on Broadway. However, this musical has several key points of difference from ‘Annie’, ‘Snoopy’ and the like. Namely, ‘Andy Capp’ is a thoroughly British (specifically North Eastern) creation, and perhaps more importantly this musical has clearly been created with an adult audience in mind. After all, the central character is a womanising, chain-smoking, work-shy, landlord-dodging, drunken gambler. This is a recording of the musical based on Reg Smythe’s comic strip that premiered in 1982 and which is appearing on CD for the first time.

Having such an unsympathetic protagonist could spell disaster. However in the capable hands of Tom Courtenay, Andy becomes lovable rouge while never feeling watered down. In fact Trevor Peacock and Alan Price’s songs, while leaning towards an irreverent music-hall style contain real insight and wisdom as well as some hard-hitting moments of drama within the comedy. Courtenay is excellent as Andy and shows great prowess at being genuinely hilarious in numbers such as I Ought to Be Ashamed of Myself which perfectly sets up his character, and Hermione which is made up of a list of his saucy encounters with various ladies. Humour is also apparent in Don’t Tell Me That Again where Andy and his long-suffering wife Flo (Val McLane) embark on a mammoth marital row. However the comedy quickly gives way to genuine shock as the barbs become more hurtful, and it is here that the talent of Courtenay and the writers becomes most apparent.
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bit of an oddity this one.....i enjoyed it a lot...witty,tuneful score........would make a great amateur production show if you could get the rights to it....go buy!!!!!!
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