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Stop the World I Want to Get Off! Soundtrack


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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Overture
  2. The ABC Song
  3. I Wanna Be Rich
  4. Typically English
  5. Lumbered
  6. Susan's Birth / Lumbered (Reprise)
  7. Welcome To Sludgepool
  8. Gonna Build A Mountain
  9. Jane's Birth
  10. Moscow Music / Glorius Russia
  11. Meilinka Meilchick
  12. Family Fugue
  13. Typische Deutsche
  14. Family Fugue (Reprise) / NAG NAG NAG
  15. Typische Deutsche (Reprise) / NAG NAG NAG (Reprise)
  16. Entr'acte
  17. New York Music / All American Music
  18. Once In A Lifetime
  19. Mumbo Jumbo
  20. Once In A Lifetime (Reprise)
  21. Welcome To Sunvale
  22. Someone Nice Like You
  23. What Kind Of Fool Am I?
  24. March Out Music

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'Stop The World I Want To Get Off!' Is one of the Master Works Editions series of classic, land mark musicals. By Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newly, it hit the stage just weeks after Beyond The Fringe (Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Alan Bennett, Jonathan Miller) with a similar revue style structure that was to have a lasting impact on the development of the British musical in the 60's.

With a circus setting, we watch the shows 'Everyman' character Littlechap journey through his seven ages and more, his story told through song, mime and drama, from birth to death, seeking happiness and carrying the weight of the world on his shoulders.

At the time Anthony Newly was a star of film (Fagin in the original Oliver!) stage and even the pop charts (Idol On Parade) and the show proved to be his tour de force. For this TER recording the rising star of the British stage, Mike Holloway, was brought together with West End stars Louise Gold, Katrina Murphy and Leigh-Ann Regan to recreate this magical piece with an emphasis on it's theatrical origins.

'Stop The World I Want To Get Off!' remains both a seminal show in music theatre history and ever popular amongst music theatre lovers of all generations.

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Amazon.com: HASH(0x9c3d5480) out of 5 stars 14 reviews
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9cb8ac9c) out of 5 stars BRING BACK THE ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST ALBUM 13 Jan. 2000
By Jeffrey P. Dunn - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
To start off with, I am an avid Anthony Newly fan and was really sadden by his death. I did get to see the original Broadway show. Unfortunatly, this new version does not match the original. Newlys way of putting over a song is missed. The songs seem to be sung much slower so the performers can sing the songs. It was Newlys show and when you listen to the original cast album, you can tell the difference. Lets hope they will reissue the origianl cast album again. It is an important Broadway musical and should be back on cd for the people who did not get a chance to get it when it was available. I'm glad I was one of the lucky ones. Did we really need another recording of Stop The World? I don't think so.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9c1ee6cc) out of 5 stars Really terrific 14 Dec. 2003
By Alan - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Clearly I'm in the minority here, but I really like this recording. Mike Holoway and Louise Gold don't equal the brilliant and authoritative performances of Newley and Quayle, but they do very, very well.
I'm puzzled by the hostility that the performances of Holoway and Gold have provoked from most of the other reviewers. And I would think that some of the Newley lovers would be pleased that that the people at JAY think highly enough of this score to have produced a complete recording of it, even if they didn't love the result. Instead, they seem affronted by the idea that anyone would dare produce a recording with someone other than Newley as Littlechap.
Holoway has a more pleasing voice than Newley, and his acting of the songs satisfied me completely. Obviously, Newley had an authority in these songs that no one else will ever have. But Holoway is excellent.
And I think that Gold is often as funny as Quayle. There are definitely places where Quayle is absolutely matchless, brilliant and beyond comparison. But Gold is very good.
This recording is well-conducted, the orchestra plays terrifically, the orchestrations sound fabulous, and the supporting cast is fine. And it contains the entire score.
I've heard almost all of the releases in the JAY Masterworks series, and I think this is one of the best. Some of the other reviewers seemed to have been upset that neither of the recordings featuring Newley and Quayle were available while this one was. Well, it seems strange to blame this recording for that. The people at JAY weren't keeping the other ones from being released.
In any case, the Broadway recording with Newley and Quayle is again available. I'm glad to have both.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9c3a8750) out of 5 stars GET IT just to hear the genius 5 Dec. 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Stop the World- I Want to Get Off is a marvelous musical, my personal favorite. When it debuted, it was so very different from the other shows on Broadway While the Anthony Newley recording is not longer available, this title is. Mike Hollaway sings in a more melodic fashion than the unbeatable Newley. The only other man who may have been able to pull off the role effectively would be Joel Grey, who actually took over the part. The point is, this recording is not at all bad, it is basically a collection of the songs, more like , Mike Hollaway sings "Stop the World". It is worth buying to hear the classic songs (the fact that is the ONLY one also leaves no other options). The cd with Newley is no longer available, the record can be found if you look in the right places, GEMM.com. For the while, this is the only way to hear the complete show on cd.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9c8032d0) out of 5 stars An insult to the great Anthony Newley 15 May 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
OK so it is the only full version of the show currently available on cd. But sorry Mike Holloway is no Anthony Newley! For the ultimate appreciation of the show record the original Newley tracks and edit the music only tracks from this version. Isn't it about time someone released the broadway cast on cd? Paul Goodhead - President of Anthony Newley Appreciation Society.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9c1f6690) out of 5 stars Stop the World Revisited! 28 Mar. 2014
By Tom George - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I was a kid when my parents first played the LP of the original Broadway cast with Anthony Newley and Anna Quayle. I thought it was really fun then, clearly not understanding the themes in the show. This was one of those scores that I'd forgotten about but this recording displays all the brilliance of it. This was Newleys crowning acheivement, and while he steadily worked his entire life, he never reached the artistic level of Stop the World....
The score is stunning. Of course What Kind of Fool Am I? has become a standard, but the show also introduced Just Once in a Lifetime and Gonna Build a Mountain, all recorded throughtout the sixties by numerous artisits. My favorite in the show is Someone Nice Like You, poignantly performed near the end of the show. capping the turbulent marriage of the two lead characters, it is sad and sweet, and perfectly leads into the haunting What Kind of Fool Am I?
The staging, as a circus metaphor, the characters all in clown costumes, was brilliant and revolutionary for the time. Used many times since, most recently in the vapid Pippin revival.
As in all of the NSO recording, the score is very complete, technically superior to the original. While I miss the personal touch of Newley in the recording, Mike Holoway and Louise Gold capture all the energy,wit, and emotion beautifully. Gold shines playing multiple ethnicities, using various accents, and she is delightful, understandable why she is a mainstay at Jim Hensons Muppet Studios. Holoway captures all the ambition, humor, and ultimately sadness, of Littlechap wonderfully. A definite must have for any theater collection.
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