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Stop The World - I Want To Get Off
 
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Stop The World - I Want To Get Off

1 Jan. 2012 | Format: MP3

£7.99 (VAT included if applicable)
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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 Jan. 2012
  • Release Date: 1 Jan. 2012
  • Label: Broadway
  • Copyright: (c) 2011 Copyright Group
  • Total Length: 48:01
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  • ASIN: B006QCPRM2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 536,793 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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This CD is yer standard no-expense-spent Pickwick Hallmark offering. You won't find any sleeve notes here detailing the back story to this phenomenal creative and commercial smash, or how revolutionary it was to the stage musical in a similar way that its theatrical contemporary 'Beyond The Fringe' was to comedy. Nope, what you get is the song titles, a credit for the composers, and, er, that's it.

As for the sound quality, it's pretty good considering these recordings are not taken from the original master tape source. The CD is a direct transfer from a vinyl record; this is blatantly apparent when, during the quieter musical moments, one can hear the stylus grinding through the groove. Worse is when the sound occasionally distorts at the loudest musical peaks.

Despite the budgetary restraints in its audio and textual representation, this album is great. The songs - despite being over 50 years old - are still vibrant, powerful, emotive (without resorting to mawkish, cloying sentimentality) and witty (both musically and lyrically).

Anna Quayle - whom I only knew from her comically haughty, deeply eccentric appearances in films such as 'Smashing Time', Casino Royale' and 'A Hard Day's Night' - is a revelation as a singer, imbuing her numbers with a sharp comic sensibility and a serious vulnerability.

But, of course, it's Anthony Newley's show. You either love his idiosyncratic, highly individual singing style or you hate it. There's no in-between. His influence on David Bowie is well-known but, hearing Newley here, in full flow, one understands what a vital and liberating force he has been for successive generations of British pop singers in his refusal to 'Americanize' his voice or to temper his excesses.
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i saw this show when it first opened in london and am delighted to finally get the cd.newleys music has a quiet genius which grows on you the more you hear it and i love this score. my used copy arrived only 3 days after advised date and is in perfect condition thank you.
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STWIWTGO was a brilliant show and this is a fine recording, though inevitably somewhat dated now in the Mumbo Jumbo number.

However please forgive a bit of pedantry, viz the use of the word "Soundtrack". Films have soundtracks, shows don't. This was a studio recording. There was a film of the show, starring Tony Tanner and Millicent Martin, but as far as I know its soundtrack was never released commercially.
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This is the show that brought Anthony Newley to fame. It's a great show with great music but might not all be appreciated by anyone who has not seen it. If you have seen it this will have the memories pouring back.
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