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Not a soundtrack but a great studio recording...
on 29 January 2010
This UK studio album has previously been released by Carlton & by Sanctuary on Pulse and appears to date from 1996 and was produced by Gordon Lorenz. The CD is now being reissued by Hallmark as part of their "The Shows Collection" and so far there are over 20 such CDs in the series. In 1964 - Frankie Vaughan had a UK number 18 chart success with "Hello Dolly" backed by "Long Time No See" but this is a much later recording of the song. All the vitality of a seasoned performer is here. Show stoppers from the stage production are given individual stylings by Ruth Madoc and Tracy Collier whilst John Howard gives a traditional reading of his vocals. It was entertaining to hear Ruth Madoc with Kenny Ball in their rendition of the title song which we actually hear 3 times in full on this CD. I am pleased to say that the sound quality is very good and as a studio recording of songs from the show this is well worth listening to along with the other releases currently available. Running time 32 mins and 30 seconds.