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Valmouth is the extraordinary and highly original musical from one of Britains great composers for the Musical Stage. This recording joins that ranks of other Wilson’s classics such as The Boy Friend and Divorce MeDarling). The great Bertice Reading reprised the role of Mrs.Yajnavalkaya in this Chichester Festival production, one, which was written for her by Sandy for the original London production. The Chichester Festival production featured an all star cast which included Fenella Fielding, Robet Helpmann, Doris Hare, Mark Wynter and Judy Campbell, who introduced the song “A Nightingale Sang In Barkerly Square” (not from the production) to the world, during the war.

Valmouth is a musical before it’s time because it confronts such subjects as Inter-racial marriages, sexual pleasures, prostitution, religion, woman’s lib, toy boys, gayness, magic, the British class system and innocence.

Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London in 1982, this first USA release on JAY Records has been digitally remastered by producer John Yap.

TRACK LISTING

  1. Opening / Valmouth – Company
  2. Magic Fingers – Bertice Reading
  3. Mustapha – Bertice Reading
  4. I Loved a Man – Cheryl Kennedy
  5. Where Then Can Make Him Come So Slow? – Femi Taylor
  6. All the Girls Were Pretty – Fenella Fielding, Jane Wenham, Judy Campbell
  7. Just Once More – Bertice Reading, Fenella Fielding
  8. Lady of the Manor – Bertice Reading, Femi Taylor
  9. What Do I Want With Love? – Robert Meadmore
  10. My Big Best Shoes – Bertice Reading, Doris Hare
  11. Niri Esther – Mark Wynter, Simon Butteriss
  12. The Cry of the Peacock – Bertice Reading, Doris Hare
  13. Little Girl Baby – Bertice Reading
  14. The Cathedral of Clemenza – Robert Helpmann
  15. Only a Passing Phase – Fenella Fielding
  16. Valmouth – Mark Wynter
  17. Where the Trees Are Green With Parrots – Femi Taylor
  18. My Talking Day – Marcia Ashton
  19. I Will Miss You – Bertice Reading, Doris Hare
  20. Finale / Valmouth – Bertice Reading, Company
Artists

Barcode

605288134524

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Genre

1 Opening / Valmouth - Company
2 Magic Fingers - Bertice Reading
3 Mustapha - Bertice Reading
4 I Loved a Man - Cheryl Kennedy
5 Where Then Can Make Him Come So Slow? - Femi Taylor
6 All the Girls Were Pretty - Fenella Fielding, Jane Wenham, Judy Campbell
7 Just Once More - Bertice Reading, Fenella Fielding
8 Lady of the Manor - Bertice Reading, Femi Taylor
9 What Do I Want With Love? - Robert Meadmore
10 My Big Best Shoes - Bertice Reading, Doris Hare
11 Niri Esther - Mark Wynter, Simon Butteriss
12 The Cry of the Peacock - Bertice Reading, Doris Hare
13 Little Girl Baby - Bertice Reading
14 The Cathedral of Clemenza - Robert Helpmann
15 Only a Passing Phase - Fenella Fielding
16 Valmouth - Mark Wynter
17 Where the Trees Are Green With Parrots - Femi Taylor
18 My Talking Day - Marcia Ashton
19 I Will Miss You - Bertice Reading, Doris Hare
20 Finale / Valmouth - Bertice Reading, Company