Noel Coward Album: Noel Coward Live From Las Vegas & New York

Noel Coward Album: Noel Coward Live From Las Vegas & New York

by Noël Coward
     
 
When Noel Coward Album was recorded in 1955 and 1956, Coward was well past his most creative period. In his mid-fifties and well into the fourth decade of his career, Coward was as much a persona as he was a playwright or songwriter by this point. This is basically a straight recording of Coward's cabaret show of this period, a

Overview

When Noel Coward Album was recorded in 1955 and 1956, Coward was well past his most creative period. In his mid-fifties and well into the fourth decade of his career, Coward was as much a persona as he was a playwright or songwriter by this point. This is basically a straight recording of Coward's cabaret show of this period, a double-album length collection of 29 songs spanning all of Coward's career. (A wry version of the traditional Scottish ballad "Loch Lomond" and a renowned Las Vegas-set reworking of Cole Porter's "Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love)"-- with the immortal couplet "Every man out there shooting craps does it/Davy Crockett in that dreadful cap does it" -- are the only non-originals.) The songs are brilliant, of course, and Coward's droll delivery is utterly note-perfect. Those unfamiliar with this style might at first find Coward's arch, clipped delivery a bit too droll, but a little persistence will uncover the pointed social commentary and often barbed satire behind songs like "What's Going to Happen to the Tots'" and "Mad Dogs and Englishmen."

Product Details

Release Date:
12/26/2005
Label:
Sony Australia
UPC:
5099704725321
catalogNumber:
7047253

Tracks

  1. I'll See You Again
  2. Dance, Little Lady
  3. Poor Little Rich Girl
  4. A Room with a View
  5. Someday I'll Find You
  6. I'll Follow My Secret Heart
  7. If Love Were All
  8. Play, Orchestra, Play
  9. Uncle Harry
  10. Loch Lomond
  11. A Bar on the Piccola Marina
  12. World Weary
  13. Nina
  14. Mad Dogs and Englishmen
  15. Matelot
  16. Alice Is at It Again
  17. A Room with a View
  18. Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love)
  19. I Like America
  20. Louisa
  21. Half-Caste Woman
  22. I Went to a Marvelous Party
  23. Time and Again
  24. Why Must the Show Go On?
  25. What's Going to Happen to the Tots?
  26. Sail Away
  27. Wait a Bit, Joe
  28. Twentieth Century Blues
  29. The Party's over Now

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