Oliver! [Original 1960 London Cast] [2002 Universal]

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Barnes & Noble - William Pearl
Lionel Bart may never have created another work to rival Oliver!, his musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’s Oliver Twist, but the aesthetic, as well as hugely commercial, success of his 1960 hit musical has placed him securely in the pantheon of memorable theatrical composers. The show spills over with superior tunes, including “Food Glorious Food,” “Where Is Love,” “You’ve Got to Pick a Pocket or Two,” “I’d Do Anything,” “Be Back Soon,” “Who Will Buy,” “As Long as He Needs Me,” and the rousing title song. Little wonder that the show was a hit on both the London and Broadway stages, and in a later film adaptation. This original London cast album features the key ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - William Pearl
Lionel Bart may never have created another work to rival Oliver!, his musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’s Oliver Twist, but the aesthetic, as well as hugely commercial, success of his 1960 hit musical has placed him securely in the pantheon of memorable theatrical composers. The show spills over with superior tunes, including “Food Glorious Food,” “Where Is Love,” “You’ve Got to Pick a Pocket or Two,” “I’d Do Anything,” “Be Back Soon,” “Who Will Buy,” “As Long as He Needs Me,” and the rousing title song. Little wonder that the show was a hit on both the London and Broadway stages, and in a later film adaptation. This original London cast album features the key performers who brought this classic to life: Ron Moody as Fagin, Georgia Brown as Nancy, and Paul Whitsun-Jones as Mr. Bumble, the Beadle. This glorious recording reminds us that are plenty of worthy shows just itching for a Broadway revival.
All Music Guide - Dave Nathan
Lionel Bart's stage musical Oliver! opened in London on June 30, 1960, and ran for 2,618 performances. The vanguard of those many wonderful British musicals that dominated the American stage during the 1960s and beyond, Oliver! opened on Broadway on January 6, 1963, and ran for 774 shows. Based on Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist, the famous story about the dregs of London society, Bart's musical version is a softer, gentler version of Dickens' stark and often brutal story. Nonetheless, even this muted version has its cruel moments, such as during Oliver's escape from the work house and the clutches of Fagin. Released by Decca in 1960, this new release of the original London cast recording has been remastered with more effervescent sound. Leading the cast were Ron Moody as the demanding Fagin, the leader of gang of young thieves, Georgia Brown as Nancy, another gang member, Paul Whitsun-Jones as Mr. Bumble, whose job as beadle was to keep order, and, of course, young Keith Hamshere as Oliver Twist. Some of the more enduring songs from this musical include the opening number, "Food Glorious Food," the rousing "Consider Yourself," "I'd Do Anything," and the play's big hit, the touching, devotional "As Long as He Needs Me," sung by Brown's Nancy. Kudos to Decca Broadway, which continues its program of reissuing vehicles from the grand days of the London and Broadway musical stages.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/26/2002
  • Label: Decca Broadway
  • UPC: 042282059024
  • Catalog Number: 820590
  • Sales rank: 99,557

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Food Glorious Food - Clive Green (3:57)
  2. 2 Oliver! - Peter Eveleigh (1:45)
  3. 3 I Shall Scream (2:50)
  4. 4 Boy For Sale (1:53)
  5. 5 That's Your Funeral - Sonia Frasier (2:26)
  6. 6 Where Is Love? (2:52)
  7. 7 Consider Yourself (4:05)
  8. 8 You've Got to Pick a Pocket Or Two - Clive Green (2:54)
  9. 9 It's A Fine Life - Clive Green (3:39)
  10. 10 I'd Do Anything - Christopher Cooke (3:23)
  11. 11 Be Back Soon - Peter Eveleigh (2:41)
  12. 12 Oom-Pah-Pah - Janet Pate (3:17)
  13. 13 My Name (2:38)
  14. 14 As Long As He Needs Me (3:54)
  15. 15 Who Will Buy? - Janet Pate (4:32)
  16. 16 Reviewing The Situation - Ron Moody (4:18)
  17. 17 Oliver! (reprise) (0:40)
  18. 18 As Long As He Needs Me (reprise) (2:13)
  19. 19 Reviewing the Situation (reprise) - Ron Moody (0:59)
  20. 20 Finale: Food Glorious Food/Consider Yourself / I'd Do Anything (2:51)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Original London Cast Primary Artist, Indexed Contributor
Mallard Track Performer
Ron Moody Vocals
George Bishop Vocals
Georgia Brown Vocals
Diane Gray Vocals
Claude Jones Vocals
Jean Page Choir, Chorus
Elisabeth Perry Choir, Chorus
Barry Humphries Vocals
Marcus Dods Conductor, Musical Direction
Brian Lewis Track Performer
Hope Jackman Vocals
Apple Brook Vocals
Brian Scott Choir, Chorus
Jonathan Collins Track Performer
Paul Whitsun-Jones Vocals, Track Performer
Danny Sewell Vocals
Keith Hamshere Vocals
Martin Horsey Vocals
David Beaumont Choir, Chorus
Sally Bitton Choir, Chorus
Sonia Frasier Vocals
Anna Leroy Choir, Chorus
Janet Pate Choir, Chorus
Technical Credits
Peter & Chris Coe Director
Eric Rogers Orchestration
Lionel Bart Book
Georgia Brown Contributor
Doug Pomeroy Mastering
Mike Smith Producer
Ken Mandelbaum Liner Notes
Brian Drutman Reissue Producer
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