Peg [London Cast]

Peg [London Cast]

     
 

A bright, somewhat nostalgia-laden piece by David Heneker -- based on J. Hartley Manners' Peg O' My Heart -- Peg was a starring vehicle for Sian Phillips, but the cast recording is very much a company affair, with a special spotlight for Ann Morrison in the title role. She's sort of a cross…  See more details below

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A bright, somewhat nostalgia-laden piece by David Heneker -- based on J. Hartley Manners' Peg O' My Heart -- Peg was a starring vehicle for Sian Phillips, but the cast recording is very much a company affair, with a special spotlight for Ann Morrison in the title role. She's sort of a cross here between Bernadette Peters and Helen Kane, with some of Carol Kane's goofiness as well, and is worth the price of admission by herself; not that Martin Smith's presence should be overlooked, or Phillips', for that matter. One needn't have ever seen the play to enjoy the recording, which has a beguiling mix of energy and melody, and characterizations that leap of the record grooves (of the CD digital path). The 1984 cast album is a superb recording on its own terms, also showcasing the late-career work of producer Norman Newell, who was, for many years, the top cast recording producer in England.

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Product Details

Release Date:
12/04/1997
Label:
Imports
UPC:
5015062102420
catalogNumber:
9991024
Rank:
279101

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Tracks

  1. Overture
  2. Matter of Minutes  -  Company
  3. That's My Father
  4. Pretty Dresses
  5. Three of a Kind
  6. Peg and Jerry  - Ann Morrison
  7. Pretty Dresses (Reprise) ise)  - Julian Sutton
  8. Come Away with Me/Ethel's Waltz  - David McAlister
  9. Steamers Go By/Peg O' My Heart  - Ann Morrison
  10. There's a Devil in Me e
  11. The Fishing Fleet
  12. How Would You Like Me? e?  - Julian Sutton
  13. I Want to Dance  -  Company
  14. Manhattan Hometown
  15. Who Needs Them/Easy  - David McAlister
  16. When a Woman Has to Choose Choose  - Patricia Michael
  17. A Genuine Hall-Marked Alpha-Plus Little Brick  - Edward Duke
  18. Three of a Kind (Reprise) rise)  - Julian Sutton
  19. How Would You Like Me? (Reprise)  - Julian Sutton
  20. Peg O' My Heart (Reprise) rise)  - Martin Smith
  21. Finale  -  Company

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Martin Cruz Smith   Track Performer
Kim Smith   Vocals,Track Performer
Martin Smith   Vocals,Track Performer
Liza Sadovy   Vocals,Track Performer
Ann Morrison   Vocals,Track Performer
Siân Phillips   Vocals,Track Performer
John Hewer   Vocals,Track Performer
Julian Sutton   Vocals,Track Performer
Edward Duke   Vocals,Track Performer
Patricia Michael   Vocals,Track Performer
David McAlister   Vocals,Track Performer

Technical Credits

John Kurlander   Engineer
Norman Newell   Producer
John Yap   Executive Producer
David Heneker   Composer
Kevin Amos   Director
Ian Judge   Director

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