Shine Through My Dreams: Original 1917-1950 Recordings [Single Disc]

Shine Through My Dreams: Original 1917-1950 Recordings [Single Disc]

by Ivor Novello
     
 

Ivor Novello was a famous songwriter in his native England; in fact, a songwriting award is given in his name each year. While not as well-known stateside, Novello's endearing blend of jazz, classical, and dinner-jacket musical theater received a boost in popularity when the composer was characterized in Robert Altman's 2002 filmSee more details below

Overview

Ivor Novello was a famous songwriter in his native England; in fact, a songwriting award is given in his name each year. While not as well-known stateside, Novello's endearing blend of jazz, classical, and dinner-jacket musical theater received a boost in popularity when the composer was characterized in Robert Altman's 2002 film Gosford Park. In addition to Jeremy Northam's portrayal of him in the mystery, Novello's music was also used throughout the film. "I Can Give You the Starlight" appears on Shine Through My Dreams: Original 1917-1950 Recordings in its original form, along with 17 other Novello originals that feature both male and female lead vocalists. Most of the material is selected from productions featuring Novello-penned music, including Glamorous Night, Perchance to Dream, and The Dancing Years. One highlight is a scene excerpt from act one of Murder in Mayfair. Musically, much of the cuts here quiver with that high-collared feel of prewar pop music. Swelling strings, fluttering violins, and vocalists that always seem to be making cupid shapes with their lips -- this is the sort of music included on Shine Through My Dreams. While it might not be the most thorough retrospective, the Naxos collection does give a solid overview of Novello's music and includes full liner notes. The pouting cover shot of the composer himself also illustrates how ingenious the casting of near lookalike Northam in Gosford Park was.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/18/2002
Label:
Naxos
UPC:
0636943260029
catalogNumber:
8120600

Tracks

  1. Deep In My Heart
  2. Fold Your Wings  - Trefor Jones
  3. The Radiance in Your Eyes
  4. Every Bit of Loving in the World
  5. The Thought Never Entered My Head  - Winnie Melville
  6. Give Me My Heart Back (for the film Symphony In Two Flats) [From Sympho  -  New Mayfair Orchestra
  7. Scene from Act 1  - Edna Best
  8. When the Gypsy Played
  9. The Girl I Knew
  10. Shine Through My Dreams  - Trefor Jones
  11. If You Only Knew  - Dorothy Dickson
  12. My Dearest Dear
  13. The Leap Year Waltz
  14. Dark Music
  15. We'll Gather Lilacs  - Muriel Barron
  16. I Can Give You The Starlight  - Gisele Preville
  17. Waltz of My Heart  - Gisele Preville
  18. Keep the Home Fires Burning ('Till the Boys Come Home)  - Oliver Gilbert

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ivor Novello   Primary Artist,Piano
Ray Noble   Conductor
Elisabeth Welch   Vocals,Track Performer
Charles Linton   Celeste
Frances Alda   Vocals,Track Performer
Reinald Werrenrath   Vocals,Track Performer
Drury Lane Theatre Orchestra   Performing Ensemble,Track Performer
Phoenix Theatre Orchestra   Performing Ensemble,Track Performer
Josef A. Pasternack   Conductor
Peggy Wood   Vocals,Track Performer
Ronnie Munro   Conductor
Mary Ellis   Piano,Vocals
Victor Orchestra   Performing Ensemble,Track Performer
Harry Acres   Conductor
Tom Lewis   Conductor
Derek Oldham   Vocals
Edna Best   Piano
Charles Prentice   Conductor
Oliver Gilbert   Track Performer
Trefor Jones   Track Performer
New Mayfair Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Muriel Barron   Vocals
Dorothy Dickson   Vocals,Track Performer
Orchestra   Track Performer
Harry Acres Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Trefor Jones   Vocals
Olive Gilbert   Vocals

Technical Credits

Kim Simmonds   Composer
Jim Dagnesi   Composer
Peter Dempsey   Producer,Liner Notes
Douglas Furber   Lyricist
Ivor Novello   Lyricist
Christopher Hassall   Lyricist

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