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Twenty-eight Pieces Over The Eight - Excerpts From The West End Shows With Fenella Fielding & Sheila Hancock

Kenneth Williams

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Format: CD

Cat No: JASMCD2784

Release Date:  14 July 2023

Label:  Jasmine Records

Packaging Type:  Jewel Case

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  604988278422

Genres:  Spoken Word  Spoken Word  

  • Description

    "PIECES OF EIGHT" was a British musical comedy revue starring KENNETH WILLIAMS and Fenella Fielding, with sketches written by Peter Cook and music by Laurie Johnson, which premiered at Soho's Apollo Theatre in September 1959.
    Such was its success that Decca Records rush released a cast recording of the production in early 1960.
    Its sequel, "ONE OVER THE EIGHT", opened the Duke Of York's Theatre in April, 1961, once again starring Kenneth Williams, also including Sheila Hancock, Lance Percival, Lynda Baron, John Howard and Robin Hawdon, with musical support from the Frank Horrox Sextet.
    The cast recording LP was issued by Decca Records in the Summer of 1961.
    This compilation features eleven extracts from "Pieces Of Eight", and seventeen from "One Over The Eight".
    It was the success of these two revues, backed up by his appearances on BBC radio, that established Williams as a major comedy star.

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Revive Your Spirits
      • 2. Not An Asp
      • 3. The Beast In Me
      • 4. If Only
      • 5. The Power Of Love
      • 6. The Last To Go
      • 7. Outdoor Girl
      • 8. Buy British
      • 9. A Man Is
      • 10. The Laughing Grains
      • 11. Goodnight
      • 12. Entracte Music
      • 13. Hand Up Your Sticks
      • 14. This Must Be The Place
      • 15. Take Over Bid
      • 16. Night Life
      • 17. Lost Art
      • 18. Evils Of The Weed
      • 19. Perfect Host
      • 20. Critics Choice
      • 21. Peace
      • 22. Interesting Facts
      • 23. I'm Beautiful
      • 24. One Leg Too Few
      • 25. Vacancy
      • 26. Sex
      • 27. Bird Watching
      • 28. Playout Music