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Format: CD
Sku: 63945429
UPC: 055122110415
UPC 14: 05055122110415
Release Date: 2/1/2005
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Wedding in Paris, musical play: Overture / A Wedding In Paris ~ Susan Swinford
2. Wedding in Paris, musical play: Always Young
3. Wedding in Paris, musical play: It Only Took A Moment ~ Susan Swinford/Jeff Warren/Original London Cast
4. Wedding in Paris, musical play: I Have Nothing To Declare ~ Susan Swinford/Jeff Warren/Original London Cast
5. Wedding in Paris, musical play: A Man Is A Man
6. Wedding in Paris, musical play: I Must Have Been Crazy ~ Jeff Warren
7. Wedding in Paris, musical play: Strike Another Match
8. Wedding in Paris, musical play: In The Pink ~ Evelyn Laye
9. Wedding in Paris, musical play: Part 1. A Wedding In Paris / Always Young / C'est Paree / It Only Took A Moment / How Do I Know It'
10. Wedding in Paris, musical play: Part 2. Always Young / In The Pink; Strike Another Match; A Wedding In Paris
11. Can ~ Can, musical: Overture / Maidens Typical Of France
12. Can ~ Can, musical: Never Give Anything Away
13. Can ~ Can, musical: C'est Magnifique
14. Can ~ Can, musical: Come Along With Me
15. Can ~ Can, musical: Live And Let Live
16. Can ~ Can, musical: I Am in Love
17. Can ~ Can, musical: If You Loved Me Truly
18. Can ~ Can, musical: Montmart'
19. Can ~ Can, musical: Allez
20. Can ~ Can, musical: Never, Never Be An Artist
21. Can ~ Can, musical: It's All Right With Me
22. Can ~ Can, musical: I Love Paris
23. Can ~ Can, musical: Can
24. Ronde de l'amour, La (Love's Roundabout), for orchestra (for the film "La Ronde") ~ Vienna Bohemian Orchestra/Anton Walbrook/Original London Cast
25. Dear Miss Phoebe, film score: I Left My Heart In An English Garden ~ Edmund Hockridge
26. Carousel, musical: My Boy Bill (from Soliloquy) ~ Edmund Hockridge
27. Carousel, musical: My Little Girl (from Soliloquy) ~ Edmund Hockridge
28. Bang You're Dead, film score: Bang You're Dead ~ Edmund Hockridge

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Composer: Hans May .
Muze PNote Composer/Lyricist: Cole Porter.
Muze PNote Lyricist: Sonny Miller.
Muze PNote Original London Cast: Edmund Hockridge, Evelyn Laye, Anton Walbrook, Irene Hilda.
Muze PNote Liner Note Authors: Edmund Hockridge; Rexton S. Bunnett.
Muze PNote Recording information: London, England (10/26/1950-10/10/1954).
Muze PNote Director: Charles Hickman.
Muze PNote Photographers: Edmund Hockridge; Bryan Hammond; Brian Coker.
Muze PNote At first glance, the musicals Wedding in Paris and Can-Can seem to share one characteristic that makes them an appropriate pairing on a single CD: Paris. Actually, however, while Can-Can, with a score by Cole Porter, is set in Paris, Wedding in Paris, which features songs by composer Hans May and lyricist Sonny Miller, takes place on a liner crossing the Atlantic to France. The more important factor that the two shows have in common is that both were produced in London in 1954, Can-Can following a successful Broadway opening, while Wedding in Paris originated in the West End. The date is especially important because, 50 years later, the original London cast recordings for the two shows fell out of copyright in Europe, and Sepia Records stepped in quickly to assemble this unlicensed reissue. As Rexton S. Bunnett acknowledges in his liner notes, only half of the score of Wedding in Paris was recorded, eight tracks with a running time of less than 27 minutes. The British Can-Can had all of its principal songs put on disc, but in abbreviated form; its 13 tracks here clock in at just over 29 minutes. (The CD is filled out to 78 minutes by including medleys of the music from Wedding in Paris and a few stray singles by performers from the casts.) There are also certain musical similarities that make the two sets of recordings a good match. May, an expatriate Viennese living in London, is, not surprisingly, more interested in writing waltz music than Porter, but Miller gives him some witty lyrics in songs such as "A Man Is a Man" and "Strike Another Match" that offer some competition to Porter's characteristically clever sense of wordplay. For his part, Porter turns in some memorable melodies in Can-Can, notably "C'est Magnifique," "It's All Right with Me," and "I Love Paris." And he benefits from the casting of Irene Hilda in the main role of Pistache, who makes a better impression than Lilo did on the original Broadway cast album. Evelyn Laye also impresses in Wedding in Paris, even though she is hamstrung by the elimination of several of her key songs from the recording. This is material that has been out of print for a long time, and Sepia has done an excellent job of putting together a package that shows it off to advantage. ~ William Ruhlmann

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 02/01/2005
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2005
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 1041
Music Label Name Label : Sepia Records
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 50551221104152

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Original London Cast
Product attributeLabel:   Allegro Corporation
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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