KENNETH WILLIAMS Twenty-eight pieces over the eight … excerpts from the West End shows CD
With Fenella Fielding & Sheila Hancock.
28 TRACKS on 1 CD
PIECES OF EIGHT, a British musical comedy revue,starred 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 at the Duke Of York’s Theatre in April, 1961, once again starring Kenneth Williams, with Sheila Hancock, Lance Percival, Lynda Baron, John Howard and Robin Hawdon. The cast LP was issued in 1961. This compilation features extracts from Pieces Of Eight and One Over The Eight. The success of these revues, plus appearances on BBC radio, established Williams as a major comedy star.
PIECES OF EIGHT:
REVIVE YOUR SPIRITS / NOT AN ASP / THE BEAST IN ME / IF ONLY / THE POWER OF LOVE / THE LAST TO GO / OUTDOOR GIRL / BUY BRITISH / A MAN IS / THE LAUGHING GRAINS / GOODNIGHT
ONE OVER THE EIGHT:
ENTRACTE MUSIC / HAND UP YOUR STICKS / THIS MUST BE THE PLACE / TAKE OVER BID / NIGHT LIFE / LOST ART / EVILS OF THE WEED / PERFECT HOST / CRITICS CHOICE / PEACE / INTERESTING FACTS / I’M BEAUTIFUL / ONE LEG TOO FEW / VACANCY / SEX / BIRD WATCHING / PLAYOUT MUSIC