PETER USTINOV VERSES, VOICES & NOISES CD
Comedy & Spoken Word 26 Tracks on 1 CD
Although by no means a regular – or even normal – recording artist, the mighty PETER USTINOV made recordings many times over the years. A man impossible to categorise, he was equal parts actor, writer, dramatist, filmmaker, theatre and opera director, stage designer, screenwriter, comedian, humourist, newspaper and magazine columnist, radio broadcaster, television presenter, raconteur, and the perfect TV chat show guest. This idiosyncratic tribute to his genius is drawn from three sources: the wholly bizarre “The Grand Prix Of Gibraltar” LP (1959), presented here in its entirety; side two, (Ustinov only features on side two); of “Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite/Between Birthdays” LP (1961) by Andre Kostelanetz, Peter Ustinov and Ogden Nash, which features monologues by Ustinov and has never previously been reissued in any format, and “Phoney Folk-Lore”, a long forgotten 1952 78rpm single, one of his earliest recordings.
The Grand Prix Of Gibraltar!
1. PROLOGUE 2. INTERVIEWS WITH: Von Grips; Altbauer; Orgini; Fandango; Foss; Dill; Russian observer 3. DRIVERS’ MEETING 4. GOVERNOR’S SPEECH 5. LE MANS START 6. THE ARRIVAL OF THE DUKE 7. THE RACE: Fanfani pit stop; Wildfowl pit stop; Orgini pit stop; Fanfani pit stop; Halfway report; Russian observer; Schnorcedes pit stop; Pinfall pit stop 8. EPILOGUE
Nutcracker Suite / Between Birthdays
9. MARCH 10. MORNING PRAYER 11. HOBBY HORSE 12. THE SWALLOW 13. THE SICK DOLL 14. I DON’T WANT TO PLAY TODAY 15. THE NEW DOLL 16. THE WALTZ 17. THE ACCORDION 18. THE POLKA 19. THE ITALIAN SONG 20. THE NEAPOLITAN SONG 21. THE ORGAN GRINDER 22. OLD FRENCH SONG 23. GERMAN SONG 24. THE WITCH 25. SWEET DREAMS Bonus Track 26. PHONEY FOLK-LORE