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Blitz ! Original London Cast CD

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  • Format: CD
  • Artist: Vera Lynn,Toni Palmer,Amelia Bayntun,Edward Caddick,Grazina Frame
  • Composer: Lionel Bart
  • Lyricist: Lionel Bart
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Cat Number: 713572
  • Barcode: 5050457135720
  • Release Date: 25th Feb, 2013
  • Label: Pickwick

Set in the East End of London during the aerial bombings of the Second World War, Blitz was based on Lionel Bart’s own childhood memories of growing up in war torn London. According to the author, the musical was ‘three human stories inside an epic canvas; the major human conflict – the major plot – personifies the spirit of London and how that spirit developed during the period of the piece.’ Expectation for Blitz was high, especially as Oliver! was still running in the West End, and the musical went some considerable way of matching expectations, running for 568 performances, whilst the cast recording would peak at #7 on the chart during the course of some five months on the listings.

Tracklist

1. Our Hotel

2. Tell Him - Tell Her!
3. I Want To Whsiper Something
4. The Day After Tomorrow
5. We're Going To The Country
6. Another Morning
7. Who's This Geezer Hitler?
8. Be What You Wanna Be
9. Opposites
10. Reprise: The Day After Tomorrow
11. Entr'acte
12. Far Away
13. Petticoat Lane (On A Saturday Ain't So Nice)
14. Down The Lane
15. So Tell Me
16. Mums And Dads
17. Who Wants To Settle Down?
18. Is This Gonna Be A Wedding?
19. Duty Calls!
20. Reprise: Who's This Geezer Hitler

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