Peter Ustinov: Verses, Voices & Noises

Peter Ustinov: Verses, Voices & Noises
Title: Verses, Voices & Noises
Label: Jasmine Records

Although by no means a regular - or even normal - recording artist, the mighty PETER USTINOV nonetheless dabbled in the noble art many times over the years. A man impossible to categorise, he was perhaps 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: (1) the wholly bizarre "The Grand Prix Of Gibraltar" LP (1959), presented here in it's entirety; (2) side two of "Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite/Between Birthdays" LP (1961) by Andre Kostelanetz, Peter Ustinov and Ogden Nash (Ustinov only features on side two); and (3) "Phoney Folk-Lore", a long forgotten 1952 78rpm single, and one of his earliest recordings. The "Between Birthdays" suite, which features sixteen droll recitatives, has never previously been reissued in any format.

1.1 Prologue
1.2 Interviews With: Von Grips; Altbauer; Orgini; Fandango; Foss; Dill; Russian Observer
1.3 Drivers’ Meeting
1.4 Governor’s Speech
1.5 Le Mans Start
1.6 The Arrival Of The Duke
1.7 The Race: Fanfani Pit Stop; Wildfowl Pit Stop; Orgini Pit Stop; Fanfani Pit Stop; Halfway Report; Russian Observer; Schnorcedes Pit Stop; Pinfall Pit Stop
1.8 Epilogue
1.9 March
1.10 Morning Prayer
1.11 Hobby Horse
1.12 The Swallow
1.13 The Sick Doll
1.14 I Don’t Want To Play Today
1.15 The New Doll
1.16 The Waltz
1.17 The Accordion
1.18 The Polka
1.19 The Italian Song
1.20 The Neapolitan Song
1.21 The Organ Grinder
1.22 Old French Song
1.23 German Song
1.24 The Witch
1.25 Sweet Dreams
1.26 Phoney Folk-Lore

Peter Ustinov: Verses, Voices & Noises

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