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The Kings Singers Original Debut Recording

The King's Singers: Original Debut Recording

The Classical Shop
release date: July 2003

Originally recorded in 2002

Artists:

The King's Singers


The Gordon Langford Trio



Venue:

Olympic Studios, Barnes, London



Producer:

Brian Couzens



Engineer:

Keith Grant



Record Label
Collect

Genre:

Choir


Light Music

Total Time - 33:24
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The Kings Singers Original Debut Recording

 

SUNSHINE/GILBERT/SIMONS

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1 

The Peanut Vendor

2:32
   
 

TRADITIONAL

2 

Shenandoah

3:18
  arr. Langford  
3 

Cherry Ripe

2:36
  arr. Whitworth  
 

GEORGE AND IRA GERSHWIN

4 

Summertime

2:15
   
 

PRUDA/LUNA/RUSSELL

5 

Time Was

2:43
   
 

TRADITIONAL

6 

Scarborough Fair

3:21
  arr. Simon/Garfunkel  
 

PYOTR IL'YICH TCHAIKOVSKY

7 

None But The Lonely Heart

2:46
  arr. Langford  
 

TRADITIONAL

8 

Linstead Market

2:10
  arr. Langford  
9 

The Oak and the Ash

2:48
  arr. Langford  
 

DAVID BACHARACH

10 

Wives and Lovers

2:15
   
 

TRADITIONAL

11 

Blow Away the Morning Dew

1:55
  arr. Langford  
 

TIOMKIN/WEBSTER

12 

The Green Leaves of Summer

2:52
   
 

RON GOODWIN

13 

What Kind of Things

1:53
This charming collection of songs is sure to evoke fond memories.

This is the original debut recording of the Kings Singers.

It features traditional classics such as Linstead Market and The Oak and the Ash alongside popular tunes from great composers such as Gershwin and Tchaikovsky in the unforgettable light and quirky style of The King’s Singers.

It features the original line-up, including Radio 3’s Brian Kay, who has written a sleeve note for the booklet.

The original release was well received and has been a best seller in the Chandos catalogue since its release.



It hardly seems possible that thirty years have passed sine the fledgling King’s Singers spent several days at the Olympic Studios putting together this CD. The official London debut concert had taken place on 1 May 1968, at the Queen Elisabeth Hall, when all-too-fresh from university (as Choral Scholars at King’s College, Cambridge) we had the nerve to share the platform with a hand-picked assembly of instrumentalists also keen to make a name for themselves – early days, too, for the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, no less! The reviews were encouraging, and there was a definite feeling that it might be worth trying to pursue a career as a group. Foolhardy perhaps, but when we see the current King’s Singers (the Grandchildren, as we call them) going from strength to strength more than thirty years and well over three thousand worldwide concerts later, then maybe it was worth the effort.

The King’s Singers have made well over fifty albums, covering the wide range of their massive repertoire. But this one takes us right back to the start and should serve as a bit of a nostalgia trip for any who remember it, as well as giving newcomers an idea of what we were all about.

Brian Kay



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