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Tom Lehrer Collection 1953-60

Tom Lehrer Collection 1953-60

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The 1950s saw the emergence of a new and more adventurous strand of political and social satire evidenced in books and newspapers, on stage and on radio, and especially on the burgeoning new medium of TV, but it also found its expression in music, and one of the most individual and celebrated musical satirists of the time was Tom Lehrer.

A mathematician and academic by profession, he recorded a 10” LP of his first collection of songs in 1953 “Songs Of Tom Lehrer”, which gradually brought him to public attention, following it several years later in 1959 with a ‘Live’ LP of new material “An Evening Wasted With Tom Lehrer” which was also recorded in a studio environment that year as “More of Tom Lehrer”. In 1960 a further ‘live’ album including material from his first album was released as “Tom Lehrer Revisited”, the US version comprising a side recorded at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a side recorded in Australia.

The Decca UK release comprised the same songs drawn entirely from the MIT concert. This 2-CD collection comprises the complete content of all four LPs, using the Decca UK version of the last of those. It’s a comprehensive and thoroughly entertaining anthology of his best-known repertoire with studio and ‘live’ versions of his hilariously irreverent and off-the-wall compositions.
 
 
Disc 1
Track Title Artist
1 Fight Fiercely, Harvard Tom Lehrer
2 The Old Dope Peddler Tom Lehrer
3 Be Prepared Tom Lehrer
4 The Wild West Is Where I Want to Be Tom Lehrer
5 I Wanna Go Back to Dixie Tom Lehrer
6 Lobachevsky Tom Lehrer
7 The Irish Ballad Tom Lehrer
8 The Hunting Song Tom Lehrer
9 My Home Town Tom Lehrer
10 When You Are Old and Gray Tom Lehrer
11 I Hold Your Hand in Mine Tom Lehrer
12 The Wiener Schnitzel Waltz Tom Lehrer
13 Poisoning Pigeons in the Park (live) Tom Lehrer
14 Bright College Days (live) Tom Lehrer
15 A Christmas Carol (live) Tom Lehrer
16 The Elements (live) Tom Lehrer
17 Oedipus Rex (live) Tom Lehrer
18 In Old Mexico (live) Tom Lehrer
19 Clementine (live) Tom Lehrer
20 It Makes a Fellow Proud to Be a Soldier (live) Tom Lehrer
21 She's My Girl (live) Tom Lehrer
22 The Masochism Tango (live) Tom Lehrer
23 We Will All Go Together When We Go (live) Tom Lehrer
Disc 2
Track Title Artist
1 Poisoning Pigeons in the Park Tom Lehrer
2 Bright College Days Tom Lehrer
3 A Christmas Carol Tom Lehrer
4 The Elements Tom Lehrer
5 Oedipus Rex Tom Lehrer
6 In Old Mexico Tom Lehrer
7 Clementine Tom Lehrer
8 It Makes a Fellow Proud to Be a Soldier Tom Lehrer
9 She's My Girl Tom Lehrer
10 The Masochism Tango Tom Lehrer
11 We Will All Go Together When We Go Tom Lehrer
12 Introduction (live) Tom Lehrer
13 I Wanna Go Back to Dixie (live) Tom Lehrer
14 The Wild West is Where I Want to Be (live) Tom Lehrer
15 The Old Dope Peddler (live) Tom Lehrer
16 Fight Fiercely, Harvard (live) Tom Lehrer
17 Lobachevsky (live) Tom Lehrer
18 The Irish Ballad (live) Tom Lehrer
19 The Hunting Song (live) Tom Lehrer
20 My Home Town (live) Tom Lehrer
21 When You are Old and Grey (live) Tom Lehrer
22 The Wiener Schnitzel Waltz (live) Tom Lehrer
23 I Hold Your Hand in Mine (live) Tom Lehrer
24 Be Prepared (live) Tom Lehrer
  • EAN:
    824046314927
  • Discs:
    2
  • Run Time:
    140 mins
  • Release:
    January 2016
  • Artist:
    Tom Lehrer
  • Product Code:
    ADDCD3149
  • Weight:
    0.12kg