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Noël and Gertie / Noel and Gertie


Download links and information about Noël and Gertie / Noel and Gertie by Noël Coward / Noel Coward, Gertrude Lawrence. This album was released in 2002 and it belongs to Pop genres. It contains 6 tracks with total duration of 37:58 minutes.

Artist: Noël Coward / Noel Coward, Gertrude Lawrence
Release date: 2002
Genre: Pop
Tracks: 6
Duration: 37:58
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No. Title Length
1. Private Lives, Act 1, Love Scene: Featuring Someday I'll Find You 4:46
2. Private Lives, Act 2, Scene: Featuring I Never Realised / You Were the Only Girl in the World / Someday I'll Find You 4:26
3. Tonight at 8.30: We Were Dancing (feat. Clifford Greenwood & Phoenix Theatre Orchestra) 2:55
4. Tonight at 8.30, Family Album, Scene: Featuring Here's a Toast / Hearts and Flowers / The Musical Box 8:09
5. Tonight at 8.30, Shadow Play, Scene: Featuring Then / Play, Orchestra, Play / You Were There 8:52
6. Tonight at 8.30, Red Peppers, Scene: Featuring Has Anybody Seen Our Ship? / Men About Town 8:50



Naxos' out of copyright Gertrude Lawrence collection, Gertie, appears to have been constructed out of whatever 78s the label was able to round up; it's a random batch of her recordings for HMV and Decca Records in the '30s, plus one track, George Gershwin's "Maybe," for the British Columbia label in 1927. Apparently aware of the absence of some of Lawrence's best-known numbers, the compilers begin and end the set with the two parts of a medley of her "song successes" she made in 1936, including "A Cup of Coffee, a Sandwich and You" and "Someone to Watch over Me." But such signature songs as "Poor Little Rich Girl," "Parisian Pierrot," and "The Physician" are missing entirely, not to mention songs from Lady in the Dark and The King and I, which came later, in the '40s and '50s. Lawrence's acting abilities are on display in the extensive excerpts from Noël Coward's plays Private Lives and Tonight at 8:30, which also feature him. And several of Lawrence's best recorded performances are included, among them Coward's "Someday I'll Find You" and "Mad About the Boy," and Cole Porter's "Experiment." But this is more a Lawrence miscellany than a Lawrence best-of, and since the tracks are drawn from old records instead of the original masters, there is considerable surface noise, despite the "digital restoration" performed on them.