WEIRD & WONDERFUL

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Music and Lyrics by ALEXANDER S. BERMANGE
Musical Direction by MICHAEL HASLAM
with sleeve notes by TIM RICE

 

Sixteen musical theatre stars have joined forces to record WEIRD & WONDERFUL, a CD of comic songs by Alexander S. Bermange. The nineteen-track album contains hilarious musical portraits of a multitude of crazy characters, and boasts sleeve notes by triple Oscar-winning lyricist Tim Rice.

The collection of witty ditties profiles some hysterically eccentric individuals and includes such intriguing oddities as He Left Me For My Granny, Iíve Fallen In Love With A Sheep and A Trainspotterís Tale. The tracks range from tongue-twisting patter songs about the frustrations caused by computers and automated telephone answering systems (Easy As A-P-C and Moaning About Phoning) to bittersweet torch songs expressing the darker side of love (The Man Who I Long For and I Loved).

The artists on the WEIRD & WONDERFUL CD comprise some of the best-loved and most prolific names from the musical theatre world. As Tim Rice writes in his sleeve notes, ďThe impressive list of artistes who have become involved in this project is a great tribute to Alexanderís talent with both words and music.Ē

WEIRD & WONDERFUL is released on Dress Circle Records, catalogue number 070 357-3.

 

TRACK LISTING:

1. WEIRD & WONDERFUL - All Artists
2. WEDDING NIGHT - David Kernan
3. HE LEFT ME FOR MY GRANNY - Jessica Martin
4. EASY AS A-P-C - Stefan Bednarczyk
5. I LOVE TO SING - Rosemary Ashe
6. YOU ARE THE ONE - David Firth, Valda Aviks and Richard Dempsey
7. SATURDAY MORNING PRAYER - Hal Fowler
8. IíVE FALLEN IN LOVE WITH A SHEEP - Liza Sadovy
9. A TRAINSPOTTERíS TALE - Richard Dempsey
10. THE MAN WHO I LONG FOR - Anna Francolini
11. THE FIRST VOWEL - Lizzy Renihan
12. UNCLE DICK - David Firth, Richard Dempsey and Marilyn Cutts
13. I DONíT KNOW WHAT CAME OVER ME - John Barr
14. MOANING ABOUT PHONING - Myra Sands
15. HOW PERFECT I WILL BE - Felix Martin
16. IíVE JUST STARTED WORKING IN A KOSHER DELI - Rachel Izen
17. I LOVED - Marilyn Cutts
18. NAKED - Hal Fowler, Valda Aviks and David Firth
19. WEIRD & WONDERFUL - All Artists

 

AVAILABLE ONLINE FROM DRESS CIRCLE AND SOUND OF MUSIC


 

The Daily Telegraph, 6th August 2004

 

GAT Magazine, 15th November 2004

 

Theatregoer, December 2004

 

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