Songs on Lonely Roads (1990)
Red Sky Cassette - RSKC110
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"A remarkable and original production...direct, moving
Wilts & Glos Standard
A musical drama telling the story of tormented genius Ivor
Gurney, one of Britain's finest composers and war poets. The
story is told in Gurney's own words through his war letters
and poems, both spoken an set to music. This project was commissioned
for the Ivor Gurney Centenary in Gloucester in 1990, and performed
at Worcester Swan Theatre, Cheltenham Everyman, Bristol Old
Vic and other leading theatres.
David Goodland is an actor, writer and a regular reader on BBC
Radio 4. He also played the part of Gurney in BBC TV programmes
and in "Stars in a Dark Night" for Channel 4. Also
featured are actor John Boswall and musician Paul Burgess.
The cassette runs for 90 minutes and is identical to the stage
A Bright Tracks production.
1. The Songs I Had
3. Fishermen of Newnham
4. The Glorious Glosters
6. Under Robinswood
7. Strange Service
8. In Flanders
9. Captain Stratton's Fancy
11. Ballad of Three Spectres
12. Songs On Lonely Roads*
13. War Poet
14. Walking Song
15. The High Hills
Tracks marked * are also on 2001 compilation CD 'A Journey'
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