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Tom Lehrer - Tom Lehrer Revisited 1959

On: Monday, October 3, 2011

Tom Lehrer
Thomas Andrew Lehrer
New York, New York, USA
Apr 09 1928 -
Tom Lehrer had originally released Songs By Tom Lehrer in 1953, funding the limited release himself and proceeding to sell copies by mail order. Many years later, when Princess Margaret was being given an honorary degree, she cited her musical tastes as  'Catholic, ranging from Mozart to Tom Lehrer'. This name check prompted a frenzied search for anything to do with Tom Lehrer, with Decca securing British rights to Songs By Tom Lehrer and An Evening Wasted With Tom Lehrer, both of which charted. The sales activity in turn led to touring requests and eventually Tom would perform in all four corners of the globe. Revisited, which is in effect the material on Songs By Tom Lehrer performed live, was originally released with one half of the show recorded in Cambridge, Massachusetts and the second side recorded in Melbourne and Sydney in Australia. However, sound issues with the Australian recordings prompted a UK release that relied entirely on the American recording and a cover picture taken after a live performance at the Royal Festival Hall in London in June 1960! Source: Amazon

01 Introduction
02 I Wanna Go Back to Dixie
03 The Wild West Is Where I Want to Be
04 The Old Dope Peddler
05 Fight Fiercely, Harvard
06 Lobachevsky
07 The Irish Ballad
08 The Hunting Song
09 My Home Town
10 When You Are Old and Grey
11 The Wiener Schnitzel Waltz
12 I Hold Your Hand in Mine
13 Be Prepared
14 L-Y [From The Electric Company]
15 Silent E [From The Electric Company]

Decca TL-201 and LK-04375
Novelty Songs

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