22 December 2010

Private Eye Sings - Recorded at Llandudno, October 1962

Private Eye Sings 1

Label: Private Eye
Year of Release: 1962

It's been a rum old 2010 here on "Left and To The Back".  We've been recommended in "The Guardian", had more unique visitors in one calendar year than ever before, and found a hundred more pieces of garbage, goodness, gold-dust and novelty gilblets in second hand record shops (I couldn't think of another word beginning with 'g' - sorry).  Whilst wondering what I could upload here for your pleasure before waving farewell to you good people until the end of the month at least, this little item in the back of one of my record boxes immediately sprang to mind.  It is, to the best of my knowledge, Private Eye magazine's first ever excursion into recorded sound, although be warned... satire from 1962 can seem rather dated in places.

I hope you're at least surprised by this, and I shall see you with more treats and surprises soon.  Have a very merry Christmas, and keep an eye on the blog for another update once the last of the turkey is scraped off the bone and the final useless present is bunged in the local Oxfam.


Side One
1. Overture - A Letter From Sir Herbert Gussett
2. Lift Up Your Parts
3. The Common Market - A Great Nation Speaks

Side Two
1. Dramatic Readings From "The Times" - The National Theatre
2. A Word From Mervyn Poove
3. The True Story Of James Gaithen (Written By Christopher Logue)


Paolo Meccano said...

Merry Xmas and thanks for another year of great posts.

Real Gone said...

Well done, once again, with regard to being featured in The Guardian mate. Real Gone was featured in Classic Rock this month! It's been a good year for both of us... Here's hoping 2011 will be even better! Thanks again for your support.

23 Daves said...

Thanks both of you for your Christmas wishes, and it's genuinely heartening to hear that "Real Gone" has been given a deserved promotional push.

Here's to 2011.

Dave said...

I don't suppose you happen to now which theatre in Llandudno this was recorded at?

23 Daves said...

Dave - I think it's some kind of in-joke. The record doesn't sound recorded live, and nor is there any reference to a venue on the sleeve. Your guess is as good as mine as to what it all means, unfortunately.