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Tracklist

CD 1
#TitleArtistRatingLength
1Sonnet 18
spoken vocals:
Hugh Grant (actor)
recording of:
Sonnet nº 18: Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
writer:
William Shakespeare (English poet and playwright)
William Shakespeare read by Hugh Grant1:03
2The Flea
spoken vocals:
Dale Winton
recording of:
The Flea
writer:
John Donne
John Donne read by Dale Winton1:25
3To Celia
spoken vocals:
Patricia Hodge
recording of:
To Celia
writer:
Ben Jonson (English playwright & poet)
Ben Jonson read by Patricia Hodge0:55
4Paradise Lost (excerpt)
spoken vocals:
Julian Glover (English actor)
partial recording of:
Paradise Lost
writer:
John Milton (English poet; composer of Paradise Lost) (from 1667 until 1674)
John Milton read by Julian Glover3:16
5The Tyger
spoken vocals:
Jamie Glover (British actor)
recording of:
The Tyger
lyricist:
William Blake (English poet, painter, and printmaker)
William Blake read by Julian Glover1:16
6Daffodils
spoken vocals:
Jeremy Irons
recording of:
I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud (Daffodils)
writer:
William Wordsworth (poet)
William Wordsworth read by Jeremy Irons1:01
7Kubla Khan
spoken vocals:
Dale Winton
recording of:
Kubla Khan
writer:
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (poet)
Samuel Taylor Coleridge read by Dale Winton2:20
8She Walks in Beauty
spoken vocals:
Greg Wise
recording of:
She Walks in Beauty
writer:
George Gordon Byron (English poet, known as Lord Byron)
George Gordon Noel Byron read by Greg Wise1:04
9To Autumn
spoken vocals:
Neil Conrich
recording of:
To Autumn
writer:
John Keats (English Romantic poet)
John Keats read by Neil Conrich1:53
10Past and Present
spoken vocals:
Paula Wilcox (English actor)
recording of:
Past and Present
writer:
Thomas Hood (English writer)
Thomas Hood read by Paula Wilcox1:30
11How Do I Love Thee?
spoken vocals:
Isla Blair (British actor)
recording of:
How Do I Love Thee? (Sonnet 43, Sonnets from the Portuguese)
writer:
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
part of:
Sonnets from the Portuguese (collection of 44 love sonnets written by Elizabeth Barrett Browning)
Elizabeth Barrett Browning read by Isla Blair1:05
12Ulysees (excerpt)
spoken vocals:
Crispin Bonham-Carter
partial recording of:
Ulysees
writer:
Lord Alfred Tennyson (in 1842)
Alfred Tennyson read by Crispin Bonham-Carter0:56
13Home-Thoughts, From Abroad
spoken vocals:
Jamie Glover (British actor)
recording of:
Home Thoughts From Abroad
writer:
Robert Browning (English poet and playwright)
Robert Browning read by Jamie Glover1:12
14Remembrance
spoken vocals:
Patricia Hodge
recording of:
Remembrance
writer:
Emily Brontë (in 1846)
Emily Brontë read by Patricia Hodge2:18
15The Owl and the Pussycat
spoken vocals:
Leslie Phillips
recording of:
The Owl and the Pussycat
writer:
Edward Lear (English poet) (in 1871)
Edward Lear read by Leslie Phillips1:45
16Longing
spoken vocals:
Timothy Dalton
recording of:
Longing
writer:
Matthew Arnold (poet)
Matthew Arnold read by Timothy Dalton0:58
17A Birthday
spoken vocals:
Imelda Staunton
recording of:
A Birthday
writer:
Christina Rossetti
Christina Rossetti read by Imelda Staunton0:55
18If
spoken vocals:
Richard Briers
recording of:
If
writer:
Rudyard Kipling
Rudyard Kipling read by Richard Briers1:40
19The Ballad of Reading Gaol (excerpt)
spoken vocals:
Joss Ackland
partial recording of:
The Ballad of Reading Gaol
writer:
Oscar Wilde
part of:
Hands of Gold
Oscar Wilde read by Joss Ackland2:39
20Aedh Wishes for the Cloths of HeavenWilliam Butler Yeats read by Greg Wise0:37
21The Listeners
spoken vocals:
Alex Jennings
recording of:
The Listeners
writer:
Walter de la Mare
Walter de la Mare read by Alex Jennings2:02
22The Highwayman
spoken vocals:
Joss Ackland
recording of:
The Highwayman
writer:
Alfred Noyes
Alfred Noyes read by Joss Ackland6:10
23Glory of Women
spoken vocals:
Samuel West (British actor, director)
recording of:
Glory of Women
writer:
Siegfried Sassoon
Siegfried Sassoon read by Samuel West0:56
24The Soldier
spoken vocals:
Samuel West (British actor, director)
recording of:
The Soldier
writer:
Rupert Brooke (war poet)
Rupert Brooke read by Samuel West1:17
25Dulce et decorum est
spoken vocals:
Brian Blessed (English actor)
recording of:
Dulce et decorum est
writer:
Wilfred Owen
Wilfred Owen read by Brian Blessed1:56
26Not to Sleep
spoken vocals:
Julian Glover (English actor)
recording of:
Not to Sleep
writer:
Robert Graves (English poet)
Robert Graves read by Julian Glover1:09
27Not Waving but Drowning
spoken vocals:
Paula Wilcox (English actor)
recording of:
Not Waving but Drowning
writer:
Stevie Smith (English poet and novelist)
Stevie Smith read by Paula Wilcox0:56
28Walking Away
spoken vocals:
Isla Blair (British actor)
recording of:
Walking Away
writer:
Cecil Day-Lewis
C. Day-Lewis read by Isla Blair1:22
29How to Get on in SocietyJohn Betjeman read by Crispin Bonham-Carter0:58
30Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night
spoken vocals:
Brian Blessed (English actor)
recording of:
Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night
written in:
Firenze, Firenze, Toscana, Italy (in 1947)
writer:
Dylan Thomas (the poet) (in 1947)
Dylan Thomas read by Brian Blessed1:22
31Hawk Roosting
spoken vocals:
Neil Conrich
recording of:
Hawk Roosting
writer:
Ted Hughes
Ted Hughes read by Neil Conrich1:19
32Wedding Day
spoken vocals:
Alex Jennings
recording of:
Wedding Day
writer:
Seamus Heaney
Seamus Heaney read by Alex Jennings0:49

Credits

Release

executive producer:Alex Armitage (executive producer)
Leslie Simon (producer)
producer:John Cooper (poetry cd producer)
editor:John Mayfield (Engineer)
copyrighted (©) by and phonographic copyright (℗) by:Audio Book & Music Company Limited (for ℗ & © rights, marketing, and distributor use only) (in 1996)
ASIN:UK: 1901297012 [info]