Annotation

According to https://www.thestage.co.uk/features/obituaries/2015/obituary-jack-edwards/ this release is the first release of Shakespear's Sonnets on CD.

According to https://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/jun/17/jack-edwards-obituary , this release is one of the first speech recording on CD.

Annotation last modified on 2019-05-28 20:32 .

Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Sonnet nº 1: From fairest creatures we desire increase
0:54
2 Sonnet nº 2: When forty winters shall besiege thy brow
0:58
3 Sonnet nº 3: Look in thy glass and tell the face thou viewest
0:58
4 Sonnet nº 4: Unthrifty loveliness, why dost thou spend
0:53
5 Sonnet nº 5: Those hours that with gentle work did frame
0:55
6 Sonnet nº 6: Then let not winter's ragged hand deface
0:54
7 Sonnet nº 7: Lo, in the orient when the gracious light
0:54
8 Sonnet nº 8: Music to hear, why hear'st thou music sadly?
0:56
9 Sonnet nº 9: Is it for fear to wet a widow's eye
0:53
10 Sonnet nº 10: For shame deny that thou bear'st love to any
0:59
11 Sonnet nº 11: As fast as thou shalt wane, so fast thou grow'st
1:00
12 Sonnet nº 12: When do I count the clock that tells the time
0:58
13 Sonnet nº 13: O that you were yourself, but, love, you are
0:55
14 Sonnet nº 14: Not from the stars do I my judgment pluck
0:54
15 Sonnet nº 15: When I consider every thing that grows
0:53
16 Sonnet nº 16: But wherefore do not you a mightier way
0:51
17 Sonnet nº 17: Who will believe my verse in time to come
0:55
18 Sonnet nº 18: Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
0:59
19 Sonnet nº 19: Devouring Time, blunt thou the lion's paws
0:58
20 Sonnet nº 20: A woman's face, with Nature's own hand painted
0:57
21 Sonnet nº 21: So is it not with me as with that Muse
0:58
22 Sonnet nº 22: My glass shall not persuade me I am old
0:56
23 Sonnet nº 23: As an unperfect actor on the stage
0:53
24 Sonnet nº 24: Mine eye hath play'd the painter and hath stell'd
0:57
25 Sonnet nº 25: Let those who are in favour with their stars
0:56
26 Sonnet nº 26: Lord of my love, to whom in vassalage
0:57
27 Sonnet nº 27: Weary with toil, I haste me to my bed
0:57
28 Sonnet nº 28: How can I then return in happy plight
0:55
29 Sonnet nº 29: When in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes
0:57
30 Sonnet nº 30: When to the sessions of sweet silent thought
0:54
31 Sonnet nº 31: Thy bosom is endeared with all hearts
0:54
32 Sonnet nº 32: If thou survive my well-contented day
0:55
33 Sonnet nº 33: Full many a glorious morning have I seen
0:59
34 Sonnet nº 34: Why didst thou promise such a beauteous day
0:54
35 Sonnet nº 35: No more be griev'd at that which thou hast done
0:58
36 Sonnet nº 36: Let me confess that we two must be twain
0:54
37 Sonnet nº 37: As a decrepit father takes delight
0:55
38 Sonnet nº 38: How can my Muse want subject to invent
0:55
39 Sonnet nº 39: O how thy worth with manners may I sing
0:57
40 Sonnet nº 40: Take all my loves, my love, yea, take them all
0:56
41 Sonnet nº 41: Those pretty wrongs that liberty commits
0:54
42 Sonnet nº 42: That thou has her, it is not all my grief
1:01
43 Sonnet nº 43: When most I wink, then do mine eyes best see
1:01
44 Sonnet nº 44: If the dull substance of my flesh were thought
0:55
45 Sonnet nº 45: The other two, slight air and purging fire
0:57
46 Sonnet nº 46: Mine eye and heart are at a mortal war
0:58
47 Sonnet nº 47: Betwixt mine eye and heart a league is took
0:57
48 Sonnet nº 48: How careful was I, when I took my way
0:54
49 Sonnet nº 49: Against that time, if ever that time come
0:56
50 Sonnet nº 50: How heavy do I journey on the way
0:57
51 Sonnet nº 51: Thus can my love excuse the slow offence
0:56
52 Sonnet nº 52: So am I as the rich whose blessed key
0:56
53 Sonnet nº 53: What is your substance, whereof are you made
0:56
54 Sonnet nº 54: O how much more doth beauty beauteous seem
0:59
55 Sonnet nº 55: Not marble nor the gilded monuments
0:56
56 Sonnet nº 56: Sweet love, renew thy force; be it not said
0:54
57 Sonnet nº 57: Being your slave, what should I do but tend
0:54
58 Sonnet nº 58: That God forbid that made me first your slave
0:54
59 Sonnet nº 59: If there be nothing new, but that which is
0:52
60 Sonnet nº 60: Like as the waves make towards the pebbled shore
0:58
61 Sonnet nº 61: Is it thy will thy image should keep open
0:57
62 Sonnet nº 62: Sin of self-love possesseth all mine eye
0:57
63 Sonnet nº 63: Against my love shall be as I am now
0:56
64 Sonnet nº 64: When I have seen by Time's fell hand defaced
0:58
65 Sonnet nº 65: Since brass, nor stone, nor earth, nor boundless sea
0:58
66 Sonnet nº 66: Tir'd with all these, for restful death I cry
1:05
67 Sonnet nº 67: Ah, wherefore with infection should he live
0:55
68 Sonnet nº 68: Thus is his cheek the map of days outworn
0:56
69 Sonnet nº 69: Those parts of thee that the world's eye doth view
1:02
70 Sonnet nº 70: That thou art blam'd shall not be thy defect
0:59
71 Sonnet nº 71: No longer mourn for me when I am dead
0:58
72 Sonnet nº 72: O lest the world should task you to recite
0:54
73 Sonnet nº 73: That time of year thou mayst in me behold
0:59
74 Sonnet nº 74: But be contented: When that fell arrest
0:55
75 Sonnet nº 75: So are you to my thoughts as food to life
0:54
76 Sonnet nº 76: Why is my verse so barren of new pride
0:58
77 Sonnet nº 77: Thy glass will show thee how thy beauties wear
0:56

Credits

CD 1

spoken vocals:
Jack Edwards (Stage actor) (tracks 1–77)
writer:
William Shakespeare (English poet and playwright) (tracks 1–77)
is the basis for:
Sonnet no. 18 (track 18)
recording of: