We have recorded the songs (all except the final two) for two CDs (& these will also be available on USB). This was done in a socially distanced manner, recording one singer at a time. The next step is mixing (which is mostly complete) and mastering.
CD Two – I Don’t Beg Pardon, I’m Talking B*ll*cks from the Rose Garden
also known as “Covid-19 Musical” (based on a suggestion by The Sunday Times )
Act 1 (Preparation)
Interlude A – Lock Down Shakespeare
Act 2 (Expedition)
Interlude B – Lock Down Shakespeare
Act 3 (Prevention )
Interlude C – Adapted Shakespeare
Act 4 (Distraction)
Interlude D – Lock Down Shakespeare
Act 5 (Reflection, Retraction, and Reward of the Undeserving)
Inspired by Gilbert & Sullivan, Flanders & Swann, Shakespeare, the Beatles, the Who, Lynn Anderson, Tammy Wynette, David Bowie, Noel Coward, Bob Marley, The Archers, Youmi Zuma , Simon & Garfunkel, Diana Ross, Tom Jones, Queen, Men in Black. and several musicals and traditional songs, this album offers something for all satirical musical tastes.
The book “I Don’t Beg Pardon” and both the CDs are mock-ups in this photo, but see below for CD /USB contents.
CD One – Brexit’s a Musical Trick
Brexit’s a Musical Trick Song / Original Song Tune / time of full track
[In the list below we show the new song name, then the original song title which inspired the song, and then the length of the track in minutes and seconds. More than 75 minutes of fabulous music in total on the CD!]
The extracts below from many of the songs will give you a good flavour of the Musical. These extracts are generally the beginning of the relevant song, with the instrumental introduction usually cut from the extract – the full track will of course be on your CD or USB.
These extracts are from the tracks before they were mastered, and are here simply to give an initial appreciation of the full Musical. What is on the CD will be fully mastered, and even better !
Act 1 Camerine
Do or Die? / Who am I / 2.43
We Know What We’re Voting For (4-part chorus) / Do you hear the people sing / 4.18
4 groups of voters each announce that they know what they’re voting for. There is a majority voting Leave , but for different reasons.
Hasty Referendum / Valjean arrested and forgiven / 1.52
What Have I Done? / What Have I done? / 3.34
Act 2 (Theryline)
At The End Of The Day We Have Need of a Leader / At The End Of The Day / 2.28
They don’t have CAMERINE as a leader, and they don’t have VALBORIS , but at the end of the day they have to have someone
After the elimination of GOVERT and the FOX and the CRAB , the leadership is between THERYLINE and LAUNDRETTE
What Have We Here, Oh You Closet Remainer? / What Have We Here, Little Innocent Sister?/ 2.28
Lovely Tax Breaks / Lovely Ladies – The Docks / 4.02
Master Of The Spiel / Master Of The House / 4.59
In My Life / In my life (Love Montage) / 1.17
THERYLINE considers her position. She knows that VALBORIS and GOVERT love her, but is it enough? She decides to be brave, and therefore strongly and stably seeks her fortune in the outside world. She knows that her strength lies in being quiet.
A Poll Full Of Votes / A heart full of love (Love Montage) / 2.00
THERYLINE and CROSBI wonder who can be blamed for THERYLINE’S losses. She assesses her newly fragile lead, and realises she needs the help of ARLINE. They have scarcely seen each other before; is this a love match?
Labour People / Little People / 2.25
One’s Mascot / Valjean arrested and forgiven / 1.52
Leave And Remain – Led By Donkeys / Red and Black – ABC Café / 4.34
Do You See The People March ? / Do You Hear The People Sing ? – Peoples Song / 2.04
Many people call for both sides to stick to the Truth so that a Final Decision can be made in the polling booth.
One Day More At Chequers / One Day More / 3.56
On My Own / On My Own / 4.01
An agreement running to 585 pages / Stars / 3.01
A Little Vote Of Pain / A little fall of rain – Javert at the barricade / 3.35
Act 3 (Boris ValBoris)
Bring Him In / Bring Him Home – The Night / 3.29
I Dreamed a Dream / I Dreamed a Dream / 4.08
Help Us Out / Come to me / 3.42
Empty Houses, Empty Benches / Empty Chairs at Empty Tables – Café song / 2.48
There was a wise lady who tackled a lie / There was an old lady who swallowed a fly/ 3.00
Who is this Man ? (Handicapped by Benn) / Soliloquy – Javert’s suicide / 4.20
Ain’t It A Laugh / Beggar at the Feast / 1.52
Ain’t It A Laugh 2020 reprise / Beggar at the Feast / 1.32
CD Two – I Don’t Beg Pardon, (I’m Talking B*ll*cks from the Rose Garden)
also known as
This now has its own web page
Crowdfunder for the CDs
Please bear in mind:
1. We will make the first CD/USB (“Brexit’s a Musical Trick”) which is fully recorded, but needs to be mixed and mastered. The timescale may depend on progress with the crowdfunder, so may be later than the estimated date.
2.. Whether or not the second CD/USB is made (“I Don’t Beg Pardon”) depends on how the crowdfunder goes.
Below is a link straight to our crowdfunder because all information is there.
But Hurry ! -if you want to catch a pre-publication bargain, currently 3 books and 2 CDs for £25 pledge (or you can have it on USB instead of CD) – This is a pre-publication offer only — so hurry!
Here is the link to the crowdfunder