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THOMAS, D.: Essential Dylan Thomas (The)

This varied, well-chosen selection brings onto one CD set the best of Dylan Thomas. Here is the legendary recording of Under Milk Wood, with Richard Burton and Richard Bebb as narrators; but here also are two radio productions he wrote before that great classic, and though interesting in their own right, they show how Under Milk Wood grew gradually in his imagination. Thomas was a charismatic, idiosyncratic performer of his own poetry and stories, and here is a representative selection. Performances of Dylan Thomas have since moved on and the greatness of the writer as a poet and storyteller are perhaps best heard in new recordings by actors of our own time. Here Bebb, Madoc and Hughes share some of Thomas’s finest, most challenging and endearing works.



Disc 1

  Under Milk Wood - A Play for Voices
1.   Play with flash player First Voice: To begin at the beginning 00:05:12
2.   Play with flash player First Drowned: Remember me, Captain 00:01:38
3.   Play with flash player First Voice: From where you are... 00:00:30
4.   Play with flash player Mr Edwards: Myfanwy Price! 00:01:18
5.   Play with flash player First Voice: Come now, drift up the dark... 00:01:44
6.   Play with flash player Mother: This little piggy... 00:02:16
7.   Play with flash player First Voice: Now, in her iceberg - white... 00:00:43
8.   Play with flash player Mrs Ogmore - Pritchard: Mr Ogmore! 00:01:09
9.   Play with flash player First Voice: In Butcher Beynon's... 00:00:28
10.   Play with flash player Organ Morgan: Help! cries Organ Morgan... 00:00:28
11.   Play with flash player First Voice: At the sea end of town... 00:00:27
12.   Play with flash player Utah Watkins: (Yawning) Thirty four, thirty five... 00:03:07
13.   Play with flash player First Voice: Now behind the eyes and secrets... 00:02:54
14.   Play with flash player First Voice: Time passes. Listen. Time passes 00:01:58
15.   Play with flash player Rev. Eli Jenkins: Dear Gwalia! I know there are... 00:02:00
16.   Play with flash player First Voice: Now, woken at last by the out - of - bed... 00:00:23
17.   Play with flash player Lily Smalls: Oh, there's a face! 00:02:14
18.   Play with flash player First Voice: Mary Ann the Sailors... 00:02:39
19.   Play with flash player First Voice: Now frying - pans spit... 00:01:19
20.   Play with flash player First Voice: Mr and Mrs Cherry Owen... 00:01:32
21.   Play with flash player First Voice: From Beynon Butchers in Coronation Street... 00:01:10
22.   Play with flash player First Voice: Up the street, in the Sailor's Arms... 00:02:38
23.   Play with flash player Captain Cat: (Softly, to himself) Maggie Richards, Ricky Rhys... 00:03:50
24.   Play with flash player First Voice: People are moving now, up and down... 00:03:28
25.   Play with flash player First Voice: There's the clip clop of horses... 00:00:46
26.   Play with flash player First Woman: Mrs Ogmore - Pritchard 00:01:01
27.   Play with flash player First Voice: Outside, the sun springs down... 00:01:32
28.   Play with flash player First Voice: And in Willy Nilly the Postman's dark... 00:02:34
29.   Play with flash player Second Voice: ... herring gulls heckling down to the harbour... 00:02:07
30.   Play with flash player First Voice: The music of the spheres is heard distinctly... 00:02:33
31.   Play with flash player Polly Garter: I loved a man whose name was Tom... 00:03:44
32.   Play with flash player First Voice: And the morning school is over... 00:02:45
33.   Play with flash player First Voice: And the shrill girls giggle and muster around him... 00:01:46
34.   Play with flash player Gossamer Beynon: I don't care if he is common... 00:01:12
35.   Play with flash player First Voice: In the blind - drawn dark dining - room of School House... 00:03:31
36.   Play with flash player First Voice: Lord Cut - Glass, in his kitchen full of time... 00:04:41
37.   Play with flash player First Voice: Captain Cat, at his window... 00:04:12
38.   Play with flash player First Voice: The child says, and then she forgets him too 00:01:23


Disc 2

  Under Milk Wood - A Play for Voices
1.   Play with flash player Second Voice: The afternoon buzzes like lazy bees... 00:03:58
2.   Play with flash player First Voice: Now the town is dusk 00:00:58
3.   Play with flash player Mr Pritchard: You first, Mr Ogmore 00:01:30
4.   Play with flash player Rev. Eli Jenkins: Every morning, when I wake... 00:01:52
5.   Play with flash player First Voice: Dusk is drowned forever until tomorrow 00:01:57
6.   Play with flash player First Voice: Blind Captain Cat climbs into his bunk 00:00:57
7.   Play with flash player First Voice: Mr Mog Edwards and Miss Myfanwy Price... 00:01:16
8.   Play with flash player First Voice: The thin night darkens 00:00:46
  Return Journey to Swansea
9.   Play with flash player Narrator: It was a cold white day in the High Street... 00:04:58
10.   Play with flash player Narrator: I went out of the hotel into the snow... 00:06:02
11.   Play with flash player Narrator: And he hurried on, into the dervish snow... 00:05:23
12.   Play with flash player Narrator: The Hall is shattered... 00:05:55
13.   Play with flash player Narrator: Even now, on the frozen foreshore... 00:04:37
  Quite Early One Morning
14.   Play with flash player Quite early one morning in the winter in Wales... 00:03:19
15.   Play with flash player The town was not yet awake 00:03:16
16.   Play with flash player And climbing down again and up out of the town... 00:03:01
17.   Play with flash player Oh, the town was waking now... 00:02:50
  Poems
18.   Play with flash player Lament 00:04:23
19.   Play with flash player Poem on his birthday 00:06:43
20.   Play with flash player And death shall have no dominion 00:01:51
21.   Play with flash player Fern Hill 00:03:52
22.   Play with flash player Do not go gentle into that good night 00:01:10


Disc 3

  Memories of Christmas
1.   Play with flash player One Christmas was so much like another in those years... 00:05:12
2.   Play with flash player Now out of that bright white snowball of Christmas... 00:04:08
3.   Play with flash player We returned home through the desolate poor sea - facing streets... 00:02:58
  The Peaches
4.   Play with flash player The grass - green cart, with 'J. Jones, Gorsehill' painted... 00:05:06
5.   Play with flash player He backed the mare into Union Street... 00:06:34
6.   Play with flash player 'Can I go and see the pigs' 00:04:51
7.   Play with flash player Gwilym's chapel was the last old barn before the field... 00:04:26
8.   Play with flash player The best room smelt of moth balls and fur... 00:06:44
9.   Play with flash player Down the thick dingle Jack and I ran shouting... 00:07:07
10.   Play with flash player Our door was open 00:05:22
  A Visit to Grandpa's
11.   Play with flash player In the middle of the night I woke... 00:03:32
12.   Play with flash player In the morning I woke from a dream of fiery horses... 00:02:15
13.   Play with flash player When we came to Llanstephan village... 00:04:35
14.   Play with flash player 'Where are we going' I asked 00:03:00


Disc 4

  The Followers
1.   Play with flash player It was six o'clock on a winter's evening 00:04:47
2.   Play with flash player The barmaid, with gold hair and two gold teeth in front... 00:04:18
3.   Play with flash player Outside Rabiotti's cafe, Leslie said... 00:04:50
4.   Play with flash player All over the dripping town... 00:03:51
  The Outing - a story
5.   Play with flash player If you can call it a story 00:04:06
6.   Play with flash player On Sunday evening, after Bethesda... 00:04:21
7.   Play with flash player The charabanc drew up outside... 00:04:56
8.   Play with flash player Time clouded over, the cows wondered... 00:03:35
  The force that through the green fuse drives the flower
9.   Play with flash player The force that through the green fuse drives the flower 00:01:27
  The conversation of prayers
10.   Play with flash player The conversation of prayers 00:01:32
  A Refusal to Mourn the Death, by Fire, of a Child in London
11.   Play with flash player A Refusal to Mourn the Death, by Fire, of a Child in London 00:01:13
  Elegy
12.   Play with flash player Elegy 00:01:15
  Poem in October
13.   Play with flash player Poem in October 00:02:55
  The hunchback in the park
14.   Play with flash player The hunchback in the park 00:01:41
  A Winter's Tale
15.   Play with flash player A Winter's Tale 00:08:48
  In my craft or sullen art
16.   Play with flash player In my craft or sullen art 00:00:51
  Lie still, sleep becalmed
17.   Play with flash player Lie still, sleep becalmed 00:01:08
  Fern Hill
18.   Play with flash player Fern Hill 00:03:31
  Over Sir John's hill
19.   Play with flash player Over Sir John's hill 00:03:20
  Poem on his Birthday
20.   Play with flash player Poem on his Birthday 00:05:46
  Do not go gentle into that good night
21.   Play with flash player Do not go gentle into that good night 00:01:21
  Lament
22.   Play with flash player Lament 00:03:19
  Was there a time
23.   Play with flash player Was there a time 00:00:36
  And death shall have no dominion
24.   Play with flash player And death shall have no dominion 00:01:58

Total Playing Time: 04:50:41






Author(s):
Thomas, Dylan

Reader(s):
Bebb, Richard; Burton, Richard; Hughes, Jason; Madoc, Philip; Sheen, Michael; Thomas, Dylan

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction; Plays - Others; Poetry

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: NA434312

Barcode: 9789626343432

Release Date: 02/2005

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