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Hyperion Records

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Photograph by Nigel Luckhurst.
Track(s) taken from CDH55422
Recording details: June 1988
Wigmore Hall, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: April 1989
Total duration: 5 minutes 16 seconds

'Brings the house down' (Gramophone)

'One of the happiest records you could wish to find, as well as one of the funniest' (The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs)

'I guarantee you will listen to this at one sitting because you just can't bear to turn it off' (Which CD)

Transatlantic Lullaby
First line:
New York skyscrapers are sleeping
composer
1936
author of text
author of text

Introduction
Geoffrey Wright’s Transatlantic Lullaby is a song of immediate appeal, and was written in 1936 for a Gate Theatre musical on that most English of subjects, an English prep school; the matron is an American floozie who sings her charges to sleep with her Transatlantic Lullaby. Both the soft-shoe shuffle of the refrain and the haunting parallel triads that accompany the singer’s opening lines unerringly conjure up the sleeping city.

from notes by Roger Vignoles 1988

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