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Transatlantic Lullaby

First line:
New York skyscrapers are sleeping
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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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Track 12 on CDH55422 [5'16]

Track-specific metadata for CDA66289 track 12

Recording date
17 June 1988
Recording venue
Wigmore Hall, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
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  1. Blah blah blah and other trifles (CDA66289)
    Disc 1 Track 12
    Release date: April 1989
    Deletion date: March 2010
    Superseded by CDH55422
  2. Blah blah blah and other trifles (CDH55422)
    Disc 1 Track 12
    Release date: February 2012
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