Hyperion Records

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

Recordings
'Blah blah blah and other trifles …' (CDH55422)
Blah blah blah and other trifles …
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Track 12 on CDH55422 [5'16] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

Transatlantic Lullaby
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

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDH55422 track 12
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-89-28912
Duration
5'16
Recording date
17 June 1988
Recording venue
Wigmore Hall, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  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    Superseded by CDH55422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
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
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