An Evening with Quentin Crisp (plus interview)
Audio CD (double)
Quentin Crisp was one of the UK's most cherished satirists and commentators. Immortalized by John Hurt in the touching film version of his book The Naked Civil Servant, Crisp's flippancy, self-deprecation and theatricality masked a fervent intelligence and a sharp eye for the detail of contemporary English life.
These recordings of Crisp in New York in 1979 arose as a result of the popularity of the film adaptation of that book, and capture one of ''Britain's stately homos'' in garrulous form, delighting an invited audience. Cherry Red is delighted to be able to offer these recordings to the public again, after a more than two-decade absence with the addition of a 35-minute interview with fellow artist Morgan Fisher which was undertaken at Crisp's flat in 1980. This 2 CD package is completed by a series of stunning unpublished black and white photographs of Crisp.