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Free As Air
Version: LONDON
Composer: Slade, Julian
Lyricist: Reynolds, Dorothy
Various Artists

Price: $19.95

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Product Description
The musical with which Julian Slade and Dorothy Reynolds followed Salad Days has one of the team's finest scores, orchestrally rich and tuneful. Produced at the Savoy Theatre in 1957, FREE AS AIR ran for a year. The story follows the adventures of a young heiress, Geraldine Melford, who escapes the attentions of the popular press by sailing away to a Channel island, Terhou, occupied by eccentrics and a young island girl, Molly (played by Patricia Bredin) who yearns for a man from the mainland. Slade's music is as 'open-air' as he ever wrote, in a score that he never eclipsed, including the immortally relevant 'Let the grass grow.' This issue includes orchestral dance music from the show by Tommy Kinsman and His Band, and Slade's own piano selection.

Sound restoration by Alan Bunting.

With: Gillian Lewis, Patricia Bredin, Gerald Harper, John Trevor


Julian Slade with Arthur Sandford and rhythm accompaniment

Free as air; Nothing but sea and sky; A man from the mainland;
Let the grass grow; I've got my feet on the ground; I'm up early

FREE AS AIR Original London cast

2. I'm up early
2. Let the grass grow
4. Nothing but sea and sky
5. The boat's in
6. A man from the mainland
7. Free as air
8. Her mummy doesn't like me any more
9. The girl from London
10. A man from the mainland [reprise]
11. I'd like to be like you
12. Testudo
13. I've got my feet on the ground
14. Holiday island
15. Geraldine
16. We're holding hands
17. Terhou
18. Let the grass grow [reprise]

Tommy Kinsman and His Band : 'Perfect for Dancing'

Free as air; I'd like to be like you; I've got my feet on the ground;
Nothing but sea and sky; Terhou; The boat's in; Holiday island; Let the grass grow

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