Stage Door Records presents an album of selections from the George Posford and Eric Maschwitz London musicals Zip Goes A Million and Happy Holiday. Zip Goes A Million, based on the 1902 novel Brewster's Millions, was written as a vehicle for variety entertainer George Formby who would make his musical theatre debut in the production. Zip Goes A Million opened at London's Palace Theatre on October 20th 1951 following tryout performances in Coventry and Manchester. The production was an instant hit and garnered overwhelmingly positive notices from both the critics and audiences. Following the success of Zip Goes A Million, the writing team of Posford and Maschwitz and impresario Emile Littler collaborated on a second London musical; Happy Holiday. An adaptation of the Arnold Ridley play The Ghost Train, Happy Holiday was described as "A New Christmas Show of Fun, Mystery and Song" and opened at London's Palace Theatre on December 22nd 1954. This collection compiles all the Original London Cast recordings from both Zip Goes A Million and Happy Holiday along with a number of pop covers and instrumentals from each score performed by such artists as Pearl Carr, Ronnie Harris, Leslie A. Hutchinson and the Frank Barber Orchestra.
Stage Door Records presents an album of selections from the George Posford and Eric Maschwitz London musicals Zip Goes A Million and Happy Holiday. Zip Goes A Million, based on the 1902 novel Brewster's Millions, was written as a vehicle for variety entertainer George Formby who would make his musical theatre debut in the production. Zip Goes A Million opened at London's Palace Theatre on October 20th 1951 following tryout performances in Coventry and Manchester. The production was an instant hit and garnered overwhelmingly positive notices from both the critics and audiences. Following the success of Zip Goes A Million, the writing team of Posford and Maschwitz and impresario Emile Littler collaborated on a second London musical; Happy Holiday. An adaptation of the Arnold Ridley play The Ghost Train, Happy Holiday was described as "A New Christmas Show of Fun, Mystery and Song" and opened at London's Palace Theatre on December 22nd 1954. This collection compiles all the Original London Cast recordings from both Zip Goes A Million and Happy Holiday along with a number of pop covers and instrumentals from each score performed by such artists as Pearl Carr, Ronnie Harris, Leslie A. Hutchinson and the Frank Barber Orchestra.
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Selections From Zip Goes A Million & Happy Holiday
Artist: George Formby / Original London Cast
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1. Saving Up for Sally (From 'Zip Goes a Million') - George Formby
2. Pleasure Cruise (From 'Zip Goes a Million') - George Formby
3. Ordinary People (From 'Zip Goes a Million') - George Formby, Sara Gregory
4. Zip Goes a Million / Running Away to Land (From 'Zip Goes a Million') - George Formby, Warde Donovan
5. It Takes No Time to Fall in Love (From 'Zip Goes a Million') - Warde Donovan, Sara Gregory
6. Nothing Breaks But the Heart (From 'Zip Goes a Million') - Warde Donovan
7. Ordinary People (From 'Zip Goes a Million') - Reg Dixon
8. Ordinary People (From 'Zip Goes a Million') - Pearl Carr
9. It Takes No Time to Fall in Love (From 'Zip Goes a Million') - Pearl Carr
10. Ordinary People (From 'Zip Goes a Million') - Frank Barber and His Orchestra 1
11. It Takes No Time to Fall in Love (From 'Zip Goes a Million') - Frank Barber and His Orchestra 1
12. Nothing Breaks But the Heart (From 'Zip Goes a Million') - Frank Barber and His Orchestra 1
13. Selections from 'Zip Goes a Million' - George Posford 1
14. Introduction to 'Zip Goes a Million' - Henry Hall, Eric Maschwitz 1
15. Saving Up for Sally (From 'Zip Goes a Million') (Live) - George Formby 1
16. Thing About You (From 'Zip Goes a Million') (Live) - Warde Donovan, Barbara Perry 1
17. Zip Goes a Million (From 'Zip Goes a Million') (Live) - George Formby 1
18. It Takes No Time to Fall in Love (From 'Zip Goes a Million') (Live) - Warde Donovan, Sara Gregory 1
19. Ordinary People (From 'Zip Goes a Million') (Live) - George Formby, Sara Gregory 1
20. Nothing Breaks But the Heart (From 'Zip Goes a Million') (Live) - Warde Donovan 2
21. Pleasure Cruise (From 'Zip Goes a Million') (Live) - George Formby 2
22. Ordinary People (From 'Zip Goes a Million') (Live) - George Formby, Petula Clark 2
23. Sew a Silver Button on the Moon (From 'Happy Holiday') - Reg Dixon, Janet Brown 2
24. There Goes Charlie (From 'Happy Holiday') - Reg Dixon 2
25. Surprisingly (From 'Happy Holiday') - Reg Dixon 2
26. The Feeling of Falling in Love (From 'Happy Holiday') - Reg Dixon, Janet Brown 2
27. Surprisingly (From 'Happy Holiday') - Leslie a. Hutchinson 2
28. Surprisingly (From 'Happy Holiday') - Ronnie Harris 2
29. 2
30. Surprisingly (From 'Happy Holiday') - Frank Barber and His Orchestra

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Stage Door Records presents an album of selections from the George Posford and Eric Maschwitz London musicals Zip Goes A Million and Happy Holiday. Zip Goes A Million, based on the 1902 novel Brewster's Millions, was written as a vehicle for variety entertainer George Formby who would make his musical theatre debut in the production. Zip Goes A Million opened at London's Palace Theatre on October 20th 1951 following tryout performances in Coventry and Manchester. The production was an instant hit and garnered overwhelmingly positive notices from both the critics and audiences. Following the success of Zip Goes A Million, the writing team of Posford and Maschwitz and impresario Emile Littler collaborated on a second London musical; Happy Holiday. An adaptation of the Arnold Ridley play The Ghost Train, Happy Holiday was described as "A New Christmas Show of Fun, Mystery and Song" and opened at London's Palace Theatre on December 22nd 1954. This collection compiles all the Original London Cast recordings from both Zip Goes A Million and Happy Holiday along with a number of pop covers and instrumentals from each score performed by such artists as Pearl Carr, Ronnie Harris, Leslie A. Hutchinson and the Frank Barber Orchestra.