The Very Best Of Tom Lehrer, Victor Borge, Flanders & Swann
Literate, ever-topical and endlessly inventive, these masters of musical humour still sound every bit as funny a generation or more later in a 3 CD collection that cherry-picks the best moments from the recording careers of Tom Lehrer, Victor Borge and Flanders & Swann.
Nobody mixed comedy and music like Michael Flanders and Donald Swann, Tom Lehrer and Victor Borge. With subjects ranging from Britain’s lost railway lines to the English weather, Flanders and Swann wrote and sang a rich comic soundtrack to the 50s and 60s. The owlish piano-playing Tom Lehrer was their transatlantic counterpart - a Harvard professor who wrote spiky satirical songs in his spare time. Completing the trio is the incomparable Victor Borge - the original ‘clown prince of Denmark’. Now for the first time we bring you these three timeless acts together in one unique collection.
57 classic moments, including: Tom Lehrer: Poisoning Pigeons In The Park - Be Prepared - Lobachevsky - The Old Dope Pedlar - Elements; Victor Borge: Phonetic Punctuation - Inflationary Language - Trees - Blue Danube Waltz - A Mozart Opera; Flanders & Swann: A Transport of Delight - The Gasman Cometh - The Gnu Song - Madeira M'dear? - The Hippopotamus Song, and many, many more...
All tracks restored and digitally remastered.