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listen  1. Steppes In The Right Direction (1996 Digital Remaster)The Cast of Beyond the Fringe 6:28$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. The Royal Box (From 'Beyond The Fringe') (1996 Digital Remaster)Peter Cook And Dudley Moore 2:20$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Man Bites God (1996 Digital Remaster)The Cast of Beyond the Fringe 4:49$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Let's Face It (1996 Digital Remaster)Alan Bennett 5:30$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Bollard (Beyond The Fringe) (1996 Digital Remaster)The Cast of Beyond the Fringe 1:44$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. The Heat-Death Of The Universe (1996 Digital Remaster)Jonathan Miller 5:14$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Deutscher Chansons (1996 Digital Remaster)Dudley Moore (Introduced By Jonathan Miller) 3:53$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. The Sadder And Wiser Beaver (1996 Digital Remaster)Alan Bennett & Peter Cook 3:41$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Words...And Things (1996 Digital Remaster)Alan Bennett & Jonathan Miller 6:18$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. T.V.P.M. (1996 Digital Remaster)Peter Cook 5:46$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. And The Same To You (1996 Digital Remaster)Dudley Moore 5:13$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. Aftermyth Of War (Beyond The Fringe) (1996 Digital Remaster)The Cast of Beyond the Fringe 7:37$1.29  Buy MP3 


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listen  1. Civil War (1996 Digital Remaster)The Cast of Beyond the Fringe 9:00$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Real Class (1996 Digital Remaster)The Cast of Beyond the Fringe 1:33$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Little Miss Britten (1996 Digital Remaster)Dudley Moore (Introduced By Jonathan Miller) 2:09$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. The Suspense Is Killing Me (1996 Digital Remaster)The Cast of Beyond the Fringe 2:52$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Porn Shop (1996 Digital Remaster)Jonathan Miller 2:51$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. The Death Of Lord Nelson (1996 Digital Remaster)Jonathan Miller 4:44$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Frank Speaking (1996 Digital Remaster)Peter Cook & Alan Bennett0:58$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Bloody Rhonda Mine (1996 Digital Remaster)Dudley Moore (Introduced By Peter Cook) 1:13$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Black Equals White (Beyond The Fringe) (1996 Digital Remaster)Peter Cook & Jonathan Miller 3:08$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. Sitting On The Bench (1996 Digital Remaster)Peter Cook 6:59$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. Bread Alone (1996 Digital Remaster)The Cast of Beyond the Fringe 4:09$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. Take A Pew (1996 Digital Remaster)Alan Bennett 7:52$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen13. So That's The Way You Like It (1996 Digital Remaster)The Cast of Beyond the Fringe10:11Album Only
listen14. The End Of The World (1996 Digital Remaster)The Cast of Beyond the Fringe 3:15$1.29  Buy MP3 


Disc 3:

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. Bollard (Digitally Remastered 96)The Original Broadway Cast of 'Beyond The Fringe' 2:03$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Take A Pew (Digitally Remastered 96)Alan Bennett/The Original Broadway Cast of 'Beyond The Fringe' 6:02$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Aftermyth Of War (Digitally Remastered 96)The Original Broadway Cast of 'Beyond The Fringe'10:25Album Only
listen  4. Sitting On The Bench (Digitally Remastered 96)The Original Broadway Cast of 'Beyond The Fringe' 7:45$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Portraits From Memory (Bertrand Russell) (Digitally Remastered 96)Jonathan Miller 2:12$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. The End Of The World (Digitally Remastered 96)The Original Broadway Cast of 'Beyond The Fringe' 4:05$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Home Thoughts From Abroad (1996 Digital Remaster)The Original Broadway Cast of 'Beyond The Fringe' 6:56$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. The English Way Of Death (Digitally Remastered 96)The Original Broadway Cast of 'Beyond The Fringe' 5:40$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. The Weill Song (Introduced By Paxton Whitehead; Digitally Remastered '96)Dudley Moore/Peter Cook 2:56$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. Royal Box (Digitally Remastered 96)The Original Broadway Cast of 'Beyond The Fringe' 5:38$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. One Leg Too Few (Digitally Remastered 96)Peter Cook/Dudley Moore 4:32$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. Two English Songs (Digitally Remastered '96)The Original Broadway Cast of 'Beyond The Fringe' 2:31$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen13. Lord Cobbold, The Duke (Digitally Remastered 96)Peter Cook/Dudley Moore/Paxton Whitehead 3:53$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen14. Real Class (Digitally Remastered 96)The Original Broadway Cast of 'Beyond The Fringe'0:51$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen15. A Piece Of My MindPaxton Whitehead 4:30$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen16. The Great Train Robbery (Digitally Remastered 96)Peter Cook/Alan Bennett/Dudley Moore/Jonathan Miller/The Original Broadway Cast of 'Beyond The Fringe' 4:34$1.29  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Performer: Dudley Moore, Jonathan Miller, Peter Cook, Alan Bennett
  • Audio CD (December 6, 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Cast Recording
  • Label: Emd Int'l
  • ASIN: B000006SW2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #53,284 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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The Show that Ignited the Satire Boom of the 60'S. CD'S One and Two Contain, for the First Time Complete 1961 Show Recorded at the Fortune Theatre in London. Cd3 Contains the Cream of their Broadway Performances from 1962 and 1964.

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44 of 45 people found the following review helpful By "lexo-2" on June 16, 2002
Format: Audio CD
The team of Jonathan Miller, Alan Bennett, Peter Cook and Dudley Moore was originally conceived as a potentially successful show for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 1960 - hence the name. None of them had ever worked together before, or not at any rate in this configuration, and each of them went into the project with some doubts. They ended up producing one of the most savagely funny comedy shows ever, a piece of work that was to play a large part in the transformation of the British cultural landscape during the 1960s.
It's all very well (and true) to say that this stuff is still funny after forty years. It's more useful to put yourself back into the mindset of a 1961 audience, utterly unprepared for such a comic assault on the sacred cows of post-war British culture: dodgily reverential productions of Shakespeare; dreary and self-aggrandising prime-ministerial broadcasts by then PM Harold Macmillan; a devastating swipe at the cheery platitudes of governmental advice on what to do during a nuclear attack (basically, hide inside a brown paper bag); a brutal demolition of piously cliched movies about the sacrifices of world war 2 - these lads dished it out in spades. The laughter you hear on the soundtrack is not the cosy laughter of an audience hearing what it likes to hear, it's the guilty and almost hysterical laughter of an audience having its worst fears and suspicions confirmed and provoked.
Fair enough, Dudley Moore (RIP) went on to make some dodgy movies. Jonathan Miller did some fine work in the theatre and in opera, but nothing quite as cutting-edge as here. Alan Bennett became an English (not British) institution. Peter Cook ended up with a reputation as the Guy Who Never Fulfilled His Promise - but none of these assessments are accurate.
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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 1, 1999
Format: Audio CD
If you are interested in a milestone in British comedy, then this is a recording that you can't afford to miss. It is the stuff of legend. 4 Young men, Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Jonathon Miller and Alan Bennett took London by storm. These days we are used to politicians and authority being mocked but it was all new then. It would be unfair to pick out sketches as one should listen to them all. The sketches changed over the period that they were performed as it was written, unusually in those days, by the cast. The original cast took the production to Broadway after a year or so, and this proved the demise of it in England, as it was a near impossible task to re-cast it, due to the personalities involved. This is no disrespect to the actors who took over, they were on a hiding to nothing trying to take over from the likes of Miller, Moore, Cook and Bennett. The original cast got fed up with it in the end and so it finished. They all went on to other projects succesfully. Miller as a director (who also carried on a medical career,) Bennett as a writer (In my opinion the best living writer we have,) and of course, Peter Cook and Dudley Moore sometimes together. These four men were truly brilliant, and I leave the last word to the much missed Peter Cook, who years after 'Beyond The Fringe,' said of it, "I may have done things as funny, but never funnier." Sit back, pour yourself a large scotch and go with the flow, you'll love it.
DAVID PIBWORTH (British comedy writer/Performer)
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on March 12, 2000
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When these four guys hit London, they transformed the British idea of what was funny. Prior to this, with the exception of radio's Goon Show (Spike Millgian, Harry Secombe and Peter Sellers dismantling the English language), British comedy rarely courted the outrageous. Enter BEYOND THE FRINGE, and the way was paved for Monty Python and the others. (John Cleese has said that Peter Cook is the only comic genius he's ever known and that Cook inspired him to go into comedy.) This recording was made within days of the opening of the show in London, and you can hear the fresh air coming into the theatre as the audience gasps and laughs the laugh of cultural release. Oh yes, it's very funny, even today. Some of the references are dated, but most of it holds up and puts most of what passes for sketch comedy today to shame.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 9, 2000
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Terrific. I've just spent the entire weekend listening to certain tracks over and over. The writing is fantastic and the talents of these 4 are really amazing. The characterizations are crystal clear and masterfully layered ("Words...and Things," "TVPM," "Take a Pew" among others) so that for any performer, writer or director, "Beyond the Fringe" is an education. Two of the three CDs were recorded in London and it is interesting to compare them with the third CD, recorded in the U.S. Although I questioned my hormone balances when I paid for the thing, I'm very happy to have it as a part of my collection. For any piano players, Dudley Moore does a wonderful job with humor and music. While some of the sketches aren't nearly as topical as they were in 1961, the time gap serves to clarify the choices of the actors. Even with that, the sketches have aged well.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By L. Wagner on April 25, 2001
Format: Audio CD
The legendary performance by 4 true geniuses. Oh, if we could only have this on vid....
I have spent a great deal of time playing this to people who finally get it. The launching pad for Monty Python, Lenny Bruce, Mort Sahl, et al, is right here. These 3 CDs contain the cream of the 60's satire crop by 4 very affable chaps not afraid to take convention and a sledgehammer and juxtapose the two. The material is first-rate and the performances practically flawless. One or two bits do require more visual, but the gist is just as good--gets the mind working.
Even the material that is dated (Harold Macmillan et al) holds up well because, in all honesty, have politicians really changed all that much in 40 years? I think not--it's just more public now.
Get this set by any means. You will truly treasure this gem for years to come.
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