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Dylan Thomas

The Caedmon Collection
Thomas, Dylan (Audiobook CD - 2002)
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Beginning in February 1952, Dylan Thomas made a series of memorable and historic recordings for a new record label called Caedmon. In fact, Dylan Thomas was the first to record for this new label, started by two 22--year--old women, Marianne Roney and Barbara Cohen. Little did they know that in addition to capturing a part of history they also launched an industry of spoken--word recording. This collection not only contains the incredible Caedmon recording sessions, but also recordings from the BBC, CBC, and other archival material Caedmon originally published in the 1950s and 1960s. Highlights include: "A Child's Christmas in Wales" and "Five Poems"; "Do Not Go Gentle Into that Good Night", his prose: Adventures in the Skin Trade and Quite Early One Morning, and his final work -- Under Milk Wood, a play. With stunning original album cover art, and an introduction read by former poet laureate Billy Collins, this unique collection includes not only Dylan Thomas reading his finest works, but also rare recordings of Thomas reading his favorite writers, including W.H. Auden and William Shakespeare.
Authors: Thomas, Dylan, 1914-1953
Title: Dylan Thomas
the Caedmon collection
[sound recording]
Publisher: New York : Caedmon, p2002
Characteristics: 11 sound discs (ca. 12 hr., 30 min.) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in
Statement of Responsibility: [written by Dylan Thomas ; introduced by Billy Collins]
Notes: Unabridged
Compact discs
Contents: [CD 1] 1. Billy Collins introduction. From Dylan Thomas reading A child's Christmas in Wales and five poems: 2. A Child's Christmas in Wales, a story (19:48 min.) 3. Fern Hill (3:56 min.) 4. Do not go gentle into that good night (1:34 min.) 5. In the white giant's thigh (5:11 min.) 6. Ballad of the long-legged bait (12:01 min.) 7. Ceremony after a fire raid (3:53 min.) From Dylan Thomas reading Over Sir John's Hill and other poems: 8. A Few words of a kind (13:35 min.) 9. On the marriage of a virgin (1:51 min.) 10. The Hunchback in the park (2:23 min.) 11. Over Sir John's Hill (4:29 min.) From Dylan Thomas reading from his works: 12. Laugharne (4:21 min.) 13. Especially when the October wind (2:02 min.)
[CD 2] 1. Billy Collins introduction. From Dylan Thomas reading Poem on his birthday, and Death shall have no dominion, Lament and other poems volume 2: 2. Lament (4:26 min.) 3. Poem on his birthday (6:46 min.) 4. Should lanterns shine (1:16 min.) 5. There was a Saviour (3:00 min.) 6. A Refusal to mourn the death, by fire, of a child in London (1:40 min.) 7. If I were tickled by the rub of love (3:13 min.) 8. And death shall have no dominion (1:53 min.) 9. A Winter's tale (11:49 min.) From Dylan Thomas reading complete recorded poetry: 10. Author's prologue (5:31 min.) 11. The Hand that signed the paper (1:28 min.) 12. Alterwise by owl light (1st verse) (0:59 min.) 13. The Tombstone told when she died (1:48 min.) 14. If my head hurt a hair's foot (2:25 min.) 15. Poem in October (It was my thirtieth year) (3:26 min.) 16. Love in the asylum (1:16 min.) 17. In my craft or sullen art (1:05 min.) 18. Dawn raid (1:09 min.) From Dylan Thomas reading Over Sir John's Hill and other poems: 19. Light breaks where no sun shines (2:24 min.) 20. After the funeral (3:55 min.) 21. In country sleep (12:30 min.)
[CD 3] 1. Billy Collins introduction. From Dylan Thomas reading Quite early one morning and other memories: 2. Quite early one morning (12:35 min.) 3. Reminiscences of childhood (13:32 min.) 4. A Visit to Grandpa's (9:24 min.) 5. Holiday memory (18:12 min.) From Dylan Thomas reading from his works: 6. A Story (21:14 min.)
[CD 4] 1. Billy Collins introduction. From Dylan Thomas: In country heaven - the evolution of a poem: 2. The Voice of Dylan Thomas, an introduction by Douglas Cleverdon (2:04 min.) 3. Introduction to Over Sir John's Hill (6:35 min.) 4. In country heaven (excerpt) read by Hugh Griffith (2:00 min.) 5. Various revisions of In country heaven which resulted in the final version read by Douglas Cleverdon, Hugh Griffith, Basil Jones, Humphrey Searle reminiscing (8:21 min.) 6. Over Sir John's Hill (4:19 min.) 7. In country sleep (9:04 min.) 8. In the white giant's thigh (5:31 min.) From Dylan Thomas and Edith Sitwell read and discuss her poetry: 9. Edith Sitwell discussing Harvest (2:37 min.) 10. Harvest (excerpt) (3:12 min.) 11. Edith Sitwell discussing The Two loves (1:22 min.) 12. The Two loves (excerpt) (1:22 min.) 13. Edith Sitwell discussing The Shadow of Cain (3:35 min.) 14. The Shadow of Cain (excerpt) (0:46 min.) 15. Edith Sitwell discussing The Shadow of Cain (0:59 min.) 16. The Shadow of Cain (1:55 min.) 17. Edith Sitwell discussing The Canticle of the rose (6:57 min.) 18. The Canticle of the rose (4:03 min.) 19. Edith Sitwell discussing The Bee-keeper (0:20 min.) 20. The Bee-keeper (4:03 min.) 21. Edith Sitwell discussing Heart and mind (0:30 min.) 22. Heart and mind (1:47 min.) 23. Still falls the rain (3:01 min.)
[CD 5] 1. Billy Collins introduction. From Dylan Thomas reading A Visit to America and poems: 2. A Visit to America - an irreverant [sic] preamble (10:30 min.) 3. The Bards by Walter De La Mare (0:49 min.) 4. Master and Bos'n song by W.H. Auden (1:08 min.) 5. As I walked out one evening by W.H.Auden (2:35 min.) 6. Chard Witlow: Mr. T.S. Eliot's Sunday Evening Broadcast postscript by Henry Reid (1:46 min.) 7. Naming of the parts by Henry Reid (2:00 min.) 8. The Owl by Edward Thomas (1:17 min.) 9. Broken appointment by Thomas Hardy (1:08 min.) 10. To Lizbie Browne by Thomas Hardy (1:50 min.) 11. In death divided by Thomas Hardy (1:42 min.) From An Evening with Dylan Thomas: 12. An Irreverant [sic] introduction (5:50 min.) 13. The Traveler's curse after misdirection - translated from the Welsh (1:15 min.) 14. A Glass of beer by James Stephens (1:25 min.) 15. One poet visits another by W.H. Davies (3:58 min.) 16. An Introduction to Thomas Hardy (2:29 min.) 17. To Lizbie Browne by Thomas Hardy (2:19 min.) 18. The Ruined maid by Thomas Hardy (2:22 min.) 19. Lent by W.R. Rodgers (3:52 min.) 20. Song by Alun Lewis (2:34 min.) 21. To my son aged eight by John Betjeman (3:02 min.) 22. As I walked out one evening by W.H. Auden (3:33 min.) 23. Master and Bos'n song by W.H. Auden (1:19 min.) 24. Passing the graveyard by Andrew Young (2:23 min.) 25. In Tara's halls by W.B. Yeats (1:57 min.) 26. The Three bushes by W.B. Yeats (4:34 min.) 27. Lapis lazuli by W.B. Yeats (4:10 min.) 28. This side of the truth by Dylan Thomas (2:04 min.) 29. In my craft or sullen art by Dylan Thomas (2:05 min.)
[CD 6] 1. Billy Collins introduction. From Dylan Thomas reads the poetry of W.B. Yeats and others: 2. The Speech of Oedipus at Colonus by W.B. Yeats (1:36 min.) 3. Three things by W.B. Yeats (1:27 min.) 4. The Circus animals by W.B. Yeats (3:31 min.) 5. Leda and the swan by W.B. Yeats (1:23 min.) 6. Solomon and the witch by W.B. Yeats (3:25 min.) 7. Long-legged fly by W.B. Yeats (1:47 min.) 8. The Three bushes by W.B. Yeats (5:05 min.) 9. The Dialogue of self and soul (excerpt) by W.B. Yeats (1:57 min.) 10. For Anne Gregory by W.B. Yeats (1:08 min.) 11. The Libertine by Louis MacNiece (1:47 min.) 12. News of the world II by George Barker (2:02 min.) 13. At the keyhole by Walter De La Mare (1:00 min.) 14. A Novelette by Louis MacNiece (0:53 min.) 15. A Woman's history by W.H. Davies (0:53 min.) 16. Whales, weep not by D.H. Lawrence (3:20 min.) 17. September 1, 1939 by W.H. Auden (3:23 min.) From Dylan Thomas reading from his works: 18. I knock at the door, chapter II (excerpt by Sean O'Casey) (11:38 min.) 19. Watchman, what of the night? from Nightwood by Djuna Barnes (17:11 min.)
[CD 7] 1. Billy Collins introduction. From Dylan Thomas reads a personal anthology: 2. The Collier, by Vernon Watkins (2:16 min.) 3. Child lovers by W.H. Davies (2:17 min.) 4. Sacco writes to his son by Alun Lewis (3:32 min.) 5. The Child on the cliffs by Edward Thomas (1:44 min.) 6. Strange meeting (parts one and two) by Wilfred Owen (3:46 min.) 7. John Kinsella's Lament for Mrs. Mary Moore by W.B. Yeats (1:48 min.) 8. The Leaden echo and the golden echo by Gerard Manley Hopkins (4:39 min.) 9. The Ship of death by D.H. Lawrence (7:58 min.) From Dylan Thomas: Return journey to Swansea: 10. Polly Perkins by Anonymous (2:08 min.) 11. Welsh incident by Robert Graves (3:04 min.) 12. Counting the beats by Robert Graves (3:04 min.) 13. Lift boy by Robert Graves (1:34 min.) 14. Old man by Edward Thomas (1:15 min.) 15. Naming of parts by Henry Reed (2:21 min.) 16. O boys! O boys! by Oliver St. John Gogarty (1:48 min.) 17. My dark-headed Kathchen by John Manifold (0:55 min.) 18. Evening in the sanitarium by Louise Bogan (2:10 min.) 19. Parody 'I climb the stairs after a tedious masquerade ...' by Patrick Boland (0:54) 20. Senex by John Betjeman (1:20 min.) 21. On a portrait of a deaf man by John Betjeman (1:39 min.) 22. The Day set for our wedding by Donagh MacDonagh (1:07 min.) 23. The Flying bum by William Plomer (3:28 min.)
[CD 8] 1. Billy Collins introduction. From Dylan Thomas reading from King Lear and The Duchess of Malfi: 2. King Lear: act I, scene 4, beginning: "How now, my pretty knave, how dost thou?" by William Shakespeare (15:09 min.) 3. King Lear: act II, scene 4, beginning: "Hear me my Lord," by William Shakespeare (2:49 min.) 4. King Lear: act III, scene 2, by William Shakespeare (6:34 min.) 5. King Lear: act IV, scene 7, beginning: "Where have I been?" by William Shakespeare (3:29 min.) 6. The Duchess of Malfi: act IV, scene 2, beginning "I am come to tell you Your brothers hath intended you some sport" by John Webster (19:57 min.) From Dylan Thomas reads a personal anthology: 7. Paradise lost Book I, 11.242-270 by John Milton (2:06 min.) 8. Paradise lost Book I, 11.315-330 by John Milton (1:03 min.) 9. Paradise lost Book I, 11.622-663 by John Milton (2:52 min.) 10. Paradise lost Book II, 11.430-466 by John Milton (2:21 min.) 11. Paradise lost Book II, 11.681-687 by John Milton (0:27 min.) 12. Paradise lost Book II, 11.817-844 by John Milton (1:52 min.) 13. Paradise lost Book II, 11.968-987 by John Milton (1:08 min.) 14. Comus 11.331-342 by John Milton (0:45 min.) 15. Comus 11.366-385 by John Milton (1:15 min.) 16. Comus 11.407-475 by John Milton (4:27 min.) 17. Comus 11.586-608 by John Milton (1:20 min.) From Dylan Thomas reads the poetry of W.B. Yeats and others: 18. Dr. Faustus:"Ah, Faustus, Now hast thou but one bare hour to live ..." by Christopher Marlowe (6:30 min.)
[CD 9] 1. Billy Collins introduction. From Under milk wood: 2. Under milk wood part 1 (20:09 min.) 3. Under milk wood part 2 (21:31 min.) 4. Under milk wood part 3 (23:32 min.)
[CD 10] 1. Billy Collins introduction. From Under milk wood: 2. Under milk wood part 4 (23:39 min.) From Dylan Thomas: Return journey to Swansea: 3. Return journey to Swansea (full cast) (26:44 min.) From An evening with Dylan Thomas: 4. On reading poetry aloud: a BBC talk with Dylan Thomas (2:57 min.) 5. If my head hurt a hair's foot (2:33 min.) 6. On reading poetry aloud: a BBC talk by Dylan Thomas continued ... (0:40 min.) 7. Poem in October (It was my thirtieth year) (3:31 min.) From Adventures in the skin trade: 8. Among those killed in the dawn raid was a man aged one hundred (1:15 min.) 9. The Force that through the green fuse (1:46 min.)
[CD 11] 1. Billy Collins introduction. From Dylan Thomas reads from his Adventures in the skin trade and two poems: 2. Chapter I - A Fine beginning, Part 4 (beginning) (17:56 min.) 3. Chapter I - Part 4 (conclusion) (7:15 min.) 4. Chapter II - Plenty of furniture, Part 1 (beginning) (7:55 min.) 5. Chapter II - Part 1 (conclusion) (9:56 min.) 6. Chapter II - Part 2 (6:42 min.) 7. Chapter II - Part 3 (16:23 min.) 8. Chapter II - Part 4 (1:39 min.)
Additional Contributors: Collins, Billy
ISBN: 0060790830
9780060790837
Branch Call Number: CD- 828.9 T455dc
Performers: The poetry and prose of Dylan Thomas, and selected works by other authors, read by the author and others.
Genre/Form: Audiobooks
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