With a book and music by Novello and lyrics by Alan Melville, Gay's the Word starred Cicely Courtneidge, Lizbeth Webb and Thorley Walters. The new 13-track CD features the original cast as well as bonus tracks by Frank Sinatra, Denis Martin and The George Melachrino Orchestra. Show notes and the musical's synopsis are provided by British theatre historian Rexton S. Bunnett. The complete track listing for Gay's the Word follows:
"It's Bound to Be Right on the Night"/"Gaiety Glad" — Cicely Courtneidge and Chorus
"Finder, Please Return" — Lizbeth Webb
"If Only He'd Looked My Way" — Cicely Courtneidge
"Vitality" — Cicely Courtneidge and Chorus
"Sweet Thames" — Lizbeth Webb and "Guards On Parade"/"Ruritania" — Cicely Courtneidge and Chorus
"A Matter of Minutes" — Thorley Walters
"On Such a Night as This" — Lizbeth Webb
"Bees Are Buzzin'" — Cicely Courtneidge
Bonus Tracks: "If Only She'd Looked My Way" — Denis Martin
"Finder, Please Return"
"If Only She'd Looked My Way" — Frank Sinatra with Orchestra conducted by Axel Stordahl
Orchestral Selection — Part 1 — George Melachrino Orchestra
Orchestral Selection — Part 2 — George Melachrino Orchestra
Gay's the Word has a list price of $9.95. For more information or to purchase the recording, visit www.bayviewrecords.com.