Annie Get Your Gun – 1986 London Cast

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"Annie Get Your Gun (Original London Cast Recording)" and "Annie Get Your Gun: Original London Cast Recording" redirect here. For the original 1947 London production (instead of the original cast of the 1986 revival), see Annie_Get_Your_Gun_(musical)#Original_productions.
Annie Get Your Gun - 1986 London Cast
The album cover shows Suzi Quatro with her right hand on her hip and grasping the middle of a rifle in her left hand, raising it up high. She is smiling, wearing a white leather dress plus jacket, and framed by fireworks against a light blue background.
Cover of the 2001 CD release
Cast recording by Suzi Quatro
Released 22 August 1986 (1986-08-22)
Recorded Olympic Studios, Barnes, 14–15 July 1986
Genre musical
Length 55:58
Label First Night/Pinnacle
Producer Robert Mackintosh (album), Norman Newell (album), John Gale (theatre), Al Waxman (theatre), Anita Waxman (theatre)
Suzi Quatro chronology
Main Attraction
1982
Annie Get Your Gun - 1986 London Cast
1986
Oh Suzi Q.
1990
Singles from Annie Get Your Gun - 1986 London Cast
  1. "I Got Lost in His Arms"
    Released: 3 October 1986 (1986-October-03)


Annie Get Your Gun – 1986 London Cast is an album from the first London revival of Irving Berlin's musical Annie Get Your Gun, starring American rock musician Suzi Quatro as Annie Oakley and Eric Flynn as Frank Butler. The revival was a David Gilmore Chichester Festival Theatre production. It toured in the UK and then moved to the Aldwych Theatre in London's West End.

The album was initially released on the First Night/Pinnacle record label as Annie Get Your Gun (1986 London revival cast) and is sometimes (ambiguously) called Annie Get Your Gun (Original London Cast Recording) or Annie Get Your Gun: Original London Cast Recording. It is Quatro's ninth studio album.

Background[edit]

The musical Annie Get Your Gun is based on a book of the same name, written by Herbert and Dorothy Fields. The story covers Oakley's romance with Butler while they were exhibition shooters in Buffalo Bill's Wild West show. In real life, Butler became Oakley's manager when she became the star attraction in Buffalo Bill's Wild West show. Oakley then became the first American female superstar.

Quatro raising her bass guitar above her head during a rock performance at AIS Arena in Canberra, Australia on 26 September 2007
The real Oakley in a Wild West show poster
The real Oakley circa 1899

On 12 April 1982 Quatro appeared in a BBC television program called An Evening with Andrew Lloyd Webber. During his show, Webber suggested that Quatro should star in Annie Get Your Gun.[1]

Names[edit]

According to its publisher, this album is called Annie Get Your Gun - 1986 London Cast.[2]

It was originally released as Annie Get Your Gun (1986 London revival cast).[3][4]

The album is sometimes ambiguously referred to as Annie Get Your Gun (Original London Cast Recording) or Annie Get Your Gun: Original London Cast Recording. The term "original cast recording" is ambiguous because it can mean either the cast of the first ever performance of a musical in a particular city, or the cast of the première of a particular production (which may be a revival). The album's cover contains the words "Original London Cast Recording" and its catalogue number contains the characters "OCR" (which stand for Original Cast Recording). This 1986 production is actually the first West End (London) revival of the musical — the first ever London performance of Annie Get Your Gun (starring Dolores Gray) was in 1947.[5]

Recording, production[edit]

There were different teams of producers for the theatre and the album.

John Gale was the executive producer for the theatre, with Al Waxman and Anita Waxman as associate producers.[6]:2

Robert Mackintosh was executive producer for the album, with Norman Newell as record producer. The album was recorded at Olympic Studios, Barnes, on 14–15 July 1986.[6]:23

Touring[edit]

15 April 1986 – 14 June 1986: Annie Get Your Gun opened at the Chichester Festival Theatre.[1][7]

21 June 1986 – 12 July 1986: the production then moved to the Theatre Royal, Plymouth.[1]

29 July 1986 – 4 October 1986: finally, the musical moved to the Aldwych Theatre in the London's West End.[8]

Track listing[edit]

All songs were written by Irving Berlin.

No. Title[2] Performer(s)[6]:23[9] Length[10]
1 "Overture" orchestra 2:08
2 "Colonel Buffalo Bill" Matt Zimmerman, ensemble, orchestra 3:15
3 "I'm a Bad, Bad Man"
or "I'm a Bad Bad Man"
(according to the CD booklet)[6]:2
Eric Flynn, girls, orchestra 2:27
4 "Doin' What Comes Natur'lly"
or "Doin' What Comes Naturally"
(according to the CD booklet)[6]:2
Suzi Quatro, kids, Berwick Kaler, orchestra 3:35
5 "The Girl That I Marry" Flynn, orchestra 1:08
6 "You Can't Get a Man with a Gun" Quatro, orchestra 2:44
7 "There's No Business Like Show Business" Zimmerman, Edmund Hockridge, Flynn, Quatro, orchestra 4:12
8 "They Say It's Wonderful" Flynn, Quatro, orchestra 4:29
9 "Moonshine Lullaby" Quatro, Tony Pedretti, Steve Fortune, Peter Ledbury, Tony O'Rourke, orchestra 3:47
10 "My Defences Are Down" Flynn, chorus, orchestra 3:25
11 "Wild Horse Ceremonial Dance"
also known as "Drum Dance"
or "Ceremonial Dance"
(according to Ovrtur)[11]
Peter Lucadou-Wells, Indians, orchestra 4:03
12 "I'm an Indian Too" Quatro, orchestra 3:19
13 "I Got Lost in His Arms" Quatro, ensemble, orchestra 3:04
14 "I Got the Sun in the Morning" Quatro, ensemble, orchestra 4:54
15 "Old Fashioned Wedding"
also known as "An Old-Fashioned Wedding"
or "An Old Fashioned Wedding"
(according to Ovrtur)[12]
Quatro, Flynn, orchestra[6]:23[13] 2:27
16 "Anything You Can Do" Quatro, Flynn, orchestra 3:22
17 "They Say It's Wonderful" (reprise) full company, orchestra 1:36
18 "There's No Business Like Show Business" (reprise) ensemble, orchestra 2:03

Personnel[edit]

Main players[6]:23
Indians, cowboys, girls, and ball guests[6]:23
  • Roger Alborough – (also a main player)
  • Francesca Coker
  • Richard Cuerden
  • Steve Fortune – (also a main player)
  • Adam Goodfellow
  • Anne Grayson – (also a main player)
  • Karen Halliday
  • Peter Ledbury – (also a main player)
  • Peter Lucadou-Wells – (also a main player)
  • Tony O'Rourke – (also a main player)
  • Tony Pedretti – (also a main player)
  • Mikaela Ryden
  • Robin Salter
  • Taffy Taylor
  • Tricia Tomlinson
  • Nichola Treherne
  • Helene Whitcombe
  • Sarah Woollett – (also a main player)
Kids[6]:23
  • Rosie Freshwater – Nellie
  • Richard Hanson-Smith – Little Jake
  • Abigail Painter – Minnie
  • Tiffany-Alice Pershke – Jessie
Orchestra[6]:23
Production, etc.[6]:23

Release history[edit]

Date Label Format Catalogue
22 August 1986[1] First Night/Pinnacle LP CAST4[4]
cassette CASTC4[4]
CD CASTCD4[4]
1995 First Night Records CD 6024[14]
1996 First Night Records CD [14]
2001 First Night Records CD OCR CD6024[6]:24[14]

On 3 October 1986, Quatro's songs "I Got Lost in His Arms" and "You Can't Get a Man with a Gun" were released as a single.[1]

Quatro's "I Got Lost in His Arms" has also been included in the compilation albums The Divas Collection (2003)[15] and Songs from the Greatest Musicals (2008).[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Suzi Quatro Timeline". www.thecoverzone.com. Bristol, USA: Suzi Quatro Rocks - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Mission. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "First Night Records Online Store, Annie Get Your Gun - 1986 London Cast". first-night-records.co.uk. London, United Kingdom: First Night Records. Retrieved 28 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "BBC - Music - Irving Berlin - Releases". www.bbc.co.uk. London, United Kingdom: BBC. Retrieved 28 May 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Gramophone magazine, December 1986 issue, page 138, Stage and Screen section". Gramophone magazine. London, United Kingdom: Haymarket Media Group. Retrieved 10 May 2012. 
  5. ^ Ruhlmann, William. "Annie Get Your Gun (Original London Cast) (Bonus Tracks) - Original Soundtrack, AllMusic Review". www.allmusic.com. Ann Arbor, USA: Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 17 May 2012. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r Bush, Richard (1986). Annie Get Your Gun (CD booklet). Suzi Quatro. London, United Kingdom: First Night Records. OCR CD6024. 
  7. ^ "1986, Chichester Festival Theatre". www.cft.org.uk. Chichester, United Kingdom: Chichester Festival Theatre. Retrieved 12 May 2012. 
  8. ^ "Chronology of London Shows, The Guide to Musical Theatre, 1986". www.guidetomusicaltheatre.com. Accrington, United Kingdom: The Guide to Musical Theatre. Retrieved 13 May 2012. 
  9. ^ "Annie Get Your Gun - Irving Berlin - The Guide to Musical Theatre - Show Synopsis". www.guidetomusicaltheatre.com. Accrington, United Kingdom: The Guide to Musical Theatre. Retrieved 2 June 2012. 
  10. ^ Annie Get Your Gun - 1986 London Cast (CD). A Chichester Festival Theatre production. London, United Kingdom: First Night Records. 2001. 
  11. ^ "Wild Horse Ceremonial Dance, Annie Get Your Gun (Berlin, 1946), Ovrtur". www.ovrtur.com. Illinois, United States of America: Ovrtur.com. Retrieved 4 June 2012. 
  12. ^ "An Old-Fashioned Wedding, Annie Get Your Gun (Berlin, 1946), Ovrtur". www.ovrtur.com. Illinois, United States of America: Ovrtur.com. Retrieved 5 June 2012. 
  13. ^ Ruhlmann, William. "Annie Get Your Gun (1966 Broadway Revival Cast) - 1966 Lincoln Center Cast : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards : AllMusic". www.allmusic.com. Ann Arbor, USA: Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 5 June 2012. 
  14. ^ a b c Ruhlmann, William. "Annie Get Your Gun (Original London Cast Recording) - Original London Cast, AllMusic, Overview". www.allmusic.com. Ann Arbor, USA: Rovi Corporation. Archived from the original on 12 December 2010. Retrieved 12 September 2012. 
  15. ^ "The Divas Collection - Patti LuPone, AllMusic, Overview". www.allmusic.com. Ann Arbor, USA: Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 10 May 2012. 
  16. ^ "Songs from the Greatest Musicals - Various Artists, AllMusic, Overview". www.allmusic.com. Ann Arbor, USA: Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 10 May 2012.