zip goes a million
A new CD release
A new compact disc featuring George Formby's 1951 West End success, Zip Goes A Million is to be released shortly. The disc contains rare recordings of the show which have been restored by STAGE DOOR RECORDS, a company that specialises in releasing musical productions from the West End and Broadway. Zip Goes A Million was one of George Formby's greatest triumphs until his health gave way when he suffered a heart attack in 1951 and had to retire from the show after a six month run in the West End. Popular comedian, Reg Dixon took over from George. The show was originally staged in Manchester and Coventry before moving to The Palace Theatre, London where it opened on 20 October 1951. George Posford and Eric Maschwitz along with impresario Emile Littler later created a new show called Happy Holiday which again featured Reg Dixon and tracks from the show are also included on the disc.

The release date of Selections From Zip Goes A Million

is 26 June 2020.

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The contents of the disc are:

  1. Saving Up for Sally (from 'Zip Goes a Million') - George Formby   2. Pleasure Cruise (from 'Zip Goes a Million') - George Formby   3. Ordinary People (from 'Zip Goes a Million') - George Formby, Sara Gregory   4. Zip Goes A Million / Running Away to Land (from 'Zip Goes a Million') - George Formby       Warde Donovan   5. It Takes No Time to Fall in Love (from 'Zip Goes a Million') - Warde Donovan, Sara Gregory   6. Nothing Breaks But the Heart (from 'Zip Goes A Million') - Warde Donovan   7. Ordinary People (from 'Zip Goes a Million') - Reg Dixon   8. Ordinary People (from 'Zip Goes a Million') - Pearl Carr   9. It Takes No Time to Fall in Love (from 'Zip Goes a Million') - Pearl Carr   10. Ordinary People (from 'Zip Goes a Million') - Frank Barber and His Orchestra   11. It Takes No Time to Fall in Love (from 'Zip Goes a Million') - Frank Barber and His Orchestra   12. Nothing Breaks But the Heart (from 'Zip Goes A Million') - Frank Barber and His Orchestra   13. Selections from 'Zip Goes a Million' - George Posford   14. Introduction to 'Zip Goes a Million' - Henry Hall, Eric Maschwitz   15. Saving Up for Sally (from 'Zip Goes a Million') (Live) - George Formby   16. Thing About You (from 'Zip Goes a Million') (Live) - Warde Donovan, Barbara Perry   17. Zip Goes a Million (from 'Zip Goes a Million') (Live) - George Formby   18. It Takes No Time to Fall in Love (from 'Zip Goes a Million') (Live) - Warde Donovan, Sara         Gregory   19. Ordinary People (from 'Zip Goes a Million') (Live) - George Formby, Sara Gregory   20. Nothing Breaks But the Heart (from 'Zip Goes A Million') (Live) - Warde Donovan   21. Pleasure Cruise (from 'Zip Goes a Million') (Live) - George Formby   22. Ordinary People (from 'Zip Goes a Million') (Live) - George Formby, Petula Clark   23. Sew a Silver Button on the Moon (from 'Happy Holiday') - Reg Dixon, Janet Brown   24. There Goes Charlie (from 'Happy Holiday') - Reg Dixon   25. Surprisingly (from 'Happy Holiday') - Reg Dixon   26. The Feeling of Falling in Love (from 'Happy Holiday') - Reg Dixon, Janet Brown   27. Surprisingly (from 'Happy Holiday') - Leslie A. Hutchinson   28. Surprisingly (from 'Happy Holiday') - Ronnie Harris   29. Surprisingly (from 'Happy Holiday') - Frank Barber and His Orchestra
ZIP GOES A MILLION
A new CD release
A new compact disc featuring George Formby's 1951 West End success, Zip Goes A Million is to be released shortly. The disc contains rare recordings of the show which have been restored by STAGE DOOR RECORDS, a company that specialises in releasing musical productions from the West End and Broadway. Zip Goes A Million was one of George Formby's greatest triumphs until his health gave way when he suffered a heart attack in 1951 and had to retire from the show after a six month run in the West End. Popular comedian, Reg Dixon took over from George. The show was originally staged in Manchester and Coventry before moving to The Palace Theatre, London where it opened on 20 October 1951. George Posford and Eric Maschwitz along with impresario Emile Littler later created a new show called Happy Holiday which again featured Reg Dixon and tracks from the show are also included on the disc.

The release date of Selections From Zip Goes A Million

is 26 June 2020.

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