Under Milk Wood;Return Journey to Swansea;And death
shall have no dominion;Memories of Christmas;The Peaches;
The Outing;The Followers;Do not go gentle into that good
Narrators: Richard Burton, Dylan Thomas, Richard Bebb u. a.
This varied, well-chosen selection brings onto one CD set the best of Dylan Thomas. Here is the legendary recording of Under Milk Wood, with Richard Burton and Richard Bebb as narrators; but here also are two radio productions he wrote before that great classic, and though interesting in their own right, they show how Under Milk Wood grew gradually in his imagination. Thomas was a charismatic if idiosyncratic performer of his own poetry and stories and here is a representative selection. Performances of Dylan Thomas have since moved on and the greatness of the writer as a poet and storyteller are perhaps best heard in new recordings by actors of our own time. Here Bebb, Madoc and Hughes share some of Thomas’s finest, most challenging and endearing works.
This varied, well-chosen selection brings onto one CD set the best of Dylan Thomas. Cd's 1 & 2: Historial Recordings-the legendary recording of Under Milk Wood, with Richard Burton and and cast. Also, two radio productions he wrote before that great classic, and poems and stories read by Thomas. Cd's 3 & 4: New Recordings-selected poems including Fern Hill, Do Not Go Gentle, Poem in October. Also, selected stories including The Outing, Peaches, Visit to Grandpa, The Fight and Death Shall Have No Dominion.