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In 1978, Charisma Records released the 'Sir Henry At Rawlinson End' album, a forty-minute introduction to the eccentric custodian of the crumbling British country estate, which incorporated characters & music from the various episodes of the Sir Henry saga, originally broadcast on the BBC's John Peel show from October 1975 up until 1991. The BBC regular re-broadcast Sir Henry even today. In 1980, Sir Henry was also unleashed on the public as a film, starring the great Trevor Howard & was also issued as book published by Eel Pie Publishing, owned at the time by The Who's Pete Townshend. The 1990's found Sir Henry used as the concept for a now legendary series of Ruddles Beer adverts that cemented Rawlinson's End in the National consciousness. In the years just before his untimely death in 1995, Vivian intended to generate a new album based around the content of three of the final episodes broadcast by John Peel on the BBC; 'Crackpot At The End Of The Rainbow' recorded in February 1988, 'The Eating At Rawlinson End', from August 1988 & 'The Thing At Rawlinson End', from April 1991. For decades it has been rumoured that a new Sir Henry album would be released & now finally Madfish / Snapper Music in collaboration with the Stanshall Family have made that rumour a reality. Using all the remaining tapes from Vivian's archive, Stanshall expert & performance artist Michael Livesley has manged to put back together the intended release, a process that he has described as similar to "putting back together a smashed vase". The results are a revelation with the final album now a double LP containing some of Vivian's finest work. Fans of Sir Henry, Old Scrotum, Mrs E & the various bizarre & evocative characters that inhabit the musty 'Rawlinson's End' will be thrilled at the imagined adventures that await them.
In 1978, Charisma Records released the 'Sir Henry At Rawlinson End' album, a forty-minute introduction to the eccentric custodian of the crumbling British country estate, which incorporated characters & music from the various episodes of the Sir Henry saga, originally broadcast on the BBC's John Peel show from October 1975 up until 1991. The BBC regular re-broadcast Sir Henry even today. In 1980, Sir Henry was also unleashed on the public as a film, starring the great Trevor Howard & was also issued as book published by Eel Pie Publishing, owned at the time by The Who's Pete Townshend. The 1990's found Sir Henry used as the concept for a now legendary series of Ruddles Beer adverts that cemented Rawlinson's End in the National consciousness. In the years just before his untimely death in 1995, Vivian intended to generate a new album based around the content of three of the final episodes broadcast by John Peel on the BBC; 'Crackpot At The End Of The Rainbow' recorded in February 1988, 'The Eating At Rawlinson End', from August 1988 & 'The Thing At Rawlinson End', from April 1991. For decades it has been rumoured that a new Sir Henry album would be released & now finally Madfish / Snapper Music in collaboration with the Stanshall Family have made that rumour a reality. Using all the remaining tapes from Vivian's archive, Stanshall expert & performance artist Michael Livesley has manged to put back together the intended release, a process that he has described as similar to "putting back together a smashed vase". The results are a revelation with the final album now a double LP containing some of Vivian's finest work. Fans of Sir Henry, Old Scrotum, Mrs E & the various bizarre & evocative characters that inhabit the musty 'Rawlinson's End' will be thrilled at the imagined adventures that await them.
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Rawlinson's End [Digipak] (Uk)
Artist: Vivian Stanshall
Format: CD
New: In Stock $17.99
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Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. Lady Rawlinson's Lilt / Under the Sea (Instrumental) (06:08)
2. Eggs Is Eggs (Nice N Tidy) (09:07)
3. The Pipes (Sir Henry) (02:53)
4. The Crackpot (Instrumental) (01:11)
5. The Great Eating (Instrumental) (02:31)
6. Buzzing (Hubert) (01:50)
7. Spreading His Light (Hubert ; the Rev Slodden) (04:39)
8. Scrotum's Lullaby (Scrotum) (04:31)
9. Under the Sea (Reprise) (01:15)
10. Cackling Gas / Under the Sea (05:05)
11. Octavia (04:04)
12. Cul-De-Sac (MRS E) (04:35)
13. The Quiet That the Spider Knows (Aunt Florrie) (02:43)
14. Tour de Farce (Instrumental) (00:41)
15. Entre Act (Instrumental) (03:36)
16. Diplodocus V Concreton (03:18)
17. Achmedillo (Scrotum) (05:38)
18. Peristaltic Waves (The Patient) (02:30)

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In 1978, Charisma Records released the 'Sir Henry At Rawlinson End' album, a forty-minute introduction to the eccentric custodian of the crumbling British country estate, which incorporated characters & music from the various episodes of the Sir Henry saga, originally broadcast on the BBC's John Peel show from October 1975 up until 1991. The BBC regular re-broadcast Sir Henry even today. In 1980, Sir Henry was also unleashed on the public as a film, starring the great Trevor Howard & was also issued as book published by Eel Pie Publishing, owned at the time by The Who's Pete Townshend. The 1990's found Sir Henry used as the concept for a now legendary series of Ruddles Beer adverts that cemented Rawlinson's End in the National consciousness. In the years just before his untimely death in 1995, Vivian intended to generate a new album based around the content of three of the final episodes broadcast by John Peel on the BBC; 'Crackpot At The End Of The Rainbow' recorded in February 1988, 'The Eating At Rawlinson End', from August 1988 & 'The Thing At Rawlinson End', from April 1991. For decades it has been rumoured that a new Sir Henry album would be released & now finally Madfish / Snapper Music in collaboration with the Stanshall Family have made that rumour a reality. Using all the remaining tapes from Vivian's archive, Stanshall expert & performance artist Michael Livesley has manged to put back together the intended release, a process that he has described as similar to "putting back together a smashed vase". The results are a revelation with the final album now a double LP containing some of Vivian's finest work. Fans of Sir Henry, Old Scrotum, Mrs E & the various bizarre & evocative characters that inhabit the musty 'Rawlinson's End' will be thrilled at the imagined adventures that await them.
        
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