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Peter Sellers

On an international level, Peter Sellers is most famous as a screen comedian, starring in Dr. Strangelove, The Pink Panther, Being There, and other films. Actually, he was an all-around performer who was a household name in England long before Dr. Strangelove made him a big star overseas. Although his film career was well underway by the end of the 1950s, he first rose to prominence as a radio performer on The Goon Show (collaborating with other comedians, especially Harry Secombe and Spike Milligan). His radio success almost immediately led to solo comedy recordings (many of the Goon Show broadcasts were eventually issued on record as well, especially on the BBC's own label).

Sellers' most active period as a recording artist was the late '50s and early '60s. These albums and singles represent a central foundation of British comedy, and a source for many of the ideas and approaches that were expounded upon in later years by Monty Python, the Bonzo Dog Band, and others. The unsurpassed master of accents, Sellers mimicked -- to accurate and hilarious effect -- all British classes (and regions), as well as a good many foreign tones. His sketches contain many of the situations that are taken for granted as staples of British comedy -- satires of stuffy BBC interviews, screeching frumpy women, Cockney b**tards, and droll portraits of political crackpots. Like the best of Monty Python, the best of Sellers' work has proven surprisingly timeless -- the silliness is so droll, sophisticated, and brilliantly executed that the humor has dated barely or not at all.

Sellers often employed musical satire, and these again were prototypes for the sort of wackiness displayed by Monty Python, the Bonzos, and more specific send-ups like the Rutles and Spinal Tap. His early rock & roll, swing jazz, skiffle, and folk satires still rate among the best ever done. Although some topical references have dated these slightly, they remain basically hilarious. You don't need to be a pop scholar to appreciate the boozy anarchy of his Irish folk satire, or the overstuffed egos of the overnight rock & roll sensations he imitates. In the early '60s, he even had a couple of British hit singles via musical duets with Sophia Loren.

Sellers' early albums and singles were produced by George Martin, who was still several years away from meeting the Beatles when he began to work with the comedian. With their overlapping dialogue and sound effects, Sellers' sketches required (by the standards of the time) considerable production sophistication and ingenuity. Martin's experience with Sellers no doubt came in handy when the Beatles' arrangements and production techniques became increasingly sophisticated in the later part of the 1960s. In fact, one of the reasons that the Beatles and Martin hit it off so well from their very first meeting was that the Fab Four were big Goon Show fans, and consequently very impressed by Martin's credentials. Sellers, for his part, paid the Beatles back by recording some affectionate spoken-word parodies of Lennon-McCartney classics in the mid-'60s (produced, like the original versions, by Martin). One of these, a Shakespearean reading of "A Hard Day's Night," actually made the British Top 20 in the mid-'60s. Sellers became friendly with the Beatles themselves, resulting in Ringo Starr's co-starring role with Peter in the 1969 movie The Magic Christian.

Sellers' activities in recording studios began to decline during the mid-'60s, when filming commitments took up the bulk of his time. He did continue to record sporadically right up until his death in 1980, as both a solo artist and a guest, making unexpected cameos on records by the Hollies and Steeleye Span. His best records were very hard to come by in North America, but that situation was rectified in 1993 with the release of EMI's A Celebration of Sellers box set. ~ Richie Unterberger
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Track List: A Celebration Of Sellers

Disc 1

1. Trumpet Volunteer

2. Auntie Rotter

3. All The Things You Are

4. We Need The Money

5. I'm So Ashamed

9. Any Old Iron

11. Unchained Melody

13. Dipso Calypso

15. A Drop Of The Hard Stuff

Disc 2

1. You Keep Me Swingin'

2. So Little Time

3. Lord Badminton's Memoirs

4. The Critics

5. My Old Dutch

6. Face To Face

7. In A Free State

8. Puttin' On The Smile

9. Common Entrance

10. I Haven't Told Her

11. Shadows On The Grass

12. Wouldn't It Be Loverly

13. We'll Let You Know

14. Peter Sellers Sings George Gershwin

15. Fuller's Earth

16. After The Fox

17. A Right Bird

18. The House On The Rue Sichel

Disc 3

1. Goodness Gracious Me

2. An Interview With Sir Eric Goodness

3. Zoo Be Zoo Be Zoo

4. Ukelele Lady

5. Setting Fire To The Policeman

6. Bangers And Mash

7. Oh, Lady Be Good

8. To Keep My Love Alive

9. Why Worry

10. Grandpa's Grave

11. I Fell In Love With An Englishman

12. Africa Today

13. Fare Thee Well

14. A Hard Day's Night

15. She Loves You (Chinless Wonder)

16. Can't Buy Me Love

17. She Loves You (Cockney Version)

18. Yes It Is

19. She Loves You (The Irish Dentist)

20. Help

21. Now Is The Winter Of Our Discontent

Disc 4

3. Gefrunk

4. Singin' In The Rain

6. Peter Sellers Sings Rudolph Friml

9. New York Girls

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The first was Tom Jones, I think, The second part was Peter Sellers, Noel Pugh,
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YOU have made a BLUNDER!
THIS is NOT the Peter Sellers who is singing. The recorded Peter Sellers the English comedian I want to buy.

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