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Peter Sellers: Songs for Swingin' Sellers

Track List

>You Keep Me Swingin'
>So Little Time
>Contemporary Scene, Pt. 1, The
>My Old Dutch
>Contemporary Scene, Pt. 2, The
>Puttin' On the Smile
>Common Entrance
>I Haven't Told Her, She Hasn't Told Me (But We Know It Just the Same)
>Shadows On the Grass
>Wouldn't It Be Loverly
>We'll Let You Know
>Peter Sellers Sings Gershwin

Album Notes

Not all that music-oriented, despite the title. Which is no big deal, as this contains some of his best sketches. These include a spot-on parody of a BBC critics' roundtable, an interview with a typically foul-mouthed writer, a straight-faced description of an incomprehensible play, and a lengthy pick-up sequence with the talented comedienne Irene Handl. Musically, the highlight is "Puttin' on the Smile," which mocks the then-young folk boom by interviewing an unsufferably hip and untalented troubadour. The LP was reissued in its entirety as part of the Celebration of Sellers box. ~ Richie Unterberger


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