» » Various - Sue Townsend's Secret Record Of Adrian Mole

Various - Sue Townsend's Secret Record Of Adrian Mole mp3 flac

  • Singer: Various
  • Album: Sue Townsend's Secret Record Of Adrian Mole
  • MP3: 1205 mb | FLAC: 1928 mb
  • Released: 1984
  • Country: Australia & New Zealand
  • Style: Musical
  • Rating: 4.4/5
  • Votes: 976
Various - Sue Townsend's Secret Record Of Adrian Mole mp3 flac

Various - Sue Townsend's Secret Record Of Adrian Mole (Album). Scott Walker - The Drift (Album). 4AD. UK & Europe.

Adrian Mole is one of the great comic characters of our time. never writes a sentence which doesn’t ring true; she never gets Adrian’s voice wrong or attributes a thought or feeling to him which strikes one as false. Whatever happens, we may be sure that new troubles will assail Adrian, that new disasters will threaten, but that he will survive them all. Like Evelyn Waugh’s Captain Grimes, Adrian is "one of the immortals" and the series of his diaries the comic masterpiece of our time’ Scotsman.

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ is a stage musical based on the young-adult novel of the same name by Sue Townsend. It features book and lyrics by Jake Brunger and music and lyrics by Pippa Cleary. The musical made its world premiere at the Curve in Leicester in March 2015. The musical was announced to make its world premiere at the Curve in Leicester (the title character and author Sue Townsend's hometown) from 7 March to 4 April 2015, with an official opening on 17 March.

Sue Townsend's true predecessor is George and Weedon Grossmith's late-Victorian Diary of a Nobody, which discovered the comic potential of the form. The diarist, Holloway clerk Charles Pooter, is certainly Adrian Mole's ancestor, privately convinced that his tastes and abilities single him out from those with whom he must mingle. One of his solemn ambitions is "to actually enjoy" an Iris Murdoch novel. Then I will know I am above the common herd. One episode in The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole seems to imitate one of Pooter's follies. With his mother fled to Sheffield with her odious lover Mr Lucas, and his father sunk in drunken self-pity, he decides to paint his bedroom black. This is in unacknowledged emulation of his privileged friend Nigel, who has every 1980s accoutrement. Spotlights over his bed. Black walls and a white carpet and a racing car continental quilt.

This classic of comic fiction is hilariously read by Stephen Mangan, who played Adrian Mole in the The Cappuccino Years and also starred in The Green Wing as the hapless Guy Secretan. Friday January 2nd. I felt rotten today. It's my mother's fault for singing 'My Way' at two o'clock in the morning at the top of the stairs. Just my luck to have.

Stephen Mangan as Adrian Mole in a 2001 BBC TV adaptation. Aged only thirteen and three-quarters when he started his diary, Adrian Mole always had a knack for a turn of phrase, as this early entry from Easter demonstrates: Poor Jesus, it must have been dead awful for him. I wouldn't have the guts to do it myself. Part of the reason Townsend’s work spoke to so many nerdy, lonely teenagers was because they identified with Adrian (to a greater or lesser extent): Now I know I am an intellectual


A1 The Mole Theme
A2 The House Where I Live
A3 The Bad Old Days
A4 I Know What Women Like
A5 Your Dead Grandad
A6 Sorry, Gotta Do It
Family Trio:
A7 Your Hair Of Gold
A8 No Way
A9 Five O'Clock In The Morning
B1 Oh, Pandora
B2 Get It Right
B3 The Other Woman
B4 Dog (The House Where I Live Reprise)
B5 The Young Girl Inside
B6 Coming Down To Earth Again


  • Arranged By – Mark Warman
  • Backing Vocals – Clare Torry, Nick Curtis, Stephanie De Sykes*
  • Bass Guitar – Fish
  • Drums – Andrew Huggett
  • Engineer – Peter Vince
  • Keyboards – Mark Warman
  • Lyrics By – Alan Blaikley
  • Mastered By – Steve Rooke
  • Music By – Ken Howard
  • Vocals – Antony Howes, David Davenport, David Hobbs , Eileen Bell, Katy Feeney, Nigel Bennett , Sara McGlasson, Sheila Steafel, Simon Schatzberger

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SCXO 240260 Various Sue Townsend's Secret Record Of Adrian Mole ‎(LP, Album) Columbia SCXO 240260 Australia & New Zealand Unknown