A Nice Cup of Tea, Patricia Hammond, our Lovely day, I'll See You in my Dreams, Let Him Go Let Him Tarry, Come to the Fair, Drink to me Only, Love's Old Sweet Song, Yours, Button Up your Overcoat, Always, Recording, CD,


Our 2012 CD for Imperial Records includes some of the most tuneful songs ever written, spanning 1843 to 1949, with many wonderful instruments, recorded at Eastcote Studios on some lovely, warm, vintage equipment. VERY FEW LEFT.


“A music-box of vintage treasures sung by a remarkable woman” – Sir Michael Parkinson.

A glorious compilation of nostalgic songs; evergreens that are still enjoyed by young and old, Our Lovely Day brings to life the sounds of a cherished era. Despite the continuing popularity of such numbers as Smilin’ Through, Come to the Fair, and the criminally catchy Nice Cup of Tea, many of these gems haven’t been recorded in several decades. Others, such as Love’s Old Sweet Song and We’ll Gather Lilacs, are almost standards. “It’s a distillation of my favourites and the favourites of the many people I’ve sung to,” says Patricia. “It’s wonderful when these two things go together!” A mixture of songs from Patricia’s childhood, her ongoing sheet music collection, and audience requests, this CD presents 13 specially-commissioned arrangements, using two exciting young talents, Matt Redman and Nick Ball, who also provide 16 of the 31 instruments used on the album. Drink To Me Only and I Dreamt I Dwelt in Marble Halls use a simple harp accompaniment, three songs are for piano and voice, and the rest range from a small early jazz ensemble including spoons, banjo and violin, to a lavish assortment of orchestral sounds. DO click on the tiny little “play” squares below to hear some of the tracks.

1. My Lovely Day
2. That Lovely Weekend
3. The Honeysuckle and the Bee
4. Can’t Help Singing
5. Love's Old Sweet Song
6. Always
7. Yours
8. Let Him Go, Let Him Tarry
9. I Dreamt I Dwelt in Marble Halls
10. Button Up Your Overcoat
11. We’ll Gather Lilacs
12. Did You Ever See a Dream Walking
13. My Own
14. Smiling Through
15. Come to the Fair
16. I'll See You In My Dreams

Additional information

Weight .070 kg
Dimensions 14.2 × 12.5 × .07 cm

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