The original London recording of ‘You’re Nothing Without Me’ from the City of Angels with the ever wonderful Roger Allam as Stone.
Thought I’d pop this on the Cabin Pressure tag as my flatmate and I think it’s a Douglas and Martin-y song.
ALL OF THEM!
His singing in Cabin Pressure is really just the tip of the iceberg. In effect, he’s making himself appear to be a worse singer than he is, and he still sounds wonderful.
From the Les Miserables original London recording soundtrack I’d recommend ‘Stars’ first, as it’s a really powerful solo performance (and also on YouTube), and then ‘Confrontation’, ‘One Day More’ and ‘Javert’s Suicide’.
From City of Angels (again, the London recording) I’d suggest first going to ‘You’re Nothing Without Me’ and ‘With Every Breath I Take’- they’re both wonderful. ‘The Tennis Song’ is also quite amusing.
Hope this helps!
Here’s another Roger Allam song for you all, this one from the 1993 West End production of City of Angels. This song really reminds me of Martin Crieff and Douglas Richardson- have a listen to the lyrics and you might see why.
Post-Wimbledon, here’s The Tennis Song from City of Angels- be prepared for extremely unsubtle (but well-sung) innuendos.
For further variations on a theme of Roger Allam’s glorious singing voice, here are some I posted earlier:
- Stars, Les Miserables
- I Am What I Am, La Cage Aux Folles
- You’re Nothing Without Me, City of Angels
Why Douglas Richardson doesn’t do his own paperwork…
Or ‘the universal detective pose of ‘look how many fucks I give.”
Roger Allam as Stone in City of Angels.
Alternatively, Douglas Richardson in ‘why smuggling is a bad idea and generally means that you mix with the wrong sorts of people.’