Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Colgems Soundtrack-Oliver

Next to The Monkees albums, the most successful LP put out on the Colgems label was the soundtrack to the Academy Award winning film "Oliver."

Based on Charles Dickens' classic "Oliver Twist" novel, the film, based on the stage play, follows the story of young Oliver and his encounters with an array of colorful characters including the Artful Dodger and Fagin.

Of course, the main Colgems connection was that Davy Jones was the original Artful Dodger on Broadway, and on record and in the film, his role is reprised by Jack Wild, who attained brief teenybopper status in the role. Shani Wallis, Mark Lester and Ron Moody also starred.

Here is a track from the film soundtrack, "Food, Glorious Food" featuring Mark Lester.


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