The King and I (1953 London cast album)

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the US-release sleeve of the London cast LP

The London cast album of The King and I was issued in 1953 with Valerie Hobson as Anna and Herbert Lom as the king and featuring Muriel Smith as Lady Thiang, with Doreen Duke and Jan Mazarus as Tuptim and Lun Tha.[1] The record was issued in the UK on Philips Records (BBL 7002 with a mauve framed turquoise and white design LP sleeve), and by Stet Records in the US (DS 15014 with a flame pink-bordered white and red design LP sleeve).

Track list[edit]

  1. Overture
  2. I Whistle a Happy Tune
  3. My Lord and Master
  4. Hello, Young Lovers
  5. March of the Royal Siamese Children
  6. A Puzzlement
  7. Getting to Know You
  8. We Kiss In a Shadow
  9. Shall I Tell You What I Think of You?
  10. Something Wonderful
  11. I Have Dreamed
  12. Shall We Dance?


  1. ^ Hischak, Thomas S. The Rodgers and Hammerstein Encyclopedia (2007) p. 152 ISBN 0313341400 "The earliest studio recording came out soon after the musical opened and featured Patrice Munsel, Robert Merrill, Dinah Shore, and Tony Martin. They would be followed over the years by such performers as Barbara Cook, Theodore Bikel, Jessie Matthews, Christopher Lee, Julie Andrews, and Ben Kingsley. The 1953 London cast recording is less complete than the Broadway one and Valerie Hobson's Anna is no stronger a singer than Lawrence. Herbert Lom talk-sings as Brynner".