The New Zealand Pirates (1986)

Major-General StanleyGeorge Henare
Pirate KingAndy Anderson
SamuelAndrew Fagan
FredericPeter Noone
Sergeant of PoliceTim Tyler
MabelJane Gregory
RuthDorothy McKegg

Producer: Steward Macpherson
Musical Director: David Fraser

Recorded Live 10-12 October, 1986,
at the St. James Theatre, Auckland, New Zealand

I saw this recording at Footlight Records in New York. At $50.00 for a single LP, my curiosity was not sufficiently piqued, so it will fall to somebody else to provide a review. The album jacket indicated that proceeds were assigned to the New Zealand AIDS Foundation, which probably explains the high price. The cover art suggested a strong indebtedness to the Joseph Papp production, but no one associated with that production was acknowledged in the credits.

According to the album sleeve, the selections included are:

Side 1Side 2
  • "When Frederic was a little lad"
  • "Oh, better far to live and die"
  • "Oh, is there not one maiden breast"
  • "Poor wand'ring one"
  • "I am the very model of a modern Major-General"
  • "Stay, Frederic, stay"
  • "With cat-like tread"
  • "Curtain Calls"
Issue History
1986 Stetson Records LP SREP22