THE ROCK PETER AND THE WOLF
"This CD version of Peter and the Wolf rocks!" With Phil Collins on drums, Percy Jones bass and a cast of rock legends. Manfred Mann as "Peter," Eno playing "The Wolf ," Stephane Grappelli is "The Cat," Gary Moore and Alvin Lee as "The Duck," Gary Brooker "The Bird," Phil Collins, Bill Bruford and Cozy Powell play "The Hunters," Jack Lancaster "The Grandfather." Narrator: Viv Stanshall. Julie Driscoll and the English Chorale. Produced and arranged by Jack Lancaster and Robin Lumley.
"The perfect present for all those pesky Godchildren who seem to have everything, the only Peter and the Wolf that I've managed to sit through in it's entirety without wanting to smash the stereo system. I encourage you to place your Christmas orders now." (Daily Telegraph Arts & Books )
Prokofiev's prettily told musical story of the boy who killed the wolf has fascinated musicians and actors for years. Now the rock musicians want to tell the tale. In this version, we have Stephane Grappelli (cat) and Eno at the synthesizer (wolf) . Composer- musicians Jack Lancaster and Robin Lumley add to the excitement. (Judith Simons. Daily Express)
Narration on the new rock Peter and the Wolf is performed by Viv Stanshall ( ex Bonzo Dog vocalist and the voice on Tubular Bells). A very sinister wolf from the keyboard of Brian Eno and a roster of great musicians ( It reads like a who's who of the rock scene) turn the old dog into a exciting new adventure. Jack Lancaster and Robin Lumley have stuck to the original story in a way- although they did rewrite the dialogue and have added new themes. This is without a doubt the very best version of Peter and the Wolf I have ever heard. Great music lads (C.W. Melody Maker )