Dylan Thomas: The Caedmon Collection, Part 4

This fourth installment features Dylan Thomas and Edith Sitwell discussing and reading Sitwell's poems, as well as various authors reading drafts of Thomas' "Over Sir John's Hill."


Salon Staff
June 9, 2002 2:25AM (UTC)

In celebration of 50 years of spoken-word publishing, Caedmon released "Dylan Thomas: The Caedmon Collection," available as audio cassettes and a beautifully designed 11-CD set.

Salon Premium subscribers can download the contents of all 11 CDs in MP3 format over the coming weeks. The fourth installment in this collection features Douglas Cleverdon, Hugh Griffith, Basil Jones and Humphrey Searle reading various drafts of Thomas' poem "Over Sir John's Hill." The second half of the CD has Dylan Thomas and Edith Sitwell discussing and reading Sitwell's poetry.

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To download the contents of the other CDs in this collection, please click here.

Complete downloads [70 MB]

You can download all tracks from the CD by selecting one of the archived files below. The archive includes a master playlist (.m3u), and a directory containing the individual MP3 files.

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Windows users can download the entire CD as a ZIP archive here: CD4.zip

Macintosh users can download the entire CD as a Stuffit archive here: CD4.sit

Linux users can download the entire CD as a tar.gz archive here: CD4.tar.gz

If you would like to download the poems and stories individually (recommended for subscribers with dial-up connections) please use the links below.

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The fourth CD contains the following tracks.

Part 1: Dylan Thomas: In Country Heaven -- The Evolution of a Poem
01. Introduction by Billy Collins
02. The voice of Dylan Thomas, an introduction by Douglas Cleverdon
03. Introduction to "Over Sir John's Hill"
04. In Country Heaven (excerpt) read by Hugh Griffith
05. Various revisions of "In Country Heaven" which resulted in the final version read by Cleverdon, Griffith and Basil Jones; Humphrey Searl reminiscing
06. Over Sir John's Hill
07. In Country Sleep
08. In the White Giant's Teeth

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Part 2: Dylan Thomas and Edith Sitwell Read and Discuss Her Poetry
09. Edith Sitwell discussing "Harvest"
10. Harvest (excerpt)
11. Sitwell discussing The Two Loves
12. The Two Loves (excerpt)
13. Sitwell discussing The Shadow of Cain (1)
14. The Shadow of Cain (excerpt 1)
15. Sitwell discussing The Shadow of Cain (2)
16. The Shadow of Cain (excerpt 2)
17. Sitwell discussing The Canticle of the Rose
18. The Canticle of the Rose
19. Sitwell discussing The Bee-Keeper
20. The Bee-Keeper
21. Sitwell discussing Heart and Mind
22. Heart and Mind
23. Still Falls the Rain

To download the contents of the other CDs in this collection, please click here.

If you would like to buy the "Dylan Thomas: Caedmon Collection" 11-CD set, please click here.

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