Retail pak HarperCollins UK/ Trafalgar Square 2001
CS ISBN 0001057170 $24.95 Four cassettes
[Editor's Note: The following is a combined review with CLASSIC CONNOLLY IN WORDS AND MUSIC.]--Those of you who enjoyed Billy Connolly's moving performance in the film MRS. BROWN may not know (or believe) that he began his professional life as a Glasgow folky and gained first fame as a stand-up comic. Now's your chance to catch up on his sordid past with these compilations from his club recordings of the '70s and '80s. He loves the shaggy dog story and the wicked song but doesn't mind flinging one-liners either. His raucous, scatological, profane humor is best enjoyed by heavy drinkers familiar with the Scottish tongue. The rest of us will get plenty of yuks from those punch lines we can decipher. Y.R. (c) AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC/ JAN 02]
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