Downloads: Audio

Enjoy newly composed songs, spoken blogs and archive recordings

 

Japan

Journal Download

demoA pictoral journal detailing Richard's 2010 trip to Japan. Downloadable as a PDF.

Updated: April 2012

Composition

A listener's guide to songwriting

A new approach to learning the basics of music

Updated: April, 2012

Feedback

Cruise Comments

demoA collection of comment cards from Marco Polo's 2011/12 season

Updated: April 3rd, 2012

Audio

 

Free Audio Selection

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Good Grief

Free live recordings of Richard's first full show. Premiered as 'Curtains' in 2000 by Woodhouse Operatic Society.

Servants' Shanty

As Long As You Live

The Music Never Dies

Mr. Song and Dance

Whatever Turns You On

The Same Mistake

You Wanna Be Me

Finalé

 

Spoken Word

Audio versions of Richard's Blog and Articles. Under construction. Available soon.

 

Paypal Downloads

 

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Onboard Compositions

Here you'll find original work listed for each cruise. This will include 'My Favourite Things' and Music Composition examples. There are samples of each purchase allowing you to try before you buy. Please follow the link for your cruise when it appears.

 

For Ocean Countess recordings of My Favourite Things from 2012, please follow this link.

MS Magellan

Purchase G500 - Eclipse and Northern Lights (2015) - My Favourite Things (6 minutes) £1.29

Purchase G502 - Majestic Fjords (March 27th/28th - April 4th/5th 2015) - My Favourite Things (5 minutes) £1.29

Purchase G503 - Majestic Easter Fjords (April 4th/5th - April 11th/12th 2015) - My Favourite Things (5 minutes) £1.29

Purchase G504 - Majestic Fjords (April 11th/12th - April 18th 2015) - My Favourite Things (5 minutes) £1.29

Purchase G506 - Majestic Fjords (June 7th - 13th 2015) - My Favourite Things (5 minutes) £1.29

Purchase G507 - Majestic Fjords (June 13th - 19th 2015) - My Favourite Things (5 minutes) £1.29

Purchase G508 - British Isles (June 20th - 29th 2015) - My Favourite Things (5 minutes) £1.29

Purchase G590 - Grand British Isles (June 29th - July 10th 2015) - My Favourite Things (5 minutes) £1.29

Purchase G510 - Scandinavian Cities and Fairytales (July 10th - 18th 2015) - My Favourite Things (5 minutes) £1.29

 

MV Azores

Purchase R500 - Voyage To The West Indies(2015) - My Favourite Things (6 minutes) £1.29

MV Marco Polo

P206 - Amazon, Caribbean and Azores (2012)- My Favourite Things (sample)

Purchase 'P206 - Amazon, Caribbean and Azores (2012)- My Favourite Things' (5mins 2secs) £0.79

 

Purchase 'P302 - Christmas Canaries - My Favourite Things (5mins 49secs) £0.99

 

Purchase 'P303 - Amazon Adventure, Caribbean Islands and Azores (2013) - My Favourite Things (5mins 04secs) £0.99

 

Purchase 'P400 - The West Indies - My Favourite Things (5mins 04secs) £0.99

 

Purchase 'P403 - Amazon Adventure, Caribbean Islands and Azores (2014) - My Favourite Things (5mins 50secs) £0.99

 

Purchase 'P405 - Land of the Northern Lights (1) (17th February - 2nd March 2014) - My Favourite Things' (5mins) £0.99

 

Purchase 'P406 - Land of the Northern Lights (2) (2nd - 17th March 2014) - My Favourite Things' (5mins) £0.99

 

Purchase 'P407 - Land of the Northern Lights (3) (17th March - 31st March 2014) - My Favourite Things' (5mins) £0.99

 

Purchase 'P426 - Iceland and Northern Isles (10th - 21st August 2014) - My Favourite Things' (5mins) £0.99

Purchase 'P427 - Grand St. Petersburg and Baltics (21st August- 2nd September 2014) - My Favourite Things' (5mins) £0.99

 

Purchase 'P428 - British Isles and Honfleur (2nd - 11th September 2014) - My Favourite Things' (5mins) £0.99

Purchase 'P429 - Majestic Fjordland (11th September to 18th September 2014) - My Favourite Things' (5mins) £0.99

Purchase 'P431 - Baltic Cities and St. Petersburg (21st September to 3rd October 2014) - My Favourite Things' (5mins) £0.99

Purchase 'P433 - Scandinavian Capitals (7th October to 15th October 2014) - My Favourite Things' (5mins) £0.99

 

Purchase 'P434 - Grand St. Petersburg and Baltic Cities (15th October to 29th October 2014) - My Favourite Things' (5mins) £0.99

Purchase 'P435 - In Search of the Northern Lights (29th October - 10th November 2014) - My Favourite Things' (5mins) £0.99

Purchase 'P501 - Christmas, New Year Canaries & Madeira (22nd December 2014 - 4th January 2015) - My Favourite Things' (5mins) £1.29

Purchase 'P520 - 50th Anniversary Commemorative Cruise to Canada and Greenland (24th July - 29th August 2015) - My Favourite Things' (5mins) £1.29

Purchase 'P570 - Canada (8th September - 11th October 2015) - My Favourite Things' (5mins) £1.29

Purchase 'P580 - Baltic Cities and St. Petersburg (11th to 24th October 2015) - My Favourite Things' (5mins) £1.29

 

Purchase 'P527 - Grand European + Honfleur (24th - 30th October 2015) - My Favourite Things' (5mins) £1.29

MV Discovery

Purchase 'D302 - Land of the Northern Lights (15th - 30th March 2013) - My Favourite Things' (5mins) £0.99

Purchase 'D303 - Easter Cruise to Spain and Portugal (30th March - 7th April) - My Favourite Things(5mins 04secs) £0.99

 

Purchase 'D305 - Celtic Explorer (12th April - 18th April) - My Favourite Things (5mins 04secs) £0.99

Purchase 'D306 - Fjordland Splendours (19th April - 27th April) - My Favourite Things (5mins 04secs) £0.99

 

Purchase 'D308 - British Isles (28th April - 7th May) - My Favourite Things (5mins 04secs) £0.99

 

Purchase 'D309 - Fjordland Splendours (7th May - 16th May) - My Favourite Things (5mins 04secs) £0.99

 

Purchase 'D310 - British Isles (16th May - 23rd May) - My Favourite Things (5mins 04secs) £0.99

 

Purchase 'D311 - Baltic Symphony (23rd May - June 4th 2013) - My Favourite Things (5mins 04secs) £0.99

 

Purchase 'D312 - Iceland (4th June - 16th June 2013) - My Favourite Things (5mins 04secs) £0.99

 

Recordings

Available as individual songs or as compilations, here are some of the most popular and frequently requested songs from Richard's performances.

 

The Comedy Collection pt.1: Whatever Turns You On (inc. bonus recordings of Northerners and Let's Do It)

A studio recording of a stand-out comic number from the show 'Curtains'. Contains references that some may find offensive. Whatever Turns You On (studio recording) sample

Victoria Wood's incredible comedy numbers Northerners and Let's Do It orchestrated and performed by Richard. Northerners (studio recording) sample Let's Do It (studio recording) sample

Purchase 'Whatever Turns You On + Bonus Recordings (Let's Do It and Northerners)' (4mins 45 secs) £1.99

 

We Live On Borrowed Time
A studio acoustic piano / vocal recording of the unique and positive showstopper.

Purchase 'We Live On Borrowed Time' (4mins approx.) £0.99

 

 

 

 

 

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