1950s

The Lady’s Not For Burning

Burton as Richard. The cast of the original New York production as directed by John Gielgud.

Ref:
1LP0169483 BD 1 DECCA
Writer:
Christopher Fry
Company:
 

Under Milk Wood

Burton as First Voice. Directed by Douglas Cleverdon.

Ref:
29E ARGO SW 501/2 01 ARGO
 
29E ARGORG21/11 BD 1
Writer:
Dylan Thomas
Company:
 

Homage to Dylan Thomas

Burton recites three poems by Thomas.

Ref:
2LP0033617
Writer:
Dylan Thomas
Company:
ARGO RG 29

Track listing

Poem in October

Ref: 2LP0033617 S 1 BD 4

The hunchback in the Park

Ref: 2LP0033617 S 1 BD 3

Fern Hill

Ref: 2LP0033617 S 2 BD 2

Richard Burton reads 15 poems by Dylan Thomas

This recording includes Fern Hill, In my craft or sullen Art and Lament.

Ref:
1LP0054937
Writer:
Dylan Thomas Fry
Company:
ARGO SW 503

Track listing

Lie still, sleep becalmed

Ref: 1LP0054937 S 2 BD 7

The hand that signed the paper

Ref: 1LP0054937 S 1 BD 4

A Winter’s Tale

Ref: 1LP0054937 S 1 BD 3

And death shall have no dominion

Ref: 1LP0054937 S 2 BD 10

Ballad of the Long-legged Bait

Ref: 1LP0054937 S 1 BD 5

Before I knocked

Ref: 1LP0054937 S 2 BD 4

Deaths and Entrances

Ref: 1LP0054937 S 2 BD 3

Do not go gentle in that good night

Ref: 1LP0054937 S 2 BD 8

The force that through the green fuse

Ref: 1LP0054937 S 2 BD 1

The hunchback in the park

Ref: 1LP0054937 S 1 BD 2

Fern Hill

Ref: 1LP0054937 S 2 BD 2

I see the boys of summer

Ref: 1LP0054937 S 2 BD 5

In my craft or sullen art

Ref: 1LP0054937 S 1 BD 1

Lament

Ref: 1LP0054937 S 2 BD 6

Poem in October

Ref: 1LP0054937 S 2 BD 9

The Love Poems of John Donne

Burton recites 20 poems by Donne.

Ref:
1CA0000951
Writer:
John Donne
Company:
COLLINS/CAEDMON
 
CAEDMON 1141

Track listing

A Nocturnall upon S Lucies Day

John Donne
Ref: 1CA0000951 D1 S1 BD1 COLLINS/CAEDMON

The Apparition

John Donne
Ref: 1CA0010477 D1 S2 BD2 HARPER COLLINS

A Valediction – forbidding mourning

John Donne
Ref: 1CA0000951 D1 S1 BD3 COLLINS/CAEDMON

The Extasie

John Donne
Ref: 1CA0010477 D1 S2 BD4 HARPER COLLINS

The Apparition

John Donne
Ref: 1CA0010477 D1 S2 BD2 HARPER COLLINS

The Funerall

John Donne
Ref: 1CA0000951 D1 S1 BD5 COLLINS/CAEDMON

The Relique

John Donne
Ref: 1CA0010477 D1 S2 BD6 HARPER COLLINS

Elegy I, Jealosie

John Donne
Ref: 1CA0000951 D1 S1 BD7 COLLINS/CAEDMON

Elegy III, The Change

John Donne
Ref: 1CA0010477 D1 S2 BD8 HARPER COLLINS

Elegy VII, Natures Lay Ideot

John Donne
Ref: 1CA0000951 D1 S1 BD7 COLLINS/CAEDMON

The Good-Morrow

John Donne
Ref: 1CA0010477 D1 S2 BD8 HARPER COLLINS

‘Goe and catche a falling starre’

(song)
John Donne
Ref: 1CA0000951 D1 S1 BD9 COLLINS/CAEDMON

The Rising Sun

John Donne
Ref: CA0010477 D1 S1 BD1 HARPER COLLINS

The Canonization

John Donne
Ref: CA0010477 D1 S1 BD3 HARPER COLLINS

The Triple Fool

John Donne
Ref: 1CA0010477 D1 S1 BD5 HARPER COLLINS

‘Sweetest Love, I do not goe’

(song)
John Donne
Ref: 1CA0000951 D1 S2 BD6 COLLINS/CAEDMON

The Legacie

John Donne
Ref: 1CA0010477 D1 S1 BD7 HARPER COLLINS

The Feaver

John Donne
Ref: 1CA0000951 D1 S2 BD8 COLLINS/CAEDMON

The Anniversarie

John Donne
Ref: 1CA0010477 D1 S1 BD9 HARPER COLLINS

The Flea

John Donne
Ref: 11CA0000951 D1 S2 BD10 COLLINS/CAEDMON

The Curse

John Donne
Ref: 1CA0010477 D1 S1 BD11 HARPER COLLINS

1960s

Camelot

From the 1960 Broadway production with the orchestra conducted by Franz Allers.

Ref:
1LP0185120
Writer:
Christopher
Company:
COLLINS

Track listing

‘I wonder what the king is doing tonight’

Ref: 1LP0185210 5 CBS

‘How to handle a woman’

Ref: 1LP0185210 8 CBS

‘Camelot’

Ref: 1LP0185210 13 CBS

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A film version of the magical play performed using animated pantomime puppetry. While most of the Shakespearian text is abandoned, Burton provides a voiceover, quoting and commenting from the original play.

Ref:
 
Writer:
Jiri Trnka, Jiri Brdecka, Howard Sackler
Company:
 

Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?

Burton as George.

Ref:
1LP0146250 2 WARNER
Writer:
Edward Albee
Company:
 

Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?

Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?

Burton as George. Extracts of speech from the film with the orchestra conducted by Alex North.

Ref:
1LP0146250
Writer:
Edward Albee
Company:
WARNER W 1656

Henry V

Burton as Henry V. An abridged version directed by John Hale.

Ref:
1LP0107673 LIVING
 
SHAKESPEARE 1LP0107673
 
OLDBOURNE PRESS DEOB 5AM
Writer:
William Shakespeare
Company:
 

Hamlet

Burton as Hamlet. Famous scenes from the 1964 Broadway production performed at the Lunnt-Fontanne Theatre, New York as directed by John Gielgud.

Ref:
1LP0185404
Writer:
William Shakespeare
Company:
CBS BRG 72259

Hamlet

Burton as Hamlet. The 1964 Broadway production performed at the Lunnt-Fontanne Theatre, New York as directed by John Gielgud with Burton as Hamlet.

Ref:
1LP0184523
Writer:
William Shakespeare
Company:
COLUMBIA DS 6611-6614

Becket

Burton as Becket with highlights from the film based on the play by Jean Anouilh. The screenplay is by Edward Anhalt and music by Laurence Rosenthal.

Ref:
1LP0194347
Writer:
Edward Anouilh
Company:
 

Zulu

Zulu

The film soundtrack with Burton as the narrator and John Barry conducting the orchestra.

Ref:
1LP0146250
Writer:
Edward Albee
Company:
WARNER W 1656

Track listing

‘Isandhiwana 1879’

Ref: 2LP0051751 7 EMBER

‘Men of Harlech’

Ref: 2LP0051751 9 EMBER

Doctor Faustus

Burton recites extracts from Marlowe’s play.

Ref:
1LP0185094
Writer:
Christopher Marlowe
Company:
CBS BPG 63189

The Taming of the Shrew

Burton as Petuchio. Dialogue from the film directed by Franco Zeffirelli.

Ref:
1LP0194359
Writer:
William Shakespeare
Company:
RCA Victor, Victor VDM 117

1970s

The World of Dylan Thomas

Burton is one voice amongst many on this recording. He reads And death shall have no domination and Under Milk Wood.

Ref:
NA
Writer:
Dylan Thomas
Company:
 

Track listing

Under Milk Wood

Extracts from
Ref: 29E ARGOPA/A166 S 1 BD 3

The Little Prince

The Little Prince

Described as ‘Burtons Forgotten Masterpiece’ by Neil Fletcher of the British Weekly and ‘One of the most treasurable audio recording ever made’ by Los Angeles Times writer Lynne Heffley.

Ref:
NA
Writer:
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Company:
rdkRecords
Award

Grammy Award Winner

Best Children’s Recording

Equus

Equus

The film soundtrack.

Ref:
1CD0137704
Writer:
Peter Shaffer
Company:
RYKO RCD 10726

The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds

Burton as the journalist. The music is written and conducted by Jeff Wayne.

Ref:
1CD0000492
Writer:
Jeff Wayne
Company:
CBS CD 96000

The War of the Worlds

Highlights.

Ref:
1LP0018279
Writer:
Jeff Wayne
Company:
CBS 32356

A Personal Anthology

Burton recites 27 poems by various poets including Donne, Graves, Ralegh and Thomas.

Ref:
1LP0055026
Writer:
Various
Company:
ARGO ZDSW 714

Track listing

The Lonely Farmer

R. S. Thomas
Ref: 1LP0055026 S 2 BD 2 C 2 ARGO

The Leaden Echo and the golden echo

Gerard Manley Hopkins
Ref: 1LP0055026 S 1 BD 1 ARGO

The boy with a Cart

(extract)
Christopher Fry
Ref: 1LP0055026 S 1 BD 2 ARGO

The Good-Morrow

John Donne
Ref: 1LP0055026 S 1 BD 3 ARGO

The Passionate Shepherd to His Love

Christopher Marlowe
Ref: 1LP0055026 S 1 BD 4 C 1 ARGO

The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd

Sir Walter Ralegh
Ref: 1LP0055026 S 1 BD 4 C 2 ARGO

‘Goe and catche a falling starre’

(song)
John Donne
Ref: 1LP0055026 S 1 BD 5 C 1 ARGO

Non sum qualis eram bonae sub regno Cynarae

Ernest Dowson
Ref: 1LP0055026 S 1 BD 5 C 2 ARGO

Yasmin, a ghazal

James Elroy Flecker
Ref: 1LP0055026 S 1 BD 5 C 3 ARGO

Under Milk Wood

(extract)
Dylan Thomas
Ref: 1LP0055026 S 1 BD 6 ARGO

Welsh Incident

Robert Graves
Ref: 1LP0055026 S 1 BD 7 ARGO

Exequy on His Wife

Henry King
Ref: 1LP0055026 S 1 BD 8 C 1 ARGO

Lament for the makers

William Dunbar
Ref: 1LP0055026 S 1 BD C 2 ARGO

The Passionate Man’s Pilgrimage

Sir Walter Ralegh
Ref: 1LP0055026 S 1 BD 9 ARGO

Desiderata

Anon
Ref: 1LP0055026 S 1 BD 10 ARGO

Adlestrop

Edward Thomas
Ref: 1LP0055026 S 2 BD 1 C 1 ARGO

Autumn

John Clare
Ref: 1LP0055026 S 2 BD 1 C 2 ARGO

Priest and Peasant

R. S. Thomas
Ref: 1LP0055026 S 2 BD 2 C 1 ARGO

Richard II

(Act V, scene I)
William Shakespeare
Ref: 1LP0055026 S 2 BD 3 ARGO

I. M Walter Ramsden

Sir John Betjeman
Ref: 1LP0055026 S 2 BD 4 C 1 ARGO

A few late chrysanthemums

Sir John Betjeman
Ref: 1LP0055026 S 2 C 2 ARGO

A Hymne to God the Father

John Donne
Ref: 1LP0055026 S 2 BD 5 ARGO

At the earth’s imagined corners

John Donne
Ref: 1LP0055026 S 2 BD 6 ARGO

Elegy (for his father)

Dylan Thomas
Ref: 1LP0055026 S 2 BD 7 ARGO

Death, be not proud

John Donne
Ref: 1LP0055026 S 2 BD 8 ARGO

The Hound of Heaven

Francis Thompson
Ref: 1LP0055026 S 2 BD 9 ARGO

The Tempest

(Act V, scene I)

William Shakespeare
Ref: 1LP0055026 S 2 BD 10 ARGO

1980s/90s

Your favourite poems

Burton recites his choice.

Ref:
1CA0018155
Writer:
Dylan Thomas
Company:
ARGOSAY 18

Track listing

Welsh Incident

Robert Graves
Ref: 1CA0018155 S 4 C 17

The Rime of the Mariner

(extracts)
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Ref: 1CA0018155 S 2 C 4

‘Naming of parts’

(extract from Lessons of the War)
Henry Reed
Ref: 1CA0018155 S 4 C 16

And death shall have no dominion

Dylan Thomas
Ref: 1CA0018155 S 3 C 16

Burton at the BBC

BBC radio collection.

Ref:
BBC ZBBC 1756
Writer:
 
Company: