Man of La Manca

10 Apr

Man of La Mancha
Original Cast Recording – Richard Kiley
(1965)
SONY DSC
To dream the impossible dream. This was the original cast singing the musica version of Miguel de Cerevantes classic Don Quixote. As a kid, this album was on the turntable quite often. I also remember seeing commercials of the cast when they showed up in Toronto.
As this album was imprinted on me as a toddler, I was quite taken by it. I even played in the orchestra when our high school did this as a musical.
So what do I think about it some 30 years after?
Not much. It did not move me. Nor did it stir up any subconscious nostalgic memories. I listened to it several times … and yet.
It’s a musical. It is OK, for what it is.

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