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Man Of La Mancha (1965 Original Broadway Cast) [CAST RECORDING]
Performer: Irving Jacobson, Joan Diener, Ray Middleton, Richard Kiley, Robert Rounseville
Orchestra: Man of La Mancha pit orchestra
Composer: Mitch Leigh
Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
SPARS Code: AAD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Cast Recording
Man of La Mancha, the show that introduced "The Impossible Dream" to the world (and lounge singers everywhere), was the hit of the 1965 Broadway season. Richard Kiley is magnificent in his career-defining performance as the deluded wannabe knight Don Quixote. His leading lady Joan Diener sings the role of the kitchen wench Aldonza with just the right balance of dignity and vulgarity. Irving Jacobson turns in a fine comic performance as the Don's faithful squire, Sancho Panza. The score, with music by Mitch Leigh and lyrics by Joe Darion, was revolutionary in its time. The orchestra had no violins--just brass, woodwinds, percussion, and flamenco guitars. Man of La Mancha is one of Broadway's most inspiring musicals and it well deserves its high reputation.
2. Man of La Mancha (I, Don Quixote)
3. It's All the Same
5. I'm Only Thinking of Him
6. I Really Like Him
7. What Do You Want of Me?
8. Barber's Song Golden Helmet
9. To Each His Dulcinea (To Every Man His Dream)
10. Impossible Dream (The Quest)
11. Little Bird, Little Bird
12. Dubbing (Knight of the Woeful Countenance)
15. Little Gossip
16. Dulcinea (Reprise)/The Impossible Dream (Reprise)/Man of La Mancha ...