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Man Of La Mancha was released Sep 22, 1986 on the Broadway Mca label. Recorded on December 6, 1965. Man Of La Mancha Original released on Kapp (5505). Man Of La Mancha Includes liner notes by Denny Martin Flinn & Dale Wasserman. Librettist Dale Wasserman's Man of La Mancha, based on Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra's Don Quixote, with songs by Mitch Leigh and Joe Darion, was the surprise hit of the 1965-1966 Broadway theater season. Man Of La Mancha A low-budget show with a whimsical theme concerning an old man who imagines himself to be a knight, it caught the '60s Zeitgeist of idealism in the face of society-rending conflict. "The Impossible Dream (The Quest)," which became a number one easy listening hit for Jack Jones and was recorded by many others, was an anthem for the times that inspired hope where no hope could possibly be justified -- indeed, that was the point. Leigh committed a deliberate anachronism by infusing his score with flamenco elements, but his dependence on acoustic guitars, along with the show's naďve tone, also echoed the currently popular trend for socially conscious folk music. While "The Impossible Dream (The Quest)" was an overpowering hit, the entire score was effective, from the stirring "Man of La Mancha (I, Don Quixote)" to the lyrical "Dulcinea" and the comic "I Really Like Him." ...See Full Description
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|CD Universe Part number||7061271|
|Release Date||Sep 22, 1986|
|Additional Info||Original Cast|
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