Top 10: Broadway's Best Cast Albums Ever
BY Winston Gieseke
January 24 2012 5:00 AM ET
3. My Fair Lady (Original London Cast Recording) (1959)
Evidently when this show opened on Broadway in 1956 no one thought it was worth the extra coin to make a stereo recording, which is why the original monaural New York cast album did not make this list. By the time the principals (the sensational Julie Andrews, Rex Harrison, Stanley Holloway, and Robert Coote) opened the show across the pond, someone came to their senses and realized that this amazing score deserved another go in the studio. In addition to the full spectrum sound, the album captured the performers three years into their run, when they had more than perfected their interpretation of the roles producing an absolutely perfect listening experience.
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