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There are so many different recordings of West Side Story. So let's talk about four of them! Zina Lee returns to discuss the musical, the recordings, and film adaptations.
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We are using four productions to frame our discussion of West Side Story.
The Original Broadway Cast (1957) starring Larry Kert, Carol Lawrence, Ken LeRoy, and Chita Rivera.
You can listen to it on Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/ca/album/west-side-story-original-broadway-cast-recording/186302499
Or listen to it on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/3knRTstKrILa8wx8IGGqn6?si=2Zp8BOvbTPmCpbzr4wgoQQ
Or buy it on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/West-Side-Story-Larry-Kert/dp/B007IJKD6W/
The film version (1961) starring Richard Beymer, Natalie Wood, George Chakiris, and Rita Moreno.
You can listen to it on Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/ca/album/west-side-story-1961-motion-picture-soundtrack/394303992
Or listen to it on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/1kA4RO70idrEQkOX3zlRfa?si=5MO05RHdRpSwqWDYCtMnNw
Or buy it on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/West-Side-Story-Leonard-Bernstein/dp/B00023GGK8/
The album version (1984) starring Kiri Te Kanawa, José Carreras, Tatiana Troyanos, and Kurt Ollman.
You can listen to it on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/3DCQhS6eII8WUExSzdN9sE?si=kIPP2uBAQgWFeIY2_07u8A
The Broadway revival (2009) starring Matt Cavenaugh, Josefina Scaglione, George Akram, and Karen Olivo.
You can listen to it on Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/ca/album/west-side-story-new-broadway-cast-recording-2009/316530985
Or listen to it on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/2tMSkFy27VIZjBum94KbpD?si=zAAuIC_PQWymu0xfd_XR9Q
Or buy it on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/West-Side-Story-Broadway-Recording/dp/B0021X5158/
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