Candide [1974 Broadway Cast Recording]
Although its original Broadway cast album made it a success d'estime in the eyes of a generation of musical theater fans, the first production of Leonard Bernstein's musical adaptation of Voltaire's Candide in 1956 was a critical and commercial failure that ran only 71 performances. More failed attempts to make it work followed until 1973, when director Harold/i>… See more details below
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One of the greatest experiences one can have experiencing a cast recording. Every note and line of dialogue is intact, it's almost as if it were created for radio broadcast. Other versions and recordings of Candide may have more symphonic splendor, but this is the version where Voltaire's voice is as strong as Bernstein's. A must.