Friday, March 14, 2014
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: Lewis Carroll / Cyril Ritchard / Alec Wilder / New York Woodwind Quintet
Tony award-winning Cyril Ritchard - beloved to kids of the Eisenhower era as a risible Captain Hook opposite Mary Martin in the stage version of Peter Pan - narrates the complete classic by Lewis Carroll. Alec Wilder provides a suite of songs and musical interludes. Their rendition of "Beautiful Soup" will somehow make your day complete. This deluxe original 4-LP set on Riverside was released in 1957 in a 1"-thick box complete with a facsimile edition of the 1865 first edition of Alice.
LP audio & art
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