I'm looking for a specific version of the Man of La Mancha musical that I had on cassette tape when I was young. Can anyone help me find it?
This version had Richard Kiley as Don Quixote and Joan Diener as Aldonza. The 1965 cast recording with Kiley et al. is pretty easy to find on amazon and elsewhere. HOWEVER, the CDs/MP3s that I'm finding have a lot (most) of the expository dialogue that I remember stripped out.
So I thought maybe what I had on cassette was the audio to the movie version. I looked up the movie script
and my cassette definitely had ALL that dialogue -- it started off with Cervantes being thrown into prison and setting up the Don Quixote story with the other inmates. However, I've watched some clips of the movie on youtube, and what I had DEFINITELY had Richard Kiley and NOT Peter O'Toole on the singing parts and I'm 90% sure what I had wasn't O'Toole on the talking parts either.
I considered that someone had spliced the talking parts from the movie in with the songs, but I'm pretty sure the talking parts on my cassette were Kiley/Diener, etc. I can't remember if what I had was an 'official' version (this
, in other words, though I think it's a long shot that it would have more dialogue than the cd - and how would I know before I bought it and then figured out someway to get the music off?) or just one that someone had recorded from somewhere.
So...what on earth did I have on cassette? And does anyone know if there's any way I can get it again? I've googled every way I know how. Thanks!