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5.0 out of 5 stars
still wonderful after 50 years, 13 Mar 2009
I first saw West Side Story in London in the 60s. It was breathtaking then and has lost none of its quality.The CD is a recording of the original broadway show and it retains its energy. This is the benchmark for all musicals. Produced by masters of music and lyrics that can't be improved on. Poignant,funny,hopeful,angry songs as relevant today as they were 50 years ago.Knife crime still destroys lives and bigotry and prejudice still undermine our communities. Listen to the words.Take your young people to see the show or the movie.