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on 5 November 2012
West Side Story was one of the first movies I really remember seeing in the cinema, being wowed by the music and dance, and finding the ending almost too much to bear. I used to own the vinyl LP of the original movie soundtrack, but sold it along with all my other LPs some years ago. In the meantime I bought the Bernstein /Jose Carreras / Kiri Te Kanawa CD after watching the TV documentary in the 1980s, and finally decided the other day that I really hated the mannered singing and lack of jazz feel. When I found this remastered original soundtrack it took me two seconds to decide to buy it. It is fabulous to listen to, especially if you have a decent music system, and takes me right back to how I felt watching the movie 50 years ago. Buy it!