30 December 2007

Lily's Eyes

"Lily's Eyes" is from the musical Secret Garden, based on the book of the same name by Frances Hodgson Burnett. This version of it, sung by Anthony Warlow and Philip Quast for a production in Australia, is the most beautiful male duet I've ever heard.

I was introduced to it by a fan of Philip Quast, who is probably best known for playing Javert in Les Miserables in productions in England and Australia (but not the London Cast version of the CDs). In the course of our discussions about various musicals, my friend and I decided that cast recordings of Broadway productions of any musical are inferior compared to recordings of productions elsewhere. If anyone knows where I can get hold of a copy of the Australian production of Secret Garden, I'm all ears.

This post inspired by Jeri. Apparently I was unfond enough after all. :)


Anne C. said...

Thank you, MWT.

Janiece said...

Purty. I like soundtracks.

Anonymous said...

Hee hee - you were caught in my Akismet filter - but I rescued you.

It is a really beautiful duet. Sometimes I prefer alternate recordings to the original cast soundtrack as well - the musicianship can be better and the product more suited to the audio-only medium.

Thanks for sharing it!