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Orson Welles & Bing Crosby - The Happy Prince (1946) (Part 1)

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Published on Jun 13, 2009

The Greatest of the Greatest, Orson Welles and Bing Crosby star in the story-telling adaptation recording of Oscar Wilde's famous story, "The Happy Prince" (adaptation by Orson Welles), made by Decca for one of "Specialty Series" albumm in 1946.

Victor Young conducts the musical score (which was composed by no other than Bernard Hermann!). Very wonderful recording indeed, and I am not the only one who thought in that way - in fact, Vyvyan Holland, Oscar Wilde's second son, also liked this recording very much - according to his interview made with BBC in late-1950s.

Since it is a set of two 78rpm discs, I decided to divide the whole thing into two parts. This is the first part. The second part will be uploaded soon.

Sadly, I DON'T HAVE this record in my collection. What you hear in this video is a transfer made by Kiddie Record Weekly site. You can download lots of other interesting records in the site.

The Illustration used in this video was drawn by Wonman Kim in 2004.

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