Song of the Day #759: ‘On My Own’ – Frances Ruffelle

Les Miserables was the first musical cast recording I ever owned. The soundtrack was given to me by my girlfriend in our senior year of high school. She was a musical theater type herself — the lead actress in all of our school plays — and I suppose she wanted me to better appreciate her world.

I never became much of a drama kid — backstage work and a bit part in The Man Who Came to Dinner pretty much covered it — but I did wear out my cassette of Les Miserables (recorded by the London cast, a very important distinction according to my girlfriend).

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