West Side Story - Original Soundtrack (CD)
Inspired by Shakespeares Romeo & Juliet, West Side Story transposes the dramatic tale of Montagues & Capulets to 1950s New York street setting gaining a handful of absolute classic show tunes along the way. Released in 1961 the album spent a mighty 54 weeks at number one in the charts becoming the best-selling album of the 60s in its native America. The movie soundtrack won a Grammy to sit alongside no less than 10 Academy Awards including the coveted Oscar for Best Picture. This newly remastered version also features seven bonus tracks that compliment and enhance Bernsteins masterpiece.