Required Listening – Oliver!

Michael Gordon Shapiro has chosen My Name from Lionel Bart’s Oliver! (1960) 

“This is one of the great theatrical villain songs. At the start of the second act we’ve heard much about the murderous Bill Sykes, but we have never seen him. When he finally emerges with this relentless pulsing tune, it’s genuinely chilling.
 
Note the excellent character-specific language and diction, and the inventive turns of phrase despite the constraints of perfect rhyme.”
 
 
 

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