Michael Ball: “No One Has Ever Loved Me” from the London Cast Album of Passion.
For some reason, rather than bring the cast into the recording studio to produce this album, they reunited months after closing for a concert, which was recorded live to produce the album.
This song was expanded for the British version of Passion — Sondheim fans sometimes refer to this version as “I Love You Fosca.” In Look, I Made A Hat Sondheim explains that he prefers this version while Lapine prefers the original. What do you think?
Michael Ball and Frances Ruffelle
If you’re anxious for to shine in the high aesthetic line as a man of culture rare,
You must get up all the germs of the transcendental terms, and plant them
You must lie upon the daisies and discourse in novel phrases of your complicated
state of mind.
The meaning doesn’t matter if it’s only idle chatter of a transcendental kind.
And everyone will say,
As you walk your mystic way,
“If this young man expresses himself in terms too deep for me,
Why, what a very singularly deep young man this deep young man must be!”
I really love this.
Empty Chairs at Empty Tables | Alfie Boe feat. Michael Ball | Alfie
Everything you do is adorable. No matter how completely ridiculous it is.
This is what I was thinking the whole time.
Michael Ball and Rebecca Caine
The only picture I’ve ever seen of Michael wearing the Phantom mask.
I’m not sure when it’s from, but based on his hairstyle I would say around 93-94.