I’ve been a fan of musicals since I was a kid. It would be many years before I’d get a chance to see some performed live, but soundtracks have been a staple of my listening habits pretty much my whole life. The first one I can remember getting hooked on was Jesus Christ Superstar.
Have you ever had the experience of listening to a familiar song and it’s almost like it’s the first time? I’m not talking about listening to a song you know well and finding some new subtlety to notice or appreciate. That’s cool, too, but I’m talking about hearing a song that is both familiar and yet suddenly new in either the way it sounds or what it means.