I belong to a literary group, comprised – including retired profs of literature, history and philosophy – mainly of very educated priest friends and a pair of physicians. Over years we have read through all the Divine Comedy, some Milton. we are now focused on T.S Eliot.
We read aloud, discuss, and then enjoy a nice meal. We in the penultimate sessiuncula we drilled into The Cocktail Party.
And so I delved into interlibrary loan and obtained LPs of the original cast recording! At first the library said they would not request it if I did not have a record player but I said I had access.
The disks came from a small remote college library – what an amazing service. Then I forgot them at home as I hit the road.
I was going to play and record them digitally. Returning home I found my disks on the chair where I left them.
With two days left on my loan I wondered what to do. Then I remembered years ago clearing out old stuff from the house… among them an old LP cassette deck system.
Digging, I found it fired it up and am now happily listening and recording so that I can review it again.