Oh what a circus


A song from the Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Evita from 1974. David Essex played the role of the most annoyingly overrated revolutionary Che Guevara. In this song he complains about all the attention Evita Perón gets when she dies, comparing it to a circus.

What is interesting about the song is that it voices a radically different opinion about what happens in the musical than the rest of the story. Yet at the same time it shares the melody with the famous Don’t cry for me Argentina, albeit in a faster tempo. It functions like a mirror in that way, just like Che is the critical voice in the musical itself.

I discovered long ago that it is not easy to find these on streaming. There are many different versions made, and for some they are also updated regularly. A good reason to if you like this music, buy it.

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