Apr 02, 2014
By Scott Walker
The US Library of Congress is adding 25 addtions to its National Registry of sound recordings that are considered to have cultural significance.
And some of the recordings have a Canadian connection.
The original cast recording of Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd is being inducted. It starred Canadians Len Cariou and Victor Garber along with Angela Lansbury.
The late Jeff Buckley’s hit recording of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah is also being added, as is Linda Ronstadt’s Heart Like a Wheel. The title song was written by Montreal’s Anna McGarrigle.
The registry selects songs that are “cultural, artistic and/or historical treasures, representing the richness and diversity of the American soundscape.” The news additions brign the number of recordings in the Registry to 400.