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Title : A Child's Christmas in Wales, A Story
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This is a poor, muffled copy of Thomas's reading which I mistakenly listened to thinking it was the 1952 recording on Caemdon records done in Steinway Hall, NY. After enduring this copy I found the 1952 version www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hv4-sgFw3Go and listened to it again pleased that my recollection was correct and finally enjoyed it as I had in previous years on Christmas morning.
Lyrical magic, like music.The great Dylan Thomas whose powerful mastery of words were all that was needed to express this beautiful reminiscence. Every year on his October birthday, "when the town lay leaved with October blood", I walk over to The White Horse Tavern and have a beer with him.
The time I heard this (c.1969) on WEIU-AM, it was on Christmas day, sitting alone in my 1963 Falcon station wagon.
It was my first NPR "Driveway Moment".
It impressed me so much that I immediately bought a paperback copy of the poems of Dylan Thomas when I went back to college after Christmas break.