:: The Impossible Dream ::
Say what you want about Liberace, he was Liberace. There will never be another one unless George Michael's career takes a sudden turn toward Las Vegas, and even then, there will never be another Liberace. As we've said before, Liberace was not known as a great singer. He could sing well enough to get by, but he definitely had a great personality which made up for any other shortcomings.
He knew better than to try to sing this one. The Impossible Dream was a very popular song of the day from the Broadway Musical, The Man of La Mancha. Richard Kiley did a fine job with it on Broadway, and although the song was covered by virtually everyone and anyone who made records for people over 30, I remember Robert Goulet's version being in heavy rotation in my mom's car back in the day. Although Liberace chose not to sing it, a strictly instrumental version seemed out of the question as well, so we're treated to a nice spoken word version here.
Say what you want about Liberace's speaking voice, he was Liberace. And if anyone lived the impossible dream, he did.