This album features songs from the long-running Off-Broadway musical, The Fantasticks. Opening at the Sullivan Street Playhouse in May 1960, The Fantasticks ran for over 17,000 continuous performances and did not close until 2002. Jerry Orbach was a member of the original cast of this musical. The Fantasticks was composed by Tom Jones with lyrics by Harvey Schmidt.
There are 21 tracks on this album: Tracks 1-11 contain the background tracks and guide vocals; tracks 12-21 contain the background tracks alone. All tracks are re-recorded by professional singers and are in the original show tempos and keys.