Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2005 Broadway Revival Cast - With New Orchestrations by Sarah Travis)
Benjamin Magnuson, Diana DiMarzio, Lauren Molina, Michael Cerveris, Patti LuPone, Sarah Travis & Stephen Sondheim
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WOW! Incredible, and experince not to be missed!
At first listen I wasn't convinced - but persevere, give it a few tries. Before too long it just consumes you. The lyrics are incredible, the vocal talents - exceptional - the story... chilling! If you ever get a chance go to the theatre to see the show - without a doubt, it's an experince not to be missed. Buy the album, if you buy just 1 or 2 songs you'll not get the full impact. Really does have everything - listen out for Greenfinch & Linnet Bird and Kiss me - beautiful! Pirelli's Miracle Elixer and A little Priest - incredibly funny! Johanna - immoral (but clever)! Enjoy!
You really have to see this production to fully appreciate it. Ten actors (excellent), ten musicians (excellent). The only thing is that the actors and the musicians are the same ten people. The contrast with the sumptuous, yet somehow detached 1979 production could not be more stark, and the brilliant British director, John Doyle, draws you into the single-set proceedings with an indescribable emotional intensity. You'll attend the tale, OK, as seen from Tobias's perspective as the inmate of an asylum. As a Brit, I am inveterately reluctant to join in the ovations so favoured by American audiences, but on this occasion I was possibly leading it! Get down to the Eugene O'Neill Theatre on W 49th street while Patti LuPone and cast are still under contract. It's a bloomin' wonder!
A great recording. the small orchestration really lets the vocal lines and lyrics shine. REALLY good if you are trying to learn the songs!
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