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|Andrew Lloyd Webber|
Song & Dance: The Songs - Original Broadway Cast Recording
Genres: Pop, Rock, Soundtracks, Broadway & Vocalists
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Richard Benson | Plant City, FL USA | 10/06/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I have never reviewed any item that I gave less than four stars, so this is a first for me. That said, I bought this CD because "Tell Me On A Sunday" is one of my all-time favorite songs, and I looked very forward to hearing Bernadette Peters' version of it. What a disappointment! No criticism against Ms. Peters -- I couldn't tell if I liked her version or not. The sound quality on this recording is the worst I have ever encountered. This CD is for me, completely unlistenable."
Bernadette Peters in her Tony-winning performance
Byron Kolln | the corner where Broadway meets Hollywood | 03/03/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"SONG AND DANCE earned Bernadette Peters the first of two Tony Awards. The musical SONG AND DANCE is actually two different programs - 'Tell Me on a Sunday' and the dance piece 'Variations'. 'Tell Me on a Sunday' is the story of an English hat designer Emma who follows her American boyfriend back to the states, only to discover heartache and unhappiness. 'Tell Me on a Sunday' was originally an album of songs performed by Marti Webb, later expanded into the stage show SONG AND DANCE in the double-bill with 'Variations'.
Bernadette Peters perfectly inhabits the character of Emma, and while her English accent occasionally falters, she conveys the rollercoaster of Emma's emotions beautifully. Andrew Lloyd-Webber and Don Black's incisive and entertaining score includes numbers that have become standards like "Take That Look Off Your Face", "Unexpected Song" and "Tell Me on a Sunday".
Even more beautiful is the haunting "Nothing Like You've Ever Known". There are also great character pieces like "Capped Teeth and Caesar Salad", "English Girls" and the "Letter" songs.
As several other reviewers have noted, sound quality is dreadfully muffled, but this is overshadowed by the tour-de-force performance of the amazing Miss Bernadette Peters."
Outstanding Recording Of One Woman Singing and Acting Her He
Andrew G. Knippel | Saginaw, MI, United States | 09/09/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've read many reviews complaining of the sound quality of this recording. Am I missing something? I think the recording is excellent. You can hear every word that comes out of Bernadette's mouth. Now, onto the show itself. It's brilliant. It's an acting and singing tour 'de force. One can either choose to listen to the entire recording from beginning to end, and get a great story set to exceptional music. This is where one can enrapture one's self in her Tony winning performance. If you aren't interested in the story, you can enjoy this for the many showtune standards sung with extreme passion by Miss. Peters, including "Take that Look Off Your Face," "Tell Me On A Sunday," and "Unexpected Song." If you've read this review, don't hesitate to get this ultimate recording of the show, before it's out-of-print."