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The Sondheim Collection (Studio Cast Re-recordings)
Stephen Sondheim
The Sondheim Collection (Studio Cast Re-recordings)
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks, Broadway & Vocalists
 
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The Sondheim Collection samples tracks from Varèse Sarabande's vast stable of recordings, including Sondheim at the Movies, Sondheim: A Celebration, and Unsung Sondheim. In addition, tracks are culled from solo recordings...  more »

      
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All Artists: Stephen Sondheim
Title: The Sondheim Collection (Studio Cast Re-recordings)
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Label: Varese Sarabande
Original Release Date: 4/20/1999
Release Date: 4/20/1999
Album Type: Cast Recording
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks, Broadway & Vocalists
Style: Musicals
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 030206601220, 4005939601225

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The Sondheim Collection samples tracks from Varèse Sarabande's vast stable of recordings, including Sondheim at the Movies, Sondheim: A Celebration, and Unsung Sondheim. In addition, tracks are culled from solo recordings by Laurie Beechman, Petula Clark, and Christiane Noll, as well as the duet of Emily Skinner and Alice Ripley. Also included are jazz instrumentals by Terry Trotter and even some songs from the Styne-Sondheim collaboration Gypsy. There's not a lot here to surprise most Sondheim fans, but it's a solid sampler. --David Horiuchi

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CD Reviews

Half & half
06/13/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)

"There are a lot of wonderful tracks on this that show why Sondheim is considered such a genius. His songs from the motion picture "Dick Tracy", including Jane Krakowski's stunning rendition of "Sooner or Later", are all wonderful, as are the songs from "Unsung Sondheim", such as "The Old Piano Rag". Also, Christiane Noll's "Marry Me A Little" is charming. However, Petula Clarck's version of "Children Will Listen" (a beautiful, sweet song, turned into plain icky) and Judy Kuhn's "You'll Never Get Away From Me" (if I were Jule Styne, I'd have her shot for turning that beautiful song into a jazzy salsa piece of grabage) make it dangerously close to being bad. I'd say go for it if you're seriously interested in Sondheim."
Absolutely Fabulous!
10/02/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"When I got home after finding yet another Sondheim CD, I immediately put this one into the player. And I loved every second of it! Those of you who are against modifications to traditionality of songs might not enjoy a couple of the numbers... like Children Will Listen (Which has a nifty arrangement) or You'll Never Get Away From Me (which I personally haven't heard before... bad me!) But it's all VERY good either way and I found it to be absolutley glorious! I raved on for weeks to my friends about how I loved this new CD my mom got me. And the "Every Day A Little Death" performed by Emily Skinner and Alice Ripley is almost to die for!!! Absolutely beautiful! I recommend anyone and everyone to get this wonderful CD NOW!!!"