THE BEST COMPILATON OF SONDHEIM'S WORK
David | N.J. | 06/27/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"While America was celebrating it's independece, something great was brewing on the other side of the ocean. Sondheim himself had his share of doubts. He said in a telegram "Go ahead but I cannot think of anything more boring, other than the book of Kells". His doubts were soon removed. It moved to Broadway and went through many hosts. Still, the original is the only one recorded. All the songs are performed to perfection, except two. The first is "Comedy Tonight" It really needs the full orchestra to work. Second, "Losing My Mind" is not so performed so well.Otherwise this recording is great. The songs are great. Some are obscure, and some are mega-hits, i.e "Send in the Clowns". A must for anyone who wants to become more famillar with one of Broaways last giants."
A Sondheim Treat
~Amante | Frederick, MD | 08/26/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Sondheim is definitly one of the most amazing broadway composers of the 20th century hands down. And this MUSICAL REVUE displays some of his best pieces with great performers. The show goes through many of his early shows. The orchestration is just on piano which adds such simplistic beauty that Sondheim loves. I would suggest this CD to ANYONE. It displays great music, great theater, and a great lyricist/composer. Favorite songs: "The Little Things You Do Together" and "I Remember""