Sondheim Tonight

Original Cast - Live, Complete Recording

Sondheim Tonight, Original Cast - Live, Complete Recording
CDJAY2 1313
DIGITAL
SURROUND
RECORDING
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CD1: 76'53''
CD2: 63'18''

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The Barbican Centre paid a tribute to the world's greatest living musical composer, STEPHEN SONDHEIM recently with a concert entitled SONDHEIM TONIGHT. The star studded evening was a sell out event and generated such excitement that this "live" recording is eagerly awaited.

The stars appearing included CLEO LAINE, JULIA McKENZIE, JULIA MIGENES, MICHAEL BALL, MARIA FRIEDMAN, JONATHAN PRYCE, MILLICENT MARTIN, DAME EDNA EVERAGE and others.

Some of the greatest Sondheim songs were represented in the concert and therefore will be included on this 2CD set. However, because of the World premiere recordings of two Sondheim pieces, A VERY SHORT VIOLIN PIECE and A PIANO SONATA, this 2CDs is a must for all Sondheim collectors the World over.

Although this is a "live" recording, it was recorded by the very special JAY team and the resultant recording sounds very much like a great studio recording with the "live" essence being the feature. All the details in the 65 piece orchestra and the voices are perfectly recorded in Digital Dolby Surround Sound.

The engineer for the recording is Abbey Road Studios' Jonathan Allen and the producer is John Yap.

The evening and the 2 CD set are to benefit The Alan Jay Lerner Cancer Research Fund

CD 1
  1. Overture For Stephen Sondheim
    David Freeman
  2. Comedy Tonight (from A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum)
    The Soloists
  3. Introduction 1
    Ned Sherrin
  4. March To The Treaty House (from Pacific Overtures)
    Charles Prince
  5. Next (from Pacific Overtures)
    Charles Prince
  6. The Ballad Of Sweeney Todd (from Sweeney Todd)
    Len Cariou, The Soloists
  7. Introduction 2
    Len Cariou
  8. Night Waltz (from A Little Night Music)
    The Soloists
  9. Losing My Mind (from Follies)
    Maria Friedman
  10. Not While I'm Around (from Sweeney Todd)
    Clive Rowe
  11. Send In The Clowns (from A Little Night Music)
    Cleo Laine, Maria Friedman, Clive Rowe
  12. Introduction 3
    Julia McKenzie
  13. Stavisky Suite
    Charles Prince
  14. I Remember (from Evening Primrose)
    Julia Migenes
  15. Green Finch And Linnet Bird (from Sweeney Todd)
    Julia Migenes
  16. Introduction 4
    Ned Sherrin
  17. A Very Short Violin Sonata
    Christina Sunnerstam
  18. Introduction 5
    Dame Edna Everage
  19. The Ladies Who Lunch (from Company)
    Dame Edna Everage
  20. More (from Dick Tracy)
    Maria Friedman
CD 2
  1. A Salute To Stephen Sondheim
    Charles Prince
  2. Company (from Company)
  3. Barcelona (from Company)
    Julia McKenzie
  4. Introduction 6
    Ned Sherrin
  5. Good Thing Going / Not A Day Goes By (from Merrily We Roll Along)
    David Kernan
  6. Introduction 7
    David Kernan
  7. I Never Do Anything Twice (from 7% Solution)
  8. Introduction 8
    Maria Friedman
  9. Variations On A Theme (Katie Malone)
    Dominic John
  10. Introduction 9
    Elaine Stritch
  11. Opening Scene From Follies
    Len Cariou
  12. Beautiful Girls (from Follies)
  13. Introduction 10
    Michael Ball
  14. Loving You (from Passion)
    Michael Ball
  15. Introduction 11
    Michael Ball
  16. Broadway Baby (from Follies)
    Michael Ball
  17. Being Alive (from Company) / Another Hundred People (from Company) / Sunday In The Park With George (from Sunday In The Park
    The Sololiest, West End Chorus
  18. Introduction 12
    Ned Sherrin
  19. Telephone conversation with Stephen Sondheim
    Stephen Sondheim, Ned Sherrin
  20. Finale
    Company