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Has anyone heard the most recent revival cast recording? Is it worth buying? I actually don't have any of the Company recordings and I really only need 1. I loved the 2005 Sweeney recording, btw, so my intuition is that I'll love this one as well.

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i think you should get OBC recording before you get the revival

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If you don't mind me asking, why?

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I agree with shakalakababy. The performances on the OBC are immortal. It also has the most 70's feel. The 1995 recording is awful--do not get it. I'm not exactly sure how the 2006 one is.


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yeah exactly. i haven't heard the 2006 one yet either but my rule for getting musicals is to always get the OBC before the revival because i'm usually happiest with the original. And besides you're not going to hear a better "ladies who lunch" then the one by elaine stritch (in the original). not to mention the rest of the amazing original cast

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Plus, with Doyle's shows, they are better and meant to be seen, rather than heard. I mean, yes, it's cool that Esparza accompanies himself on the piano in "Being Alive", but who cares if you aren't seeing it and just hearing it--the same effect will not be achieved.


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Get the OBC first..Dean Jones is the only Bobby to nail "Being Alive" and Stritch owns "Ladies WHo lunch". there are some good thing no the 1995 recording but the 1996 London recording is dreadful!


Havent heard Doyle's recording yet but the production isnt brillaint.

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I don't think that anything Doyle has done is "brilliant", but he does some great things, and his production of Sweeney will have a long lasting effect on musical theatre... I know it has on me.


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I saw Company the other night and I liked it more than Sweeney.

Like everyone else has said: Get the OBC, skip the first revival and move on to the second Revival.

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I actually enjoyed the '96 london cast, its different from the other ones, plus I have seen the performance too! Very good! And I saw the 2nd revival in december, very excellent!

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I've been listening to the 2006 Non-stop since yesterday.

It's brilliant.
Harmonies are very tight and amazing with a lot of emphasis on Sondheim's score.
The only disappointing parts were The Little Things... and Another Hundred People.

Openning is brilliant.


Lots of dialogue featured too.

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I've been listening to the 2006 Non-stop since yesterday.


It's addicting. I've been listening since Wednesday night when I saw the show. :D

Definately worth getting, but I don't know if you can get it in stores yet cause when I bought it at the show, I was told stores weren't selling it yet, but I could be wrong.

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