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I got it yesterday! I love it! I think, Dean Jones sounded to old 70's baritone. I really like Raul's voice. Getting Married Today is alot faster than any recording :) Marry Me A Little and Being Alive are amazing!

I recommend to any new or old fan of company.

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please..no one can beat Dean Jone's heartfelt angst as Bobby.. he acts that role from the deep reaches of his soul.

Raul was powerful but still no Dean Jones. Jones i\wasnt a "Singer" he was an actor who siang. which is why his Bobby is unbeatable.

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salome did you see the original broadway production??


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no..i'm not that old. lol

But iv'e seen parts of it at the mueseum in NYC.

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But iv'e seen parts of it at the mueseum in NYC.


Not to sound too ignorant, but which museum is this so can visit it when I go back to NY?

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at the NY public library. their Theatre collection hosts tons of broadway musicals.

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I'm going to defend Another Hundred People.

It's odd, yes. But once you get used to it, you notice how great it is. Pam Meyers still wins, but Angel Desai kicks LaChanze's ass. Her buildups are weird (as I've said before, platypus), but I like them. It works very well for the song.
And you've gotta love the inclusion of the dialogue. Raul Esparza and what's-her-name who plays Kathy work well together.

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I like the lower key for Another Hundred People. Getting Married Today is amazing. Oh and Dean only did 3 performances. Larry Kert took over for him shortly after opening night and was sooo good that he was allowed to be nominated for a Tony. I have to say Dean just wasn't my cup of tea and especially since he had the album and a couple of performances to get the character and he didn't have "Marry Me A Little" which is now one of my favorite songs. Plus before being alive I think Raul conveys the emotion "when he shouts stop" of how much anguish he's going through. Dean just kinda simply tells them to stop. I do like Dean better in 1993 concert, but that doesn't really count, does it?

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Larry kert was a singer not an actor and it showed. Dean is the only bobby ive liked.

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Next time I'm in NYC, I must stop by that library and check out the theatre collection...

Anyways, I sort of like the revival recording. I only got it because of Raul Esparza but it's enjoyable overall. Although I prefer some of the orchestrations on the original. Like in "You Can Drive A Person Crazy", the girls sing the "do do do do do do" part [well, you know what I'm getting at] instead of playing it on a saxophone. And I really prefer Strich's "Another Hundred People" - her voice, in my opinion, is better. However, I like the crescendo in "Company" on the revival. It adds a nice touch.

As for "Being Alive" I like both renditions. It's always good to hear someone else sing a song, just to see what they phrase or do differently (that's why I own different recordings of Cabaret).

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Yup, Jones had alot of emotion in his Bobby, even though his voice was a little grating.

I probably like Adrian Lester from the donmar cast best.

Haven't heard all of Esparza's Bobby yet, but that guy has the tendency to be great in whatever role he plays.

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Lester is my least favorite Bobby. his terrible American accent is awful. actaully most of the London revival cast recording is terrible. the late Sheila Gish's "Ladies Who Lunch" is just terrible. off key,bland and disruptive.

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