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Company Cast recordings 

which company recording?
OBC 41%  41%  [ 7 ]
revival 59%  59%  [ 10 ]
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i know this has probably been asked before, but if i'm going to get either the OBC or the revival which should i get?

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Probably OBCR...however, just out of curiosity, will it be your first exposure to the show?

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i've seen/heard clips and stuff. but i don't own a cast recording and i've never seen the whole thing.

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Get the OBCR but the Revival CR is amazing too.

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I'd go with the OBCR if the show is new to you.

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Better yet, get the DVD. The DVD of the revival cast is not available on Amazon until May, but you can get it from PBS directly right now (for a few extra dollars compared to Amazon). Here's a link:

http://www.shopthirteen.org/product/show/31666


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which revival?

the recordings in order of greatness..

OBC (no other recording even comes close)
1994 Revival
1996 London revival
2007 revival.

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If you're performing with a band, get the OBC and the 1996. If you're performing with a pianist, get the revival.

Although, to be honest, I like the Esparza revival best because I'm a big fan of his Bobby, and also because the original orchestrations, classic though they are, were a little ahead of their time. The song "Company" in particular now sounds far too much like the theme to a Seventies sitcom, and many of the other songs are orchestrated like a Tom Jones album.

As a trick with my Company cast, I slipped "It's Not Unusual" into the tracks of the OBC and someone thought it was part of the show.

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WOW we diosagree completley here. thats all I wil lsay.

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Salome wrote:
WOW we diosagree completley here. thats all I wil lsay.

And you barely got that out. :wink:

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i got it out fine. but still no one beats Dean Jones,Elaine Stritch and Co.

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Salome wrote:
i got it out fine. but still no one beats Dean Jones,Elaine Stritch and Co.

I meant your typing was incoherent.

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