Strong performances all around!,
This review is from: Sweeney Todd: The 2012 London Cast Album (Audio CD)
Sweeney Todd has been a favourite of mine for a while. I own several cast recordings and in all of them there are certain highlights and some minor disappointments. This one is certainly among the best. The recording is crystal clear and the cast truly manages to make every word understandable. Certain key songs are missing, but then certain other pieces which most other recordings exclude have been added. A complete recording would be most welcome though.
Ball and Staunton excell as Todd and Lovett. The other cast might take some getting used to, but they certainly lived up to their expectations on stage. If anything, the stage performance is so styrong the cast recording simply cannot capture it in it's full gory glory.
A must have for all fans, and, a steal for the price Amazon are offering it copared to the cost at the venue and on iTunes.