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  • Composer: Stephen Sondheim
  • Audio CD (29 April 1996)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: First Night Records
  • ASIN: B0000263KZ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
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This recording is not a great recording but is a good one, the cast is strong and I hate to contradict another review but Sheila Gish is a league above the loony that is Strickland. I saw the stage performance of this company twice and was blown away at the Donmar, less so when it transferred, it just lost the intimacy. This recording does not do justice to the amazing vocals of Adrian Lester, who was incredibly charasmatic on stage. The original recording is now a little dated, but like this one is truthful to the score. Sophie Thompson's "Not Getting Married Today" was over-acted but brilliant, LAdies who Lunch can take as much abuse as any performer can throw at it, it is a show-stopping number. This CD is not a dissapointment and shouldn't be compared to the original, they both stand up on their own, they both have faults and they both have moments of genius. If you want to listen to them both and argue which is better that's fine, but you should also appreciate each recording seperately.
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I'm an absolute Sondheim nut and "Company" is one of my favourite scores. It's sad, then, that I want to pan this recording of the musical.
To those of you who don't know the show - our everyman hero, Robert, is facing his 35th birthday and trying to figure out where his life his going. This leads him to fantasise about himself, his married friends and his on-off girlfriends, acting out his anxieties about love, marriage and commitment as a Broadway musical. I wish all therapy was this fun ...
Frankly, this recording is not a patch on the original 1970 cast recording. The guy playing Bobby has - in my opinion - a thin, reedy voice, nowhere near the warmth and timbre of Dean Jones's original. Likewise, the actress playing Joanne is too over-the-top, too drunken and too tuneless (sure, Joanne should be all a little of all those things, but she takes it way too far) and just isn't in Elaine Stritch's league.
It's not just the performers, though. This is a scaled-down version of the orchestration and it doesn't sound as good. The wonderful hammond organ mimicking of a 'busy' phone signal in the opening number has been completely lost, replaced by a rather weedy-sounding electric piano. If you really want to hear what the score can be, you should hear the 1970 recording, which Amazon isn't stocking, alas.
The one saving grace of this album is "Marry Me a Little" - and I say that because the 1970 recording doesn't feature this superb song (originally an alternative to the final number "Being Alive") at all. But there are probably better versions of it out there than this one.
If this is absolutely the only recording of the show you can find, get it - it's a great show. But I don't think you'll really appreciate, or even like, the music until you've heard the 1970 version.
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Stephen Sondheims "Company" is one of the great composers masterpeices. It musically and dramatically tells the tale of one mans inability to deal with relationships. His well meaning friends constantly try to involve him in some form of relationship while all the time showing the problems they have with their own. This lead to Bobby (our lead) unable to embrace the fact that he does want to be with someone, but not at the cost of who he is. The show is filled with many wonderful songs including the comical "You could drive a person crazy", the charming "Sorry Grateful" to the amazing "Being Alive". This show is a must buy for anyone who likes musical theatre. As important as when it was written over 20 years ago. This recording is an excellent one with a fabulous cast. Buy this and enjoy with or without company!
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I saw this exceptional 1996 revival of Sondheim's extraordinary 1970 musical COMPANY three times in London, at the Donmar Warehouse and after it transferred to a larger West End theatre. I am thrilled to have a CD cast recording of that notable production to enjoy at home, alongside my CD of the famous, original 1970 Broadway cast (which is also exceptional). For the 1996 revival, Sondheim made various changes and updatings. There are some different vocal arrangements and orchestrations, and so on. This is a classy and definitive recording of the show. Adrian Lester's Bobby is outstanding, but the fine performers do full justice to a score that is meant to be a collective, ensemble effort by a modestly-sized cast of individual principals.

Apart from the usual highlights ("Barcelona", "Another Hundred People", "Being Alive" etc) I particularly enjoy the ensemble choral numbers ("Side By Side By Side", "Company"), Sophie Thompson's wonderful neurotic bride ("Getting Married Today"), the feuding couple in "Little Things You Do Together", the feisty trio in "You Could Drive A Person Crazy" and Sheila Gish's authoritative "The Ladies Who Lunch". It must be about as hard for an actress to deliver that famous number, after Elaine Stritch, as to make Lady Bracknell's "handbag" line work on stage. This cast recording is highly recommended. Love it.
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