- Audio CD (28 May 2007)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Extra tracks, Original recording remastered
- Label: Sony Music
- ASIN: B0009A40MA
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Audio Cassette | MP3 Download
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 177,922 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
Into the Woods Extra tracks, Original recording remastered
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Top Customer Reviews
What seems like a fairly straightforward story in Act 1, the weaving of a number of classic fairy tales through a story of a childless baker and his wife, becomes in Act 2 a much darker and ultimately poignant play with some salutory lesson on how sometimes wishing for things doesn't always bring happiness.
While the soundtrack does not give the full story it does contain some of Sondheim must lyrical songs and some of his cleverest lyrics (listen to both version of Agony a few times!).
Personal favourites among the songs are 'No More' and 'No One Is Alone' (probably because I got to sing both of them in an amateur production as The Baker), but most of the music is wonderful and easy to listen to.
A number of reviewers have been annoyed by the American accents on the soundtrack. Personally I don't have any such problems with this and I don't think it takes from what is a superb soundtrack.
If you love shows with a keen understanding of human nature, presented through an innovative score, this recording is a must-have for your collection.
There are other excellent cast recordings - the original London cast with Imelda Staunton and Jacqui Dankworth was amazing. But this is the best!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good soundtrack for a great show, 'nuff said!! Love Sondheim, enjoyed the film but wanted a proper recording!!Published 21 months ago by John Haydock
rEMEBER IN LIFE IT IS THE THINGS YOU WISH FOR THAT BRIG ON THE PAINFULL kARMA
mANY A WRONG STEP HAS STARTED WITH ' i WISH ''