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5.0 out of 5 stars
The Best £10 I've Spent in a LONG time!, 27 Sept. 2011
The Best £10 I've spent in a long, long time. I've read positive reviews on Amazon that raved about Sondheim's music, and I've read some god awful critique that says Sondheim can't write music with a hummable tune. I really don't know what planet the latter critics are from, and after listening to many Stephen Sondheim musicals, and particularly this birthday celebration, I honestly don't care! Coz this is the most beautiful music I've ever heard. The best that simply lifts my spirit and gives me the inner energy to face another tough day. For those who love the bland, one-dimensional music of Andrew Lloyd Weber, go listen to your hearts content. I prefer the rich, multi-layered ones that Sondheim writes. And talk about the best musical talents chosen to sing his songs. Elaine Stritch is my new heroine! What class these performers have! This production is just exhilarating to watch. I know what Christmas presents to buy my friends this coming holiday season. And it's this DVD! No doubt!