Sondheim On Sondheim (2 CDs) Barbara Cook
Composer: Sondheim et. al.
Lyricist: Sondheim et. al.
Sondheim on Sondheim
Original Broadway Cast Recording
Barbara Cook, Vanessa Williams and Tom Wopat
Hailed by the Associated Press as a "revelatory revue full of wonderful moments" and by USA Today as a "funny, affectionate and revealing tribute to musical theater's greatest living composer and lyricist," SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM is an intimate portrait of the famed songwriter in his own words... and music.
An all-star cast headed by Barbara Cook, Vanessa Williams and Tom Wopat takes on new arrangements of over two-dozen Sondheim tunes, ranging from the beloved to the obscure, interspersed with audio commentary by the composer himself, who reveals fascinating details about his life and his art. Stephen Sondheim's final word on his unparalleled body of work has been preserved by PS Classics in this lavish two-disc set, a 2010 Grammy Award nominee.
Disc One: 1."My name is Stephen Joshua Sondheim..."
2.Invocation / Forget War
3.Love Is in the Air
5.Take Me to the World
6."Ten years after I was born..."
7.Talent / When I Get Famous
9."My first professional show..."
10.So Many People
11."For many years, Hal Prince..."
12.You Could Drive a Person Crazy
13.The Wedding Is Off
14.Now You Know
15."Hal Prince and I did six shows together..."
16.Franklin Shepard, Inc.
17.Good Thing Going
18."Sometimes a song changes its shape..."
19.Waiting for the Girls Upstairs
20.The Best Thing That Ever Has Happened
21."My first serious relationship..."
23.Foscaís Entrance (I Read)
24.Is This What You Call Love?
2."If you ask me to write a love song..."
3.Losing My Mind / Not a Day Goes By
4."A lot of people think..."
6."We had three endings to Company..."
7.Multitudes of Amys
8.Happily Ever After
10.Something Just Broke
11.The Gun Song
12."Jule Styne and I realized with Gypsy..."
14."I suppose if there is one thatís closest..."
15.Finishing the Hat
17."I had a lot of trouble with my mother..."
18.Children Will Listen
19."To me, teaching is a sacred profession..."
20.Send in the Clowns
21."Iíve often been asked why donít I write..."
22.Company / Old Friends
23.Anyone Can Whistle