- Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Cast Recording
- Label: RCA Legacy
- ASIN: B000002W7H
- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #31,309 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
A Little Night Music (1975 Original London Cast) Cast Recording
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The voices of the London Cast are, to a man (and woman) far superior -- this is most obvious when listening to the Quartet who open the show, and act as the chorus. The American artists, while excellent, simply can't compare to the power, range and tone of the Brits.
The arrangements are gorgeous, the choral work astounding, and the version of "The Miller's Son" found here will floor you. Not only the best recording of this particular show, but possibly the best recording of any Sondheim show available on CD -- Sweeney Todd is the only other contender, for my money.
The Orginal Cast Recording is great for a historical value. The British Cast is what you listen to when you want to hear the best show you'll never have the privilege of seeing. It's ruined me. But I'm not complaining.
Ms Simmons is quite affecting as the flighty and insecure Desiree who feels she is ready to pursue romance after years of broken promises and false hopes.
Gingold, now qute comfortable and honed in her role; performs the comical and contemplative "Liasons" wonderfully.
Stephen Sondheim's most complex and multi-faceted score is given a grand treatment here. Almost certainly this is Sondheim's most interesting and most beguiling score which runs the entire gamut of emotions.
A must for all true musical theater fans.
A few of my favorite songs on this album is the wonderfully light and fast paced, elegant little romp of "A Weekend In The Country," and "The Glamorous Life" (which has always been my favorite song from the production, with a much better Fredricka then the origianl).
In conclusion, this recording should certainly be bought by "A Little Night Music" fans, and especially Stephen Sondheim,in the words of another reviewer,who's lyrics are the real star,
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A Little Night Music is one of my favorite musicals. I've been listening to the original Broadway cast album for years. Read morePublished 19 months ago by BondFan
I saw this production in Chicago in the 70s and was very impressed by it. Just hearing the music again was delightful. Read morePublished on May 31, 2013 by Audrey Sigmon
Great job. The package came on early and helped me out. The price was perfect.I would recommend this to others,Published on September 24, 2012 by Chris
I'm of the mind that A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC (and SWEENEY TODD) are Sondheim's two greatest works. Why? Read morePublished on July 9, 2003
The performances are adequate, in some cases skillful, but from the opening note of the show (which the chorus member, in a misguided attempt at humor, aborts in order to insert a... Read morePublished on September 2, 2002 by Amazon Customer
I found this recording wanting in many areas. It still befuddles me as to why Msrs. Prince and Sondheim found it necessary to cast leads in both the NY and the London productions... Read morePublished on December 2, 2001 by J. A. Kawarsky