Sweeney Todd: Highlights From The Motion Picture Soundtrack
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Why would anyone waste his or her money on this shorter version?? This CD is missing the entire final sequence, the resolution to the story!
Get the deluxe edition, and if you can afford it, the complete original Broadway cast album to see how much was cut in the transition from stage to screen.
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Nonesuch should only have released the full soundtrack, not a "Highlights" disc that is missing several songs and the accompanying dialogue. When I sold my copy at a used music store, I noticed there were 4 other copies of the "Highlights" on the shelf, but no copies of the complete soundtrack. Looks like I'm not the only one who got gipped. The beauty part is, if you mistakenly buy the Highlights and open it (to play it), you can't return it. You'll have to shell out more cash to get the one you wanted in the first place (which is still ridiculously overpriced).
I keep reading reviews of Helen Bonham Carter voice being weak or beyond her abilities and some I have read have been down right mean. I liked her voice & thought she was wonderful as Mrs. Lovett.
My favorite track is A Little Priest. I laughed at it when I saw the movie & I love to listen to it now on the soundtrack. I recommend seeing the movie first. The sound track made more sense to me having seen the movie first.
My only complaint is Jayne Wisener. I was grateful she had only the one song (Green Finch & Linnet Bird) her voice is like fingernails on a chalkboard to me. I actally was cringing during the movie.
I liked the movie but I like the soundtrack more. The movie was very bloody & gorry & I had to shut my eyes more than once. I have to admit though I want to see it again now that I know the music better.
If you are a Broadway snob you are not going to like this version much. If you like interesting music that tells a story, an incredibly sad story I'll admit, you will enjoy the music.
One more recomendation if you can get hold of the origional penny dreadful story of A String of Pearls Sweeny Todd the Demon Barber of Fleet Street from 1846 read it. It is a totally different story than the musical but I really liked reading the origional story.
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This is a audio cd needed if you have the dvd movie and I saw this seller had it and I ordered,Published on March 28, 2014 by Angelo Pardi
The soundtrack is great for anyone who loves the movie. Its like re watching the movie by simply letting the cd play. Read morePublished on February 17, 2014 by Jose
Who knew Jack Sparrow could sing? And sing so well? I love Johnny Depp. He is my favorite actor so it was a pleasant surprise to hear him sing and do it so well! Read morePublished on November 10, 2009 by Judywise