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This album is a two-CD set.

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One of the Year's Top 5 Albums! From its stars the affable, robust Tom Wopat; the relentlessly charming Vanessa Williams and the peerless Barbara Cook to its supple-voiced, expertly-used supporting players, the ensemble captures the piercing wit and the dizzying peaks of joy and heartache in these intricate but highly approachable treasures.”
–Elysa Gardner, USA Today

“A priceless gift to the theater. revealing, fascinating and utterly charming!”

“It feels like you're having an intimate chat with the master himself!”
–Entertainment Weekly

“There's been a lot of Stephen Sondheim's music offered up this year as he celebrates his 80th birthday, but the most lasting gift could very well turn out to be the original cast recording of SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM. Transferred to disc with care and taste, it's a little like the songwriter has pulled up a chair to have a one-on-one conversation with you.”

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.

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track listing

Disc One:
  1. "My name is Stephen Joshua Sondheim..."
  2. Invocation / Forget War
  3. Love Is in the Air
  4. Comedy Tonight
  5. Take Me to the World
  6. "Ten years after I was born..."
  7. Talent / When I Get Famous
  8. Something’s Coming
  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..."
  22. Happiness
  23. Fosca’s Entrance (I Read)
  24. Is This What You Call Love?
  25. Loving You

Disc Two:

  1. God
  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..."
  5. Opening Doors
  6. "We had three endings to Company..."
  7. Multitudes of Amys
  8. Happily Ever After
  9. Being Alive
  10. Something Just Broke
  11. The Gun Song
  12. "Jule Styne and I realized with Gypsy..."
  13. Smile, Girls
  14. "I suppose if there is one that’s closest..."
  15. Finishing the Hat
  16. Beautiful
  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. "I’ve often been asked why don’t I write..."
  22. Company / Old Friends
  23. Anyone Can Whistle

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