This album is a two-CD set.
“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!”
“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.
- "My name is Stephen Joshua Sondheim..."
- Invocation / Forget War
- Love Is in the Air
- Comedy Tonight
- Take Me to the World
- "Ten years after I was born..."
- Talent / When I Get Famous
- Something’s Coming
- "My first professional show..."
- So Many People
- "For many years, Hal Prince..."
- You Could Drive a Person Crazy
- The Wedding Is Off
- Now You Know
- "Hal Prince and I did six shows together..."
- Franklin Shepard, Inc.
- Good Thing Going
- "Sometimes a song changes its shape..."
- Waiting for the Girls Upstairs
- The Best Thing That Ever Has Happened
- "My first serious relationship..."
- Fosca’s Entrance (I Read)
- Is This What You Call Love?
- Loving You
- "If you ask me to write a love song..."
- Losing My Mind / Not a Day Goes By
- "A lot of people think..."
- Opening Doors
- "We had three endings to Company..."
- Multitudes of Amys
- Happily Ever After
- Being Alive
- Something Just Broke
- The Gun Song
- "Jule Styne and I realized with Gypsy..."
- Smile, Girls
- "I suppose if there is one that’s closest..."
- Finishing the Hat
- "I had a lot of trouble with my mother..."
- Children Will Listen
- "To me, teaching is a sacred profession..."
- Send in the Clowns
- "I’ve often been asked why don’t I write..."
- Company / Old Friends
- Anyone Can Whistle