Follies [Original London Cast] [Highlights]

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All Music Guide - Sarah Erlewine
Stephen Sondheim's Follies is a tale of midlife crises, behind the guise of aging follies girls and their disappointing husbands. As the theatre where the girls used to perform is about to be destroyed, they gather once more to celebrate it and to reflect on the direction their lives have taken. Sondheim's score has some wonderful highlights, including "Broadway Baby," "Could I Leave You?" and "I'm Still Here." When the show moved to London in 1987, it was completely redone, with an altered storyline and in some cases new songs. The recording captures this new version, making it an interesting comparison to the original show, but consumers looking for the Broadway ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Sarah Erlewine
Stephen Sondheim's Follies is a tale of midlife crises, behind the guise of aging follies girls and their disappointing husbands. As the theatre where the girls used to perform is about to be destroyed, they gather once more to celebrate it and to reflect on the direction their lives have taken. Sondheim's score has some wonderful highlights, including "Broadway Baby," "Could I Leave You?" and "I'm Still Here." When the show moved to London in 1987, it was completely redone, with an altered storyline and in some cases new songs. The recording captures this new version, making it an interesting comparison to the original show, but consumers looking for the Broadway version should be aware that in this case, the London and Broadway recordings are not interchangeable.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/21/1996
  • Label: First Night Records
  • EAN: 5014636601925
  • Catalog Number: 6019

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Laurie Lewis Violin
Mike Smith Trombone
Ben Track Performer
Meredith Track Performer
Chris Barron Percussion
Peter Benson Violin
Martin Drover Trumpet
Richard Ihnatowicz Clarinet, Flute, Alto Saxophone
Homi Kanga Violin
Peter Parkes Trumpet
Cyril Ruben Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone
Godfrey Salmon Violin
David Snell Harp
Paul Wood Leader
Jill Jackson Violin
John Franchi Clarinet, Flute, Alto Saxophone
Pete Morgan Bass
Peter Beament Percussion
Anita Burrowes Cello
David Burrowes Cello
Ray Keenleyside Violin
Rosalyn Lishak Violin
Jane Lister Harp
Robert Sydor Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Nicola Woods Oboe, Cor anglais
Ruth Alford Cello
Young Ben Track Performer
Carlotta Track Performer
Bill Reid Violin
Perry Montague-Mason Violin
Technical Credits
Stephen Sondheim Composer
Chris Walker Producer, Engineer
Dolores Gray Contributor
Diana Rigg Contributor
Bobby Arnold Engineer
Bob Norberg Remastering
Roger Sutton Contributor
Evan Pappas Contributor
John Berkman Arranger
Sally Ann Triplett Contributor
Graham Bruce Contributor
Marc Kirkeby Liner Notes
Julia McKenzie Contributor
Ronnie Price Contributor
David Hunt Engineer
Simon Green Contributor
Peppi Borza Contributor
Margaret Courtenay Contributor
Margaret Houston Contributor
Vanessa Leagh-Hicks Contributor
Stephen Lubmann Contributor
Jennifer Scott Malden Contributor
Siobhan O'Kane Contributor
Deborah Poplett Contributor
Michelle Todo Contributor
Dorothy Vernon Contributor
Roy Sone Contributor
Dawn Spence Contributor
Jill Martin Contributor
Adele Leigh Contributor
Josephine Gordon Contributor
Julian Wild Contributor
Luke Baxter Contributor
Maria Charles Contributor
Gillian Bevan Contributor
Richard Jones Producer
Pearl Carr Contributor
Daniel Massey Contributor
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