Best "On The Town" Recording

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Best "On The Town" Recording#1
Posted: 7/4/14 at 4:44pm
As usual, this is another thread to get people's opinion on which album of "On The Town" I should pick up. I have the film soundtrack (as I love the performances/songs/film), but I know the film is a different beast in itself when it comes to the songs for the show.

If anyone can help me out, that would be great!
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Best #2
Posted: 7/4/14 at 4:53pm
Hopefully they'll record the revival, but for now in terms of which is most compete, I usually listen to the Jay Records studio cast recording.
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Best #2
Posted: 7/4/14 at 5:09pm
Wait a bit.
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Best #3
Posted: 7/4/14 at 5:18pm
I don't know why you WOULDN'T want the recording from the early 1960's that includes four of the original cast members - Comden, Green, Nancy Walker and Cris Alexander.
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Best #4
Posted: 7/4/14 at 6:55pm
The above mentioned studio cast recording with original cast members is the best for me.
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Best #5
Posted: 7/4/14 at 8:14pm
That's my go-to recording. Still has great sound and the last remaster added a recording of the Overture and a suite made up of the dance music.

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