New Sweeney Todd Cast Recording

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New Sweeney Todd Cast Recording#0
Posted: 1/24/06 at 4:00pm
I love it. The musical's simply amazing. I love this new interpretation. I just have one complaint.

Johanna should never be allowed to sing again. I'm sorry, but she's simply just not very talented.

Just felt the need to say that.
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re: New Sweeney Todd Cast Recording#1
Posted: 1/24/06 at 4:03pm
Lauren Molina? Not very talented?

O... kay.

Anyway, I think I'm going to buy it off of iTunes after I do my homework.
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re: New Sweeney Todd Cast Recording#2
Posted: 1/24/06 at 4:04pm
Can't sing? You've got to be joking.
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re: New Sweeney Todd Cast Recording#3
Posted: 1/24/06 at 4:04pm
I thought she was excelllent ...and beautiful as an added bonus.
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re: New Sweeney Todd Cast Recording#4
Posted: 1/24/06 at 4:04pm
Lauren Molina has been getting a ton of raves. I found her simply wonderful.

Just curious, but did you find yours in a store? or was it bought from itunes?
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re: New Sweeney Todd Cast Recording#5
Posted: 1/24/06 at 4:04pm
Lauren Molina is one of the best I have ever heard.

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re: New Sweeney Todd Cast Recording#6
Posted: 1/24/06 at 4:05pm
Different strokes for different folks, I guess. I wasn't a big fan.
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re: New Sweeney Todd Cast Recording#7
Posted: 1/24/06 at 4:10pm
Well I haven't heard her performance on the CD.

For anyone that know: Were the music tracks layed down before the vocals, or did they record it as performed? I imagine they played the score first, then sang it, but I'm curious.
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re: New Sweeney Todd Cast Recording#8
Posted: 1/24/06 at 4:13pm
I have no idea how they recorded it.

For the record, not only is Lauren Molina extremely talented, she's also the first and only Johanna whose "Greenfinch and Linnet Bird" hasn't made me cringe. (and I've seen many versions of Sweeney Todd over the years) Her rendition is beautiful, both onstage and on the recording.

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re: New Sweeney Todd Cast Recording#9
Posted: 1/24/06 at 4:13pm
Maybe it was just how she sounded on the recording. She's probably better live. I got it off iTunes.
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re: New Sweeney Todd Cast Recording#10
Posted: 1/24/06 at 4:15pm
Are you crazy!? Lauren Molina as johanna was excellent.
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re: New Sweeney Todd Cast Recording#11
Posted: 1/24/06 at 4:18pm
smartpenguin78 is going to have your head for talking ill of Lauren. re: New Sweeney Todd Cast Recording
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re: New Sweeney Todd Cast Recording#12
Posted: 1/24/06 at 4:19pm
I apologize, since everyone seems to be a huge fan. Maybe she'll grow on me? I don't retract my statement just yet.
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re: New Sweeney Todd Cast Recording#13
Posted: 1/24/06 at 4:21pm
Maybe it was SP - someone yelled at me that I don't like Green Finch.

After hearing Laura's version, I fell in love.
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re: New Sweeney Todd Cast Recording#14
Posted: 1/24/06 at 4:28pm
Ok, I just relistened. I don't detest it as much as I said I did before. Just Lauren's diction sometimes grates on me. I like soprano voices that are smoother.
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re: New Sweeney Todd Cast Recording#15
Posted: 1/24/06 at 4:35pm
The girl on the video with Angela Lansbury and George Hearn needs to be shot.
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re: New Sweeney Todd Cast Recording#16
Posted: 1/24/06 at 4:57pm
Ha! The girl in the video with Angela and George had the crazy eyes. Really, she is terrible. Lauren Molina isn't the best Johanna I've seen but she isn't the worst either.
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re: New Sweeney Todd Cast Recording#17
Posted: 1/24/06 at 5:36pm
Hey! I like Betsy Joselyn on the touring video.

She is a little quirky, but has a fabulous voice.

The role originally was between her or Sarah Rice for the original Broadway cast - Sondheim loved them both. But Sarah got it because she looked so young. Betsy finally got her chance playing it full time on tour.
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re: New Sweeney Todd Cast Recording#18
Posted: 1/24/06 at 5:45pm
I LOVE Molina in this..but I do feel her ability is underestimated through the CD. Live, she was amazing. On the CD she is well deserving of praise, but just not as good as live, in my opinion.
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re: New Sweeney Todd Cast Recording#19
Posted: 1/24/06 at 5:46pm
I actually kind of like a quirky Johanna... given the state she's grown up in it makes sense for her to have some eccentricities.

But Betsy Joselyn kind of sounds like a robot who desperately wants to be human. Her vibratto kills me, and she goes really sharp on a lot of the uber-high notes... basically, whenever she goes crosseyed, she goes sharp.
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re: New Sweeney Todd Cast Recording#20
Posted: 1/24/06 at 6:02pm
I believe there was a Betsy Joslyn thread already spanning pages on comments. Lol, anyways I love all the Johannas for very different reasons. Dying to hear the cd, saw Lauren 3 times, shes just splendid
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re: New Sweeney Todd Cast Recording#21
Posted: 1/24/06 at 6:34pm
I will not bite your head off MFL, just add that what the others have said on my behalf, is true. I adore Lauren Molina, hers is by far my favorite Johanna.

I will also give you this Margo Channing is not a huge fan, so you have solid company.

Don't be quick to judge her performance without seeing it first, and remember she also play a marvelous cello at the same time.

I adore her voice and think some of the vocal things you are listing are character choices, of course I have not yet heard the cast recording, only my 4 live visits.
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re: New Sweeney Todd Cast Recording#22
Posted: 1/24/06 at 6:53pm
I bought Priest... and looove it. I want this SO BAD but I have to wait til I have some $
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re: New Sweeney Todd Cast Recording#23
Posted: 1/24/06 at 6:55pm
I am hoping to stumble across the CD this weekend in New York. I'd prefer to buy it there. re: New Sweeney Todd Cast Recording

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re: New Sweeney Todd Cast Recording#24
Posted: 1/24/06 at 7:18pm
All I can say is God bless iTunes!!

This recoding is SO kick ass.

Such amazing, different, and valid interpretations of the songs and characters.
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