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Recordings Section 3 : Sweet Charity (Item 1 of 6)

Sweet Charity OBC: Various

Gwen Verdon's greatest role in Fields' greatest success is preserved in this classic recording. There are no poor tracks here, although some songs, notably There's Gotta Be Something Better Than This, have less energy here than on other recordings.

The supporting cast is fine with a magnificently meek Oscar in John McMartin. A surprisingly literal and understated version of Too Many Tomorrows by James Luisi – no ham till the big ending.

A slew of bonus tracks including brief interviews from the first night with Verdon, Neil Simon and Ethel Merman are a nice touch in this Masterworks re-release.

Fields tracks: You Should See Yourself, Big Spender, Charity's Soliloquy, If My Friends Could See Me Now, Too Many Tomorrows, There's Gotta Be Something Better Than This, I'm The Bravest Individual, The Rhythm Of Life, Baby Dream Your Dream, Sweet Charity, Where Am I Going?, I Love To Cry At Weddings, I'm A Brass Band, You Wanna Bet

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