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re: do you recall which songs were not broadcast?
Posted by: EvFoDr 08:57 am EST 11/28/20
In reply to: do you recall which songs were not broadcast? - DistantDrumming 12:14 am EST 11/28/20

There was a time I could have rattled this off by memory, but alas... :-)

Your best bet it to take to google as both the truncated broadcast (as a DVD) and the complete 2 disc audio recordings were commercially released. You should be able to easily find the song list for each and compare them side by side. You can see not only what was cut for the broadcast, but also how the songs were reordered. Note there was also a 1 disc highlights audio CD released. You'll want to be sure you are looking at the 2 disc version for this inquiry.

This is one of my favorite Sondheim concerts. I love the way they brought together the worlds of musical theatre, opera, jazz, cabaret, and even a little alternative, as well as featuring some symphonic treatments. Also so grateful that Garber and Cassidy were on hand to present something from the then-new Assassins, which usually gets ignored in revues (I get why). Sadly, the one number from Pacific Overtures (Pretty Lady) was omitted from the broadcast, but at least it was done!

I had originally recorded the broadcast from PBS onto a VHS tape and it was watched every day after school for many months...sometimes to my parents dismay. And it has, for me, the definitive versions of Being Alive* and Not A Day Goes By.

*caveat that I think this is the definitive version of the shortened version of this song. A true definitive version would have to include the whole song, and for that I would go with Larry Kert's
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