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I have an older recording of She Loves Me which is very good but as I've always felt, incomplete. This set now fills all my expectations and is a wonderful recording of this 'forgotten' musical. I always knew that Jane Krakowski could sing but she outdoes herself in this production. Fans of musical theater can't go wrong in adding this to their collection.
I have known this musical for decades from the LP of the original 1963 production. I have never liked it and was surprised at the excitement around reviving it. As I have discovered in some similar situations, modern sound, which includes modern singing as well as digital technology, does wonders for good musicals. I will happily play this CD anytime. The music, the cast, and a very full orchestral sound make a great case for this show. I hope it comes to Houston. It is not a great musical. The title song, which should be the feature of every musical, is weak here. The finale, which should have some heft and extent, since, after all, this is a musical, not a play, is far too brief here. Those quibbles are minor. This is another great cast album from a season that has produced a lot of them.