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    Marti
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    Registered On: February 5, 2019
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    Hi Girls,

    You may or may not have noticed, but Stephen Sondheim died the other day.

    Now I’m not into musicals and rarely go to the theatre, but there’s some wonderful songs come out of them. And Sondheim provided a few.

    My favourite Sondheim song?

    “Send in the clowns”. For me a delicious reminder that sometimes the reason life is complicated, is that just maybe, it’s ourselves doing the complicating.

    Marti xxx

    Edit: If you can, try to find your way to Cleo Laine’s version.

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      Prudence
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      Hi Marti, I would go with West Side Story. Saw it when I was about 5. I have it on dvd. When your a Jet, Hugs Pru

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        Marti
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        Hi Pru,

        “I like to be in America …” still sends tingles up my spine.

        Marti xxx

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          Prudence
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          I Love that song. If I could only sing and dance!  Hugs

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      ChloeC
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      Ive always liked the Judy Collins version of Send In The Clowns but every so often ill go to the Judi Dench version as it is even more heartbreaking…at least to me.

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      Sad loss to the music industry, such an amazingly talented man. For me it would   be his award winning musical “Company”. 

      Lol Amanda xx

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      Angela Booth
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      I am not too familiar with Sondheims music but know about West Side Story. I remember ‘I feel pretty’  is one I remember above the rest. In 1975 Judy Collins released ‘Send in the clowns’ and think it is the best version of that song. In recent years the great British Dame Judi Dench murdered sang it.

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      Jennifer Eccles
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      “Send in the Clowns” is probably my favorite too.

      But I must confess I’ve sung “I Feel Pretty” a few times while dressing up.  And surely I’m not the only one.

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        Joanne Jackson
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        Jennifer,

        And I would’ve thought you’d be singing “Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress”!

        Silly me.

        -joanne

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      Sylvia
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      Dear Marti ,

      I think the songs from the West Side Story.

      Love Sylvia.

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      Elizabeth
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      Marti,
      I agree with you, I think Send in the clowns is his best song. Think Elaine Paige version’s is the best. However we will all our favourites. Sad to hear of his of his death.
      Liz

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      Marcellette Laval
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      Such a body of work….hard to pick a single favourite, but I really like the score from Stavisky – probably pegs me as an old-timer, and so be it LOL!  Sad to think that he’s gone now…..

      Marcellette

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