The show was superb, from the moment you entered the theatre and found yourself in a near-wreck inhabited by ghosts, to Ben's breakdown. The songs, all of them, were sensational. The cast,well,loved them all but who would have thought that Alexis Smith could have been such a red-spangled dream? Then Capitol Records got hold of it, and down it went for the count. They should have been sued. I'm told that they had all the recorded numbers at one time - too bad they don't iussue a CD package with all that discarded material. But a few years ago, a double CD did come out with all of the music from Broadway, London, and a few other productions. That's the one to buy. Everyone is good - no one's great - though some come close - all the songs are there, in their entirety, and for North American's who have never heard "Ah, But Underneath", there is at least one top-drawer Sondheim song in store for them. And Ann Miller does do "I'm Still Here" in the most believable version ever, because Annie was essentially at the end of a phenomenal career - but there's also the joy of her "Can That Boy Fox-Trot", a sly and sneaky little number that "I'm Still Here" replaced....why couldn't Carlotta have sung both of them? All in all, this is where to wisely invest your money and time if you can only have one version.