This is the one of my most anticipated CDs since I saw the show in April in previews. Yes, the show was weak, but the casting was amazing, the music. THe direction/choreography was windy and pretty bad for a past Tony nominee. Besides the "technical facts", the disc is highly enjoyable, and is a MUST HAVE for all who have seen the show.
Melissa Errico, Anna Kendrick, Daniel McDonald and Randy Graff give the most unforgettable performances. Just like onstage, Anna Kendrick steals the show, but hey, thats show biz. Frankly, the spices up the album, and it would be "without comic relief" if she wasn't on it, and probably a lot more boring.
On a last note, buy the CD, you won't regret it.....it retains the excitement (what there was) from B'way and actually adds more and makes it more enjoyable!
BTW, on the reprise of High Society, there is a section that resembles the Hot Honey Rag from Chicago! teehee!