Having been lucky enough to see this production when it was on Broadway I was glad to see that it made it to CD. I was overjoyed to see that so much of this score(an amalgamation of both movie versions plus songs from other R&H musical including a cut song from Oklahoma!) was preserved. There is so much about this recording to treasure. The cast is first rate! Their interpretation of the score is excellect and in character with the time the play is set in. The orchestration and vocal arrangemets are absolutely first rate. Most of the dance music was included on the recording making for an almost theatrical experince. To bad no video of this show was made the sets, lighting, costumes, choreograhpy and acting were steller. I would highly recomend this cd to anyone interested Musicals the way they should be, Great songs, great arrangments, great performances.