The soundtrack to the Tim Burton – directed film of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, first released on Nonesuch Records in 2007, receives its first-ever vinyl edition, also via Nonesuch, in a two-LP set out today and available here. The film, which won Golden Globe awards for Best Motion Picture and Best Performance by an Actor for Johnny Depp, is an adaptation by John Logan of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s 1979 Tony Award-winning musical. It stars Depp as Sweeney Todd, Helena Bonham Carter as Mrs. Lovett, and the late Alan Rickman as Judge Turpin.
“Something close to a masterpiece, a work of extreme-I am tempted to say evil-genius,” exclaimed the New York Times’ A.O. Scott. “This Sweeney is a bloody wonder,” raved Rolling Stone’s Peter Travers, “intimate and epic, horrific and heart-rending as it flies on the wings of Sondheim’s most thunderously exciting score. // Continue to the full article