Nonesuch Soundtrack to Tim Burton's "Sweeney Todd" Film Hits Stores Dec. 18

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Nonesuch Records releases two versions of the soundtrack to Tim Burton's "Sweeney Todd" film Dec. 18.

The company issues a two-disc deluxe edition and a highlights version, both produced by Mike Higham. The albums were recorded in London.

Longtime Stephen Sondheim collaborators, orchestrator Jonathan Tunick and music supervisor Paul Gemignani, worked on the soundtrack.

Featuring the pared-down Sondheim score from the film, the soundtrack features Johnny Depp in the title role with Helena Bonham Carter as Mrs. Lovett, Alan Rickman as Judge Turpin, Timothy Spall as Beadle Bamford and Sacha Baron Cohen as Signor Adolfo Pirelli.

Rounding out the cast are Laura Michelle Kelly (Fiddler on the Roof) as the Beggar Woman, Jamie Campbell Bowen as Anthony, Jayne Wisener as Johanna and newcomer Edward Sanders as Tobias.

The tracks featured on the deluxe edition follow: 1. "Opening Title"
2. "No Place Like London"
3. "The Worst Pies in London"
4. "Poor Thing"
5. "My Friends"
6. "Green Finch & Linnett Bird"
7. "Alms Alms"
8. "Johanna"
9. "Pirelli's Miracle Elixir"
10. "The Contest"
11. "Wait"
12. "Ladies and Their Sensitivities"
13. "Pretty Women"
14. "Epiphany"
15. "A Little Priest"
16. "Johanna"
17. "God, That s Good!"
18. "By the Sea"
19. "Not While I'm Around"
20. "Final Scene"

The highlights disc excludes the "Opening Title," "Alms Alms," "Ladies and Their Sensitivities" and the "Final Scene" as well as the bonus content (including an 80-page, full-color booklet).

Nonesuch also released the cast recording for the recent revival of Sweeney Todd, featuring Tony winners Michael Cerveris and Patti LuPone.

Fans can currently preview songs from the film by visiting the official website at


The DreamWorks/Warner Bros. film adaptation of the Stephen Sondheim-Hugh Wheeler musical is penned by John Logan ("The Aviator," "Gladiator"). Tim Burton directs the film slated to debut in theatres across the country Dec. 21.

The official synopsis for the film follows: "Johnny Depp and Tim Burton join forces again in a big-screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's award-winning musical thriller 'Sweeney Todd.' Depp stars in the title role as a man unjustly sent to prison who vows revenge, not only for that cruel punishment, but for the devastating consequences of what happened to his wife and daughter. When he returns to reopen his barber shop, Sweeney Todd becomes the Demon Barber of Fleet Street who 'shaved the heads of gentlemen who never thereafter were heard from again.'

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