You're Gonna Love Tomorrow / Love Will See Us Through – Follies (with Matthew Sampson)

This is the only time the younger versions of the four main characters get to sing a song. Is the jaunty melody actually a sign that their relationships started positively but became corrupted? Or are they trading fake niceties to hide the negativity brewing in their lives?

This is the only time the younger versions of the four main characters get to sing a song. Is the jaunty melody actually a sign that their relationships started positively but became corrupted? Or are they trading fake niceties to hide the negativity brewing in their lives?

A Fine Romance, music by Jerome Kern and lyrics by Dorothy Fields, performed by Ella Fitzgerald: https://youtu.be/VMUFn9D6xR8

Let's Take a Walk Around the Block, music by Harold Arlen and lyrics by Ira Gershwin and E. Y. Harburg, performed by Doris Day: https://youtu.be/0hJtQPD6un8

Nice Work If You Can Get It, music by George Gershwin and lyrics by Ira Gershwin, performed by Peggy Lee and Frank Sinatra: https://youtu.be/G_-ctuv3qYA

Matthew mentioned the 1985 concert version of Follies. You can begin listening to that here: https://youtu.be/YsnpoC0V520

And here is You're Going to Love Tomorrow as it was performed at Sondheim's Birthday Concert: https://youtu.be/9DwDlNrw9Z0

You can purchase Stephen Sondheim's first book of lyrics, Finishing the Hat, by going here: https://amzn.to/2LB9ZJo

We are using three productions to frame our discussion of Follies.
The original Broadway cast starring Alexis Smith, John McMartin, Dorothy Collins, Gene Nelson, and Yvonne De Carlo (1971)
You can listen to it on Apple Music: https://apple.co/2xj4Pi7
Or listen to it on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/33zmfDm
Or buy it on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2WwbksB

The original West End cast starring Diana Rigg, Daniel Massey, Julia McKenzie, David Healy, and Dolores Gray (1987)
You can listen to it on Apple Music: Not available unfortunately.
Or listen to it on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2Un7RKl
Or buy it on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2wqrTvs

The London revival starring Peter Forbes, Imelda Staunton, Janie Dee, Philip Quast, and Tracie Bennett (2017)
You can listen to it on Apple Music: https://apple.co/2Qz2Pt2
Or listen to it on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2Unetbu
Or buy it on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2UplKrd

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