Sweeney Todd (Highlights) (Cast Album)
Released: Jan 1979
Label: RCA Victor
This cast recording for the 2005 John Doyle revival has garnered nearly as much praise as the stage production. Tony Award winners Michael Ceveris and Patti Lupone duel for most dramatic and deranged as Todd and Mrs. Lovett, respectively. The supporting cast nails it, too, adding to the creepy aura around this Sondheim classic.