I am not sure whether I would like "Company" on stage. I found the DVD of the recent Broadway revival astonishingly unexciting. But it certainly possesses one of my favorite Sondheim scores, probably second only to "Sweeney Todd". "You could Drive a Person Crazy", "Another Hundred People" and "Being Alive" are Sondheim at his most melodious. And there are not many songs in musical theater as good as "Getting Married Today". What also helps makes this recording very good is that it does its best to retain some of its theatricality by including dialogue, notably in "The Little Things you do together", "Tick Tock" and "Being Alive". It does not go as far in that respect as other recordings of the score but it certainly helps. The cast is very good, with Pamela Myers and Beth Howland deserving to be singled out. I am not as much of a fan of Elaine Stritch as everyone else seems to be (is she the person who is flat during the title song?) but she certainly adds personality to her songs. Dean Jones as Bobby does not outshine later performers in the role such as Boyd Gaines and especially Raúl Esparza but he is very good at the very least - and judging by Larry Kert's recording of "Being Alive", which is added as a bonus track, Jones was the superior performer in the role. The recording is not perfect - great scores frequently outshine the cast - but it certainly belongs in any serious musical theater collection.