- You’ll find outstanding grades on both sides of this superb Living Stereo pressing of Gilbert and Sullivan’s music
- Rich and sweet Living Stereo sound from the first note to the last – who can resist these sublime orchestral arrangements?
- The Overtures are played to perfection – for music and sound, this one is hard to fault, a Top Title in every way and one that belongs in every right-thinking audiophile’s collection
- This pressing is clearly a Demo Disc for Orchestral Size and Space
The hall is HUGE: spacious and open as any you will hear, but not at the expense of richness or fullness. The orchestra is solid and full-bodied, yet the woodwinds and flutes soar above the other sections, so breathy and clear.
How did the Decca (recording) and RCA (mastering) engineers succeed so brilliantly where so many others have failed, failed right up to this very day?
Who knows? It’s still a mystery that has yet to be explained, to my satisfaction anyway.