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A warm glass of milk on a hot summer day
on July 31, 1999
I can't say I was overly impressed with this CD. Gilbert and Sullivan's "Pirates of Penzance" is one of my favorite operettas, but I hardly recognized the selections on this disc. It seemed to be arranged as a serious, classical opera rather than a happy, G&S-type operetta. While technically correct, the selections seemed to lack a spirit of "joie de vivre" as though the company was tired after lunch. The gentleman who sang "I am the very model of a modern major general" sounded like he was up for retirement and was hard put to keep up with the music. The sound also was not of the greatest quality --it seemed to be recorded on the stage with distant mikes, rather than in a studio as it should have been. I have to say I was somewhat disappointed in this selection, but then, the price was cheap.