The music is timeless. Cole Porter was a great, and he was on top form for most of these songs, though as with any musical there is a bit of filler. There's wit and originality in the lyrics and composition, and a cliche or two. The two main soloists are excellent, but I must admit to finding a couple of the others a bit grating. However, the orchestra is as good as anything I've heard. I'm studying musicals at the moment - some I admire and some I like, but this has the highest rating across the board for me. Nearly as good as seeing it, and you do need repeated listening to catch the subtlety. There's not many musical soundtracks you can say that about.