George Butterworth is my favourite English composer with Malcolm Arnold getting close behind. A complete Butterworth disc is very much needed, but there are problems with this one. To begin with the conductor pulls "A Shropshire Lad" out of shape, losing control of the structure a bit, and the recordings of the orchestral works were made in a church, so that there is some loss in woodwind colours, which is disastrous with Butterworth. Finally (though this isn't the fault of Decca now) Butterworth's short orchestral song cycle isn't included, so it is not completely complete. The record is not as bad as I might have put it (the church recording is not as colourless or harsh as they usually are) and until there is decent competition it is worth having for the music.