The music and the narration by no less than David Bowie!!! is absolutely wonderful! You don't need to be a fan of either Bowie or classical to enjoy this it really is that good! The mood changes and the narration is always spot on bowie is a man of many talents and also the other music on this release is merely excellent (Such as the young persons guide'), The instruments are played expertly and this is also the best it has ever sounded, aside from the original vinyl release.(My father has got all the other versions) it is a shame some of these people are no longer with as i would like to have seen this live, A good gift for either a Bowie fan who has everything else or a fan or this particular genre it really is that good. All in all it really is a must have!!!