Scoff you might, but I knew little of Debussy's music back in the mid seventies. The (sometimes cheesy) sonic flavours here didn't appeal to traditionalists (and still don't I'm sure), but the beauty here in "Clair de Lune", "The Girl With The Flaxen Hair" and the humour in "Gollywog's Cakewalk", for example, still shine brightly to me.
Now I know and love the original pieces, I can still listen to the tracks as presented here with great affection (and thanks to Tomita), as without this album, I'd never have investigated these pieces as originally intended..
The recording is very much of its time, a bit distorted in places, but it's not too bad and doesn't get in the way of the music.
This (and many other Tomita albums) is a must for any lover of "analogue" electronic music.