There is a growing industry in reissuing classic Long Playing records on CD. The source material is cheap and the performance quality acceptable to all but Flanders & Swanns' "passing bat". Indeed I would bet that a 1947 ffrr recording would pass muster even for Mr Bat. No Matter.
This is an excellent reissue of a wonderfully free performance (the original cast no less!) of a milestone of the British musical stage. I refer to Salad Days (The Boy Friend may be better known, from more recent revivals and of course the '20s nostalgia kick) as this is the LP I have, that I bought this CD to replace (55 years is a good age for vinyl!)
There is not a single bad song in Salad Days. The plot is froth, new undergraduates at the brink of adult life and at a loss as to what they want to do, get offered a dream job looking after an old street piano that, when played, causes all nearby to dance in joyous abandon, much to the dislike of the killjoy Minister of Pleasures and Pastimes. They lose it, look for it, matchmake their friends Fiona and Nigel, and find the piano in time to hand it over to Nigel and Fiona as the next guardians.
And that's it. Along the way we have some of the most delightful tunes to grace the British stage, some of the most giggly cut glass accents you'll never hear today except in mockery, but why? They sound absolutely natural here... and one of the happiest CDs currently available. There are other reissues of the same meterial, this is just the one I got, but the transfer is excellent, the sound just like my dear old LP on Oriole, and - as a bonus - you get "The Boy Friend" as well.
What's not to like! Buy it and try, just TRY to keep from dancing.