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The Goons 2

1 Mar 2003 | Format: MP3

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24:07
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22:26
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22:23


Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 Mar 2003
  • Release Date: 1 Mar 2003
  • Label: EMI UK
  • Copyright: 2001 Parlophone Records Ltd. This label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved. (C) 2001 Parlophone Records Ltd
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  • Total Length: 1:08:56
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  • ASIN: B001IBGD3I
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 49,194 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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75 of 76 people found the following review helpful By R. A. Caton TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 4 Mar 2002
Format: Audio CD
These recordings have been out before on Vinyl; the first 2 tracks "The Missing 10 Downing St" and "The Red Fort" are "Vintage Goons", 1957 re-recordings of 1953/4 scripts for the BBC Transcription Service, but none the worse for that. The last track "Robin Hood and His Merry Men" is a "Christmas special" originally transmitted on the General Overseas Service, and first issued on vinyl in 1971. It is a rework of "Ye Bandits of Sherwood Forest" available from the BBC and is possibly the better version...I would still suggest buying them both as the comparison is interesting....
The musical links have been excised from these recordings (current BBC issues include music)which will annoy some, but these shows are good ones and allowances may be made.
The labelling and documentation is poor though, which accounts for the 3 stars...the LPs were better labelled than this! And the CD itself does not even have the shows listed on it!
Bad Form, EMI, Bad Form!
Still as I say, they are good shows.....
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Damian J. Waters on 17 July 2009
Format: Audio CD
Three shows on one CD. The shows themselves are great, and (i may lose friends here) don't really miss the musical interludes from Ray Ellington and Max Geldray, but they are the edited Transcription Services editions, and so, for example, The Missing Ten Downing Street loses a good joke ("A handtowel..." "Yeah, they stuffed it in me mouth."... where's the next bit that makes it funny???!?! It should have gone: "Hmm, these intitials on the corner must stand for Winston Churchill." "I hope so!") that was edited out for some reason or other back when it was originally broadcast.

The Missing Ten Downing Street is from the Vintage Goons series, which were scripts originally written in the fourth series, but re-recorded at the same time as the eighth series, and as such the performances are much stronger, so it's a shame we only have an edited version.

Robin Hood features guest stars Vallentine Dyall and Dennis Price and was not part of the regular broadcast series but was recorded during the seventh series, whilst The Red Fort is a tale of India from the eighth series (but not Vintage Goons as stated in another review here).

The main drawback of these episodes is their edited nature and total lack of information given in the packaging. In this respect they fare badly in comparison to the Ted Kendall remastered BBC re-issues. BUT, if you're a fan of the Goons, don't let that put you off too much - they're great shows, better than many of the ones released on CD by the BBC more recently.

While i'm here , someone should convince EMI to release the other shows they have in their posession, such as China Story and Six Charlies In Search Of An Author, which are among the very best. it's a bloody disgrace!!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By bloodnok on 5 Feb 2008
Format: Audio CD
... and then the beeb can re-release them after ted kendall has worked his restoration magic upon them.

one can dream, can't one?

these are wonderful goon shows. it's really too bad they're so poorly presented by the cheap thugs of the electric and musical industries ltd ...
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By mally on 15 April 2013
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
My dad would have have loved these cds, he use to listen to them om the radio when i was little
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By Phoenix on 15 Dec 2012
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I've always loved the goons. Started listening to them as a kid in the 50's. Brings back lots of memories.
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