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5.0 out of 5 stars Let's hear it for the John Wilson Orchestra!, 4 Sep 2011
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Brilliant! I already have the DVD of the 2009 BBC Prom but am so glad that most of the content from that concert has been recorded onto CD so now I can listen to it anywhere, especially in the car! John Wilson has created a truly spectacular orchestra and deserves the highest praise for painstakingly recreating these glorious scores which were so 'highly valued' by MGM that they dumped the lot under a golf course (sacrilege!). My personal favourites are Barn Dance from Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, The Heather on the Hill sung by Matthew Ford (delicious) and The Trolley Song sung by Kim Criswell. As no one else has mentioned them so far, can I also raise a cheer for the Maida Vale Singers who recreated the sound of the original chorus so brilliantly. I was a little disappointed that Who Wants To be A Millionaire was left out which was sung by Seth McFarlane and Kim Criswell at the Prom but perhaps it wasn't possible to squeeze all the songs from the Prom onto one CD. Also, Matthew Ford sang Seth's part in That's Entertainment. I was hoping to hear Seth doing his lines again in the voice of Stewie but that's a minor quibble! If you love MGM musicals you will love this. Highly recommended.
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Initial post: 6 Dec 2011 17:54:42 GMT
Last edited by the author on 6 Dec 2011 17:56:37 GMT
Motte 1 says:
I entirely agree with much of your review. I'm also glad to have a CD for the car. However, nothing compares to listening to the JWO and singers LIVE. I was at Symphony Hall, Birmingham on 28th November and it was just fabulous. We (the audience) were buzzing, it was wonderful.

I look forward to more CD's/DVD's....please!

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Apr 2012 10:49:40 BDT
A. Salmon says:
Yeah for the Maida Vale singers, pity they too can't be at all the concerts.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Nov 2012 15:41:17 GMT
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