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Not originals but mostly good quality renditions.
on 17 October 2006
Don't be put off by the fact that these are not original recordings. They have been reproduced with no expense spared - full orchestra with good musicians doing solos pieces, many of which are almost identical to the original recordings. I play the saxophone myself so I am quite picky about what recordings I buy - I wouldn't accept one bloke with his casio keyboard trying to recreate these classics.
Having said that, it is by no means perfect. Some of the tracks are a bit weak and not convincing at all but then you are getting 100 themes (must have taken an eternity to record). One plus with these recordings is that many themes are extended versions, if you bought original recordings you would mostly be getting very short tracks indeed. Some of the extended material is good and some isn't so great. My advice is that if you are after a specific theme, check out a website that lets you hear a sample first to make sure you will not be disappointed. If you just want to add these tunes to your collection then go ahead and buy it - it's excellent value for money.