- Audio CD: 1 pages
- Publisher: BBC Physical Audio; A&M edition (7 April 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1405678003
- ISBN-13: 978-1405678001
- Product Dimensions: 12.8 x 4.9 x 14.5 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 295,286 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Goon Show Compendium, Vol. 1, Series 5, Part 1: v. 1 Audio CD – Audiobook, 7 Apr 2008
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"Some of the funniest episodes of the entire run of the show are included; there are hours of entertainment in this set... the episodes have had further restoration done on them; they sound the best they have ever done, and feature more material. In addition there are episodes which haven’t been commercially released so far. Together with the bonus material - Goon Show out-takes! - and extensive production and episode details this is a very good package... Andrew Pixley, Ted Kendall and BBC Audiobooks deserve a lot of praise for this release." (Ceri Laing http://www.zetaminor.com)
Thirteen episodes of the groundbreaking show starring Spike Milligan, Harry Secombe and Peter Sellers.See all Product description
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Top Customer Reviews
The BBC only holds recordings from the beginning of series 5 onwards. Some series 4 episodes exist, but due to licensing problems I don't hold out any hope for these episodes appearing anytime soon. Series 1-3 are, sadly, totally lost to us. Hence, this definitive collection begins with series five, and aims to release all extant recordings the BBC still hold from all subsequent series.
If you're looking here you don't need to e told how good the humour is, so I will just review the release itself. Volume 1 collects the 1st 13 episodes from series 5, a few outtakes and an episode of `Me and my shadow', featuring Peter Sellers reprising some Goon show characters. The remastering is worthy of especial praise. In the main these episodes sound much better than they have in any other release. Much material has been restored, unfortunately this often comes from poor quality sources, so these restored sections sound quite bad. The restored snippets add much to the shows though. I'm very impressed with the overall quality. This really will be the definitive collection when finished.
This release contains 7 CDs, with two episodes per disc. These are collected into two 4 CD jewel cases, encased in a flimsy cardboard outer. There are two booklets, one in each case, with essays, details for each episode and original Radio Times listings.Read more ›
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It has been a while since Americans were treated to "re-runs" of The Goon Show on BBC World Service. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Hominid Philosophiae
It was a present to my son, and as he is a big fan of Spike Milligan, he was over the moon.Published on 28 Dec. 2014 by Fran fuller