The Goon Show, Volu. 10: You Can't Get The Wood, You Know! Audio CD – Audiobook, 6 May 1997
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Four fantastic episodes of classic Goonery from the team that broke the comedy mould.
One of a series of digitally remastered collections of "Goon Show" episodes, including previously unreleased material. The episodes here are "The White Box of Great Bardfield", "Tales of Montmartre", "The Mystery of the Fake Neddie Seagoons" and "The Great Bank Robbery".See all Product description
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No such problem here, volume 10 being available in CD format with two of the comedy troupes 1/2 hour shows per CD.
The White Box of Great Bardfield is the first episode and for the most part is a good enough example of what these guys were on about, a sort of anarchic style of silliness that given the talent of the performers and their inherent understanding of the material usually ends up landing on it's feet.
Tales of Montmartre is a somewhat anonymous episode, but the third episode on this volume really makes up for it by being a good example of how this style of broadcast comedy could work as a show with a plot yet a plot that could sometimes be bent almost out of recognition. Groovy... as they might of said in London several years AFTER this was first broadcast.
The Great Bank Robbery rounds out this collection and ultimately the idea of a botched robbery is fertile ground for the style of stream of consciousness comedy this group excelled at.
There are so many of these things available it's hard to recommend one beyond another but I'd have to say that volumes 8, 9 and 15 are pretty much my faves.