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Product details

  • Audio CD (1 Nov. 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD+DVD
  • Label: Dramatico
  • ASIN: B0043D24BI
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 85,204 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Introduction
  2. Children of the Sky
  3. The Bellman's Speech
  4. The Escapade
  5. Midnight Smoke
  6. The Snooker Song
  7. The Pig Must Die
  8. The Beaver's Lesson
  9. A Delicate Combination
  10. As Long As the Moon Can Shine
  11. Dancing Towards Disaster
  12. The Vanishing

Disc: 2

  1. Snark

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Format: Audio CD
I had never heard "The Hunting Of The Snark" but had wanted to for years and I missed the 1991 edition. There are reviews of the music and performances elsewhere on Amazon; I can only say that since receiving it yesterday I have played it six times in a row. I really can't remember the last time I did that, and I buy a lot of music.

The whole package is top notch. The concert picture is brilliant given 1987 standards. The reason for this entry is to note that the audio remastering is very special on both cd and dvd. I don't know what the original sounded like but this is fantastic giving real depth and scope to the sound, and really bringing the different individual performances and styles to life, absorbing the listener into the music. I can't see from the booklet who mastered this edition, but I wish they'd had a hand in many of the cd's I've bought over recent years.

This piece will appeal to listeners who appreciate great compositions, cleverly arranged, and performed by artists and musicians of the highest calibre who sound and look as if they really mean it.
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We had this album on tape when I was a kid and I can remember the watching of the televised version in 1987 being a great occasion. It was constantly on in the car for long journeys and listening to it again now for the first time in at least 15 years I have remembered why. The music doesn't sound dated at all, the orchestrations are deep and lovely, and the cast members are frankly amazing. Also, I still remember 90% of the words which is pretty impressive.

If you've never heard this album before - get it, listen to it though a couple of times and I guarantee you will be impressed. I'm just so pleased that it's out again - and I really hope it's more of a success this time round. It deserves to be!
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Yes it is finally back after years of promise. This is a fabulous star-studded concept album. There are two discs in this set. Dramatico have finally re-released the original album but now bundled with a DVD of the concert. The first disc is the CD of the wonderful, wonderful concept album narrated by Sir John Guilgud and John Hurt and featuring great vocal performances by Roger Daltrey, Art Garfunkel, Julian Lennon, Cliff Richard, Mike Batt, Captain Sensible, Denice Williams and Maggie Reilly and instrumental performances from Stephane Grappelli (violin), George Harrison (guitar) and Chris Spedding (guitar). What a cast! I cannot recommend this CD too much!! And then, to top that, the second disc is a DVD of the hour long TV Concert version of the album at The Royal Albert Hall featuring many of the artists from the original album, with some replaced by Billy Connolly, Justin Hayward and Midge Ure. BRILLIANT.

I saw the shortlived full length London West End theatre show (not the hour long concert version) which was prematurely closed due to idiot critics who don't know a great thing when they see it. I asked at the box office for the best single seat they had and found myself sat next to the master, Mike Batt himself. I was so in awe, I was unable to strike up an appreciative conversation - something I regret to this day. A great show - and a great album. I have the concert on video already which I recorded off the tv when broadcast by the BBC. If only the full length show were available (Mike Batt has said he wants to record the full length show which has more songs and a tighter plot - one day) but this album/concert bundle is certainly worth having.
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I have been a fan of Mike Batt's "Hunting of the Snark" since I first saw the excellent musical of it in 1991 a couple of times. I was very sad it closed after several weeks and no one will be able to understand why after they hear this excellent recording. I'm pleased the concept album has been reissued as I hope it will generate extra interest and I think the sound quality is a little better. My favourite songs are the Introduction, Children of the Sky, Midnight Smoke and the Escapade. The DVD is very enjoyable as I never saw the concert screened on TV. Billy Connolly is surprisingly good in the role as the Bellman, and so are the others. Also my favourite tunes are on the menu backgrounds. I am thrilled to see in the CD notes that Mike Batt will probably record the whole score and issue it in a few years time as the missing songs from this CD are truly brilliant too. I just hope this package will mean there is more to come with regard to the Snark. If anyone is interested, a song missing from this CD called "Whatever You Believe" has been recorded by Finbar Wright.
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What can I say that the others 3 reviews haven't already said. I have this on a tape from when it was first released and have been waiting for a cd release. And this is such a bonus having the dvd too. I never thought I'd get to see that again
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I HAVE LONG BEEN A FAN OF MIKE BATT (THE MILLSTONE OF THE WOMBLES EXCEPTED)
HE NEVER SEEMS TO HAVE RECIEVED THE CREDIT HE DESERVES,I LOVED THE STAGING OF THIS ALBUM,AND WAS MYSTIFIED BY THE SLATING OF THE CRITICS.SOME OF WHOM TOLD DOWNRIGHT LIES.."THE AUDIENCE SAT IT STUNNED SILENCE" WRONG!!! THE AUDIENCE WERE ON THEIR FEET...THATS IN THE PAST. THIS PACKAGE IS REAL VALUE FOR MONEY,WITH THE ORIGINAL C.D. PLUS A DVD OF THE ALBERT HALL CONCERT.TRUE THE QUALITY OF THE DVD IS 1980s
BUT IT IS STILL ENJOYABLE.
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