This is another one of the very best collections from the BBC's Goon archives. I wholeheartedly recommend all of volumes 1-11 from them, and the two EMI CDs.
Disc 1 contains two late period classics from the pen of Milligoon, The Call of The West has possibly the best use of sound effects from any episode, whilst The Last Smoking Seagoon is notable for being the very last episode from the original broadcasts. Both may be a little obscure for newcomers, but the characters are all fully developed by this point and carry the ridiculous plot devices and tangents with aplomb. Disc 2 maybe isn't quite as strong, but still great. 1985 comes from series five and is of course a parody of George Orwell's 1984, whilst Shifting Sands is superb throughout, featuring a guest appearance from ITMA's Jack Train as Colonel Chinstrap - ITMA was a forerunner of the Goons, and it's delightful how Chinstrap fits into Goon mythology with no sense of strain (STRAIN!!)
All in all, it's "very good, you know, very good indeed..."
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