Came home yesterday all excited about a bootleg that was waiting in my mailbox – only to find that quasi-commercial source of said bootleg had sent the wrong disk. Correctly labeled, but definitely not an oratorio unless the solitary baritone featured has an extraordinary range and variety of tone. If it turns out he does AND can sing all the choral bits too I will make a point of going back and finding out what his name was. Was forced to solace self with enjoyment of previous Strauss bootleg.

3 thoughts on “Disappointment

  1. Even official joints used to do this occasionally:

    Customer: This isn’t 78th Fraser Highlanders.
    Me: It’s marked 78th Fraser Highlanders.
    Customer: It is, but it really isn’t.
    Me [plays album]: No, that’s very clearly Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark.


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