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Jason Serinus
Bay Area Reporter, March 2002

"Dubbed "the master" for his abilities as a playwright, lyricist, arranger, director, singer-actor, short-story writer and attempted novelist, Coward's work is distinguished by his occasionally wicked with and penchant for satire. Coward's genius especially shone in his own performances of works for musical comedy... If you ever have a need to feel just a little bit superior, Coward is the man to turn to."



Harry H. Long
Classic Images, March 2002

"Both Naxos titles have decent remastering; while the timbre of the instruments may sometimes reveal the recording's age they are most free of noise."



Bob Crimeen
Sunday Herald Sun (Australia), December 2001

"NAXOS'S indefatigably entrepreneurial founder, Klaus Heymann, continues to mine rich treasures from the past, and this second instalment of musical jewels from Noel Coward's seemingly inexhaustible trove of recordings stands loftily with the finest released in the series' relatively brief history.

Coward was a masterly writer of words and a barely average singer of same.

But the Master, as millions so affectionately knew him, performed them in a style that might be described as spoken voice with some harmony.

Significantly, this 14-track, 64-minute collection incorporates Coward's two most cherished music masterworks -- the title song and his wickedly sarcastic theatrical ditty Mrs Worthington -- and teams him on many tracks with legendary orchestra leader Ray Noble and pianist Carroll Gibbons."



Bill Marsh
The Delian

"The sound on these CDs is very decent."






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