Thursday, September 18, 2003


Sting has done it. Just about every ageing rocker and worn out celeb you can think of has done it. But the latest version of Prokofiev's jolly old warhorse, 'Peter and the Wolf', must cap the lot for sheer dumbing up. On September 1st Pentatone Classics released Kent Nagano and the Russian National Orchestra's version [PTC 5186011] - featuring an introduction by Mikhail Gorbachev, narration by Sophia Loren... and the premiere of 'Wolf Tracks' by Jean Pascal Beintus with a vocal overlay by Bill Clinton. That's the alt version where the wolf pulls through, incidentally.The cover has a fetching blue creature on it (possibly elephant, possibly wolf - I'll let you decide.) How can you resist? Answers on an e-postcard, please.

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