So scraps, recently you left a comment in one of the "todays birthdays" posts, and clearly you are a Delius admirer. Not unlike saying "beetlejuice! beetlejuice! beetlejuice!" three times you gave me
Delius! Delius! Delius! Delius! four times-which is precisely the incantation to make Delius appear ;) (musically that is, this isn't a seance) Of course, you probably own this one, but let's see..
Delius was one of my early musical love affairs, and although it doesn't make sense technically I have always thought of him as Debussy's brother from Britain. Delius would always sweep me away during times of distress to sweet-scented places where everything was beautiful, life as a nature poem drenched in sunlight. One of my favorite recordings that I have played "into the ground" is a double cd set from 1994 (remastered, originally 1959, 1967, 1970, 1971, and 1975 if I remember correctly) on EMI with Sir John Barbarolli conducting the Halle Orchestra. Trying to find it at the moment.