Monday, September 9, 2019
For the past few days I've been listening to this CD collection of The Shadow on my daily commute. It's a nice compilation of stories on 9 discs. The audio has been digitally remastered and the quality is very good.
Here is a description of the collection from the back of the case: Radio Spirits is very pleased to present radio's greatest crime fighter, The Shadow, in this new collection of eighteen digitally restored and remastered episodes selected from the classic series. Featuring Orson Welles, William Johnstone and Bret Morrison each in the title role, this set also includes the first release of two newly discovered and previously lost episodes starring Orson Welles as Lamont Cranston and The Shadow - "The Old People" and "The Trumpet of Death."
Also included is a small booklet by radio historian Ivan G. Shreve, Jr. that includes notes on the episodes.
Some of my favorite episodes from this collection are "The Return of Carnation Charlie," "Terror at Wolf's Head Knoll," and "Death to The Shadow." There are a few episodes that I didn't care for much such as "Terrible Legend of Crownshield Castle."
The booklet contains some good information and I like the fact that two previously lost episodes have been found, restored and included in this collection. I recommend you add this to your Shadow collection!!