"entertaining and attractive anthology gets better and better as it proceeds. John McCabe has the full measure of Satie's understated melancholy and cool, lyrical nostalgia. ...response of the pianism places this amongst the finest of Satie collections"
(Penguin Guide 3 stars)
“It's a pity the Regis transfers of piano music dampen the sound, for Satie needs to be more aggressive than this. John McCabe's playing is appropriately po-faced, the wit and the melancholy just under the surface of these pieces.” BBC Music Magazine, March 2006 ****