I just had to put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) on this. I've been asked to take a band through a couple of rehearsals on Kaleidoscope and to get used to the music I acquired a score and listened intently through the recording three or four times. All I can say is that I am damn glad I didn't pay for it. In another thread I criticised the awful percussion parts of Coventry Variations. Here I cannot commend Philip Sparke enough for the output and production of the score and parts. But as far as the recording is concerned though - well. For a commercially produced recording it's a disgrace. And I must ask - percussion? Were you sightreading? Wrong entries, missed entries, missing parts altogether. Absolutely woeful. If anybody else produced a commercially available recording to this standard they would soon go out of business. I would suggest that in future years the "Regionals" CD is given a miss unless the bands and recording company actually take the time to do it properly. Anyway, it's late, I've listened to Kaleidoscope five times now and my rant is over.