This CD contains all of the known promotional recordings that Mattel produced for the Optigan. Basically there were two different cassettes that were distributed at different times: one containing 1/2 hour of Christmas standards, and one containing a 15 minute “tour” of the Optigan®, featuring voiceover work by Mike LeDoux. For anyone who is interested in hearing how the Optigan® sounded in the best of all possible circumstances, this CD is a must. Johnny’s arrangements and performances are remarkable!
A specially customized Optigan® was used for the recordings which minimized hum and buzz, but this CD proves once and for all that the Optigan®, even at it’s very best, was still an incredibly noisy and lo-fi instrument!! Bottom line: I don’t want to hear any more complaints about scratchy discs!! ;)”