The cream of Bert’s calls from 1965 to 1974. The race that “stops two nations” vividly captured in Bert’s back-of-the-throat vernacular, with a soundtrack by Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs. This disc will be on high rotation in hi-fi hutches all over the country.
But listen carefully for some belly-laughing bloopers that slipped by the Astor producers’ astute ears when preparing this recording: like Gay Lily, Bagdhad Tote and Chicken Supreme. Or Rain Glover and champion jockey Henry Higgins. Slip-ups aside, Bert remains, as ever, the “accurate one”.