I would write a lengthy review, but I will condense it down to a few key points. The overall recording quality is smooth, but dated and lacking in the high and low end. This is inconsistent with the wide, natural, and "flat" Telarc sound. Previn's interpretation of Jupiter is surprisingly disappointing. Its huge, majestic, inspiring, and stately themes were performed far too slowly and without the enthusiasm it so richly deserves! I have been fortunate enough to attend several concerts containing selections from The Planets, and I have yet to be disappointed; though the orchestras were below the musicianship and competence of the LSO. Again, Jupiter-the largest planet, the Bringer of Jollity, the lush, massive, and truly gorgeous themes (not to mention a large dose of goose bumps)... I sincerely cannot understand why this was performed at a mere 55% of this orchestra's ability! However, Mercury and Neptune are really quite enjoyable, which is why I give this recording a three star rating.
For a far more grand and faithful performance of the "heavier themes", I would suggest the LSO's performance conducted by Geoffrey Simon under the Delta Entertainment label. The recording quality is "good" (a bit too tweaked and brassy on high end reference systems), but Geoffrey exhibits a masterful interpretation... there are moments, the RIGHT moments, when this phenomenal orchestra is performing at 150% capacity during the truly dramatic phrases.