Bax is amazing and this is one of his most amazing works in a performance that does it proud. I've heard just about all recordings of the Bax 6, except the recent Handley, back to the days of vinyl, and this takes second place to none. Recording in the Naxos series is typically close, and Lloyd goes for line rather than incident, so the experience can tend to be slightly clinical. But here the engineers get just enough air around the orchestra, Lloyd finds a higher temperature, and the result is impressive. There's just the right mix of celtic mistiness and architectural clarity. At this price it's a steal.