The Rare Recorded Editions Chieftain (1978)

Count Vasquez de GonzagoRon Edney
Peter Adolphus GriggAlan Bullwinckle
Ferdinand de RoxasJohn Alexander
SanchoDenis Hay
JoseDavid Hogan
Pedro GomezRoger Benfield
NancyJennifer Brandon
Inez de RoxasDoreen Bithell
Penelope AnnJoyce Benfield
MaraquitaElizabeth Braybrooke
JuanitaMary Ison
RitaGwendoline Johnston

Sawston Light Opera Group
New Book and Lyrics by David Eden
Conductor: David Adams

This recording is not in my personal collection, but Ian Bond provided the following mini-review:

I think this was one of the most damaging (to Sullivan's reputation) recordings ever to be issued. It was, quite frankly, dreadful, and I understand that Rare Recorded Editions were suitably embarrased about it in the long term. David Eden did of course make amends in 1994 with a new version whic left Burnand's lyrics intact and concentrated on the dialogue… Personally I don't feel that the original Chieftain is nearly as bad as everybody claims. After all, it did enjoy a performance history in Germany and Austria, and I feel that a good 'period' production would prove most enjoyable.

Issue History
1978Rare Recorded EditionsStereo LPSRRE 181/2