TheaterMania's Guide to Musical Theater Recordings gives Oh! Calcutta! a "No Stars -- Not Recommended" rating, calling the album "outrageous" . . . "the show was developed by people with no musical theater experience or skill . . . perversely unmusical. The music recorded . . . isn't theatrical at all; rather, it's soft rock of no particular quality, like the background score of a movie." I never bought the LP or the CD of the show, probably the only recording of a hit Broadway musical that I don't own.