Regardless of what one may of Dutoit as an interpreter (or noninterpreter), his Planets is a complete success. The Decca team may be responsible, but the results are the same. This isn't terribly deep music, but the character and colors are truly spectacular. That said, it's pretty hard to misinterpret as long as you have a great orchestra sitting in front of you. Combination of great orchestra, near perfect recording venue, best recording team in the digital age, and a conductor willing to stay out of the way yields a recording of this work that I turn to more often than any other.
Steinberg was my second recording of the piece, back in the day. One of the all time greatest LP covers. You should get the L p just for that. Again, great orchestra, venue, recording team, and a conductor who kept things moving at an unforced natural pace. Great recording. If I were to live with only two, these two would probably take to to honors.
That said, I also like the final Boult recording.