I too prefer the opera uncut, but the role of Elektra is so punishing for sopranos it's usually performed with cuts. But there's absolutely no excuse for this in recordings.
I hear that LSO live will be releasing the Gergiev performance sometime soon, and I look forward to hearing it. Perhaps the recording will be able to fix any balance problems.
Of the recordings ,I've heard the ones by Solti, Sawallisch,Bohm, and Ozawa , and I also have a live Cologne radio perforamnce on Gala with
Varnay,Rysanek and Hotter conducted by Richard Kraus(no relation to the more famous Clemens who unfortunately never recorded the opera),I believe with cuts. All have much to offer, but Solti catches the brass ring.
Let's hope Christian Thielemann can give us a great Elektra sometime on DG,perhaps in Dresden where he's headed. Uncut,please.
Also, I hear that Chandos may record Elektra in English soon with Sir Charles Mackerras, who has already done Salome in English for them.
That should be interesting.