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Matt Monro: The Singer’s Singer
The Life and Music of Matt Monro

By Michele Monro

Special Edition

"Special Reserve"

By Michele Monro and Richard Moore
Publication Date: 1st February 2010


This set will incude the following:

Book 1:

Matt Monro: The Singer’s Singer
The Life and Music of Matt Monro

Book 2:

Special Reverve
This book will contain:-

The Complete Annotated Session Listing

Worldwide Discography

TV and Radio Listings

Exclusive Photographs

Exclusive CD - Special Reserve

1. Vesti La Giubba (from I Pagliacci)
(Ruggero Leoncavallo)
Matt’s earliest surviving recording from Hong Kong Circa 1952/3 with Mena Silas on piano

2. All Of Me
(Seymour Simons/Gerald Marks)

3. How Deep Is The Ocean
(Irving Berlin)
From ‘Terry Parsons Sings’ 27th June 1953 recorded in Hong Kong

4. Polka Dots and Moonbeams
(Johnny Burke/Jimmy Van Heusen)
The recording that brought Matt to the attention of Winifred Atwell  - 2nd February 1956

5. Dreamdust
Publisher’s Demo  - 9th January 1958

6. We'll Have A Lot To Tell The Children
(Patrick Sherlock/Robert Halfin/Norrie Paramor)

7. Aladdin’s Lamp
Publisher’s Demo Circa 1958/9

8. Lulu's Back In Town
(Harry Warren/Al Dubin)

9. Too Close For Comfort
(Jerry Bock/Lawrence Holofcener/David Weiss)
‘Off Air’ recording from ATV television ‘Lunch Box’

10. Portrait of my Love
(Cyril Ornadel/David West)
Acetate recording from ‘Rendezvous with Rosemary’ 9th December 1960

11. Mama Will Bark (with Rosemary Squires)
(Dick Manning)
‘Off Air’ recording from ‘Rendezvous with Rosemary’ 10th February 1961

12. Star Eyes

13. Pennies From Heaven
(Johnny Burke/Arthur Johnston)
From ‘Matt’s Kind Of Music’ – Radio Program 1961

14. I Love The Little Things
(Tony Hatch)
Matt’s Eurovision entry. Recorded live at the Araneta Coliseum, Manila 2nd January 1966

15. Once In A lifetime
(Anthony Newley/Leslie Bricusse)
Live in Pretoria South Africa 1966.

16. What Do You Say We Laze The Day Away (with Val Doonican)
(Val Doonican/John Law)
From rare ‘off air’ recording of a TV broadcast. 

17. Camay
18. Babycham
(John & Joan Shakespeare)
19. Teem
20. Listerine
(John & Joan Shakespeare)
21. Zal
(John & Joan Shakespeare)

Rare and unreleased Jingles including alternate versions of Babycham, Listerine and Zal

Many of these archive recordings come from acetate discs and amateur home recordings. Every effort has been made to enhance the sound but inevitably some are still of a lower quality and are included for their historical significance. Please see the annotated session listing for further details.

Copyright Matt Monro Estate 2010