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Matt Uncovered

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Matt Uncovered – The Rarer Monro
Release Date : August 13th 2012
CD1

  1. I Hear Music
  2. Strange Lady In Town
  3. I Suddenly
  4. It's Only A Paper Moon
  5. Everything I Have Is Yours
  6. You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me
  7. My Funny Valentine
  8. I've Got The World On A String
  9. Birth Of The Blues
  10. Amor Amor Amor
  11. The Nearness Of You
  12. You're Sensational
  13. Did You Ever See A Dream Walking
  14. I'll Be Around
  15. I’ve Got My Eyes On You
  16. Chattanooga Choo Choo 
  17. In Time
  18. What Makes a Sunset
  19. The Clouds Will Soon Roll By
  20. Old Devil Moon
  21. It Can’t Be Wrong
  22. I’ve Got You Under My Skin
  23. You Make Me Feel So Young
  24. The Heart Of A Man
  25. I Know         
  26. Twixt Twelve and Twenty
  27. Fare The Well My Pretty Maid
  28. No One Will Ever Know (Piano Version)
  29. Easier Said Than Done
  30. There Are No Words For Love (Piano Version)
  31. Love Is The Same Anywhere (Alternate Arrangement)
  32. Bill Bailey
  33. A Few Tender Words
  34. All My Loving (Early Version)

CD2

  1. Once In Every Long And Lonely While (Early Version)
  2. Ten Out Of Ten (Unedited)
  3. Choose (Unedited)
  4. Beautiful Beautiful (Unedited)
  5. Let’s Find An Island
  6. The World I Used To Know
  7. Pretty Polly (Soundtrack Version)
  8. Maria (Spanish)
  9. If You Go
  10. Lovin’ You Again
  11. If You Go Away
  12. Two People (Film Version)
  13. Por Primera Vez (For Once In My Life)
  14. Time To Go
  15. Oh My Child
  16. Didn’t We (Early Version)
  17. How Can I Live Without Your Love
  18. One Last Try
  19. You Came Along From Out Of Nowhere
  20. I Apologise
  21. The Folks Who Live On The Hill
  22. Your Driving Me Crazy/The Song Is You
  23. You’ll Never Know
  24. What Is This Thing Called Love
  25. Day By Day
  26. Younger Than Springtime
  27. Bonus Tracks

  28. Newport cigarettes
  29. Teem
  30. Macleans toothpaste
  31. Mackintosh’s Weekend
  32. Zal (1970’s version)
  33. Kenny Everett sketch.

Track Details
I Hear Music
The flip side of Matt’s demo ‘Polka Dots and Moonbeams’ that caught the attention of Winifred Atwell.

Strange Lady In Town
Matt’s first professional recording with the Harry Leader Orchestra.

I Suddenly
One of the best of Matt’s publishers demos

It's Only A Paper Moon
Everything I Have Is Yours
You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me
My Funny Valentine
I've Got The World On A String
Birth Of The Blues
Amor Amor Amor
The Nearness Of You
You're Sensational
Did You Ever See A Dream Walking
I'll Be Around
I’ve Got My Eyes On You
Chattanooga Choo Choo 
The complete recordings from a recently discovered session for Reditune – A library music company that also provided music for Rediffusion radio and TV stations around the world.

In Time
What Makes a Sunset
The Clouds Will Soon Roll By
From the long lost radio series ‘Music About Town’ with Steve Race

Old Devil Moon
It Can’t Be Wrong
I’ve Got You Under My Skin
Another recent discovery! These experimental stereo recordings were made in 1958 and were found last year gathering dust in a cupboard!

You Make Me Feel So Young
From a recently recovered recording from ‘Saturday Club’

The Heart Of A Man
I Know          
Twixt Twelve and Twenty
Three tracks recorded for a ‘Top Pop Club’ 10” LP from 1959

Fare The Well My Pretty Maid
From Matt’s second EMI session featuring Tommy Watt as arranger/conductor.

No One Will Ever Know (Piano Version)
Easier Said Than Done
There Are No Words For Love (Piano Version)
In 1961 George Martin attempted to record a laid back album with Matt and a trio led Johnnie Spence. This idea was aborted after one session. Of the six tracks recorded, three were issued on The Rare Monro in 2006. This is the other three discovered during research for Special Reserve.

Love Is The Same Anywhere (Alternate Arrangement)
Matt had already recorded this track as an album track and potential (but ultimately cancelled) single. Between the last session for the album and its release George Martin asked for and alternative arrangement to be made. This was recorded but never used – until now.

Bill Bailey
A BBC recording from the Winifred Atwell Piano Party show in 1962

A Few Tender Words
A completely unheard song from 1962. One take rehearsed and recorded in 25 minutes but left on the shelf.

All My Loving (Early Version)
Recorded two months before the released version and only surviving as a mono mix down this recording was rejected as George wanted some changes made to the arrangement. Matt’s performance is also quite different.

Once In Every Long And Lonely While (Early Version)
Matt first recorded this song in 1963 but returned to the song two years later when it was released on the ‘I Have Dreamed’ album. This is the earlier recording which starts with Matt singing unaccompanied.

Ten Out Of Ten (Unedited)
Choose (Unedited)
Beautiful Beautiful (Unedited)
Three tracks from the Song For Europe EP issued in unedited form for the first time.

Let’s Find An Island
First release for a 1965 recording from the musical ‘Our Man Crichton’

The World I Used To Know
A previously unheard master from the Capitol years that was almost issued on the LP ‘This is the Life’

Pretty Polly (Soundtrack Version)
The rare alternate version from the original soundtrack, only previously issued on a rare album in the USA.

Maria (Spanish)
A fantastic vocal performance left unissued for technical reasons. Whilst even modern remastering can’t completely solve this, the performance was just too good to leave on the shelf

If You Go
Lovin’ You Again
If You Go Away
English language versions of song only previously available in Spanish.

Two People (Film Version)
The first release for the short version of this song as used in the titles of ‘Satan’s Harvest’.

Por Primera Vez (For Once In My Life)
One of the many songs Matt recorded for potential release on his second Spanish album. This has only previously seen release on an Argentinean CD.

Time To Go
Oh My Child
Two previously unheard songs that were recorded in 1971 but not mixed at the time.

Didn’t We (Early Version)
How Can I Live Without Your Love
An alternative arrangement and a completely unreleased song from the ‘For The Present’ sessions.

One Last Try
This is the only song on this set that was never fully completed. Although these are rough vocals, they are Matt Monro rough vocals!
You Came Along From Out Of Nowhere
I Apologise
The Folks Who Live On The Hill
Your Driving Me Crazy/The Song Is You
You’ll Never Know
What Is This Thing Called Love
Day By Day
Younger Than Springtime
Excerpts from Matt’s 1961 radio series ‘Matt’s Kind Of Music’

Bonus Tracks

Newport cigarettes
Teem
Macleans toothpaste
Mackintosh’s Weekend
Zal (1970’s version)
Rare Jingles

Kenny Everett sketch.
From Kenny’s BBC radio show featuring ‘We’re Gonna Change The World’

 

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