Matt Monro The Ultimate Performer

 

This brand new deluxe DVD/CD set released to the market on the 16 February 2009 includes Matt on TV, a look back at Matt Monro’s finest television performances highlighting 23 full songs and introduced by Matt Monro Jnr.


There has been a long wait for these performances but now it all seems worthwhile as for the first time ever the market will see appearances, some of which haven’t been seen since their first airing. If that wasn’t enough this bumper set is being packaged together with An Evening With Matt Monro, a full-length black and white Australian concert, which has been remastered and enhanced from the original source.


If any of you originally bought this DVD when it first came out in 2005, you will see a marked improvement in the quality with the advent of new techniques and restoration methods.


To round it all off Odeon Entertainment have also included a 14 track audio disc featuring Matt’s legendary concert from Manila.


Television Performances

Mr and Mrs Music

I Love The Little Things

Don’t Sleep in the Subway
I Couldn’t Live Without Your Love with Jackie Trent, Tony Hatch and Scott Walker


Stars On Sunday
Born Free

Frost on Suday
Hava Nagila
Just a Heartache Ago

What’s On
If I Never Sing Another Love Song

Wheeltappers & Shutters Social Club
Around The World

Let Me Sing and I’m Happy
Born Free

Whittaker’s World Of Music
Isn't It A Pity
Thanks With Roger Whittaker –Sandie Shaw- Fantastics Etc.

Liberace Show
On A Clear Day
All Of A Sudden
Best Of British Medley with Liberace

Those Were The Days

The Tony Bennett Show
Chicago - Duet With Tony Bennett

Tarby and Friends
Toda Pasara

The Dave King Show

My Love and Devotion

Singin’ in the rain – Duet with Dave King


Saturday Variety

You’d Better Love Me

Walk Away

Born Free

We’re Gonna Change the World

An Evening With Matt Monro

Matt Monro was praised by Frank Sinatra for being one of the world’s three greatest singers. Despite Matt’s sad loss in 1985 his remarkable voice lives on, attracting a new generation of admirers and giving pleasure to his fans all over the world.


For nearly forty years a film reel of Matt Monro performing live lay unknown in the family garage. Its discovery by his daughter Michele was momentous: the only known film of Britain’s greatest singer had at last been found. This is your invitation for the once in a lifetime opportunity to spend – an evening with Matt Monro.


This is truly a most remarkable find” David Jacobs BBC Radio Broadcaster

Matt was a great artist. I remember him fondly” Paul McCartney

Great singers like Matt take a classic and make it their own” Cliff Richard


As Long As I’m Singing

How Do You Do

What To Do

My Kind of Girl

Yesterday

You’re Nobody Till Somebody Loves You

Portrait of My Love

Walk Away

In the Arms of Love

From Russia with Love

Georgy Girl

Born Free

Softly As I Leave You


Plus Special Bonus Features:

David Jacobs presents the songs from An Evening with Matt Monro

Documentary on Matt Monro – The Performer

Interactive Menus

Song Selection


An Audio version of this concert is available on the CD ‘Matt Monro Sings’

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Matt at the Movies

Matt at the Movies contains two wonderful features found in the archives and
brought to you in superb condition.


Satan's Harvest
Cutter Murdock (George Montgomery) inherits a farm estate in South Africa on which 'Satan's Harvest' (cannabis and marijuana) is being grown. Along with Maria (Tippi Hedren) and Bates (Matt Monro), Cutter tries to force the drug dealers off his land. But the drug barons will stop at nothing, not even murder, to protect their lucrative harvest.

This adventure thriller was Matt Monro's only film performance. It was shot on location in South Africa and has not been seen for over thirty years.

Go Go with Monro
Shot in glorious colour on location in London and Rome, this 1966 film feature was originally, screened as a support feature in the cinemas. Unseen for forty years, this half hour music show is a must for all music lovers, with Matt at the pinnacle of his career performing:
Music Can't Be Wrong
Somewhere
A Lot of Living
Three Coins in the Fountain
Walk Away
Teach Me Tonight (Marian Montgomery)
Get Happy (Roy Castle
Bill Bailey
One More For the Road

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Matt Monro - A Portrait of

Matt Monro was Britain’s greatest singer. He was the singing London bus driver whose magnificent voce and ballads brought success all over the world. Praised by fans and fellow artists alike, even the great Frank Sinatra labelled him the ‘Singer’s Singer’.


‘A Portrait Of’ tells the full story of Matt’s amazing rise to fame with exclusive, unseen performances from Matt’s early and later career. The programme blends together the songs and the story of the man known as Britain’s Frank Sinatra, with exclusive access to the private side of Matt Monro and his family home movies.


With personal contributions from Sir George Martin, Don Black, Tony Christie, Bruce Forsyth, Sir Cliff Richard, the Monro family and many others; this is a unique insight into what made millions of fans and singers admire both the voice and the man who was Matt Monro.


Contains nine previously unreleased performances and abridged songs including:


I Have dreamed

Portrait of My Love

Softly As I Leave You

You Keep Me Swinging

Gonna Build a Mountain

Polka Dots and Moonbeams

I Left My Heart in San Francisco

I get Along Without You Very Well

Walk Away

My Kind of Girl

Maria

Born Free

Yesterday

Birth of the Blues

From Russia With Love

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POP GEAR (1964)

 

DVD Description
Track listing: Pre-credits: She Loves You – The Beatles

Little Children - Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas Make Him Mine - Susan Maughan Juliet - The Four Pennies The House of the Rising Sun - The Animals A Little Loving - The Fourmost He's in Town - The Rockin’ Berries Have I the Right - The Honeycombs Rinky Dink - Sounds Incorporated World Without Love - Peter and Gordon Walk away - Matt Monroe I'm Into Something Good - Herman’s Hermits Tommy Quickly and the Reno Four - Humpty Dumpty Watcha Gonna Do - Billie Davis My Babe - The Spencer Davis Group Tabacco Road - The Nashville Teens What In The World's Come Over You - The Rockin’ Berries For Mama - Matt Monroe Black Girl - The Four Pennies William Tell - Sounds Incorporated Google Eyes - The Nashville Teens Eyes - The Honeycombs

Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood - The Animals Pop Gear - Matt Monro

Closing credits TWIST AND SHOUT – The Beatles

Synopsis
All hail the British Invasion! POP GEAR is the quintessential ode to the hits of '64, presented by Jimmy Savile and featuring performances such as 'Something Tells Me I'm Into Something Good' - Herman's Hermits, 'Come Right Back' by The Honeycombs, 'House FO The Rising Sun' - The Animals and an appearance by The Beatles.


 



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