Be My Lady. Vehnee Saturno. I'm Glad There Is You. Softly as I Leave You. Till the End of Time. September Song. For Once in My Life. My Kind of Girl. Leslie Bricusse. Music to Watch Girls By. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental.
Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Release Date December 14, Styles Traditional Pop Vocal Pop. Track Listing - Disc 1. Music to Watch Girls By. Matt Monro. Strangers in the Night. For All We Know. For Once in My Life. September Song. Love Is a Many Splendored Thing. He was a perfectionist in his art and he never rested on his laurels; he felt every audience deserved his best performance.
What makes Matt Monro special is that he sang a song how it was written; he made people feel special and sang with true feeling.
He made people feel good about themselves. He chose good lyrics, great musicians and the best producers in order to give the song the best possible treatment. When he went on that stage he meant it and it came across. Johnnie Spence with Matt. It was usually a joint collaboration between the three musketeers — George Martin, Johnnie Spence and Dad.
In the early years, Dad and the record company were inundated with material and the threesome would spend days listening to all the candidates and see what might work. Matt obviously had a very special relationship with George Martin as producer. Could you share any insights as to their process together?
The making of a record would start with George and Matt having lunch together and talking for a couple of hours about what should be on the next record.
The first item of business was organising a routine session. Having agreed on the numbers they would sing, they would work out which keys they would be sung in, what size orchestra Dad wanted, what the shape of the recording would be, how many choruses they would have, what kind of orchestral backing, what kind of beginning and ending and so on.
But when the appointed day came, the engineer took charge. They had great experience in the placing of the microphones and the acoustics of the studio and their ultimate aim in those days was simply to recreate the sound as faithfully as possible. Recording was hard work and there was tremendous pressure on the whole team to deliver on time. George, Matt and Johnnie found the ultimate weapon for sustaining them through the subsequent long days and nights spent in the studios and alleviating session tension and anxiety: laughter.
They all shared a similar sense of humour and each session would see one or all three of rolling around the floor in stitches. Needless to say, the work created by those three musketeers continues to endure today.
If you could only select one song from The Rarer Monro to introduce someone to the music of Matt Monro, which would it be? How about from his entire discography? They used to provide music to the Rediffusion radio stations around the world and also deal in what was deemed elevator music. We tracked down their archives to their current owners Mood Media, but it took months for the company to actually confirm if any tracks were held in their archives.
It was a long wait. It was their song and it was a tragedy that he never came to record it — or that is what I thought. Several months after first contacting Mood Media, a list arrived of thirteen tracks.
It took another eleven months until I actually got listening copies of those thirteen recordings; it was one of the most frustrating periods in my life.
Trying to extract them was a logistical nightmare, but the managing director Mick Bennett came to the rescue when he heard that I wanted to include the recordings on a brand new release if they were in fact playable. I received them two days before leaving on a six-month business trip and I wept when I heard them, for every one of those songs was pristine and even though there were a couple on the list that Dad had recorded later in his career, they turned out to be completely different arrangements.
As I listened to each track on the disc I was in awe of the perfection of each performance and as the tune came to an end I held my breath in hope that the next in the play list would be as good.
I feel that the other twelve were an extra bonus. Some I fell in love with instantly, and some I learnt to love over time; some are passionate, some sad and some are breezy, bright and uplifting. I know them really well; they have seen me through my private nightmares, my highs and lows, my reveries and my demons. They are always there for me whether I want them or not, but invariably they will elevate me to a better place.
A song is as changeable as my disposition and that is why my answer varies from day to day. One very special track was recorded back in The session included five tracks, all pinpointed to go on the new album For the Present. Dad took me with him which was very exciting.
It was the first time I had been to the studio with my father. I had no idea what he was recording. It was such a special moment, the memory of which has stayed with me throughout my life. Thanks for sharing such a precious memory, Michele. I can imagine the joy in discovering these tracks for the very first time.
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