MATT'S LATEST RELEASE

Previously unreleased concert with an interview and other rarities.
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MATT'S LATEST RELEASE

Post by karl » Wed Feb 04, 2015 2:04 pm

I just listened to the cd all the way through and it's very impressive.

Matt's live versions of Portrait Of My Love & My Love And Devotion are two of my favourites, infact the former almost brought tears to my eyes as Matt's performance was that good.

As detailed in the sleeve notes the two bonus tracks are not studio quality and it's a shame as they are two fine performances.

If I had to make one criticism it's tracks 11-22 Matt Speaks To Ted Thomas, the casual browser could be put off thinking they are just talking through ten tracks but there are Matt Monro records played in their entirety during the interview however it's only the inner sleeve that gives the tracks played. Infact Matt sounds more relaxed and polished than Ted who sounds rather stilted.

So Richard, your first Matt release is a goodie well done and here's to the next one!

Oh and yes I liked the inner booklet too listing all Matt's cd's, I must check it against my collection, I'm sure I have them all!
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Post by ROBERT M. » Thu Feb 05, 2015 2:50 am

One of Richards other releases, by Rosemary Clooney has very highly rated comments from the USA public http://www.amazon.co.uk/Rare-Unreleased ... ry+clooney :)
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Post by Sandra » Fri Feb 06, 2015 10:14 am

A wonderful CD perfectly restored by Richard.

A really nice picture of Matt on the CD itself. Not one we are familiar with.

A great booklet written by Michele of Matt's Hong Kong days.Plus we really like the colour inset showing Matt's most popular releases.

To the CD- at last a full version of our very favourite WITHOUT A SONG,we will be playing that track all the time. In tears listening to another favourite MY LOVE AND DEVOTION sung so beautifully.The fabulous 'rocking' version of WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN,what a good time they were having there.
The 'very correct' of it's time interview with Ted Thomas, a nice surprise to hear a song in between each question as we hadn't read the booklet beforehand.The whole 'live' recording is top notch including the bonus tracks.

How privileged we are thanks to Michele and Richard to still ,after nearly 30 years of Matt's passing be able to access so much new to us material.

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Post by Christine Hampshire » Fri Feb 06, 2015 6:52 pm

Iv'e listened to the cd and it is just beautiful thanks so much Richard.

I loved all the songs that Matt sang especially " My Love And Devotion".

Also a great interveiw Matt was so relaxed and polished like Karl said and great to hear the tracks in between.

And thankyou for the sleeve with Matt's albums on and the two bonus tracks, a really wonderfull cd hope there

will be many more.

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Post by maureen & harry » Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:37 pm

We couldn't agree more with all the previous comments.

We are so grateful to Michele and Richard for bringing us this fantastic CD. We enjoyed listening to it all the way through and we feel that anyone who buys this CD will definitely not be disappointed with the content and the quality is superb.

We hope that there will be more to come in the future.

:D :D

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Post by ROBERT M. » Sat Feb 07, 2015 3:06 am

I will give my review whenever I listen to the CD.........I don't alway's listen to new releases straight away :wink:
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Post by Marian » Sat Feb 07, 2015 4:46 pm

Listened to the CD yesterday and really enjoyed it. As always another great job by Richard, very clear, and even more special as it was live.

" A really nice picture of Matt on the CD itself. Not one we are familiar with." - Sandra.
I bought a magazine, I think it was in Spanish, and this was one of three photos of Matt that were included in it. I've looked for it, but I may have sent it to Michele, or I might have just sent her the photos at the time.

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Re: MATT'S LATEST RELEASE

Post by karl » Sat Feb 07, 2015 4:53 pm

So maybe you are responsible for the sleeve picture Marian?

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Re: MATT'S LATEST RELEASE

Post by Rmoore » Sat Feb 07, 2015 6:35 pm

I don't know where the picture comes from although It looks like it comes from a print rather than from a magazine print.


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Post by ROBERT M. » Sat Feb 28, 2015 3:13 am

:) :)
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Re: MATT'S LATEST RELEASE

Post by Sandra » Sat Feb 28, 2015 9:23 am

Wow Richard you couldn't ask for a better review than this :D :D

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Post by Marian » Sat Feb 28, 2015 10:13 pm

Wonderful review Richard. You must be so pleased. :D

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Re: MATT'S LATEST RELEASE

Post by karl » Sat Feb 28, 2015 11:46 pm

Yes and it also mentioned the dvd so let's hope it boosts the sales of both!

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