Matt Monro - The George Martin Years CD (& appreciation thread) *

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by vzok, Aug 6, 2016.

  1. vzok

    vzok Active Member Thread Starter

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    Are you talking about the tracks on Rare Monro and Matt Uncovered? I'm sure some of them are in the sessionography if they were recorded as tracks for possible inclusion on an album that then did not make the cut. Other tracks on those CDs are from radio shows, so would be mentioned separately in the radio broadcasts section of the Special Reserve book. I think they should all be in there somewhere.
     
  2. vzok

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    The Matt Monro biography also came out in a limited edition hardback which included a separate book called "Special Reserve". This includes a sessionography detailing all of Matt's recording sessions.
     
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  3. RMoore

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    Not sure it's well over 100 rare tracks. There was "Uncovered", "Alternate" and "Operation Santa" but I don't think it adds up to that many. All of those releases have recording dates included in the booklets, as have all estate sanctioned CD's issued since the Sessionography was published.

    There isn't anything that has only been made available for download as far as I recall. Some tracks from a 1980's concert in Manila and from Matt's Radio Show "Matt's Kind of Music" were available briefly as downloads only, but were then issued on the Delta release "Born Free". There are some tracks that were discovered since the publication of Special Reserve, such as the "Reditune" session included on "Matt Uncovered", but all the Decca, Fontana, Parlophone, Capitol, EMI, Dyna and SEI corp recordings are accounted for, as are the jingles (both existing and lost) and soundtrack recordings. The issued live and radio recordings were less informative due to lack of available information, which has subsequently been found.

    I keep my manuscript up to date just in case there is cause to re-publish, so feel free to ask about anything you can't find etc.
     
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  4. Norman Day

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    Thanks. I wasn't talking about tracks that were released as download only (though that information is welcome!) but CDs that are now apparently only available as downloads e.g. the three rarities collections which don't come with pdf booklets and where the 101 individual tracks are tagged with the publication date of the compilations rather than the date of recording.

    Mr Mono doesn't seem to have repeated numbers much over the years so I expect I will fit most of them in eventually.

    Thanks for taking the trouble to reply on Christmas Day - much appreciated!
     
  5. Norman Day

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    I am sure they are all there - it is a matter of identification because tracks are described as 'Unissued' when that is no longer the case, thanks to Mr Moore.
     
  6. Norman Day

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    Thats what I am working with.
     
  7. Rick Bartlett

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    I don't really know how popular Matt was around the world, but they certainly pressed heaps
    of his Capitol stuff in Australia. He is somebody that doesn't get mentioned much though anymore.
    Cool thread.
     
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  8. Great Music Lover

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    An ad shows that there a CD that comes with the hardback. Is it a cut down version of The Singer's Singer Set. Also is the sessionography available seperately?
     
  9. vzok

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    I'm with you now. Yes the sessionography was released after Rare Monro, but before Matt Uncovered. A lot of the tracks listed as unissued did end up on Matt Uncovered. Out of those that didn't, I think it mostly states that the tracks are lost.
     
  10. vzok

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    The sessionography is only available with the limited edition of the hardback biography. It is pretty expensive, but they do turn up second hand from time to time (that was how I got mine).

    There is a CD that comes with the two books, and it is called (rather confusingly) The Singer's Singer, because it is linked to the book. It is however nothing to do with the 4CD set of the same name. Instead it is a selection of rarities. The audio quality is sometimes less than that on the other rarities albums (which is why Richard didn't include the tracks there), but it is a selection worth having. There are a few tracks on it that are amongst the Matt tracks I listen to most.
     
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  11. RMoore

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    I will see if I can dig out my notes for those sets and post the info here for you.
     
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  12. RMoore

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    Matt Uncovered


    Disc 1



    1. I Hear Music (Burton Lane/Frank Loesser)

    Recorded at Biggars Recording Studio, Glasgow

    2nd February 1956



    2. Strange Lady In Town (Dmitri Tiomkin/Ned Washington)

    Arranged and Conduced By Harry Leader

    Produced By Manuel Kopelman

    Recorded at IBC Studios, London,

    10th August 1955

    First issued on ‘Hillbilly Favourites’ Top Hits - EMO9


    3. I Suddenly (Dominic John/Bob Halfin/Harold Cornelius)

    Recorded Circa 1957/8


    4. It's Only A Paper Moon (Harold Arlen/E Y Harburg/Billy Rose)

    5. Everything I Have Is Yours (Harold Adamson/Burton Lane)

    6. You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me (Al Dubin/Harry Warren)

    7. My Funny Valentine (Lorenz Hart/Richard Rodgers)

    8. I've Got The World On A String (Harold Arlen/Ted Koehler)

    9. Birth Of The Blues (Lew Brown/Ray Henderson/B.G. De Sylva)

    10. Amor Amor Amor (Ricardo Lopez Mendez/Gabriel Ruiz Galindo/Sunny Skylar)

    11. The Nearness Of You (Hoagy Carmichael/Ned Washington)

    12. You're Sensational (Cole Porter)

    13. Did You Ever See A Dream Walking (Mack Gordon/Harry Revel)

    14. I'll Be Around (Alec Wilder)

    15. I’ve Got My Eyes On You (Cole Porter)

    16. Chattanooga Choo Choo (Mack Gordon/ Harry Warren)

    Arranged and Conduced By Malcolm Lockyer

    Produced By Colin Campbell - assisted Rita Whitehead and Gerald D’Almada

    Recorded at IBC Studios, London

    16th May 1957 © Mood Media


    17. In Time (Lionel Newman/ Johnny Lehmann)

    18. What Makes The Sunset (Jule Styne / Sammy Cahn)

    19. The Clouds Will Soon Roll By (William J Hill/Harry M Woods)

    Accompanied by Steve Race Quintet

    Produced By John Kingdon

    Recorded at Aeolian Hall, London

    23th May 1958. From “Music About Town”


    20. Old Devil Moon (E Y Harburg/Burton Lane)

    21. It Can’t Be Wrong (Kim Gannon/Max Steiner)

    Arranged and conducted by Harry Rabinowitz with The BBC Revue Orchestra

    Produced By Johnnie Stewart

    Recorded at Aeolian Hall, London

    24th September 1958 © BBC


    22. I’ve Got You Under My Skin (Cole Porter)

    Arranged and conducted by Paul Fenouhlet with The BBC Variety Orchestra

    Produced By Johnnie Stewart

    Recorded at Aeolian Hall, London

    25th September 1958 © BBC


    23. You Make Me Feel So Young (Mack Gordon/Josef Joe Myrow)

    Accompanied by Bill McGuffie Trio

    Produced By Jimmy Grant

    Recorded 16th December 1958. Broadcast 20th December 1958

    From “Saturday Club”


    24. The Heart Of A Man (Paddy Roberts/Peggy Cochrane)

    Arranged and conducted by Malcolm Lockyer

    25. I Know (Edith Lindeman/Carl Stutz)

    26. Twixt Twelve and Twenty (Fredda Gold/Aaron H Schroeder)

    Arranged and conducted by Dennis Wilson

    Recorded July 1959

    Top Pop Club International No16 - Society TPC16


    27. Fare The Well My Pretty Maid (Les Vandyke)

    Arranged and conducted by Tommy Watt

    Produced By George Martin

    Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London

    2nd March 1960


    28. No One Will Ever Know (1st Version) (Jerry Lordan/George Martin)

    29. Easier Said Than Done (Unknown)

    30. There Are No Words For Love (1st Version) (Leslie Bricusse)

    Arranged by Johnnie Spence

    Produced By George Martin

    Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London

    11th May 1961


    31. Love Is The Same Anywhere (Alt Version) (Donald Phillips)

    Arranged and conducted by Johnnie Spence

    Produced By George Martin

    Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London

    21st August 1961


    32. (Won’t You Come Home) Bill Bailey (Hughie Cannon)

    Produced By Bobby Jaye

    Recorded 15th December 1962

    Broadcast: 4th January 63

    From “Winifred Atwell’s Piano Party” © BBC


    33. A Few Tender Words (Mack David/Lyn Murray)

    Arranged and conducted by Johnnie Spence

    Produced By George Martin

    Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London

    1st November 1962


    34. All My Loving (Early Version) (John Lennon/Paul McCartney)

    Arranged and conducted by Johnnie Spence

    Produced By George Martin

    Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London

    3rd November 1964


    Disc 2



    1. Once In Every Long And Lonely While (Early Version) (George Martin/Hal Shaper)

    Arranged and conducted by Johnnie Spence

    Produced By George Martin

    Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London

    2nd April 1963


    2. Ten Out Of Ten (Unedited) (Leslie Bricusse)

    Arranged and conducted by Johnny Scott

    Produced By George Martin

    Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London

    19th January 1964


    3. Choose (Unedited) (Lionel Bart)

    Arranged and conducted by Johnny Pearson

    Produced By George Martin

    Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London

    19th January 1964


    4. Beautiful Beautiful (Unedited) (Hal Shaper)

    Arranged and conducted by Les Reed

    Produced By George Martin

    Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London

    19th January 1964


    5. Let’s Find An Island (Herbert Kretzmer/David Lee)

    Arranged and conducted by J ohnnie Spence

    Produced By George Martin

    Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London

    8th January 1965


    6. The World I Used To Know (Gerry Goffin/Carol King)

    Arranged and conducted by Sid Feller

    Produced By Dave Cavanaugh

    Recorded at Capitol Studios, Hollywood

    7th May 1966


    7. Pretty Polly (Soundtrack Version) (Don Black/Michel Legrand)

    Arranged and conducted by Johnnie Spence

    Produced By George Martin

    Recorded at Cine-Tele Sound, London

    30th July 1967


    8. Maria (Spanish) (Leonard Bernstein/Stephen Sondheim)

    Arranged and conducted by Kenny Clayton

    Produced By George Martin

    Backing Recorded at Olympic Studios, London, 5th February 1968

    Vocal Recorded at EMI Studios, Barcelona, October 1969


    9. If You Go (Michel Emer/Geoffrey Parsons)

    10. Lovin’ You Again (Don Black/Udo Juergens)

    11. If You Go Away (Jacques Brel/Rod McKuen)

    Arranged and conducted by John Cameron

    Produced By George Martin

    Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London

    Backing Recorded, 28th October 1968

    Vocal Recorded, 12th February 1969


    12. Two People (Film Version) (Don Black/Denis King)

    Arranged and conducted by Kenny Clayton

    Produced By George Martin

    Recorded at Olympic Recording Studios

    29th August 1969




    13. Por Primera Vez (For Once In My Life) (Orlando Murden/Ronald Miller)

    Arranged and conducted by Kenny Clayton

    Produced By George Martin

    Backing Recorded at Trident Sound Studios, London 3rd March 1970

    Vocal Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London 8th April 1970


    14. Time To Go (Unknown)

    15. Oh My Child (David Matthews/Michael Julien)

    Arranged and conducted by Mike Vickers

    Produced By George Martin

    Air Studios, London

    5th April 1971


    16. Didn’t We (Early Version) (Jimmy Webb)

    17. How Can I Live Without Your Love (Unknown)

    Produced By George Martin

    Air Studios, London

    21st July 1972


    18. One Last Try Unknown – Possibly (Tony Macaulay/Barry Mason)

    Arranged and conducted by Lew Warburton

    Produced By John Burgess

    Air Studios, London

    Backing Recorded 23rd January 1976

    Vocal Recorded 1st March 1976


    19. You Came Along (From Out Of Nowhere) (Edward Heyman/ John Green)

    Recorded and Broadcast 8th August 1961

    20. I Apologise (Al Goodhart/Al Hoffman/Ed Nelson)

    Recorded and Broadcast 4th July 1961

    21. The Folks Who Live On The Hill (Oscar Hammerstein II/Jerome Kern)

    Recorded 28th June 1961, Broadcast 25th July 1961

    22. Your Driving Me Crazy/The Song Is You (Walter Donaldson) / (Oscar Hammerstein II/Jerome Kern)

    Recorded and Broadcast 15th August 1961

    23. You’ll Never Know (Mack Gordon/Harry Warren)

    Recorded and Broadcast 18th July1961

    24. What Is This Thing Called Love (Cole Porter)

    Recorded and Broadcast 15th August 1961

    25. Day By Day (Sammy Cahn/Axel Stordahl/Paul Weston)

    Recorded 28 July 1961, Broadcast 1st August 1961

    26. Younger Than Springtime (Oscar Hammerstein II/Richard Rodgers)

    Recorded and Broadcast 8th August 1961

    Arranged and conducted by Johnnie Spence

    Produced By John Browell

    From”Matt’s Kind Of Music”


    Bonus Tracks


    27. Bound For Texas (Charles Chaplin)

    Arranged by Eric James & Orchestra Conducted by Eric Spear

    Recorded at Shepperton Studios, Surrey

    25th February 1959

    From "The Chaplin Revue" Soundtrack - Brunswick LAT 8345 © Universal


    28. Newport cigarettes

    Recorded 12th June 1967


    29. Teem

    Recorded 31st August 1961


    30. Macleans toothpaste (John & Joan Shakespeare)

    Arranged, conducted and produced by John Shakespeare

    Recorded 27th March 1962


    31. Mackintosh’s Weekend (John & Joan Shakespeare)

    Arranged, conducted and produced by John Shakespeare

    Recorded 20th July 1962


    32. Zal (1970’s version) (John & Joan Shakespeare)

    Arranged, conducted and produced by John Shakespeare

    Recorded at Olympic Recording Studios, London

    7th January 1977


    33. Kenny Everett sketch

    (Featuring We’re Gonna Change The World) (David Matthew/Tim Harris)

    Broadcast 20th December 1970

    From “Start the Week” with Kenny Everett



    Mastered where possible from the original Mono, Stereo and Multitrack tapes. Where tapes sources cannot be found it has been necessary to use shellac, acetate and vinyl disc sources, off air and home recorded tapes. Every effort has been made to minimise the defects inherent in the original sources, but some surface noise or tape his may still be evident.


    Remixed, Mastered and Restored by Richard Moore – Mint Audio Restoration.


    Compiled by Michele Monro and Richard Moore.
     
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  13. RMoore

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    Alternate Monro, I will have to search for on a back up drive, But most will be the same recording date as the originally released version. Rarities is essentially a mix of Rare and Uncovered with a few added tracks which were previously released elsewhere.

    Any other releases you need to know about?
     
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  14. adriatikfan

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    Can I just say how fortunate we are to be able to interact in so much detail with someone so closely linked to Matt's material and the estate and to be able to receive such detailed information to questions and queries.

    That Richard should feel willing to be so generous with his time for us fans is something that we should not underestimate.

    This would be remarkable on any day of the year ... but to have Richard's input like this on Christmas day is extraordinary and something that should be lauded on this forum.

    Richard - please understand how grateful we are for your continued engagement with us - we are hugely grateful.

    Best Wishes,
    David
     
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  15. Great Music Lover

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    I am new to this thread but I fully concur with the above.
     
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  16. vzok

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    Happy (belated) Christmas Richard. Thanks for that information.

    This thread that I started, to discuss "The George Martin Years" being released on CD, seems to have developed into a Matt Monro appreciation thread. Is there any way that a mod can change the thread title?
     
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  17. Norman Day

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    That's fabulous - thank you!
     
  18. Norman Day

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    Matt at The Movies perhaps? I can't think of any others at the moment...

    Thanks again for your generosity.
     
  19. Norman Day

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    What a good idea!
     
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  20. RMoore

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    Hi,

    Matt at the Movies has only three previously unreleased tracks, but they are in the book.

    Love Story - 10th June 1971
    When I Look In Your Eyes - 30th May 1967
    It's Alright With Me - 3rd November 1964.
    Richard
     
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  21. RMoore

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    Your welcome. Happy to help and spread the word!
     
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  22. Norman Day

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    Thanks again!

    I believe that Love Story & It's Alright With Me were released on the Rarities Collection and When I Look In Your Eyes on the Rare Monro. Also there is an 'unedited' version of Love Story which I think is unique to the Rare Monro CD.

    Are there no tracks unique to the Movie collection?
     
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  23. Norman Day

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    Wasn't 'Bound For Texas' not released until 'The Rarities Collection'?
     
  24. vzok

    vzok Active Member Thread Starter

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    I think Bound for Texas was on the tracklist for Matt Uncovered right up until release, but was withdrawn due to clearance problems at the last minute. It then was included on Rarities Collection.
     
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  25. Norman Day

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    Am I right in thinking that the first album 'Blue and Sentimental' has not been remastered apart from the tracks 'Gone with the Wind' and 'My Old Flame'?
     

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