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Matt Monro biography ‘The Singer’s Singer’ now on CD

May 2, 2011

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The Singer’s Singer, the best-selling biography of Matt Monro by his daughter Michele, is now available as a 3CD ‘talking book’ as part of a new four-disc box set titled Words & Music.

   Three of the discs in the Words & Music box set feature an abridged version of Michele Monro’s critically acclaimed biography of her father, The Singer’s Singer – The Life and Music of Matt Monro. The audio book is read by Michele herself.

   The Singer’s Singer traces Matt Monro’s life from an impoverished East End childhood as Terry Parsons to a job as a London bus driver, to his phenomenal success as singer Matt Monro, and his eventual recognition by his peers as ‘the singer’s singer’

   As Frank Sinatra once commented: “If I had to choose three of the finest male vocalists in the singing business, Matt would be one of them.”

   The Words & Music box set also features a totally remastered version of the rare album Matt Monro Sings Hoagy Carmichael which has never been available on CD before. The 17 tracks include all of the songs from the original session tapes – including classics such as ‘Stardust’, ‘The Nearness Of You’ and ‘Georgia On My Mind’ – plus several previously unreleased bonus tracks.

   This set features every surviving out-take from EMI’s vaults, along with rare recordings from original acetates in the Monro Estate Collection. It includes every Hoagy Carmichael song that Matt ever recorded, plus a non-Carmichael ‘B’ side recorded during the album sessions.

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Best of Frank Sinatra’s Las Vegas years on new CD

February 6, 2011

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In the early 1960s, Las Vegas helped to refuel Frank Sinatra’s career, while Sinatra in turn helped to boost the city’s international image.

Now, some of the most memorable performances from the legendary Sinatra-Vegas relationship are being made available on Frank Sinatra: Best of Vegas – a collection of 14 live recordings set for release on February 15, 2011.

The single CD captures Sinatra in concert at the Sands, Caesars Palace and the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas between 1961 and 1987. The collection is a distillation of highlights from Sinatra: Vegas, a five-disc boxed set (4 CD/1 DVD) of live recordings released by Reprise Records in 2006.

Classic tracks include: ‘The Lady Is A Tramp’ (from The Sands, 1961), ‘Pennies From Heaven’ (from The Golden Nugget, 1987) and ‘Theme from New York, New York’ (from Caesars Palace, 1982).

“From his debut at the Desert Inn in September 1951, no entertainer was ever more synonymous with the city of Las Vegas than Frank Sinatra,” says Charles Pignone, author of The Sinatra Treasures, in his comprehensive liner notes for the new CD. “It has been said that next to legalised gambling, nothing has been more beneficial and profitable to Las Vegas than Frank Sinatra.”

FULL TRACK LIST: 

Introduction
The One I Love Belongs to Somebody Else
Moonlight in Vermont
The Lady Is a Tramp
I’ve Got You Under My Skin
Street Of Dreams
Fly Me to the Moon (In Other Words)
Monologue
Luck Be a Lady
I Can’t Get Started
Without a Song
All or Nothing at All
Witchcraft
Pennies From Heaven
Angel Eyes
Theme From New York, New York
Bows

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