MATT MONRO Special Reserve Collection - Books & CD

A fantastic opportunity to buy a limited edition slipcase featuring exclusive Matt Monro items, specially assembled for fans by Michele Monro, Matt Monro’s daughter.

The set features:

A specially-designed slipcase
A hardcover edition of Matt Monro: The Singer’s Singer by Michele Monro – the official biography
An exclusive Matt Monro Special Reserve Sessionography book – only available in this limited edition
A Matt Monro Special Reserve CD, featuring unreleased tracks – only available in this limited edition

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FULL CONTENTS:

THE SINGER’S SINGER
The Life and Music of Matt Monro
The definitive biography, by his daughter Michele

Special Reserve
Beyond the Life and Music of Matt Monro
An exclusive extra volume, containing:

  • An annotated session listing
  • Details of Matt’s radio and television broadcasts
  • A worldwide discography
  • Rare photos

Special Reserve: The Disc
An exclusive CD of rare and previously unreleased tracks

1. Vesti La Giubba (I Pagliacci)
(Ruggero Leoncavallo)
Matt’s earliest surviving recording with Mena Silas on piano – Circa 1952/3 Hong Kong

2. All Of Me
(Seymour Simons/Gerald Marks)
From Terry Parsons Sings – Radio Broadcast – 27 June 1953 Hong Kong

3. How Deep Is The Ocean
(Irving Berlin)
From Terry Parsons Sings – Radio Broadcast – 27 June 1953 Hong Kong

4. Polka Dots and Moonbeams
(Johnny Burke/Jimmy Van Heusen)
The recording that brought Matt to the attention of Winifred Atwell – 2 February 1956

5. Dreamdust
(Unknown)
Publisher’s Demo – 9 January 1958

6. We’ll Have A Lot To Tell The Children
(Patrick Sherlock/Robert Halfin/Norrie Paramor)
Publisher’s Demo – Circa 1958/9

7. Aladdin’s Lamp
(Unknown)
Publisher’s Demo – Circa 1958/9

8. Lulu’s Back In Town
(Harry Warren/Al Dubin)
‘Off Air’ recording from Lunch Box – ATV Television Broadcast

9. Too Close For Comfort
(Jerry Bock/Lawrence Holofcener/David Weiss)
‘Off Air’ recording from Lunch Box – ATV Television Broadcast

10. Portrait Of My Love
(Cyril Ornadel/David West)
Acetate recording from Rendezvous with Rosemary – Television Broadcast – 9 December 1960

11. Mama Will Bark (with Rosemary Squires)
(Dick Manning)
‘Off Air’ recording from Rendezvous with Rosemary – Radio Broadcast – 10 February 1961

12. Star Eyes
(Unknown)
From Matt’s Kind Of Music – Radio Broadcast – 1961

13. Pennies From Heaven
(Johnny Burke/Arthur Johnston)
From Matt’s Kind Of Music – Radio Broadcast – 1961

14. I Love The Little Things
(Tony Hatch)
Matt’s Eurovision entry. Recorded live at the Araneta Coliseum, Manila – 2 January 1966

15. Once In A Lifetime
(Anthony Newley/Leslie Bricusse)
Live in Pretoria, South Africa 1966

16. What Do You Say We Laze The Day Away
(with Val Doonican)
(Val Doonican/John Law)
Rare ‘off air’ recording – Television Broadcast

Jingles
17. Camay
(Unknown)
18. Babycham *
(John & Joan Shakespeare)
19. Teem
(Unknown)
20. Listerine *
(John & Joan Shakespeare)
21. Zal *
(John & Joan Shakespeare)

  • Rare and unreleased jingles – alternative versions to those used on previous releases.