We released a digital remastered version of this album, but we have received a bunch of emails asking for the original recordings, so here they are. We also added a bonus track produced by the late, great Leonardo Schultz entitled Americano. It was subsequently recorded by Jose Feliciano, but was originally recorded and produced by Schultz over a decade earlier with a different group- here it is for your enjoyment. In listening to both the digitally remastered version of the album and this one, we are a bit torn between technology and originality, thus you too now have a choice. Listen to this album and the digitally remastered album - Matt Monro - Camino Al Amor, and pick the songs you like best. It is a win win no matter what. Enjoy!
Here is what Beatles Producer George Martin has to say about Matt Monro-
Back in the late 1950's before I became The Beatle's record producer, I was producing a comedy album with Peter Sellers and needed a singer who sounded like Frank Sinatra. I chose Matt Monro. "Fred Flange" as he was known on the album, created alot of interest, and at the end of 1960 I asked Matt to record under his own name. The result was "Portrait of my love" and within two weeks of release it made the charts and stayed there for many months. This was the first big hit of many for Matt. International acclaim has come Matt's way since that first recording and he was a natural charming fellow. "A Singer's singer, a musicians singer." A joy to work with, a performer whose reading of a lyric is unsurpassed. Matt has given me as much pleasure in the studio as he has to audiences worldwide.
- George Martin