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LISTEN AGAIN HERE! Vinyl Frontier special on Matt Monro

On Sunday 15 March Vinyl Frontier programme, produced and presented by Mike McLean, there is a very special feature on 1960s singer Matt Monro.

Mike says: “I am delighted to say that, for the first time in far too long, I’m going to be joined on this week’s Vinyl Frontier by Michele Monro, the daughter of the wonderful Matt Monro.

There’s a new album out this weekend ‘Stranger in Paradise – the Lost New York Tapes’ and we’ll play a few of the excellent tracks on the album as well as have a chat about the man and his music.

A stack of hits from the charts of this week across three decades from the 60s to the 80s as well, testifies to the fact that nostalgia is still alive and well, especially on Paisley FM every Sunday evening between 7.00 and 10.pm. Hope you’ll join Michele and me tonight, Sunday from 7.00pm.”

Capitol/UMe released Stranger In Paradise – The Lost New York Sessions on 13 March 2020, a much-anticipated double CD showcasing Matt Monro’s estimable talent.

The tapes for The Lost New York Sessions were housed in the Capitol Records vaults in Los Angeles and were impromptu arrangements that Monro originally intended for release.

However, Monro’s musical director took the tapes, changed the arrangements and added brass and strings for a more produced version. These revised versions appear on his 1967 Capitol album, Invitation To Broadway and his original versions were never released.

The new release’s first disc features 16 tracks released for the first time in their original, undubbed form – the way Monro had originally recorded them.

The full glare of American media was soon to fall on Matt Monro as the lad from Shoreditch, London, followed in the footsteps of his boyhood idol, Frank Sinatra, when he joined the Capitol Records roster.

Capitol/UMe will release Stranger In Paradise – The Lost New York Sessions, a much-anticipated double CD showcasing Matt Monro’s estimable talent.

The tapes for The Lost New York Sessions were housed in the Capitol vaults in Los Angeles and were impromptu arrangements that Monro originally intended for release. However, Monro’s musical director took the tapes, changed the arrangements and added brass and strings for a more produced version. These revised versions appear on his 1967 Capitol album, Invitation To Broadway and his original versions were never released. The new release’s first disc features 16 tracks released for the first time in their original, undubbed form – the way Monro had originally recorded them.

The full glare of American media was soon to fall on Matt Monro as the lad from Shoreditch followed in the footsteps of his boyhood idol, Frank Sinatra, when he joined the Capitol Records roster.

Capitol/UMe will release Stranger In Paradise – The Lost New York Sessions, a much-anticipated double CD showcasing Matt Monro’s estimable talent.

The Vinyl Frontier with Mike McLean, Sunday 15 March, 7.00-10.00pm on Paisley FM 107.5; DAB digital radio, Online, On Smart speakers “Play Paisley FM from Tunein” and on the Paisley FM App.

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