Matt Monro - The Greatest

All tracks duplicated on this set are the same re-masters as the “Complete Singles Collection” except for ‘Softly as I Leave You’ and ‘From Russia with Love’, which this time are both re-masters from the Stereo Mixes. The remaining tracks are newly remastered from original Mixdown tapes. The one exception is ‘Love Story’ which was re-mastered by 2008 for ‘Matt at The Movies’

There is one Unissued recording on this set ‘ I’ll Never Fall In Love Again” and this is mastered from it’s original mixdown tape (Dating from 1970) However an edit piece was also mixed for the final instrumental section so this was used as per the producers orignal intentions.

‘I Love You Because’ – Taken from the original master tape – Previous CD releases from vinyl dub.

‘For All We Know’- Taken from the original master tape – Previous CD releases from vinyl dub. To improve the quality of the recording when first issued on CD a click removal process was used to take out the clicks and pops from scratches on the record. This had the effect of muffling the hi hat cymbal played in the introduction. Coming from the original master tape on this occasion solves this problem.

Press play to hear both original and remastered versions

‘This is the Life’  – First Stereo CD release

‘Unchained Melody’ – Rare in stereo. This version matches the original UK release on “Hits Of Yesterday” rather than the slightly different edit issued by Liberty in the USA.


EMI – 50999 606764 2 9

1. Let There Be Love

2. Portrait Of My Love

3. Softly As I Leave You

4. Love Is A Many Splendoured Thing

5. When I Fall In Love

6. From Russia With Love

7. Yesterday

8. Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words)

9. I Love You Because

10. Spanish Eyes

11. Unchained Melody

12. There’s A Kind Of Hush (All Over The World)

13. My Kind Of Girl

14. Gonna Build A Mountain

15. For All We Know

16. The Nearness Of You

17. Around The World

18. Walk Away

19. Love Story

20. Born Free

21. This Is The Life (Harvey’s ad)

22. We’re Gonna Change The World

23. If I Never Sing Another Song

24. Impossible Dream

25. I’ll Never Fall In Love Again