Matt Monro - Love Is The Same Anywhere

Matt Monro - Love Is The Same Anywhere

Catalogue Code: 715642

Barcode: 5050457156428

Release Date: 9 Mar 2015

Brought to the attention of producer George Martin by his ability to impersonate the singing style of Frank Sinatra, Matt Monro was subsequently rewarded with his own contract for the Parlophone label in 1960. After two Top Ten singles (Portrait Of My Love and My Kind Of Girl) work began on his debut album Love Is The Same Anywhere. Linking with the Johnnie Spence orchestra and with production by George Martin himself, the album focused on songs written by British songwriters rather than the then traditional route favoured by other singers who had plundered the Great American Songbook for material for their albums. Matt was quite adamant about giving British songwriters their chance, pointing out that his hit singles had come from new material and he saw no reason to change tack for a long player. The resulting album was well received critically and sold well without ever breaking into the charts - it should be noted that the British album chart at the time was restricted to a Top 20, making it extremely difficult for any album to chart. The album also attracted considerable interest in America, where Matt had just achieved his chart breakthrough, and as such this is one of the strongest albums in Matt’s catalogue.

1. Love Is The Same Anywhere
2. Jeannie
3. Let's Face The Music And Dance
4. Such Is My Love
5. The Thing About Love
6. Come Sta
7. Cheek To Cheek
8. I'll Dream Of You
9. April Fool
10. Mirage
11. There Are No Words For Love
12. No One Will Ever Know