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5.0 out of 5 stars Steve Conway reminds us of what was and what might have been......., 1 Nov 2010
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Anton Coy "Ant" (Johannesburg, South Africa) - See all my reviews
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If you were an adult living in post-World War Two Britain, you would have been well used to hearing the latest Steve Conway record on the wireless. Born Walter Groom in Bethnell Green in very modest circumstances, he went on to become arguably the most popular British male singer of the late Forties and the very early part of the Fifties, and it could well have been anticipated that he would later have ranked alongside other top male British vocalists of the 1950's, such as the likes of Dickie Valentine, Ronnie Hilton, Tony Brent and Dennis Lotis. But a serious heart condition and a last-ditch attempt to cure it surgically lead to Conway's death, aged just 31 in 1952. You rarely hear his music played today, as some of it may be just a little too dated for a superficial listening to. But take the time to sit and listen to his often fragile and poignant delivery and you will quickly appreciate what a great singer he was, especially when he interpreted wistful romantic ballads. This collection, by concentrating on his less wellknown recordings and avoiding just about all of the songs he is best remembered for, goes a long way to re-emphasise his qualities as a top vocalist of his era, and should be included with pride in your record collection.
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5.0 out of 5 stars So this is love, 14 Aug 2009
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This album has the whole selection of new songs that we've never heard before and they're never been issued in any CDs over 50 years. It's a joy and accomplishment to hear these songs from one of the most beautiful Bel Canto or balladeers who ever lived. There is no comparison to his voice. It's beautiful and unique. He was a romantic singer - one of the best vocal interpreter of the ballads. Listening to the track, "So this is love", the timbre of his voice, the phrasing, the perfect diction (he had some elocution lessons before he was famous), are just so beautiful that I realised why he was known to be Britain's finest balladeer.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Steve Conway CD Best of All, 19 Mar 2014
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This is someone that I had never heard of. I was asked to buy this by someone else. I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of this man's voice. I could see why he was so popular at the time. Tragically he died in his early thirties.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Some rare Steve Conway recordings., 13 Dec 2013
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Sepia have managed to find a couple of dozen Conway recordings that have not seen the light of day since their original issue as 78's. The booklet notes are written to the usual high standard set by this company.
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4.0 out of 5 stars With all his heart and soul, 3 July 2013
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JJA Kiefte "Joost Kiefte" (Tegelen, Nederland) - See all my reviews
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Steve Conway has a very nice, warm baritone voice which he uses to good effect on the ballads on this cd. A pity that some of the arrangements are very old fashioned (they sound as if they were written in the early thirties). The Peter Yorke contributions, as on the Memoir Cd, are easily the best here. Listening to a whole CD of slow songs may have a soporific effect, so perhaps they are best savoured a few at a time. On some of the older tunes I find the remastering too heavy; there is no surface noise whatsoever, which is very strange in recordings of this vintage. A good thing on this selection is that there is no overlap with the earlier Memoir CD. But despite these little niggles it is a good platter by a very pleasant singer.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Steve Conway, 30 Mar 2013
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Never heard of him before not quite old enough to remember him, but mother in law was a fan she use to sing one of his songs to my sons and the cousins as well, We sat and listened to this CD and found it lovely to relax with, it was great shall look forward to getting the next CD when and if it is released hope you can get it in stock in the next few weeks, I would love to be able to get his CD My Foolish Heart as there is a favourite tune on it we like.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Steve Conway, 10 Mar 2012
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Purchased this CD for my elderly Uncle who hadn't heard any music from Steve Conway for years. He really liked the music which brought back many memories.
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