Top positive review
12 people found this helpful
Different performances, same magnificent voice
on 18 September 2013
I have just auditioned this CD for the first time and I have to say that Richard Moore has provided us with an extremely important addition to Matt's catalogue. Almost all the tracks sound much better than they did previously and some of Matt's readings are so different (and to my ears) in many cases preferable to the previously released recordings. The clarity of the vocals on some of the tracks are a revelation. Matt's diction was always splendid, but some recordings were so wet with reverb on some of the late 70s recordings that you would never have known it. Well, this has now been corrected by this disc. Excellent all round. As far as the recent EMI break up of assets is concerned: yes, it's dreadful in terms of future projects. My disappointment, however, is assuaged by the fact that Michele and Richard have been so industrious in the last 10 years providing us with so many excellent additions to Matt's CD catalogue. For that I am truly grateful.