Back in 2001 when there was relatively little of Carmen available on the UK market Gordon Gray of Memoir Records put together with Nigel Hunter this outstanding 23 track selection. On this disc you will hear many of the famous recordings made by Carmen and originally released on 78rpm record and later reissued on LP. Who could forget the romantic "Dancing in the Dark" & "I Kiss Your Hand Madame" or the energetic "Brazil" and the equally up tempo "Voodoo Moon". The range of compositions includes standards, latin, romantic as well as light clasical. All tracks with rhythm accompaniment except 12 with muted strings, and 17, 18, and 20 with orchestra. The running time is approx 73 minutes. The sound quality is excellent and the liner notes by Nigel Hunter informative. Look out for more Memoir releases.