I stumbled upon this album whilst surfing Amazon. I love baritone voices - probably more than I do a nice tenor, and I was not disappointed with this collection!
There are SO many great performances here, from the hauntingly beautiful track two, to track three, where Simon's voice is so full of gentleness - without losing any of the masculinity (not always easy for a man to achieve such gentleness) to track seven which is another fine example of this gentleness at work.
I think out of the two - the Brahms collection is by far the best for me - but each to their own of course. I have put the highlights at the end of this review (of which there are so many) but for me as personal favourites, it's a VERY tight contest between tracks seven and fourteen I think!
I also love the fact that most tracks are nice and short numbers, which is just the way I like it!