Matt Monro

Matt Monro

Though Matt Monro is known best to worldwide audiences as the voice of one of the best James Bond themes, "From Russia with Love," the British vocalist produced a lifetime of great work. Often criticized as a second-rate Sinatra imitation because of his light, expressive style of swing, Monro hit the British Top Ten frequently during the 1960s but managed only two moderate hits in America.

Born Terrence Parsons in London, he began his career singing for television commercials and performed with a few British bands (including Cyril Stapleton's Orchestra) during the early '50s. After a few sides recorded for various labels, he signed to Decca for an album of standards, 1957's Blue and Sentimental. His career really took off one year later when producer George Martin asked him to lend his deep voice to a Peter Sellers album of Sinatra satires, Songs for Swingin' Sellers. Monro's straight-faced contribution, "You Keep Me Swingin'," gained him a contract from Parlophone, and he hit number three in the British charts with 1960's "Portrait of My Love."

Title Album Genre Tools
Portrait Of My Love The Best Of The EMI Years Pop
Client:
Artist:
Matt Monro
Genres:
Pop
Instruments:
Acoustic Guitar, Brass, Cello, Drums, Guitar, Horns, Piano, Strings, Violin, and Wind Instruments
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Bright, Campy, Dramatic, Epic, Feel-Good, Moody, and Romantic
Scene Descriptions:
Ballroom Dance, Best Friends, In Love, Make-Out, Sunny Day, Victory, and Wedding
Subgenres:
Standards and Vocal Pop
Tempo:
Slow
Vocal Types:
Male
BPM:
53
CD/Track #:
The Best Of The EMI Years
Release Year:
1961
Track ID:
39836
Main Mix 1:00 160k MP3
Softly As I Leave You Softly As I Leave You - Single Pop
Client:
Artist:
Matt Monro
Genres:
Pop
Instruments:
Drums, Harp, Piano, and Strings
Keywords:
Dramatic, Romantic, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
Ballroom Dance, Goodbye, Heartbreak, and Wedding
Subgenres:
Vocal Pop
Tempo:
Medium Slow
Vocal Types:
Male
BPM:
74
CD/Track #:
Softly As I Leave You - Single
Release Year:
1962
Track ID:
84801
Main Mix 3:26 160k MP3 44.1k AIF
Portrait Of My Love (Remastered) The Greatest Pop
Client:
Artist:
Matt Monro
Genres:
Pop
Instruments:
Acoustic Guitar, Brass, Cello, Drums, Guitar, Horns, Piano, Strings, Violin, and Wind Instruments
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Bright, Campy, Dramatic, Epic, Feel-Good, Moody, and Romantic
Scene Descriptions:
Ballroom Dance, Best Friends, In Love, Make-Out, Sunny Day, Victory, and Wedding
Subgenres:
Standards and Vocal Pop
Tempo:
Slow
Vocal Types:
Male
CD/Track #:
The Greatest, #2
Release Year:
1961
Track ID:
53026
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Take Me Back