CD Duration: 63.26 / Year: 2014
A Tribute to Matt Monro and Nat ‘King’ Cole, played on Wersi Helios W2S & Wersi Spectra CD700 Golden Gate (with bass and drums from a Yamaha Tyros 2).
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Organ & Keyboard Cavalcade Review
I reviewed John”s “Golden Girls” CD last month and his “Amigo” (Volume Uno) release the month before that. Now comes another month and so another release and would you believe I already have another one which will probably get a mention next issue (a clue is the title, “I’ve Been Expecting You”). That makes four CDs in four concurrent magazines which must be a record.
As with most of John’s releases, this is again played on his Wersi Helios W2S & Wersi Spectra CD700 Golden Gate (with bass and drums from a Yamaha Tyros 2). This one has a much more laid-back feel than his last couple mentioned above. This one contains a tribute to two of the most popular singers of the 1950s and 1960s; Nat ‘King’ Cole and Matt Monroe. It makes sense to combine the two as Matt only had five top ten hits in the UK (between 1960 and 1965) while Nat had over a dozen between 1952 and 1962 (plus a number seven hit with a re-release of “When I Fall in Love” in 1987). One of Matt Monroe’s most famous tracks “We’re Going to Change Your World” was never even a hit in the UK (or even in America), but became extremely popular on BBC Radio Two (this song was actually a semi-satirical song about women’s lib).
Incidentally, I met John for the first time recently. Living in rural Wales, we hardly meet anyone, but John popped over to pick up my old Wersi Spectra Livestyle that needed a new home and I couldn’t think of anyone better to get the best out of it. I look forward to hearing it on a future release. John will probably make it sound amazing and then I’ll be kicking myself for letting it go.
Review by Ian King from Organ and Keyboard Cavalcade Magazine.