More Legendary Voices 1911-1949

This disc accompanies the second volume of Nigel Douglas' book published by André Deutsch. Note: Volume 1 & Volume 2 are no longer available from the publisher but copies are still available through online retailers.

When I wrote Legendary Voices in 1992, my original list of singers had 26 names on it; it soon became evident that this would be too long a book, so I decided to make it a two-volume affair. The singers in More Legendary Voices are in no sense a second team - it would be hard to imagine any of these names relegated to a place in the reserves! - and once again they are all artists who for one reason or another hold a special place in my personal affections. In my book I try to draw portraits of them as people; this disc presents them in their most essential guise - as singers. Nigel Douglas



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Review "I can hardly think of another CD, except the first in the series (NI 7851), which is likely to convince people that it is worth putting up with ancient sound for the sake of eternally fresh singing and interpretation. In fact this second album is for me still more captivating. I know all of these performances well, but listening to them again in Nimbus' excellent transfers I was transfixed, not to say transfigured. A superb choice of the greatest singers." Michael Tanner, Classic CD
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