Written for the legendary Sir Peter Pears, Davislim accomplishes the task of beautiful singing and sensitive expression needed for these songs to come alive. His voice is elegant and well mannered. I don’t think these songs could be better served. Young’s piano is particularly lovely and precise. The songs are fun and lyrical with meaningful themes. I particularly thought ‘The Salley Gardens’ and ‘Greensleeves’ were musical standouts.
The recording is very alive and sophisticated. It is very close to a reference disk...an almost perfect effort. I loved the smooth, rich sound and lifelike textures. Sounds like great mid hall Decca from 1968 without the smear and surface noise. What fun!
Way to go Melba! By the way, I only auditioned the two channel playback.