HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Decca) Mario Del Monaco Sings Popular Songs (Mantovani and his Orchestra)

This very special record offers us the chance to sample the music of maestro Mantovani – the man who, let’s not forget, was selling records by the million long before the Beatles came on the scene. 1962’s “A Song for You” (English title of this album) is a somewhat unusual entry in Mantovani’s discography, being the only album he made that featured a vocalist throughout. The vocalist in this instance is someone very special, none other than legendary Italian operatic tenor Mario Del Monaco. The effect of Del Monaco’s voice set against Mantovani’s lush orchestral backgrounds is truly captivating, which produces exquisite versions of Love’s Last Word is Spoken (Parlami d’Amore Mariu), Be My Love, Ti Voglio Tanto Bene and Mantovani’s own Cara Mia, among others.

Composer: Various
Performer: Mario Del Monaco
Orchestra: The Manovani Orchestra
Conductor: Paolo Mantovani
Vinyl (1962)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Decca
DR-Analysis: 11
Size: 684 MB
Scan: yes
Server: FileFactory


A1 Serenade (From ‘The Student Prince’)  
A2 Musica Proibita  
A3 Love’s Last Word Is Never Spoken  
A4 Te Voglio Tanto Bene  
A5 Tonight (From ‘West Side Story’)  
B1 Catari, Catari  
B2 Be My Love  
B3 Girls Were Made To Love And Kiss (From ‘Paganini’)  
B4 Cara Mia  
B5 Lolita  

Analyzed folder: /Volumes/HRS Music/   NICHT GEPOSTET/96kMDM_Ser/96k Mario Del Monaco – Serenade
DR        Peak        RMS        Filename
DR12        -0.51 dB     -17.34 dB     A1  Serenade (From ‘The Student Prince’).aif
DR12        -0.53 dB     -16.99 dB     A2  Musica Proibita.aif
DR11        -1.83 dB     -17.35 dB     A3  Love’s Last Word Is Never Spoken (Parlami D’Amore Mariu’).aif
DR11        -0.54 dB     -16.29 dB     A4  Te Voglio Tanto Bene.aif
DR10        -1.22 dB     -15.36 dB     A5  Tonight (From ‘West Side Story’).aif
DR11        -2.05 dB     -17.01 dB     B1  Catari, Catari.aif
DR10        -1.13 dB     -16.61 dB     B2  Be My Love.aif
DR11        -1.04 dB     -17.12 dB     B3  Girls Were Made To Love And Kiss (From ‘Paganini’).aif
DR11        -2.37 dB     -17.10 dB     B4  Cara Mia.aif
DR12        -0.70 dB     -16.29 dB     B5  Lolita.aif
Number of files:    10
Official DR value:    DR11


  • Accompanied By – Mantovani And His Orchestra
  • Conductor – Mantovani
  • Engineer – Arthur Lilley
  • Liner Notes – Tony Barrow
  • Producer – Frank Lee
  • Tenor Vocals – Mario del Monaco


Ripping Info


  • Software: iZotope RX 4 Advanced, Adobe Audition CS 5.5, Twisted Wave 1.9
  • Super light de-clicking with iZotope, significant clicks manually removing, no de-noising
  • DR-Analisys before converting to Flac
  • Converting Wave -> Flac: Twisted Wave 1.9
  • Artwork: Sony Alpha 350, Epson Perfection V750 Pro, Photoshop CS 5.5

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7 thoughts on “HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Decca) Mario Del Monaco Sings Popular Songs (Mantovani and his Orchestra)

  1. Phew!! I had the London ffrr vinyl American Edition of this with MDM & Mantovani, and have wanted it for almost two decades since, and Kaboom! Here it is, in flac 24/96 Hi def no less!

    You’ve made me one happy pup, sir! A HUGE THANK YOU!

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