Born Free – Matt Monro (1966)

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An individual, limited edition, example of vinyl art made from a genuine, original, 45rpm, 7” single featuring the  single, ‘Born Free’ by Matt Monro. The record was released in 1966, on the Capitol record label and has been reworked into a lion cub.

A great framed gift for a friend or family member who is a fan of Matt Monro, The film Born Free, Lion Cubs or has a special memory linked to the song.

Presented in a satin black box frame
Limited Edition of 100, signed and numbered by myself, the artist

Title: Born Free
Media Artist/s: Matt Monro
Record Label: Capitol
Medium: Mixed media, hand cut from an original 7″ vinyl single
Era: 1960s
Genre: Pop / Soundtrack

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Additional information about this, Matt Monro vinyl art.

Matt Monro – The Artist

Matt Monro (1930 – 1985) was an English singer who became one of the most popular entertainers on the international music scene during the 1960s and 1970s. Known as The Man with the Golden Voice, he filled cabarets, nightclubs, music halls, and stadiums across the world in his 30-year career. His recordings include the UK Top 10 hits: “Portrait of My Love”, “My Kind of Girl”, “Softly As I Leave You”, “Walk Away” and “Yesterday” (originally by The Beatles). He also recorded several film themes such as “From Russia with Love” for the James Bond film of the same name, “Born Free” for the film of the same name and “On Days Like These” for The Italian Job.

Born Free – The Song

Born Free’ is a popular song with music by John Barry, and lyrics by Don Black. It was written for the 1966 film of the same name and won an Academy Award for Best Original Song. It has also been recorded by Frank Sinatra, Vic Reeves and Andy Williams.

The Lion Cub – The Shape

This 7″ record has been modelled into the simplified shape of a lion cub popularised by the animated film, “The Lion King”.

Born Free is a 1966 British drama film starring Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers as Joy and George Adamson, a real-life couple who raised Elsa the Lioness, an orphaned lion cub, to adulthood, and released her into the wilderness of Kenya. The film was produced by Open Road Films Ltd. and Columbia Pictures. The screenplay, written by blacklisted Hollywood writer Lester Cole (under the pseudonym “Gerald L.C. Copley”), was based upon Joy Adamson’s 1960 non-fiction book Born Free. The film was directed by James Hill and produced by Sam Jaffe and Paul Radin. Born Free, and its musical score by John Barry, won numerous awards.

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Weight 1030 g
Dimensions 25 × 4.5 × 25 cm

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