V1463. JOHN McCORMACK, Vol. VII: The Acoustic Recordings, 1916-18, incl. Songs by Mattei, Raff, Kreisler, Ray, Faure, Silésu, Martetson, Ball, Key, Sanderson, Novello, Elliot, Lohr, Ferrari, Piantadosi, Allitson & Dorel; Arias from Joseph, Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Eileen, The Bohemian Girl & Die Meistersinger. (E.U.) Naxos 8.112018. Transfers by Ward Marston. - 636943201879
"This seventh volume in the Naxos McCormack edition includes the great tenor’s only published recording of the 'Preislied' from Wagner’s DIE MEISTERSINGER, sung here in English translation; music by Irish and Irish-American composers; patriotic war-related songs that evoke the pain of separation and the hope of return, including Ivor Novello’s hugely popular 'Keep the Home Fires Burning'; and 'Champs paternels' from Méhul’s opera JOSEPH, recorded as a supportive gesture for the French forces that were suffering greatly at the time. All these works are delivered with an intimacy of feeling, masterful phrasing and a compelling sense of engagement with the listener that were the hallmark of McCormack’s approach to everything that he sang.
This is the only chronological survey of John McCormack’s recordings on the market. He was one of the great tenors of the twentieth century, and is still hugely popular.”
-Zillah Dorset Akron