My father, who was born in the late 19th Century, had seen and heard Caruso in his prime, and considered him the greatest tenor of all. One day in the early 1950's my father came home enraptured. Walking down the street past a record shop, he had heard another voice. My father, whose second home was Carnegie Hall, said excitedly," I have heard another Caruso!" What he had heard, of course, was the voice of Mario Lanza, then starring in "The Great Caruso." My father hated movies, but Mom, my sister, and I persuaded him to come with us to see "The Great Caruso" at, I believe, Radio City Music Hall. After the film was over, my father said of Lanza, "The voice of God in a human being." My father and Lanza are long gone, but in the almost 50 years that have gone by, I see no reason to alter his opinion of Lanza. In the richness, color, and power of his singing, Lanza has no equal, and may never have one. This album is sufficient proof. Magnificent!