While he is fondly remembered by many for his roles in movie classics such as Alfred Hitchcock's Rebecca and Joseph L. Mankiewicz's All about Eve, among several others, British actor George Sanders never made a name for himself as a singer. In fact, he only recorded one album under his name, The George Sanders Touch: Songs for the Lovely Lady, released by ABC-Paramount in 1958, but in spite of a few ads in Variety and other trade publications that suggest that the label may have seen some selling potential in Sanders's crooning, the album never quite got anywhere, and today it is prized only by the staunchest of Sanders fans and by the most relentless collectors of celebrity vocals.
If George Samders had been more ambitious, he might have left acting for a career in opera. During an appearance in Tallulah Bankhead's radio show in the early 1950s he sang the aria "In lacerato spirito," from Verdi's Simon Boccanegra. His well-trained voice was so pleasant that many in the studio audience did not believe it belonged to George Sanders. They left convinced that he had mouthed a recording of someone else's singing. . . He did, however, record an album called The George Sanders Touch in 1958. On it he sang not arias but standards, including "September Song," "As Time Goes By," and "More Than You Know." Included on the album was a song of his own composition, "Such Is My Love." (93-94)
"The Very Thought of You" (written by another Englishman, bandleader Ray Noble) and "More Than You Know." However, the arrangements, though beautifully constructed, are invariably slow, which indicates that Sanders must not have felt entirely comfortable with uptempo numbers. This lends an air of sameness to the record, which at some points becomes inevitably monotonous because Sanders clearly lacks range and insists on singing all tracks in a way that often makes him sound rather aloof and uninvolved with the song.
For more information on The George Sanders Touch, the blog Big 10-Inch Record includes a very interesting post about this album, which you can access here.