I'm so excited - a fellow blogger has provided me with a possible link to finding a recording of the recitation of a former Imam at Regents Park Masjid- Imam Atiyyah. An Egyptian brother, his recitation was slow, deep and with the help of acoustics of the masjid, absolutely beautiful.
I used to always prefer the Saudi Imams over all other recitors a few years back, but now i find myself liking the Egyptians more and more. Perhaps part of that is down to my short stay in Cairo. In fact, what i miss alot from my time there was the long prayers. When you went to the masjid, you didn't pray a quick 5 minute salah. We used to have Fajr last around 15-20 minutes some times.
A friend of mine said to me once that you tend to associate different passages of the Qur'an with different recitors, and with Imam Atiyyah it would be the two last pages of Surah al-Furqan that i'll forever associate with him.