Lady in Satin

Lady in Satin

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by Billie Holiday
     
 

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This was her penultimate album, recorded when her body was telling her enough was enough. During the sessions with arranger Ray Ellis she was drinking vodka neat, as if it were tap water. Yet, for all her ravaged voice (the sweetness had long gone), she was still an incredible singer. The feeling and tension she manages to put into almostSee more details below

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This was her penultimate album, recorded when her body was telling her enough was enough. During the sessions with arranger Ray Ellis she was drinking vodka neat, as if it were tap water. Yet, for all her ravaged voice (the sweetness had long gone), she was still an incredible singer. The feeling and tension she manages to put into almost every track set this album as one of her finest achievements. "You've Changed" and "I Get Along Without You Very Well" are high art performances from the singer who saw life from the bottom upwards. The CD reissue masterminded by Phil Schaap is absolutely indispensable. [Some reissues add two alternate takes of "I'm a Fool to Want You," part of which were used for the original released rendition, plus the stereo version of "The End of a Love Affair" (only previously released in mono) and examples of Lady Day rehearsing the latter song, including a long unaccompanied stretch.]

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/23/1997
Label:
Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC:
0886977007026
catalogNumber:
770070
Rank:
2425

Tracks

  1. I'm a Fool To Want You  - Billie Holiday
  2. For Heaven's Sake  -  Ray Ellis & His Orchestra
  3. You Don't Know What Love is  -  Ray Ellis & His Orchestra
  4. I Get Along Without You Very Well  -  Ray Ellis & His Orchestra
  5. For All We Know  -  Ray Ellis & His Orchestra
  6. Violets For Your Furs  -  Ray Ellis & His Orchestra
  7. You've Changed  -  Ray Ellis & His Orchestra
  8. It's Easy To Remember  -  Ray Ellis & His Orchestra
  9. But Beautiful  -  Ray Ellis & His Orchestra
  10. Glad To Be Unhappy  -  Ray Ellis & His Orchestra
  11. I'll Be Around  -  Ray Ellis & His Orchestra
  12. The End of a Love Affair  - Billie Holiday
  13. I'm a Fool To Want You  -  Ray Ellis & His Orchestra
  14. I'm a Fool To Want You  -  Ray Ellis & His Orchestra
  15. The End of a Love Affair  - Billie Holiday
  16. The End of a Love Affair  - Billie Holiday
  17. Pause Track  - Billie Holiday

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