|1. I'm A Fool To Want You|
|2. For Heaven's Sake|
|3. You Don't Know What Love Is|
|4. I Get Along Without You Very Well|
|5. For All We Know|
|6. Violets For Your Furs|
|7. You've Changed|
|8. It's Easy To Remember|
|9. But Beautiful|
|10. Glad To Be Unhappy|
|11. I'll Be Around|
|12. The End Of A Love Affair|
|13. I'm A Fool To Want You (Take 3)|
|14. I'm A Fool to Want You (Take 2 - Alternate Take)|
|15. The End Of A Love Affair: The Audio Story|
|16. The End Of A Love Affair (Stereo)|
|17. Pause Track|
Heavyweight 180gm vinyl LP pressing of this 1958 album from the Jazz legend. Wax Time.
A harrowing classic, Billie Holiday's personal favorite among her '50s albums captures the singer 17 months before her death, her once honeyed voice, scarred and weakened from punishing life, its ravages highlighted by the 1958 session's crisp sonics and the contrasting "satin" of Ray Ellis' sleek string arrangements. Yet it is that very contrast that explains the power of these performances: In revisiting its torchy standards, Holiday reduces them to their core of pain and longing, transforming "I'm a Fool to Want You," "You Don't Know What Love Is," and "You've Changed" into naked declarations as mesmerizing and unsettling as a horrific accident. Any postrocker that presumes pop standards and string sections automatically translate to "easy listening" hasn't listened to this. This 1997 version adds unreleased takes and a beautiful 20-bit digital transfer to extract every shivering pang of Holiday's music. --Sam Sutherland
Legendary album, perfect production, excelent quality of vinyl. Receomendation for LP record lovers.
I got this record sooner than estimate time.
This is an awesome lp,,her voice is quivering,though at age 58..to me this lp delivers in all counts..from the first to last song..this record is on my turntable,,,,a lotPublished on April 24 2013 by bocephusfan
Having just read an article entitled the most essential jazz music of the past century I went and purchased ths Lady in Satin. Read morePublished on March 12 2004
this is the most terrible voice i've ever heard!!!!
a loaf of rubbish and a waste of time and money!!!
Who wouldn't embrace Billie Holiday's emotionally, cringing, yet beautiful soul haunting pain that she portrayed in almost every single song she has sung from her soul? Read morePublished on Sept. 20 2003 by V.C.
Yes...I understand what previous reviewers are feeling and saying, viv-a-vis the haunting, scarred, weak voice of Billie on this, set against the lush arrangements of Ray Ellis. Read morePublished on Sept. 6 2003 by "douglasnegley"
The ultimate torch album of all time! Ray Ellis wrote similar arrangements for Pop singers around the same time (Connie Francis, Jerri Adams, etc. Read morePublished on July 17 2003 by Allen Bardin
Real Emotion. Universal Truth. The Sadness and Tragedy of Life. Wilst there is another happy, triumphant, and joyous side to the human condition, all must die, therein lies the... Read morePublished on July 4 2003 by Eric Andreasen
Billie laid down these performances at age 42, less than two years before her death. Her voice sounds as if she is 70. Read morePublished on June 19 2003 by William E. Adams