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Lady in Satin Original recording remastered, Enhanced

4.7 out of 5 stars 54 customer reviews

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  • Audio CD (Sept. 23 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered, Enhanced
  • Label: Sony Music Canada
  • ASIN: B000002AH9
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  LP Record  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 54 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #72,158 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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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

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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

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Format: Audio CD
This is my first review on Amazon. I have never felt the need to do a review on Amazon before. Simply because someone would have always said all that I would have wanted to say.
56 people have reviewed this album before me. Pretty much every good reviewer has said what I am going to say. And yet I feel compelled to review this album. No one, I repeat no artist has ever sung from the depth of his/her heart like Billie Holiday in this album. The music pacifies you, and Lady Day's voice fills you with the deepest sorrow. And yet, in the end you emerge as if transformed by a divine experience.
Now, I will be fair. I had first heard this record 2 months back. And as it turned out, it was the first record of Billie Holliday that I had heard. Naturally, I was surpried, as people who know their stuff regarded her as one of the greats, and this record of her's as the best of all. But I was disappointed.
Eventually, I went back and heard more of her earlier recordings, read about her life, and again came back to this record. And now I truly believe that no artist has ever sung from his/her heart like the way Billie Holiday did in this CD. This album is truly beautiful. And the beauty is hidden underneath a sratchy and haggard voice of a lady tormented by physical and emotional distress.
If you do not know much about Jazz don't buy it.
If you haven't heard Lady Day before, wait till you have heard some of her other stuff.
If you have heard her before and haven't heard this album, then you are missing out on something no words can describe.
And as a tip to those who do not "get" this album. Like Ray Ellis said it, hear it emotionally and not musically.
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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 lot
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Format: Audio CD
Es curioso la controversia que este disco despierta. Razonable porque la voz de Billie Holliday está ya muy deteriorada, como si tuviera 80 años. Pero para mi su interpretación es mejor que nunca, trasciende sus propias posibilidades vocales y la emoción desborda, el dolor empapa los deliciosos arreglos de Ray Ellis y los sentimientos se apoderan de un disco impagable e irrepetible.
Este disco aparece aproximadamente 1 año y medio antes de su muerte, y es su mejor legado, una colección de hermosas viñetas de amor y desamor, desgarrado pero no exento de un pequeño rayo de esperanza a veces (for heaven's sake).
Entre las canciones del disco, mis preferidas son I'm a Fool To Want You (entre las mejores de su repertorio), For Heaven's Sake, You Don't Know What Love Is, You've Changed o The End Of A Love Affair.
Disco especial e irrepetible, joya atemporal, testamento de una de las mejores y expresivas voces del universo jazz, pop. Este disco no merece menos de un 10.
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Format: Audio CD
Out of all the strange and idiosyncratic albums in music history, this is one of the strangest and most idiosyncratic. The arrangements are so cool, while the singing is so understated, that you could put it on during a cocktail party and probably no one would bat an eyelid, because it's so superficially unobtrusive it can function as a perfect complement to the background. However, for the more attentive listener there are subtle dark horrors lurking within the phrasing, which may be inferred by the low-energy, sometimes off-key singing. Then again, so paradoxical is this album that this apparent morbidness may ultimately be nothing more than an expression of pure joy with an extremely compromised instrument. Whatever it is, this album is certainly Holiday's completely unpretentious attempt to compete with protege Frank Sinatra on his own turf in that never-never land of quasi-Easy-listening, where the jazz isn't so much in the charts, but is more in the soul of the performer.
Who knows what to make of this album?
I really don't want to pre-determine the listener's response to this music, though I would like to make one suggestion. Whatever you do, don't listen to this CD for the first time during the daylight hours, and don't listen to it with a full-tank of gas. This disc should only be played on a relaxed weekend, after your revels are mostly ended. So fragile and evanescent is its art that it can only be properly appreciated when your more vulnerable self takes hold.
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Format: Audio CD
I always wondered what *fragile* sounded like. Now I know. It sounds like Billie Holiday singing on one of her final albums, her voice as tired and damaged as can be, with a lush orchestra backing her just to make the juxtaposition all the more stunning. As a singer myself, just listening to her voice gives me chills. I no longer have to imagine what years of substance abuse does to the lungs and vocal cords. It is painfully obvious. This is not to say that the listening experience is painful; in fact, many feel this is essential Billie. The factory-placed sticker states that this was Billie's personal favorite recording. Whether or not that is true, LADY IN SATIN is a gorgeous record, but probably not one you will spin a lot. Holiday had deteriorated so visibly and audibly by this point that I'm amazed she got thru the recording sessions. The strain in her voice only serves to drive home the lyrics which are mostly about lost love, forlorn love, sadness etc. The performances are all the more effective for this-thank God her doctor didn't make her stay home! We music lovers are so much the better for her work on this tortured, melancholy recording.
Highly recommended.
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