Album Remarks & Appraisals:
The amazing Rebecca Ferguson, whose voice has been compared to Aretha Franklin, Nina Simone and Dusty Springfield, has reached for the stars with her third album, Lady Sings the Blues. The album is Rebecca's interpretation of the iconic Billie Holiday album, whose story led to the multi-award-winning film and record starring Diana Ross. Ferguson now brings her own experience and story to these classic songs for a new generation.
Lady Sings the Blues was recorded in Los Angeles at the famed Capitol Studios with producer Troy Miller who has previously worked with Amy Winehouse, Rumer, Laura Mvula, Dexys Midnight Runners and Chaka Khan. The album celebrates what would have been Billie Holiday's 100th birthday in 2015.
British singer-songwriter Rebecca Ferguson came to prominence in 2010 when she became the runner-up of the seventh series of the The X Factor in the U.K. Her debut album, Heaven, received an ecstatic response from the media and was certified two-times platinum in the U.K. and platinum in Ireland. Ferguson's second studio album, Freedom, released in December 2013, was also met with positive reviews from critics and commercial success in the United Kingdom.
Tributee: Billie Holiday.
Audio Mixers: Peter Beckman; Steve Genewick; Troy Miller.
Recording information: Capitol Studios, Los Angeles.
Photographer: Simon Emmett.