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Billie Holiday: Lady in Satin

Track List

>I'm a Fool to Want You
>For Heaven's Sake
>You Don't Know What Love Is
>I Get Along Without You Very Well
>For All We Know
>Violets for Your Furs
>You've Changed
>It's Easy to Remember
>But Beautiful
>Glad to be Unhappy
>I'll Be Around
>End of a Love Affair [Stereo Master-take With Vocal Overdub, Take 8], The - (take)
>I'm a Fool to Want You [Mono Take 3] - (take)
>End of a Love Affair [Mono Master-take With Vocal Overdub, Take 8], The - (take)

Album Reviews:

NME (Magazine) (8/12/00, p.28) - Ranked #6 in The NME "Top 30 Heartbreak Albums" - "Ray Ellis' orchestra frames [her] ravaged voice to stunning effect....For Holiday, this was her favorite and most personal album."

Album Notes

Personnel includes: Billie Holiday (vocals); Ray Ellis (conductor); Mel Davis (trumpet); Urbie Green, J.J. Johnson, Tom Mitchell (trombone); Danny Bank, Phil Bodner, Romeo Penque (woodwinds); George Ockner (violin); David Sawyer (cello); Janet Putnam (harp); Mal Waldron (piano); Barry Galbraith (guitar); Milt Hinton (bass); Osie Johnson (drums); Phil Kraus (percussion).

Recorded in New York, New York from February 19-21, 1958. Originally released on Columbia (1157). Includes liner notes by Irving Townsend, Ray Ellis and Phil Schaap.

Personnel includes: Billie Holiday (vocals); Ray Ellis (conductor); Mel Davis (trumpet); Urbie Green, J.J. Johnson, Tom Mitchell (trombone); Danny Bank, Phil Bodner, Romeo Penque (woodwinds); George Ockner (violin); David Sawyer (cello); Janet Putnam (harp); Mal Waldron (piano); Barry Galbraith (guitar); Milt Hinton (bass); Osie Johnson (drums); Phil Kraus (percussion).

Recorded in New York, New York from February 19-21, 1958. Originally released on Columbia (1157).

This is a multi-channel Super Audio CD playable only on Super Audio CD players.

Personnel includes: Billie Holiday (vocals); Ray Ellis (conductor); Mel Davis (trumpet); Urbie Green, J.J. Johnson, Tom Mitchell (trombone); Danny Bank, Phil Bodner, Romeo Penque (woodwinds); George Ockner (violin); David Sawyer (cello); Janet Putnam (harp); Mal Waldron (piano); Barry Galbraith (guitar); Milt Hinton (bass); Osie Johnson (drums); Phil Kraus (percussion).

Recorded in New York, New York from February 19-21, 1958. Originally released on Columbia (1157). Includes liner notes by Irving Townsend, Ray Ellis and Phil Schaap.

This was Billie Holiday's 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. Despite 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 up. ~ Rovi Staff



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