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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Billie Holiday - "Lady In Satin"




Billie Holiday – Lady In Satin
CD Album, Reissue, Remastered, Europe
Columbia

Even though the orchestration is a tad syrupy, the “Billie Holiday” affect on one's ears, heart and mind is extremely wonderful. The songs are faultless as well, as it is very much schooled in the Great American Songbook. But again the arrangements of the big and full orchestra gets in the way of the material, and some say Holiday's voice by then, was kind of shot, I find it soulful and beautiful. In fact in this mixture of slickness, Holiday's brings an emotion to the landscape that's not in the arrangements.