Billie Holiday - Body And Soul

 (mono)




Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound from the original master tapes to vinyl and PCM. The DSD was sourced from the PCM. George listened to all of the different A/D converters he had before he chose which to use, and he felt the George Massenburg GML 20 bit A/D produced the best and most synergistic sound for the project.

Small jazz groups brought out the best in Billie Holiday - especially groups as good as the one heard on this classic 1957 recording. Ben Webster, Harry "Sweets" Edison and the other members of this stellar ensemble were not just gifted soloists but sensitive accompanists as well. Lady Day was rarely more ably supported than she was on this program of sturdy standards, including three gems by the Gershwin brothers -and she rarely sounded more luminous.

Originally released in 1957.

Billie Holiday, vocals
Barney Kessel, guitar
Red Mitchell, bass

 



1. Body and Soul
2. They Can't Take That Away From Me
3. Darn That Dream
4. Let's Call the Whole Thing Off
5. Comes Love
6. Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good to You
7. Embraceable You
8. Moonlight in Vermont

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 3 person(s) rated this product.

Masterful

posted on 02/27/2012
5 Stars
Reviewer: rwh
Superb mastering. Superb sound. This is a must have sacd.


Unreal!!!

posted on 02/17/2012
5 Stars
Reviewer: Paul
This made me so sad that everything does not get the SACD treatment. I was imagining some of my favorite albums sounding this good. This is, simply put, one of the best sounding items of all time. That includes every format I own.This could not possibly be any better. You might gather that I suggest picking this one up, as soon as possible, at whatever cost. And pray that these guys get the urge to release Buddy Holly, and Chuck Berry, and.....


Mono sounds awesome

posted on 02/06/2012
5 Stars
Reviewer: Steve
Short and sweet, I will be buying the complete set. The mono recording is so clear, it really sounds like a live concert. I am running this direct DSD through an Oppo BDP 83 SE, but the non SACD layer is also excellent. It is amazing what modern technology can do for these master tapes. As an audiophile and jazz lover, I really appreciate that Analogue Productions is reproducing these classics for lucky listeners.


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