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Billie Holiday - Lady In Satin


Analogue Productions



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AAPJ 144-45
UPC: 753088014475
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45 RPM Vinyl Record

No. of Discs: 2
Note: 180 Gram

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180-gram 45 RPM double LP from Analogue Productions!

Mastered by Bernie Grundman from the original analog tape

Plated and pressed at Quality Record Pressings!

Gatefold old-style "tip-on" jacket by Stoughton Printing

Lady in Satin was released in 1958 on Columbia Records, catalog CL 1157 in mono and CS 8048 in stereo. It is legendary singer Billie Holiday's penultimate album completed by the singer and released in her lifetime (her final album, Billie Holiday, being recorded in March 1959 and released just after her death).

AllMusic says: "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."

The song material for Lady in Satin derived from the usual sources for Holiday in her three-decade career, that of the Great American Songbook of classic pop. Unlike the bulk of Holiday's recordings, rather than in the setting of a jazz combo Holiday returns to the backdrop of full orchestral arrangements as done during her Decca years, this time in the contemporary vein of Frank Sinatra or Ella Fitzgerald on her Song Books series. The album consists of songs Holiday had never recorded before.

Bandleader Ray Ellis used a 40-piece orchestra, complete with horns, strings, reeds and even a three-piece choir. It would turn out to be Holiday's most expensive music production. Soloists on the album included Mel Davis, Urbie Green, and bebop trombone pioneer J. J. Johnson.

Now with our 45 RPM release, mastered from the original analog tape by Bernie Grundman, and pressed by our own Quality Record Pressings, the best-sounding version of this historic album gives listeners an even richer sonic experience. The dead-quiet double-LP, with the music spread over four sides of vinyl, reduces distortion and high frequency loss as the wider-spaced grooves let your stereo cartridge track more accurately.

Original album produced by Irving Townsend, and engineered by Fred Plaut.

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

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 4 person(s) rated this product.

Been waiting for this one...

posted on 01/28/2023
5 Stars
Reviewer: joey1127
...since I saw it on an insert of one of my other AP releases. This is an amazing pressing. I've had a couple of pressings of this recording and this AP 45RPM release is THE BEST. Billie's vocals are so clear and precise and the mix is very well balanced. Highly worth the price, get it while it's still in print.

AP and Billie for the Win!

posted on 01/14/2023
5 Stars
Reviewer: Johnnymics
You probably won’t find a better sounding issue of this wonderful album. The raw power and emotion Billie puts into this will rock your soul. Chad managing the reissue, Bernie on the mastering, and ORP with the pressing. Doesn’t get any better than that.

Lady Day Comes to Life

posted on 01/13/2023
5 Stars
Reviewer: Shawn Howard
Just now Lady Day came to life in my listening room, with a spotlight on her only, singing into a microphone on an elevated round stage. The conductor, Ray Ellis is just behind her right shoulder, delicately conducting the orchestra and choir. The drum kit is slightly behind and to her left, the upright bass almost even with her, on the fringes of the light, to her left and to our right. A tear crept up and paused at the edge of my. My heart pounded slowly, and I swayed to the music. As I moved, I realized Billie Holiday was holographically there with me. Each slightly different angle revealed a different side of her voice, and in my mind, her entire presence.

What a way to start a new year of record enjoyment. Thank you to everyone involved. Bravo, and may we have an encore please?

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