Billy Holiday

MOVLP258 * 2011

Lady in Satin

Lady in Satin

  • A1 I'm A Fool To Want You (3:24)
  • A2 For Heaven's Sake (3:26)
  • A3 You Don't Know What Love Is (3:48)
  • A4 I Get Along Without You Very Well (2:59)
  • A5 For All We Know (2:53)
  • A6 Violets For Your Furs (3:24)
  • B1 You've Changed (3:17)
  • B2 It's Easy To Remember (4:01)
  • B3 But Beautiful (4:29)
  • B4 Glad To Be Unhappy (4:07)
  • B5 I'll Be Around (3:23)

Information

Billie Holiday is undeniably one of the most influential singers of the twentieth century. As the first vocalist to cite instruments – and especially the horns of Louis Armstrong and Lester Young – as her main inspiration, she was one of the most relentlessly individual singers of the jazz age, transforming silly Tin Pan Alley songs into jazz standards. But her biography also reads as one of the saddest tales of the modern age. Her talents came at a cost; the price seemed to be a predilection for bad men and an addiction to drugs.

Lady In Satin is the last major recording of Billie Holiday that was released during her lifetime, and it is also the most controversial. Ray Ellis' seem like a harsh contrast to Holiday's broken and fragile voice. Ellis himself was, at first, disappointed by the quality of the recording. It was only after listening more closely that he realized the beauty of these sessions and understood why Billie ranked this album as her favorite. More than any of her other recordings, Lady In Satin calls for an emotional rather than a musical listening. Music On Vinyl is exceptionally proud to be allowed add the swan's song of one of history's most important artists to its catalogue.

180 grams audiophile vinyl

Reviews

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    Barry Brown roots produced by Ripton "Eek-A-Mouse" Hilton in the mid-seventies. Very rare tune to find but no re-issued by Gaffa Blue. Nice dub piece on the flipside of the same tune.

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    A Studio One Classic 'Get In The Groove' has the superb Heptones backed by the Sound Dimension. JA presssings so check the sound clips.

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    Peach of a record. All time classic. How did music ever sound this good?

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    Nice slow and steady roots from Jimmy Riley and Family Man

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    Drum machine led roots. There is a strong Lee Perry influence on this one. Not quite as over the top as Scratchs productions but never the less a good tune.

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    The Heptones in fine form backed by the Sound Dimension. Correct b side. Check the sound clips as they are JA pressings.

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