Lady in Satin (Limited Edition Remastered)

 
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Billie Holiday
Lady in Satin (Limited Edition Remastered)

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Release Date: Thursday 12 September 2019

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"Lady in Satin" (Columbia CS 8048) marked Billie Holiday's last big hit and her second to last album ever. It represents something close to her swan song. Although some live recordings made after the Columbia LP exist, and she even made a second album with Ray Ellis for MGM, none of these documents were as enduring as Lady in Satin. In fact, Billie herself loved this LP, on which she fully impregnates the music with her soul, even though the effects of a lifetime of drug abuse and alcoholism are apparent in her voice. Most jazz fans now consider "Lady in Satin" to be Holiday's last great effort. By early 1959 she had cirrhosis of the liver. She stopped drinking on doctor's orders, but soon relapsed. On May 31, 1959, she was taken to Metropolitan Hospital in New York for treatment of liver and heart disease. She died on July 17, 1959 at the age of 44.

Tracks:

01 I'M A FOOL TO WANT YOU
02 FOR HEAVEN'S SAKE
03 YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT LOVE IS
04 I GET ALONG WITHOUT YOU VERY WELL
05 FOR ALL WE KNOW
06 VIOLETS FOR YOUR FURS
07 YOU'VE CHANGED
08 IT'S EASY TO REMEMBER
09 BUT BEAUTIFUL
10 GLAD TO BE UNHAPPY
11 I'LL BE AROUND
12 THE END OF A LOVE AFFAIR
13 PRELUDE TO A KISS (*)
14 A GHOST OF A CHANCE (*)
15 GONE WITH THE WIND (*)
16 COME RAIN OR COME SHINE (*)
17 WHAT'S NEW? (*)
18 FINE AND MELLOW (*)