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Beauty And The Beat! [Original recording remastered]

Peggy Lee, George Shearing Audio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (2 Jun 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B000093U3Y
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 39,349 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Do I Love You?Peggy Lee 3:03£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. I Lost My Sugar In Salt Lake CityPeggy Lee 2:27£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. If Dreams Come TruePeggy Lee 2:19£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. All Too SoonPeggy Lee 2:34£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Mambo In MiamiGeorge Shearing 1:42£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Isn't It Romantic?George Shearing 2:54£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Blue PreludePeggy Lee 2:05£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. You Came A Long Way From St. LouisPeggy Lee 2:51£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Always True To You In My FashionPeggy Lee 1:57£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. There'll Be Another SpringPeggy Lee 2:24£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Get Out Of TownPeggy Lee 1:57£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Satin DollGeorge Shearing 2:47£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Nobody's HeartPeggy Lee 2:31£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Don't Ever Leave MePeggy Lee 2:56£0.99  Buy MP3 


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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rescued From Years of a Horrible Conceit 17 Dec 2008
Format:Audio CD
Please note that one of the fantastic developments that this new edition has brought is the dropping of the pretence that this is a live recording, yes they performed live and yes this was meant to be a recording of that concert but technical failure lead to the release of studio recordings with Peggy Lee's transparently false spoken intro's added. This really did spoil the album for me as I could tell that I was being sold a lie. I am delighted to say that they are gone from this new version and that the sound quality is much improved. The whole album now has integrity and I love it!
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 'Live' in the studio 2 Dec 2008
Format:Audio CD
I always found the original 'live' version of this album unlistenable to because of the obviously fake applause and announcements and worse, the nightclub 'ambience', a continual background hubbub of chatter and cutlery that was dubbed in even under the actual songs!

What a joy to find the album released at last with all extraneous noise deleted, so we can listen to these pure, perfect, beautifully recorded studio recordings, for my money some of the finest work Lee and Shearing ever created. What a pity they did not do a series, as Shearing was later to do with Mel Torme.

The song choices and their considered interpretations are models of good taste. Lee's astonishing dramatic gift, singing at times in barely a whisper and yet so affectingly rich in tone and nuance, is in its full maturity here. Her ability to swing hard without ever raising her voice or straining for effect is likewise at its most potent.

At last, this can be classed as one of the greatest Peggy Lee albums.
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful
By Mary Whipple HALL OF FAME TOP 100 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Originally recorded in 1959 and re-released in 1992, this landmark CD features all new arrangements developed during in an intense three days of rehearsal before this live performance. Shearing was relatively new to the US and its audiences, but Lee became a fan the minute she heard him and was thrilled to make an album with him. A saloon-singer/composer/jazz artist, and always a professional, she was known for her attention to the smallest detail, not a trait that lends itself naturally to albums recorded "live," but with Shearing at the keyboard and his quintet in the background, Lee sounds relaxed, swingy, and light-hearted here.
Featuring songs from the Great American Songbook--by Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hart, Duke Ellington, and Oscar Hammerstein and Jerome Kern--with some Afro-Cuban, blues, and the debut recording of her own romantic ballad, "There'll Be Another Spring," the CD offers variety, at the same time that it maintains its mellow approach and overall lightness.
Shearing is the consummate accompanist on the songs the two do together. Her voice is always out front, with his chords, runs, key changes, and playfulness on piano remaining in the background to enhance her voice and songs. The bluesy "I Lost My Sugar in Salt Lake City" and "Blue Prelude," a blues song given an upbeat treatment here, are among the most exciting and interesting on the CD. "There'll Be Another Spring," a beautiful, romantic ballad written by Lee, is recorded for the first time on this album, taking advantage of her restrained passion and dramatic, whispery voice.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bacon and egg 23 Oct 2006
By bugrit
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Connery and Bond, peaches and cream, Peggy Lee and George Shearing! They are marriages made in heaven.

I owned this album on vinyl when it had the canned applause and faux intros and I have to admit that I was a little bit disappointed to discover that the CD lacks those particular, er, enhancements. I soon got over it, though.

This is a wonderful album, packed with magical performances of superb arrangements of great songs. I have my own favourite tracks but I won't bore you by listing those. Instead, let me say that I get a sort of musical hard-on, just anticipating the delights that will follow a look at the track-list. Note, here that 'Mambo in Miami' and 'Satin Doll' are instrumentals but don't feel cheated - they fit in well with the album's original concert concept and 'Satin Doll' in particular is wonderful stuff.

Every track is a gem and it's my all-time favourite Peggy Lee set. Buy this album. Now!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
By Mary Whipple HALL OF FAME TOP 100 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Originally recorded in 1959 and re-released in 1992, this landmark CD features all new arrangements developed during in an intense three days of rehearsal before this live performance. Shearing was relatively new to the US and its audiences, but Lee became a fan the minute she heard him and was thrilled to make an album with him. A saloon-singer/composer/jazz artist, and always a professional, she was known for her attention to the smallest detail, not a trait that lends itself naturally to albums recorded "live," but with Shearing at the keyboard and his quintet in the background, Lee sounds relaxed, swingy, and light-hearted here.
Featuring songs from the Great American Songbook--by Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hart, Duke Ellington, and Oscar Hammerstein and Jerome Kern--with some Afro-Cuban, blues, and the debut recording of her own romantic ballad, "There'll Be Another Spring," the CD offers variety, at the same time that it maintains its mellow approach and overall lightness.
Shearing is the consummate accompanist on the songs the two do together. Her voice is always out front, with his chords, runs, key changes, and playfulness on piano remaining in the background to enhance her voice and songs. The bluesy "I Lost My Sugar in Salt Lake City" and "Blue Prelude," a blues song given an upbeat treatment here, are among the most exciting and interesting on the CD. "There'll Be Another Spring," a beautiful, romantic ballad written by Lee, is recorded for the first time on this album, taking advantage of her restrained passion and dramatic, whispery voice.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good product sensible price
Published 6 days ago by R. Harris
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful combination of Peggy Lee and George
really superb. A wonderful combination of Peggy Lee and George Shearing
Published 2 months ago by rita
5.0 out of 5 stars memories
I had this many moons ago.on vinyl l.p. I get the impression that the tempo is faster. in my memory the.music and songs sounded more relaxed, slower? Read more
Published 4 months ago by patricia taylor
3.0 out of 5 stars It's good....but....
I actually liked the dubbed applause and atmospherics of the original vinyl recording and this CD disappointed me as being too clinical and lacking soul which is sad because these... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Mr. R. Kevan
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good recording
This was bought to replace an a long lost LP. It is very nice to hear the music once again.
Published 7 months ago by Tony L
3.0 out of 5 stars Peggy and George swing gently
This was originally released as a "live" Album, but the applause etc. was dubbed on. Here we have the album as it was recorded. Read more
Published on 29 Aug 2012 by Humberston
5.0 out of 5 stars Shearing partners Peggy Lee
This CD has a somewhat chequered history. It originated from the 1959 Miami Disc Jockey's convention but the tape for the 12 tracks was damaged. Read more
Published on 31 July 2012 by Dr. H. A. Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars Great music
I had this music on an LP and as I no longer have a record player I still wanted to hear this great combo of Peggy Lee and George Shearing. Love it!!
Published on 8 Jun 2012 by Cassandra
5.0 out of 5 stars Best ever Peggy Lee album
I have the original vinyl record with the dubbed background and introductions. It was the first stereo record I ever bought. Read more
Published on 14 Mar 2012 by jazzer55
5.0 out of 5 stars Velvet smooth
I bought this on Amazon's recommendation and this time they got me spot on! I've always loved Peggy Lee's voice, but never heard her teamed up with George Shearing until now -... Read more
Published on 4 Mar 2012 by DOMINIC
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