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Lady Sings the Blues (Reis) (Rstr) (Dig) [Original recording remastered, Restored]

Billie Holiday Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (18 Sep 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered, Restored
  • Label: Verve
  • ASIN: B000TJ6CEA
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 428,996 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Lady Sings the Blues
2. Trav'lin' Light
3. I Must Have That Man
4. Some Other Spring
5. Strange Fruit
6. No Good Man
7. God Bless the Child
8. Good Morning Heartache
9. Love Me Or Leave Me
10. Too Marvelous For Words
11. Willow Weep For Me
12. I Thought About You

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice to have in the collection 6 Aug 2013
By Mark
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
After buying every expensive box set available my journey with Billie ended up taking the path of wanting to instead hear every studio album separate and in the order they were released.

This was an important step along the way, the live Carnegie Hall performance was a nice compliment to this.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lady Day 24 Oct 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I missed this album so much, my first meeting with Billie Holiday many years ago. Pleased to be able to find identical line up of songs on this cd. As ever, this seller supplied the cd in great condition and delivered in time as quoted. Excellent service again.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Long overdue reissue of original 1956 album 6 Nov 2008
By LisaMC - Published on Amazon.com
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I was overjoyed to see this on Amazon. I first got the album on vinyl back around 1981. It was a Japanese import on so-called virgin vinyl, the best of the lot back then. Then I waited and waited and waited for it to come out on CD. I had almost thought I was waiting in vain. My mother gave me a CD called Lady Sings The Blues back in the 90s, which had the same cover, but turned out to be vol. 4 in the Billie Holiday Story. A major disappointment, since the original album is so wonderful.

Thank you to whoever finally got smart and released the original, with no stupid addons. This does not need bonus tracks, indeed they would seriously detract from it.

This album is from 1956, three years before Miss Holiday died at the age of 44, a sad and criminal loss to the world. Her voice is definitely the worse for wear here, but the passion and sheer artistry shine forth in spite of vocal limitations. Every song is a winner, and the order is important to the whole listening experience, which is why I was so upset at the other release, which had some of these songs, but not all. It is a concept album ahead of its time.

Lady in Satin, the next one, is prime, but this one, imho, is better, because Holiday's backing is by jazz musicians and not an orchestra, and seems more realistic to me. I don't have her Last Recordings yet, so can't comment on them. But if you want one Billie Holiday recording in your collection, this should be it. If you want more, get this, and then get some of her earlier stuff, when her voice was strong and before drugs and alcohol took their toll on her.

This version is definitely a desert island disc, assuming a desert island would have electricity. Make no mistake, get this one and not the one that looks just like it. You won't be sorry.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Great music but missed opportunity with the product 4 Nov 2009
By Digger Dan - Published on Amazon.com
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This is not the first time this timeless album has been available on CD. Polygram issued it in the late 1990s (from memory) with three extra tracks from one of the two recording sessions that made up the original release. At least two of those are worth listening to. I couldn't hear any difference in the sound quality between this "Originals" CD and the earlier issue, and the earlier one actually has more information. In fact, Verve has been lazy with this one - no essay, no additional photos - so I rate it a missed opportunity. Doesn't stop me from being pleased I bought this second CD - the cover has the colours right and the music is indeed sublime. My favourite Billie by far.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars aint nothing like Billie Holiday 10 Oct 2012
By jack goldman - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
ain't nothing like Billie Holiday. This is like fine brandy. A wonderful voice and as I write this I realize words do not do her justice.
5.0 out of 5 stars Just Great 2 Dec 2011
By RJM Music Man - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I'm so biased when it comes to Billie Holiday's music. No matter what stage of her life she was in you kinda felt it yourself when listening. This is especially true if you've read her biography. Which by the way the Amazon short biography is incorrect in stating that she was born in Baltimore. She was born in Philadelphia, Pa.
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3.0 out of 5 stars HISS 20 Feb 2012
By J. Ferguson - Published on Amazon.com
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I enjoy Billie Holiday, but like another poster, I see this as a missed opportunity. These cuts are supposed to have been remastered, but the background hiss/static is annoying, to me. Everyone wants to make money off of the Holiday legacy; they should at least use the technology available to clean-up the weaknesses of previous recordings.
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