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A thing of beauty
on 28 November 2001
It saddens me that some people completely missed the incredible uniqueness of this masterpiece. Her renditions are completely spot on. And although I'm a huge Sinatra fan (I have his complete catalogue) I find her versions even more heartfelt and beautiful than those by Ella Fitzgerald, Sinatra and their likes. Her singing is both fragile, intimate and at times even humorous. The blend of her unique phrasing and the lush arrangements by Phil Ramone is intriguing and thrilling - a feast for the ears. I find that this is her best vocal effort so far. On the strengh of this album alone she should be viewed as one of the very best female vocalists - if not the best - of the 20th century.