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The Very Best of Julie London
 
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The Very Best of Julie London

9 April 2013 | Format: MP3

£5.49 (VAT included if applicable)
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  • Original Release Date: 9 April 2013
  • Release Date: 9 April 2013
  • Label: Golden Music
  • Copyright: Golden Music
  • Total Length: 1:06:33
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  • ASIN: B00CBXO1WW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 79 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 50,409 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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There's something about Julie London's voice... sultry, sexy, super-cool... that perfectly captures the feel of the night. And, if you only know of her through "Cry Me a River" - as most people do - then you're in for a real treat because between the mid 50's and the late 60's she produced a huge amount of similarly beautiful music.

Featuring 50 tracks, most of which are "standards", virtually all of which are near-perfect examples of how to inject pure "atmosphere" into a song, and an incredibly large number of which are better than their more famous originals, this superb compilation will leave you wondering why she wasn't ranked up there with the great artists of her time... and, more interestingly, given the huge popularity of recent "jazz-cool" artists such as Norah Jones, why she's still so undiscovered.

Best of all this selection is a quite superb, flawlessly sung & played "late night" album - put it on and slip into over two hours of gloriously laid back music... you won't find much better.
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By A Customer on 6 July 2005
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For those of you who know Julie London then you will appreciate this as one of the greatest albums of 2005. For those of you who don't then all I can say is order this now. If you are a fan of female vocalists & have enjoyed anyone from Sade to Ella, Eva Cassidy to Norah Jones then you will be in for a treat. Julie's selection of songs was always impeccable & this selection matches hers. Sublime is the best way I can sum it up.
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By Peter Durward Harris #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 22 Jun. 2005
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Julie peaked at the beginning of her career in 1955 with the classic Cry me a river. For the remainder of the fifties and most of the sixties, Julie recorded a series of albums that delighted her fans. While Julie was not the most technically gifted singer, she knew her limitations and worked within them, ignoring the prevailing fashions and focusing almost exclusively on romantic ballads. Julie's warm, intimate style of singing endeared her to a significant number of music fans. On her early records, the musical backing was very sparse, but as the fifties gave way to the sixties, orchestral arrangements took over, though these were always tastefully done. Personally, I slightly prefer the early recordings but I love everything I've heard of Julie's music (and that's most of it, thanks to all the CD re-issues of recent years).

Julie recorded a lot of songs from the first half of the twentieth century but she also recorded some contemporary material. This compilation contains a great selection of Julie's music including (of course) Cry me a river. Elsewhere, the compilation is filled with Julie's covers of songs made famous by others such as Fly me to the moon, Blue moon, My heart belongs to Daddy, When I fall in love, Misty, Let there be love, Making whoopee, The more I see you, Black coffee, Blues in the night, As time goes by, Can't get used to losing you, September in the rain, Mad about the boy, Love letters, I left my heart in San Francisco, Our day will come, I've got you under my skin, End of the world and Sentimental journey.

With a compilation like this, it is always possible to argue about what is included and what is omitted, but this compilation fairly represents Julie's career. If you only ever buy one collection of her music, make it this one.
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Fantastic Julie. A beautiful lady with a beautiful voice. This album is well worth the pennies. I put her up with the greats such as Ella Fitzgerald and Doris Day. I have listened to this DOUBLE album over and over and never tired of listening to it. Go for it!
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i bought it for Cry me a river, to me the best version of this song. But then I also found out some other pearls and a rich variety of styles, moods, and singing approaches. Probably she is not a great artist or a special voice but surely she is a fine one with a certain versatility, and this double collection really includes most of her best. A white singer singing as a white singer and not trying to sound blues, even though her version of Black Coffee has some nice bluesy stuff which she colors in a personal way.
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The Very Best of Julie London
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Julie London had an amazing career which included roles as a singer, actress, and a TV personality. She was also a wife and mother during this prolific period.
She is possibly best known for her rendition of ‘Cry me a River,' (1955), which got her career under way, It charted at number 9 and sold three million copies. She went on to record a staggering 30 albums.
The album insert charts her whole career very well.

Firstly, this album represents great value with 50 songs over the two discs. There are a lot of the old classics on here from the ‘Great American Songbook,’ which includes all of the great writers of that period. The musical accompaniments are just perfect. The whole album is so slick and professionally done. The sound is crystal clear. I much prefer disc 1.
Her voice is very soft and a little unremarkable, perhaps there were more exciting female voices of her time - the 50’s & 60’s, but her clearness of diction is as good as Fitzgerald.
The sound of a Fitzgerald, a Holiday or even a Vaughan or Warwick will probably make you sit up more to listen, but in every which way London’s voice and delivery is every bit as good. She is undeniably a top performer of her time.
This is lovely background music to listen and relax to.
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