Lady In Satin (studio album) by Billie Holiday
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Lady In Satin is ranked as the best album by Billie Holiday.
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The tracks on this album have an average rating of 80 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 79.7/100, a mean average of 79.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.8.
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1.I'm A Fool To Want You. 68.
2.For Heaven's Sake. 64
3.You Don't Know What Love Is. 62
4.I Get Along Without You Very Well. 60
5.For All We Know. 57
6.Violets For Your Furs
8.It's Easy To Remember
10.Glad To Be Unhappy
11.I'll Be Around
12.The End Of A Love Affair
This album is very melancholy, mainly due to the circumstances around it and the state of her voice when recording it. Her voice is effective and is one of the most unique vocals we will ever get but it is extremely prone to breaking and straining. It is a very cracked performance and that can be quite tough to get over on some of the weaker songs. However, on the better songs the voice works perfectly such as on I'm A Fool To Want You, For Heaven's Sake and You Don't Know What Love Is. The instrumental accompaniment is decent as well but nothing really spectacular. It does do a good job of creating a grand atmosphere that goes well along with her vocal. Unfortunately, the record does feel very rough and it isn't an extremely interesting album to listen to. Overall, without the vocal this album would be pretty poor but the decaying voice of Holiday adds that dark tone that gives the album an edge to it that the music is really lacking.
Billie gets sad... kind of a like a last telling of the pain that she felt along the way.
Her voice is a bit of a hurdle, but Billie Holiday was extremely talented. This album also taps into vocal jazz's knack for severe melancholy.
Some really good tracks, some boring ones. Great performance on Holiday’s part
the incomparable Billie
I'm a fan, but this is Ms. Holiday late in her career, drowning in melancholy.
Although I'm not as in love with this record as many here, I do find this a rich record from an aging singer filled with emotion, life experience and reflection. Billie's raw voice is past her prime but is drenched with the knowing heartache that comes with surviving life. While it doesn't wow me with perfect pitch or articulation, it does leave me respectful of her life and her artistry. It's a singer giving her best at the end, and that's still very good.
Best tracks: You Don't Know What Love Is, The End of a Love Affair.
I'm A Fool To Want You
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