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Lady In Satin (album) by Billie Holiday 

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Lady In Satin
Lady In Satin by Billie Holiday (1958)
Overall rank: 702nd   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 261 votes)
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Accolades: Best album of 1958 (1st)
Top 10 albums of the 1950s (9th)
Top 1,000 albums of all time (702nd)

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Billie Holiday bestography

Lady In Satin is ranked as the best album by Billie Holiday.

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Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 261 votes)
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From patriciatoledo 08/01/2017 21:44
Her voice is heartbreaking and very very touching and strong... an album to listen to in a melancholic afternoon.
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90/100
From stangetzaway 08/22/2016 20:49
Fine ballad based suite. Ray Ellis and his orchestra made a superior batch of musical arrangements. As mentioned previously Billie's voice was shot after years of hard living and sadly not long for this world. Something of a triumph that this record even exists.
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From stangetzaway 08/22/2016 20:42
Fine ballad album suite where the musical arrangements by
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From garycottier 06/02/2016 10:58
A beautiful album. Lady in satin, is full of haunting, aching ballads that in lesser hands would sound like easy listening. Billie Holiday puts her heart and soul into these songs, her voice cracking with emotion and experience, it's certainly shot by this time but it's as authentic as ever. There are brilliant versions of, I'm a fool to want you, glad to be unhappy, and, you've changed, with, for heaven's sake, and, i get along without you very well, also highlights. This is a real singer, like Sinatra, someone who lives the song, at least for the time they're singing it, putting recent versions of these songs by legendary rock stars to shame. Great album.
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From spinout 02/13/2016 20:09
I like her voice, but this just isn't my kind of music, I guess.
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60/100
From sethmadsen 01/27/2016 01:06
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From poppmusic 12/25/2015 05:56
This feels so much more mature than, say, Sinatra's "In the Wee Small Hours." A whole rich set of experiences and life perspectives is revealed through phrasing and intonation alone, even using a familiar set of standard lyrics. A pretty remarkable achievement.
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From bonafini 01/03/2014 21:50
The best album from the best jazz singer of the golden age.
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Her voice is surprisingly... creepy! I mean that in the best way possible... wow, heartbreaking indeed.
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From ilovelctr 07/10/2013 00:12
I felt heartbroken by the imperfection of her voice on this one every time I listened to this... For Heaven's Sake is one of the most beautiful love ballads I've ever heard.
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