Lady In Satin (album) by Billie Holiday

Lady In Satin
Lady In Satin by Billie Holiday
Year: 1958
Overall rank: 657th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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80/100 (from 300 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Best album of 1958 (1st)
Award Top 20 albums of the 1950s (11th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (657th)
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 79.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 80.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.4.

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75/100
From 04/17/2020 01:10
Highlights:

I'm A Fool To Want You
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From 11/16/2019 18:12
Lovely... Just lovely... Ah! One of those artists we will never get the chance to see perfoming live... Time machine? Where please?
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From 08/14/2019 19:14
I'm A Fool To Love You is awesome. The rest of the album is really good.
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From 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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From 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 08/22/2016 20:42
Fine ballad album suite where the musical arrangements by
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From 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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70/100
From 02/13/2016 20:09
I like her voice, but this just isn't my kind of music, I guess.
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From 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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Best Albums of 1958
1. Lady In Satin by Billie Holiday
2. Somethin' Else by Cannonball Adderley
3. Buddy Holly by Buddy Holly
4. Little Girl Blue by Nina Simone
5. Frank Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely by Frank Sinatra
6. Milestones by Miles Davis
7. Bo Diddley by Bo Diddley
8. Ascenseur Pour L'Échafaud by Miles Davis
9. Porgy And Bess by Miles Davis
10. Little Richard by Little Richard
11. Come Fly With Me by Frank Sinatra
12. The Atomic Mr. Basie by Count Basie And His Orchestra & Neal Hefti
13. Jerry Lee Lewis by Jerry Lee Lewis
14. One Dozen Berrys by Chuck Berry
15. The Everly Brothers by The Everly Brothers
16. The Best Of Muddy Waters by Muddy Waters
17. Elvis' Golden Records by Elvis Presley
18. King Creole by Elvis Presley
19. Misterioso by Thelonious Monk Quartet
20. Dance Mania by Tito Puente
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