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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: 698th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 273 votes)
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Accolades: Award Best album of 1958 (1st)
Award Top 10 albums of the 1950s (10th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (698th)

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Billie Holiday With Ray Ellis And His Orchestra ‎– Lady In Satin (Rare 1998)
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Lady In Satin is ranked as the best album by Billie Holiday.

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80/100
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
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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Fine ballad album suite where the musical arrangements by
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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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I like her voice, but this just isn't my kind of music, I guess.
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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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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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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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