It is undeniable that Billie Holiday's singing changed in her later years. Her voice darkened and shifted to a lower range. Her economy of means distilled her sound to its expressive essence - a kind of heightened speech. The classic LP Songs for Distingué Lovers has also deepened and become burnished with time. Maybe it's that still-arresting word, "distingué"; maybe it's that iconic, tinted image of Lady Day on the cover. But now that legendary LP, with the singer's best studio work of the fifties, is available through the Acoustic Sounds Series.
Originally released in 1957.
Seeking to offer definitive audiophile-grade versions of some of the most historic and best jazz records ever recorded, Verve Label Group and Universal Music Enterprises' audiophile Acoustic Sounds vinyl reissue series utilizes the skills of top mastering engineers and the unsurpassed production craft of Quality Record Pressings. All titles are mastered from the original analog tapes, pressed on 180-gram vinyl and packaged by Stoughton Printing Co. in high-quality gatefold sleeves with tip-on jackets.
- Acoustic Sounds Series Reissue from Verve/Universal Music Enterprises
- 180g Vinyl LP
- Mastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound from the Original Analog Tapes
- Pressed at Quality Record Pressings
- Stoughton Printing Gatefold Old-Style Tip-On Jacket
|Harry "Sweets" Edison||trumpet|
|Ben Webster||tenor saxophone|
- Day In, Day Out
- A Foggy Day
- Stars Fell on Alabama
- One for My Baby (And One More for the Road)
- Just One of Those Things
- I Didn't Know What Time It Was