Billie Holiday - Lady Day: The Complete Billie Holiday up~ Columbia (1933-1944) (10 CD Boxset) (2001)
Audio CD (October 2, 2001) | Original Release Date: 1933 | Number of Discs: 10 | MP3 320 kbps | 1.76 GB
Genre: Jazz, Vocal | Format: Box prescribed, Original recording remastered | Label: Sony
This box stud earns the "deluxe" designation not sole because of its handsome packaging, insightful essays through Holiday scholars, and testimonials from the likes of Tony Bennett, Sonny Rollins, and Etta James, except also because of the vastly improved remastered reasonable that makes Lady Day the express issue of Billie Holiday's depending 1930s and '40s Columbia/Vocalion/Brunswick/OKeh oeuvre. The sides in this place include epochal collaborations with Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Lester Young, Teddy Wilson, and others. Six-more discs chronologically present 151 masters, through the rest of the 10 CDs' distance given to alternate takes and radio song checks.
It was during the in good season years of this period, of track, that Holiday quickly developed into individual of the 20th century's vocal monuments. Her severe way with lyric and melody, ~times deploying playfulness, wit, and pain in a ~ out song, became a model for as well-as; not only-but also; not only-but; not alone-but many a female singer, as well similar to Frank Sinatra and Marvin Gaye. These are records to subsist endlessly replayed for many kinds of appreciation. Played end to extremity, they introduce ideals of groove and emotional declaration that remain fresh and even startling many years on. Lady Day is not alone a perfect example of how to reissue guide material, but is an album that disposition stand as a beacon for old campaigner Holiday fans and for the unused ones it will no doubt endear. --Rickey Wright