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The Complete Verve Studio Master Takes [Box] [Limited]


  • 0. DISC 1:
    1. East of the Sun
    2. Blue Moon
    3. You Go to My Head
    4. You Turned the Tables on Me
    5. Easy to Love
    6. These Foolish Things
    7. I Only Have Eyes For You
    8. Solitude
    9. Everything I Have Is Yours
    10. Love For Sale
    11. Moonglow
    12. Tenderly
    13. If the Moon Turns Green
    14. Remember
    15. Autumn in New York
    16. My Man
    17. Lover, Come Back to Me
    18. Stormy Weather
    19. Yesterdays
    20. He's Funny That Way
    21. I Can't Face the Music
    0. DISC 2:
    1. How Deep Is the Ocean?
    2. What a Little Moonlight Can Do
    3. I Cried For You
    4. Love Me or Leave Me
    5. P.S. I Love You
    6. Too Marvelous For Words
    7. Softly
    8. I Thought About You
    9. Willow Weep For Me
    10. Stormy Blues
    11. Say It Isn't So
    12. I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
    13. I Wished on the Moon
    14. Always
    15. Everything Happens to Me
    16. Do Nothin' till You Hear From Me
    17. Ain't Misbehavin'
    0. DISC 3:
    1. I Don't Want to Cry Anymore
    2. Prelude to a Kiss
    3. I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance With You
    4. When Your Lover Has Gone
    5. Gone With the Wind
    6. Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
    7. It Had to Be You
    8. Nice Work If You Can Get It
    9. Come Rain or Come Shine
    10. I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues
    11. What's New?
    12. Fine Romance, A
    13. I Hadn't Anyone till You
    14. I Get a Kick Out of You
    15. Everything I Have Is Yours
    16. Isn't This a Lovely Day
    0. DISC 4:
    1. Trav'lin' Light
    2. I Must Have That Man
    3. Some Other Spring
    4. Lady Sings the Blues
    5. Strange Fruit
    6. God Bless the Child
    7. Good Morning Heartache
    8. No Good Man
    9. Do Nothin' till You Hear From Me
    10. Cheek to Cheek
    11. Ill Wind
    12. Speak Low
    13. We'll Be Together Again
    14. All or Nothing at All
    15. Sophisticated Lady
    16. April in Paris
    0. DISC 5:
    1. I Wished on the Moon
    2. Moonlight in Vermont
    3. Foggy Day, A
    4. I Didn't Know What Time It Was
    5. Just One of Those Things
    6. Comes Love
    7. Day in Day Out
    8. Darn That Dream
    9. But Not For Me
    10. Body and Soul
    11. Stars Fell on Alabama
    12. Say It Isn't So
    13. Love Is Here to Stay
    14. One For My Baby (And One More For the Road)
    0. DISC 6:
    1. They Can't Take That Away From Me
    2. Embraceable You
    3. Let's Call the Whole Thing Off
    4. Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good to You
    5. All the Way
    6. It's Not For Me to Say
    7. I'll Never Smile Again
    8. Just One More Chance
    9. When It's Sleepy Time Down South
    10. Don't Worry 'Bout Me
    11. Sometimes I'm Happy
    12. You Took Advantage of Me
    13. There'll Be Some Changes Made
    14. 'Deed I Do
    15. All of You
    16. Baby Won't You Please Come Home
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 0004291

  • Credits
    ProducerNorman Granz
    Engineer

    Personnel: Billie Holiday (vocals); Freddie Green, Herb Ellis, Kenny Burrell, Barney Kessel, Barry Galbraith, Billy Bauer (guitar); Tony Scott (clarinet); Willie Smith, Benny Carter (alto saxophone); Flip Phillips, Paul Quinichette, Ben Webster, Budd Johnson (tenor saxophone); Harry "Sweets" Edison , Joe Newman , Charlie Shavers (trumpet); Jimmy Cleveland (trombone); Hank Jones , Jimmy Rowles (piano, celesta); Oscar Peterson (piano, organ); Wynton Kelly, Billy Taylor , Bobby Tucker (piano); Joe Benjamin, Joe Mondragon, John Simmons , Milt Hinton, Ray Brown , Red Callender, Red Mitchell, Aaron Bell (double bass); Chico Hamilton, Cozy Cole, Lenny McBrowne, Gus Johnson , Larry Bunker, Alvin Stoller, Osie Johnson, Ed Shaughnessy (drums).
    Billie Holiday fans will argue eternally over the relative merits of the different phases of her career. In these arguments Lady Day's work for Verve, which roughly covered the last decade of her life, often gets short shrift. While it cannot be denied that Holiday had lost much of the elasticity and spring in her voice (due in large part to a rough life filled with alcohol and drug abuse), and that the recordings were sometimes weighted too heavily with strings and saccharine arrangements, it is impossible to overlook the exquisite phrasing and raw emotion underscoring many of these performances.
    THE COMPLETE VERVE STUDIO MASTER TAKES makes a definitive and compelling case for Holiday's Verve tenure. Packaged in a deep-dish metallic box (which resembles the world's most beautiful lunch pail), THE COMPLETE comprises six CDs, a 60-page booklet filled with rare photographs and superb liner notes, and dazzlingly crisp sound via digital remastering. The musicians on these sessions were some of the finest of the era, and Holiday herself--even with a gift impaired by time and abuse--sings with impeccable artistry, and beautifully enough to break the heart. The set is essential for completists, and is also a great one-stop for those looking to acquaint themselves with Lady Day's later work.

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