My attempt to blog all of the entries from the book 1001 Albums to Hear Before You Die
Brief Background: Lady in Satin was recorded and released in 1958 and would be the last of her albums to be released while she was still alive.
What I liked: Holiday‘s voice had weakened considerably at this point, but the unsteadiness and warble in it is still really nice. I also love the sparse arrangements as they make album have a really dreamy feel. “For Heaven’s Sake” and “You’ve Changed” are my favorites on the album.
What I Didn’t Like: As the album goes on, the slow dreaminess does sort of get repetitive.
My Overall Thoughts: It was a good listen, but I think I would focus more on her earlier recordings, than this one.
Do I agree or disagree with the writers as to this being an album you must listen to? I’m sort of torn about this one, but I do think the whole of the album on it’s own is great and I think they were right to include it.
Rating (Out of 5): 4
Amazon Review (Out of 5):4.5
Is this my first time hearing this album? Yes (16/17)