Billie Holiday – Lady in Satin (3CD Box Set)

Lady in Satin (3CD Box Set)

Though some may not prefer later Billie with an orchestra, this is a profound and deeply soulful session. Here are the contents. For those wondering, this is an official issue from SONY/CBS France. The outtakes have been on bootlegs before, but this is the first official issue. CD1 includes the master takes plus a few bonus tracks, including the studio version of Fine and Mellow (not on the original), while CD2 & CD3 include the sessions. The master takes are not on CD2&3.

CD 1
1. I’m A Fool To Want You (take 2/3) 3:23
2. For Heaven’s Sake (take 2) 3:26
3. You Don’t Know What Love Is (take 4) 3:48
4. I Get Along Without You Very Well (take 6) 2:58
5. For All We Know (take 5) 2:53
6. Violets For Your Furs (take 7) 3:24
7. You’ve Changed (take 4) 3:18
8. It’s Easy To Remember (take 8)
9. But Beautiful (take 2) 4:29
10. Glad To Be Unhappy (take 8) 4:06
11. I’ll Be Around (take 5) 3:23
12. The End Of A Love Affair (stereo master – take 4 with vocal overdub take 8) 4:47
13. I’m A Fool To Want You (mono master – take 3) 3:25
14. The End Of A Love Affair (mono master – take 4 with vocal overdub take 8) 4:51
15. Fine And Mellow 6:18

CD2
(18 lutego 1958 session reels)
1. You Don’t Know What Love Is (takes 1-3)5:20
2. I’ll Be Around (takes 1 & 2) 3:55
3. I’ll Be Around (takes 3 & 4 plus inserts) 6:28
4. For Heaven’s Sake (take 1) 3:55
5. But Beautiful (take 1) 1:01
(19 lutego 1958 session reels)
6. For All We Know (take 1) 3:18
7. For All We Know (take 2) 3:09
8. For All We Know (takes 3 & 4) 3:42
9. It’s Easy To Remember (takes 1 & 2) 7:37
10. It’s Easy To Remember (takes 3-7) 4:23
11. I’m A Fool To Want You (take 1) 3:21
12. I’m A Fool To Want You (takes 2 & 3) 3:27
13. The End Of a Love Affair (takes 1-4) 8:09

CD 3
( 20 lutego 1958 session reels)
1. The End Of A Love Affair (vocal overdub takes 1-4) 5:14
2. The End Of A Love Affair (vocal overdub takes 5-7) 12:11
3. Glad To Be Unhappy (takes 1 & 2) 2:06
4. Glad To Be Unhappy (take 3) 4:16
5. Glad To Be Unhappy (tales 4-7) 4:01
6. You’ve Changed (takes 1-3) 3:14
7. I Get Along Without You Very Well (takes 1 & 2) 0:54
8. I Get Along Without You Very Well (takes 3 & 4) 3:58
9. I Get Along Without You Very Well (take 5) 3:12
10. Violets For Your Furs (takes 1-3) 2:55
11. Violets For Your Furs (takes 4 & 5) 4:15
12. Violets For Your Furs (take 6) 3:26

Epilogue

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