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Sophisticated Lady / For the Night People
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Rock, Broadway & Vocalists
Digitally remastered reissue featuring the pop diva's 1962 LP 'Sophisticated Lady' together on CD with her 1966 album 'For The Night People'. A combined total of 23 tracks, including 'Bewitched' and 'Won't You Come Home Bi... more »
Digitally remastered reissue featuring the pop diva's 1962 LP 'Sophisticated Lady' together on CD with her 1966 album 'For The Night People'. A combined total of 23 tracks, including 'Bewitched' and 'Won't You Come Home Bill Bailey'.Also features the original cover art of each. 1998 Liberty/ EMI release.
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Sally T. from TORRANCE, CA
Reviewed on 3/23/2007...
Krall could take a lesson from this sultry singer.
Sultry session from London soars
Darryl Geddes | Syracuse, NY | 02/25/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This two albums on one CD set finds Julie London at her sultriest and steamiest. Sophisticated Lady, 1962, contains wonderful versions of Remind Me and Make it Another Old Fashioned Please as well as London's hubby-penned (Bobby Troup) Where Am I to Go. For The Night People, 1966, scores with Am I Blue, Mercer's Dream and Here's That Rainy Day. It's wonderful to have these recordings available."
A must-have for music lovers!
Joan Crawford | Lansing, MI USA | 05/24/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Julie London was like the female Sinatra. She was one cool, swingin' lady. Her original concept albums are brilliant and much more interesting to collect than the many compilation CDs available of her songs. It is much better to hear the songs in the original context, and mood concept, than jumbled together with songs from other albums. "Sophisticated Lady" (1962) and "For the Night People" are rare albums and sound better than ever remastered on CD.
"Sophisticated Lady" is, just as the title implies, an album of very lush, sophisticated jazz standards that Julie sings with a full orchestra. The arrangements are not the most original, but suit the material and Julie's voice well enough. There are some great songs in this set, such as "Bewitched" and "If I Should Lose You" (one of the better renditions of the song).
The reason to buy this CD, however, is for Julie's 1966 classic, "For the Night People." It is one of her best concept albums, full of moody, sultry torch songs. Julie's renditions of "Am I Blue?" and "God Bless the Child" are unique and memorable. It is said in the original liner notes that Julie hand-picked all the songs on this particular album, and it shows. This is the Julie sound at its best.
Overall, you get two Julie albums on one CD: the good "Sophisticated Lady" and the great "For the Night People." You can't go wrong buying this CD."