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Bewitching - Lee: Greatest Hits
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Collection of the beloved easy listening/ pop/ lounge vocalist's hit, all remastered courtesy of DCC. Features her Billboard chart hits 'Fever', 'Manana', 'Alright, Okay, You Win', 'Hallelujah, I Love Him So' and 'My Man'.... more »
Collection of the beloved easy listening/ pop/ lounge vocalist's hit, all remastered courtesy of DCC. Features her Billboard chart hits 'Fever', 'Manana', 'Alright, Okay, You Win', 'Hallelujah, I Love Him So' and 'My Man'. 14 tracks total, also including three bonus tracks, 'Is That All There Is?', 'You Don't Know' and 'I'm Gonna Go Fishin''. Also features the original cover art from when Capitol first issued the record in 1962. All tracks have been remastered from the original master tapes. 1999 release.
Not what you'd think from DCC
Charles F. Held Jr. | Charlotte, NC United States | 03/04/2010
(2 out of 5 stars)
"As you probably know, most DCC CDs were mastered by Steve Hoffman, whose philosophy is to present the music in as natural a manner as possible, focusing on the vocals. Unfortunately, after Hoffman mastered "Bewitching-Lee!", Peggy Lee's manager vetoed its release (because Hoffman had eschewed the drenching echo of previous releases and instead mastered straight from the session tapes). Substituted were wretched masters by the king of NoNoise and artificial processing, Bob Norberg (the guy who killed Sinatra's Entertainer Of The Century Capitol discs and countless other Capitol vocalist releases). This disc is partially salvaged by the fact that "Is That All There Is" is Hoffman's work rather than Norberg's.
The used pricing on this disc seems to reflect the fact that it's Norberg rather than Hoffman, but if "Is That All There Is" is your favorite Peggy Lee tune, then by all means pick this CD up for the definitive mastering of that song."