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Pretty Eyes / Guitars a La Lee
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Two of the beloved American vocalist's original LPs for Capitol together on one CD, 1960's 'Pretty Eyes' & 1966's 'Guitars Ala Lee'. A combined total of 24 tracks, all digitally remastered & including 'Call Me', 'Strangers... more »
Two of the beloved American vocalist's original LPs for Capitol together on one CD, 1960's 'Pretty Eyes' & 1966's 'Guitars Ala Lee'. A combined total of 24 tracks, all digitally remastered & including 'Call Me', 'Strangers In The Night', 'I Wanna Be Loved' and 'You Fascinate Me So'. Also features the original cover art of each record. 1999 release.
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A TARGET COMMERCIAL BRINGS A NEW LEE FAN
donald w bartoo | mechanicsburg, pa United States | 11/25/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"AFTER HEARING SWEET HAPPY LIFE (ON GUITARS ALA LEE) IN THE TARGET COMMERCIAL, I JUST KNEW I HAD TO OWN IT. AND I AM NOW A DEVOUT PEGGY LEE FAN, TOTALLY BLOWN AWAY BY HER SEXY THROATY BLUESY VOICE. THE FIRST TIME MS LEE WAS BROUGHT TO MY ATTENTION WAS IS THAT ALL THERE IS AND WITH THIS CD I DISCOVERED CERTAINLY NOT. THE PRETTY EYES PORTION IS ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL CD'S FROM CAPITOL'S LATE 50'S EARLY 60'S I'VE EVER HEARD. IT IS LUSH LIKE FINE SATIN. "AS YOU DESIRE ME", "PRETTY EYES" & "IN OTHER WORDS" WERE MY FAVORITE CUTS. AND "TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT" I DARE YOU NOT TO HUM THIS WONDERFUL DITTY. AND THE GUITARS PORTION OF THE CD IS SO SMOOTH. "SWEET HAPPY LIFE" IS WONDERFUL. HER COVER OF "STRANGERS IN THE NIGHT" RIVALS MR SINATRA. "MY GUITAR" CRIES FOR A GLASS OF WINE & FINALLY "AN EMPTY GLASS" IS ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SONGS I HAVE HEARD IN A LONG TIME. BUY THIS CD AND I AM SURE YOU WILL HAVE TO HAVE MORE LIKE I DID."
TWO OF PEGGY'S BEST!
NYC Music Lover | New York, NY United States | 02/05/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I am a HUGE Peggy Lee fan and own dozens of her CD's (and LP's.)
For some reason, this EMI twofer was one I'd never heard in full.
Several of the songs appear on other compilations of hers, so
I wasn't in any hurry to plunk down $20. to hear this. But am
I glad I finally did! Both of these albums show Peggy in her
prime. I was completely unprepared for "Pretty Eyes", which has
got to be one of her best recordings, EVER. The arrangements by
Billy May are completely different than his work with Frank
Sinatra. Lush, beautiful strings that are sweet but never
overdone, gentle but driving rhythms, and on top of it all
Peggy sings as if she's trying to seduce the listener (and she
does). Gorgeous! "Guitars A La Lee" is a bit more eclectic,
using several top-notch guitarists of the era backing her up in
a variety of songs and moods, from standards to novelties that
were "hip" at the time. 90% of them are totally enjoyable, and
her version of "Call Me" is one of the best I've ever heard. This is a CD of great variety that shows Peg in great voice and sounding very inspired. GET IT!
Peggy sold her songs without even trying--and that's no smal
Matthew G. Sherwin | last seen screaming at Amazon customer service | 10/01/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Peggy Lee recorded a lot during her illustrious career; and this "two-fer" CD gives us all the tracks from two of her record albums entitled Pretty Eyes and Guitars alà Lee. Great!
"It Could Happen To You" features Peggy Lee singing at her best with an orchestration that makes great use of the strings. Peggy never misses a note on this classic love ballad. "Pretty Eyes" starts with the strings playing beautifully, and when Peggy comes in this number positively takes flight! Peggy's excellent diction bolsters her performance, too. Listen also for "I Wanna Be Loved;" Peggy delivers another love ballad flawlessly with all her heart and soul.
"I Remember You" gets a lift when Peggy sings this; her rendition sounds like the best I've ever heard! "I Remember You" lacks nothing--it's THAT good. I predict that you'll like "I Remember You" very, very much.
"Fly Me To The Moon" gives us Peggy singing a rarely heard opening verse; and "Nice 'N' Easy" features a Latin flavor that just can't be beat! Peggy sings "Nice 'N' Easy" with panache and energy--awesome! Moreover, "Strangers In The Night" sports another lovely, slow tempo Latin beat that infuses this number with an elegance I rarely hear or enjoy.
"Good Times" gets the royal treatment from Peggy as she sings this to perfection; and the strings, percussion and guitars enhance the natural beauty of this number. "Call Me" has a great Latin treatment as well; and Peggy performs this with all the elegance a female chanteuse could ever muster. Great!
The liner notes include some great artwork; and we get replicas of the reverse of the jacket for the two record albums, too. We also get the song credits.
Peggy Lee remains one of the very greatest female vocalists ever. I highly recommend this for Peggy's fans and anyone who enjoys classic pop vocals.
Thank you, Peggy!