(There Is) No Greater Love - Billie Holiday, Jones, Isham
I Cover the Waterfront - Billie Holiday, Green, Johnny 
These Foolish Things - Billie Holiday, Link, Harry
Tenderly - Billie Holiday, Gross, Walter 
Autumn in New York - Billie Holiday, Duke, Vernon
My Man - Billie Holiday, Charles, Jacques
Stormy Weather - Billie Holiday, Arlen, Harold
Yesterdays - Billie Holiday, Harbach, Otto
(I Got a Man, Crazy for Me) He's Funny That Way - Billie Holiday, Moret, Neil
What a Little Moonlight Can Do - Billie Holiday, Woods, Harry
I Cried for You (Now It's Your Turn to Cry Over Me) - Billie Holiday, Arnheim, Gus
Too Marvelous for Words - Billie Holiday, Mercer, Johnny
I Wished on the Moon - Billie Holiday, Parker, Dorothy
I Don't Want to Cry Anymore - Billie Holiday, Schertzinger, Victo
Prelude to a Kiss - Billie Holiday, Ellington, Duke
Track Listings (16) - Disc #2
Nice Work If You Can Get It - Billie Holiday, Gershwin, George
Come Rain or Come Shine - Billie Holiday, Arlen, Harold
What's New? - Billie Holiday, Burke, Johnny [Lyri
God Bless the Child - Billie Holiday, Herzog, Arthur Jr.
Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me - Billie Holiday, Ellington, Duke
April in Paris - Billie Holiday, Duke, Vernon
Lady Sings the Blues - Billie Holiday, Holiday, Billie
Don't Explain - Billie Holiday, Herzog, Arthur Jr.
Fine and Mellow [Live] - Billie Holiday, Holiday, Billie
I Didn't Know What Time It Was - Billie Holiday, Hart, Lorenz
Stars Fell on Alabama - Billie Holiday, Parish, Mitchell
One for My Baby (And One More for the Road) - Billie Holiday, Arlen, Harold
Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You - Billie Holiday, Razaf, Andy
Lover Man - Billie Holiday, Davis, Jimmy 
All the Way - Billie Holiday, Cahn, Sammy
Don't Worry 'Bout Me - Billie Holiday, Bloom, Rube
The received wisdom on the tragic torch singer's later work--of these 35 tracks, six were recorded in 1946 and '47, and the rest in the '50s--is that her interpretive skill made up for the collapse of her voice. In fact, t... more »he serious cracks in her pitch don't appear until the second disc of this set, and it doesn't approach the febrile croak of Lady in Satin until the END. But she relies on a handful of vocal tricks, and some numbers that had been in her repertoire for ages, to approximate the glory that her voice once was. At times, though, the results are lovely and heartbroken rather than saddening, especially with the simpatico musical backing she got in these sessions. --Douglas Wolk« less
The received wisdom on the tragic torch singer's later work--of these 35 tracks, six were recorded in 1946 and '47, and the rest in the '50s--is that her interpretive skill made up for the collapse of her voice. In fact, the serious cracks in her pitch don't appear until the second disc of this set, and it doesn't approach the febrile croak of Lady in Satin until the END. But she relies on a handful of vocal tricks, and some numbers that had been in her repertoire for ages, to approximate the glory that her voice once was. At times, though, the results are lovely and heartbroken rather than saddening, especially with the simpatico musical backing she got in these sessions. --Douglas Wolk
Teresa S. from WINDHAM, ME Reviewed on 11/11/2009...
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F. Barton | Newport, WA USA | 11/30/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This two CD set, with incredible liner notes by Leonard Maltin, Yes, the Television guy, is a landmark release. The chosing of ALL the material here is very carefully thought out, not like others, with whatever they can get to fit, whatever condition, this one is constructed top to bottom with perfection.This set displays Billie in all her Autumn glory, from live recordings, to outtakes that are better than the originals. If you want a set that represents what Billie meant in her later years, get this one. It will take you down her many paths, of pathos, despair, happiness, and just great talent, period. An EXCELLENT starter set."
Gary F. Taylor | Biloxi, MS USA | 12/14/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"There is an on-going dispute between Holiday fans: is Billie Holiday more interesting at the beginning of her career, when her voice was at its best, or at the end of her career, when her interpretive skills were at their finest? My preference is for the latter, and LADY IN AUTUMN offers a truly fine sampling of later Billie Holiday recordings.Even at its youthful best, Billie Holiday's distinctive, very quirky voice was never noted for any of the qualities we usually applaud in great singers: Holiday's range, power, and breath support were always more than a little ify. But Holiday showed a remarkable facility for shaping her voice much as sculptor might, and she transformed her vocal defects into an astonishing personal idiom that has never failed to mix musical delight with raw emotional power. And this ability was at its height toward the end of her career.It is true, however, that Holiday's later recordings are an acquired taste, and listeners who are new to her unique stylings may be put off by the vocal roughness of her later work. But for those who have already listened to an enjoyed her earlier work, Billie Holiday's LADY IN AUTUMN will be a revelation."
And Still Her Heart Has Wings
Gary F. Taylor | 03/01/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is the best ballad collection of Billie Holiday to date. You hear someone who has experienced life, in every nuance of her voice. 'These Foolish Things Remind Me Of You' is the most heartbreakingly perfect ballad ever recorded, with a subtly touching piano accompaniment by Oscar Peterson. This track is for those who have loved and lost. 'Don't Worry 'Bout Me' has an ironic sadness when viewed from here and it is appropriately placed as the last song in the set. It will make you cry."
Very Good, Very Jazz, Very Ballady, among her best
Tony Thomas | SUNNY ISLES BEACH, FL USA | 03/09/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This selection of her post war work for Verve is among Billie Holiday's Best work. Instead of looking at Holiday as a personal crsisi in process, or as unblemished idol who was always good, it is interesting to look at this selection in regard to where she was as a developing artist.
My opinion is that along with some of the live shots from concerts at the time, this is her last good work because Verve really packaged her as a JAZZ SINGER PLAYING IN A TOTAL jazz package. Unlike some of the Verve recordings of some of the old stars of Swing in the 1940s and the early 1950s, these Holiday recording surrounded Billie with great Jazz musicians like Ben Webster, and eschews either Billie's unfortunate attempts in the early 40s to become a cabaret chanteuse, or later attempt to put over Billie as a pop or R & B singer.
It's the Jazziness, the swing, and the manipulation of the diction that bop and swing and entrance you here. She no longer has the great voice and the raucous swing she possessed as a woman in her twenties in the 1930s. Heroin and hard living had clearly had their effect on her voice and outlook. However, she conquers these sides with a superior sense of swing and attitude. She does that in distinction to her other work because Verve provided a great group of jazz musicians, real jazz arrangements and trusted in Billie.
At the same time, there is a more developed harmonic and rhythmic take here and a great ability to put depth into ballads here. This is altogether different than the prewar stuff. The prewar stuff bounces and raves and dances, whereas this is jivy, thoughtful, and gracefully swinging, more what you would listen to with a good Scotch than a good beer."
Nice Sampler of Billie's Verve Stuff
Peter | East of Los Angeles | 02/06/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This 2-CD sampler will make a lot of Billie's fans happy for those who cannot afford the $120 10-CD box set. It spans the last 15 years of Billie's life on this planet and takes multiple tracks from all her Verve albums. Sound quality is very good, even on the live recordings from 1945-47. Billie's voice actually holds up quite well on most of the tracks with the exception of the last 2 tracks taken from her final album, I would have left out those tracks because her voice is just not there. It's quite chilling to listen to what remains just a shell of the artist. But the entire 2 CD set is well worth the experience of sitting thru 2 hours plus of what has come to be the Holiday experience, a journey thru every emotion you can experience as a music fan and lover of jazz music. Get it and you'll be glad."