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Tourch Songs (2004)

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Format: CD
Sku: 60628840
UPC: 724359758220
UPC 14: 00724359758220
Release Date: 3/23/2004
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Man I Love, The - Etta James ~ Various Artists
2. I Fall In Love Too Easily - Sarah Vaughan ~ Various Artists
3. Body And Soul - Diana Krall ~ Various Artists
4. I Wanna Be Around - Peggy Lee ~ Various Artists
5. My One And Only Love - June Christy ~ Various Artists
6. Nearness Of You, The - Norah Jones ~ Various Artists
7. Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye - Ella Fitzgerald ~ Various Artists
8. All The Way - Keely Smith ~ Various Artists
9. Darn That Dream - Dianne Reeves ~ Various Artists
10. Good Morning Heartache - Rosemary Clooney ~ Various Artists
11. More Than You Know - Kay Starr ~ Various Artists
12. Angel Eyes - Anita O'Day ~ Various Artists
13. These Foolish Things - Dinah Washington ~ Various Artists
14. In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning - Julie London ~ Various Artists
Disc 2
Song Title
1. Blues In The Night - Julie London ~ Various Artists
2. Very Thought Of You, The - Etta James ~ Various Artists
3. Our Love Is Here To Stay - Dinah Shore ~ Various Artists
4. Love For Sale - Ella Fitzgerald/Buddy Bergman Orchestra ~ Various Artists
5. East Of The Sun (And West Of The Moon) - Keely Smith ~ Various Artists
6. Misty - Dakota Staton ~ Various Artists
7. Fly Me To The Moon - Dinah Washington ~ Various Artists
8. I've Grown Accustomed To His Face - Kay Starr ~ Various Artists
9. I Left My Heart In San Francisco - Nancy Wilson ~ Various Artists
10. Oh! You Crazy Moon - Peggy Lee ~ Various Artists
11. In A Sentimental Mood - Sarah Vaughan ~ Various Artists
12. Softly As I Leave You - Lena Horne ~ Various Artists
13. Lover Man - Patti Labelle ~ Various Artists
14. As Time Goes By - Nancy Wilson ~ Various Artists
 

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Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Capitol holds in its vault many of the definitive torch songs in recorded history, and has issued them many times in many forms. Torch Songs, a two-disc standards collection released in 2004, unfortunately and rather surprisingly, doesn't include many of the best. It does, however, illustrate that the label has some distance to travel before exhausting its supply of excellent material. It also doesn't plumb the depths of lovelorn depression quite like Capitol's previous torch collection, 2003's Lady Sings the Blues (also a double disc with many of the same singers), but it's a more engaging collection for it. On most of these performances, the person whom the singer is torching for is simply absent, not fled (so to be pedantic, they're ballads rather than torch songs). Semantics aside, the performers are all genre-defining and the songs are strong as well, evidenced by Dinah Washington's "These Foolish Things," Etta James' "The Very Thought of You," Norah Jones' "The Nearness of You," and Peggy Lee's "I Wanna Be Around." Ella Fitzgerald, licensed from Verve especially for this collection, cries her heart-rending performance of "Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye," and delivers one of the most pleasurable moments in popular song with her masterful switch in key on Cole Porter's line "How strange the change, from major to minor." Torch Songs does include plenty of true heartache, most of them ironically delivered by stronger vocalists such as Anita O'Day ("Angel Eyes"), Rosemary Clooney ("Good Morning Heartache"), and Fitzgerald again ("Love for Sale"). Even singers of the second rank are represented with excellent songs -- Nancy Wilson, Dakota Staton, Dianne Reeves, and Kay Starr, the latter one of Capitol's most underrated jazz singers. ~ John Bush

Producer: Mark Copeland (Compilation)

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 03/23/2004
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2004
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 97582
Music Label Name Label : Capitol/EMI Records
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 2
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Mixed
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00724359758220

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