Sarah Vaughan Snowbound 180g LP
Limited Edition, Audiophile Remastering, High Quality 180 Gram Vinyl! Pressed at Pallas in Germany!
Wrapped in the soothing strings of arranger Don Costa, Sarah Vaughan recorded
an unsurprisingly dreamy ballads collection titled "Snowbound". Despite the
peaceful atmosphere and strolling tempo, Vaughan hardly treats the material as a
cinch for her voice; all of these 11 songs find her searching for different ways
to present time-worn standards. The opening title track is one of the warmest,
most romantic songs on the LP, Vaughan plumbing the depths of her alto and
nearly perfecting her humming vibrato. She also selects an obscure tune from the
Gershwins' ("Blah, Blah, Blah", understandably overlooked but fun nevertheless)
and, near the end, turns from cozy ballads into a mini-suite of forlorn
material: "I Fall in Love Too Easily", "Glad to Be Unhappy", and "Spring Can
Really Hang You Up the Most". "Snowbound" is an overlooked gem from Sarah
Vaughan's Roulette years.
"On I Remember You Sarah shows her ability to bend a vocal or extend with vibrato, a vocal phrase. Her voice was in her prime, and it is a joy today to hear her make each song her own. The remastering by Sean Magee, done at the iconic Abbey Road Studios, is firstrate. The strings and woodwinds are mixed perfectly for listening as they are perfectly set on the sound stage leaving Vaughan upfront, but neither overwhelming, nor so distant as to be irrelevant. For fans of Ms. Vaughan, Snowbound would be a welcome addition to their collection of this jazz vocalist supreme." - Jeff Krow, www.audaud.com, 4 Stars!!
Limited Edition 180g Vinyl
Pressed at Pallas in Germany
Original on the EMI Label
Sarah Vaughan, vocals
Orchestra conducted by Don Costa
2. I Hadn't Anyone 'Til You
3. What's Good About Goodbye
4. Stella By Starlight
5. Look To Your Heart
6. Oh You Crazy Moon
1. Blah, Blah, Blah
2. I Remember You
3. I Fall In Love Too Easily
4. Glad To Be Unhappy
5. Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most
Recorded July 1962 in New York City.
||WOULD GIVE IT 5 STARS IF IT WERE STEREO! - 4 Stars 01/06/2018 Review
|WOULD GIVE IT 5 STARS IF IT WERE STEREO! - 4 Stars 01/06/2018
Reviewer: Paul M. Mock
Although advertised here as such, this Pure Pleasure LP is not as advertised. I am quite disappointed to announce to all here that this reissue is indeed MONAURAL!
While that is not a terrible thing, these sweepingly lush Don Costa string arrangements ala Sinatra & Strings from the same period just beg to be heard in full STEREO!
So, buyer beware on this one. It aint what it coulda been!!!|