Classic Album Sundays - Billie Holiday
Lady In Satin Listening Party
The Premier Audiophile Listening Experience
Classic Album Sunday, Songbyrd and Audioism present
Downstairs, All Ages
DOORS: 4:00 pm // SHOW: 4:30 pm
Classic Album Sundays is the world’s favorite album listening event and we remind you why you love music. Our listening sessions allow the music fan to fully immerse themselves into their favorite album or an album they have never heard before. We play the records that provided the musical context and tell the story behind the featured album. This is followed by an uninterrupted vinyl replay of the album on our world-class hi-fi which reveals details most listeners have never heard and gets them closer to the artist’s intention.
There is something about Billie Holiday’s voice that can melt your heart and feel what she is feeling. Through her songs we can feel her joy and her most of all, her pain.
Lady in Satin was her penultimate recording and the last to be released in her lifetime. In 1957 she returned to Columbia Records after having recorded for Verve for sixteen years. Lady Day was unhappy with Verve as she had wanted to make a record of Gershwin recordings but they songs were given to Ella Fitzgerald instead. Back at Columbia, she was matched up with producer Irving Townsend and bandleader Ray Ellis and this time they recorded with grand orchestral arrangements. However, despite the heavy instrumentation, for her swansong Billie achieved something delicate and beautiful.
This is your chance to experience Billie Holiday and Lady in Satin either for the first time or in a way you never have before.