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Another reviewer mentioned that it sounds like someone blowing on a hot mic and I suppose this is one way to describe it. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. Phil and Leonard Chess believed that James's voice had crossover pop potential, so with this debut album, they backed her with orchestral arrangements on many of the tracks. These cookies are strictly necessary for the operation of the site, you can disable them by changing the settings of your browser but you will not be able to use the site normally. This one looks beautiful and despite the fact it's a digital source, obviously, it sounds very good.

To enable personalized advertising (like interest-based ads), we may share your data with our marketing and advertising partners using cookies and other technologies. is the debut studio album by American blues and soul artist Etta James, which includes the title song 'At Last'. At the beginning of the ‘90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the reissue policy was fairly straightforward. Certain items can take longer to source than the estimated week, particularly during busy trading periods and may take longer to arrive at our warehouse. An icon from early rock’n’rolls pantheon of divas, she has inspired 5 decades of listeners and fellow artists with her vocal styling.Personalized advertising may be considered a “sale” or “sharing” of information under California and other state privacy laws, and you may have a right to opt out. Keep in mind that anyone can view public collections—they may also appear in recommendations and other places. James demonstrates her keen facility on the title track in particular, as she easily moves from powerful blues shouting to more subtle, airy phrasing; her Ruth Brown-inspired, bad-girl growl only adds to the intensity. The title track's swirling strings, euphoric vocals, dainty piano stabs - it all melds together to form, not only one of soul's greatest songs, but one of the most treasured and loved of any genre.

In our re-releases it is our aim to faithfully reproduce the original intentions of the musicians and recording engineers which, however, could not be realised at the time due to technical limitations.From Janis Joplin to Beyonce, her expressive and guttural style has been imitated, but never matched. For items that are dispatched using our standard service, we ask that you wait 14 days from the date of dispatch before reporting any items as undelivered. They're not system-destroying but rather a humorous snapshot of a time over sixty years ago when a recording engineer failed to keep Ms. The album also included covers of pop and jazz standards, such as "Stormy Weather", "A Sunday Kind of Love", and "I Just Want to Make Love to You". The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products.

I don't think they needed to make the vinyl blue but is is a heavyweight 180 grams, which helps avoid any warping over time.In 1987, the album was released for the first time by MCA /Chess , and then digitally remastered and reissued on compact disc in 1999 with four bonus duet tracks performed with Harvey Fuqua : "My Heart Cries," "Spoonful," "It's a Crying Shame," and "If I Can't Have You. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Yes, sometimes the album is so intense that it can be taken only one side at a time, but the sensational feeling one gets rolling off into the morning sun with Etta James on the car stereo, is pure satisfaction. Products labelled '*item fulfilled by Exertis on behalf of hmv' will be supplied to you directly by Exertis via their approved couriers.

Speakers Corner wishes to make clear that it produces lacquers using only original master tapes and an entirely analogue cutting system. The only exceptions are when existing metal parts are superior to new ones that might be cut, which includes our release of “Elvis is Back”, which was cut by Stan Ricker or several titles from our Philips Classics series, where were cut in the 1990s using original master tapes by Willem Makkee at the Emil Berliner Studios. In the edit page, go to the 'Metadata' tab and add your Juno artist, label or release page for listeners to purchase your release / releases. The album was released on Argo Records in November of 1960 and was produced by Phil and Leonard Chess.The user is informed that they have the possibility of configuring their browser so that they are informed of the receipt of cookies, and may, if they wish, prevent them from being installed on their hard drive. While the backing orchestra has that classic late 50's early 60's limited range, timbre, and ambiance which is typical of the era, Etta's voice is really well captured on most tracks, nicely revealing her power, range, and dynamics. As a matter of principle, only analogue masters are used, and the necessary cutting delay is also analogue. Faithfulness to the original is our top priority, not the interpretation of the original: there is no such thing as a “Speakers Corner Sound”. Jackpot Records is honored to release this momentous record, with the original album artwork and 4 bonus tracks.

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