Lena Horne’s songbook was thicker than the ice on Lake Michigan in January. A New Album, originally released in 1976, has been remastered beautifully and released on CD by Dutton. Featuring Phil Woods on sax; Robert Farnon conducted a brilliant group of musicians through ten of Lena’s most popular hits. Lena’s ageless beautiful voice carries the orchestra out of the pit and into the airwaves.
A New Album is perfect for drinking a bottle of wine and slow dancing with your sweetheart, or relaxing in your recliner reading the paper. Not my top album of Lena’s, but if someone is looking for a wonderful introduction to her music, this would make an excellent starting point.
Some of the biggest hits of the 1970s all piled up here are: I’ve Grown Accustomed to His Face, Someone To Watch Over Me, My Funny Valentine, Someday My Prince Will Come, I’ve Got the World On A String, Softly As I Leave You, I Have Dreamed, A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing, My Ship.
– Paul Pelon IV