Lena Horne – A New Album – Vocalion/Dutton Labs

by | Dec 19, 2007 | Jazz CD Reviews | 0 comments

Lena Horne – A New Album – Vocalion/Dutton Labs CDLK 4342, 43 min. ***:

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

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