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Helen Merrill - Helen Merrill With Strings (1955/2019) [Official Digital Download]

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Helen Merrill - Helen Merrill With Strings (1955/2019) [Official Digital Download]

Helen Merrill - Helen Merrill…With Strings! (1955/2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 41:53 minutes | 430 MB
Studio Mono Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

"Helen Merrill with Strings" is the second album by Helen Merrill, featuring the singer fronting a quartet augmented by a string section arranged by Richard Hayman, recorded in 1955 and originally released on the EmArcy label.

Helen Merrill recorded her well-received, self-titled debut with Clifford Brown for the Emarcy label in 1954. Her second album, 1955's HELEN MERRILL WITH STRINGS, was the Chicago-based label's attempt to enhance her commercial appeal with full-string arrangments, shorter songs, and a highly romantic concept. While Merrill ultimately bucked the commercial orientation, WITH STRINGS is an unmitigated artistic success. The strings are tastefully scored, the songs are classics or soon to be ("Anything Goes," "Wait Till You See Him," "Spring Will Be a Little Late This Year"), and Merrill's delivery is by turns emotional, haunting, and highly musical. Highlights are "When I Fall In Love," where she outdoes Doris Day at her own romantic game, and the exotic opener, "Lilac Wine," which competes with Eartha Kitt's as the definitive version.

Tracklist:

01 - Lilac Wine
02 - Anything Goes
03 - Mountain High, Valley Low
04 - Beautiful Love
05 - Comes Love
06 - The End Of A Love Affair
07 - When I Fall In Love
08 - (I'm Afraid) The Masquerade Is Over
09 - Just You, Just Me
10 - Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year
11 - You Won't Forget Me
12 - Wait Till You See Him

Produced by Bob Shad.
Recorded in New York on October 21 (tracks 1, 10 & 11), October 22 (tracks 3, 4, 6, 7 & 9) and October 24 (tracks 2, 5, 8 & 12), 1955.

Musicians
Helen Merrill - vocals
Hank Jones - piano
Barry Galbraith - guitar
Milt Hinton - double bass
Sol Gubin - drums
Unidentified strings arranged and conducted by Richard Hayman

Analyzed: Helen Merrill / Helen Merrill…With Strings!
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR10 -6.66 dB -20.97 dB 4:25 01-Lilac Wine (Remastered)
DR14 -3.23 dB -19.55 dB 3:08 02-Anything Goes (Remastered)
DR11 -6.35 dB -20.67 dB 3:03 03-Mountain High, Valley Low (Remastered)
DR11 -5.28 dB -19.46 dB 3:15 04-Beautiful Love (Remastered)
DR11 -5.25 dB -20.26 dB 3:02 05-Comes Love (Remastered)
DR11 -7.22 dB -22.14 dB 3:28 06-The End Of A Love Affair (Remastered)
DR12 -4.19 dB -21.49 dB 3:23 07-When I Fall In Love (Remastered)
DR11 -6.53 dB -21.15 dB 4:04 08-(I'm Afraid) The Masquerade Is Over (Remastered)
DR10 -5.47 dB -19.61 dB 3:37 09-Just You, Just Me (Remastered)
DR10 -7.35 dB -20.57 dB 3:53 10-Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year (Remastered)
DR11 -5.36 dB -19.76 dB 3:10 11-You Won't Forget Me (Remastered)
DR10 -6.48 dB -20.72 dB 3:26 12-Wait Till You See Him (Remastered)
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Number of tracks: 12
Official DR value: DR11

Samplerate: 44100 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 1349 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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