Recorded between 1957 & 1965. Includes liner notes by Joseph F. Laredo.
Digitally remastered by Bob Norberg (Capitol Recording Studios, Hollywood, California).
This is part of the Capitol Spotlight On... series.
Personnel: Peggy Lee (vocals).
Audio Remasterer: Bob Norberg.
Audio Remixer: Bob Norberg.
Liner Note Author: Joseph F. Laredo.
Recording information: 04/02/1957-02/18/1965.
Unknown Contributor Role: Devin Franchino.
This CD reveals the beauty of Peggy Lee's singing with a selection of her most persuasive works on Capitol from 1957-1965. During these years she asserted herself as one of the foremost musical icons of her time. Nobody can tell a story with a song like she does on these selections.
A bravado performance of "Too Close For Comfort" is full of power and personality, while "I'm Just Wild About Harry" sparkles with intimacy, as if the listener is a dear confidant. "Close Your Eyes" is a slow ballad from the '30s transformed by a hip and rhythmic jazz treatment. These songs should make a believer out of the greatest skeptic, but if more convincing should be needed, "Fever" closes the case once and for all. Like all her work here, it smacks of something sexy, sultry and blue. She imbues these masterworks with what can only be called attitude.