Peggy Lee


Peggy Lee, ‘Norma Deloris Egstrom From Jamestown, North Dakota (Expanded Edition)’

“It is a stirring and remarkably melancholic album that gives voice to grief and isolation through Lee’s wrenching performances of ‘It Takes Too Long to Learn to Live Alone’ and ‘Superstar,’ at the time a recent hit for the Carpenters. Artie Butler’s arrangements are sublime, giving Lee’s anguish plenty of dramatic flourish… The rerelease’s main aim… is not to excavate old material but to introduce new listeners to ‘Norma Deloris Egstrom,’ and one of her great works.” [Source: Lindsay Zoladz, New York Times)

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