Peggy Lee


Reassessing Peggy Lee, Vintage 1972

“In listening to Norma Deloris Egstrom now — hopefully with fresh, unbiased ears, and knowing that it represents a turning point in her career — it now more obviously belongs in another category altogether. In perspective, the album is part of a continuum with Frank Sinatra’s September of My Years (1965) and Tony Bennett’s Astoria: Portrait of the Artist (1989). In all three, remarkable artists take a selection of songs written by other people and transform them into highly intimate and individual statements, autobiographical reflections on life, love, youth, and maturity. The album is much deeper and more personal than many of us had previously realized.” [Source: Will Friedwald, New York Sun]

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