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Recorded in a single day during the peak of her popularity as the number one box-office star in the world during the 60's, it's simplicity if what makes it such a remarkable accomplishment.
There are no overwhelming orchestrations to "dress it up". There are no complicated or complex "tricks" to enhance the performances. It is, in essence, a magnificent singer, a masterful conductor/pianist and a small back-up. The result is musical magic.
In today's world of recordings, albums can take months and, in some cases, years to be produced. By the time the sound engineers have finished tinkering with their control panels, what is left often barely resembles the artists' genuine voice. What is often lost is the warmth and realness of a human voice...the expression, feeling, emotion that can touch and move the listener in so many ways.
Doris Day and Andre Previn had never met prior to doing this recording and perhaps that contributes to the freshness they bring to each song. There are old favorites, given a new twist, and a handful of new songs from Previn's then-wife, Dory. If one listens to the words and music, there is a definite story being told by the artists in a diverse and always fascinating way.
Miss Day has never sounded better. "Falling in Love Again" was long associated with Marlene Dietrich. Day's version gives the song an entirely new focus, and "Fools Rush In", although nearly two decades old at the time, seems to have been newly written.
The old Rodgers and Hart standard, "Wait Till You See Him" is an outstanding number in this collection.Read more ›
The album was originally released in February 1962 and represented an avenue that Doris possibly intended to explore in future projects. She had been a succesful recording artist for two decades but hadn't recorded anything quite like this before, although her credentials as a jazz/big band singer were impeccable due to her early touring with Les Brown and his orchestra in the 1940s. Alas, "Duet" was not a big seller and her subsequent LPs turned to crowd-pleasing pop that is fun to listen to, but does not really show off the depth of her talent. That's a shame and very much our loss. Doris Day reveals herself here as a singer of the highest caliber, fully the equal of Ella Fitzgerald and frankly better than many "jazz specialists" who recorded at this time (and since!).
Doris's was not the biggest singing voice in the world. Hers was an intimately scaled instrument and her real strengths were in the shaping of phrases, her perfect diction, and her flawless sense of rhythm. The three-man jazz accompaniment here allows all of these strengths to shine as in no other of her recordings, and the sheer beauty of her sound is never hidden behind brassy orchestrations or sound effects. This is a subtle, elegant album; nothing is overplayed and the mood is low-key.Read more ›
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great arrangements of wonderful songs performed by two outstanding musiciansPublished 2 months ago by Cynthia P. Godfrey
Prevn brings out the best in Day, as he has with other singers he's accompanied. So glad this album has been resurrected.Published 2 months ago by Penpoint
I WISH THEY HAD MADE MANY MORE CD"S. THEY WOULD HAVE SOLD MILLIONS. YOU CAN"T GET ANY BETTER COMBINATION THEN - DORIS DAY AND ANDRE PREVIN. Read morePublished 4 months ago by ART PEPIN
In my opinion, this is Doris Day's BEST recording EVER!!!Published 16 months ago by Sally Swann, LCSW
Doris Day was a wonderful singer. In fact, she began as a singer, before she hit the big time in movies. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Jim C.
This is a Doris Day album like no other and an Andre Previn album like no other! Day's pop ballads and show tunes thinly masked a terrific cabaret voice awaiting the perfect venue... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Fredrick C. G. Scheer