Julie London - Latin In A Satin Mood (1963/2017) [DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC]

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Julie London - Latin In A Satin Mood (1963/2017) [DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC]

Julie London - Latin In A Satin Mood (1963/2017)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time - 30:33 minutes | 804 MB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 30:33 minutes | 620 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Actress Julie London parlayed her movie fame into a successful career as a prolific recording artist, releasing some 30 albums between 1955 and 1969. Latin In A Satin Mood came out in 1963 and features an authentic Mexican vocal trio and mariachi-style trumpets on songs like Besame Mucho and Vaya Con Dios, in arrangements that showcase London's sultry voice.

Exotic and Latin albums were big deals in the 1950s and early '60s, and singers as diverse as Dean Martin, Lena Horne, and Peggy Lee were recording with castanets and bongo drums. Peggy Lee was so successful at the style that she cut two albums of light pseudo-Latin jazz in 1960. Like Peggy Lee, Julie London combined a restrained vocal approach with jazz phrasing and a cool attitude with icy sex appeal. But while London had Lee's stripped-down musical approach, she just didn't share her unrelenting rhythmic vocal drive or her innate feeling for exotic rhythms. It doesn't help that London is paired with arranger Ernie Freeman, who was usually better at crafting Nashville and soft rock style charts than Latin jazz arrangements. This isn't a bad album – London sounds casual and confident throughout – but it is a rather bland one, and isn't blandness what these types of exotica albums are supposed to be fighting against? Latin in a Satin Mood ends up sounding exactly like what it was intended to be – an aid to put a little vanilla Latin sparkle in suburban American bedrooms. If you want your London in the Latin style, then try her excellent Getz/Gilberto-style tribute to Cole Porter, All Through the Night. Julie London's affinity for West Coast jazz and her melancholy emotional pull were much better suited to bossa nova than to Caribbean Latin music.


01 - Frenesi
02 - Be Mine Tonight
03 - Yours
04 - Besame Mucho
05 - Adios
06 - Sway
07 - Perfidia
08 - Come Closer to Me
09 - Amor
10 - Magic is the Moonlight
11 - You Belong To My Heart
12 - Vaya con Dios

Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio from the original analog tapes.
DSD files created by Gus Skinas of SuperAudioCenter from the Analogue Productions SACD cutting master.

Analyzed: Julie London / Latin In A Satin Mood

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR15 -6.27 dB -24.03 dB 2:29 01-Frenesi
DR13 -7.90 dB -24.83 dB 2:37 02-Be Mine Tonight
DR14 -5.82 dB -24.10 dB 2:43 03-Yours
DR13 -6.35 dB -23.87 dB 2:12 04-Besame Mucho
DR14 -6.37 dB -25.19 dB 2:35 05-Adios
DR14 -7.34 dB -24.36 dB 2:38 06-Sway
DR16 -4.36 dB -24.67 dB 2:33 07-Perfidia
DR14 -5.40 dB -23.97 dB 1:59 08-Come Closer to Me
DR15 -5.16 dB -23.85 dB 2:46 09-Amor
DR13 -7.21 dB -23.94 dB 2:26 10-Magic is the Moonlight
DR15 -5.39 dB -24.18 dB 2:52 11-You Belong To My Heart
DR13 -8.11 dB -24.81 dB 2:42 12-Vaya con Dios

Number of tracks: 12
Official DR value: DR14

Samplerate: 2822400 Hz / PCM Samplerate: 88200 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 1
Bitrate: 5645 kbps
Codec: DSD64

Thanks to the Original customer!