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Peggy LeeBlack Coffee With Peggy Lee

Label:Decca – B0032834-01, Decca – DL 8358, Verve Records – B0032834-01, UMe – B0032834-01
Series:Acoustic Sounds Series
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Mono, 180g, Gatefold
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Jazz, Pop
Style:Vocal

Tracklist

A1Black Coffee
Written ByPaul Francis Webster-Sonny Burke
A2I've Got You Under My Skin
Written-ByCole Porter
A3Easy Living
Written ByLee Robin-Ralph Rainger
Written-ByLee Robin*, Ralph Rainger
A4My Heart Belongs To Daddy
Written-ByCole Porter
A5It Ain't Necessarily So
A6Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You
Written ByDon Redman-Andy Razaf
Written-ByAndy Razaf, Don Redman
B1A Woman Alone With The Blues
Written-ByWillard Robison
B2I Didn't Know What Time It Was
B3(Ah, The Apple Trees) When The World Was Young
Written ByJohnny Mercer-M. Philippe-Gerard
B4Love Me Or Leave Me
Written ByWalter Donaldson-Gus Kahn
Written-ByGus Kahn, Walter Donaldson
B5You're My Thrill
Written ByJay Gorney-Sidney Clare
Written-ByJay Gorney, Sidney Clare
B6There's A Small Hotel
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From back cover:
Originally released in 1956 on Decca Records © 2020 UMG Recordings, Inc.

From inside gatefold:
Photos courtesy of Peggy Lee Associates, LLC

From sticker for Acoustic Sounds Series:
Mastered from the original analog tapes by top mastering engineers
Manufactured at Quality Record Pressings (QRP) on 180 gram vinyl
Gatefold sleeves printed at Stoughton Printing Company

Matrix / Runouts:
Side A & B, stamped: STERLING

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 6 02435 12089 8
  • Barcode (Scanned): 602435120898
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side A, middle left): MG 4864
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side B, middle left): MG 4685
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side A, top 2 o'clock): B0032834-01 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side B, top 2 o'clock): B0032834-01 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched): B0032834-01 A RKS STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, etched): B0032834-01 B RKS STERLING

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Black Coffee With Peggy Lee (LP, 10", Mono)DeccaDL5482US1953
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Black Coffee With Peggy Lee (2×7", 45 RPM, Album, EP)DeccaED-533US1953
New Submission
Black Coffee With Peggy Lee (LP, 10", Mono)DeccaDL5482US1953
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Um Cafézinho Com Peggy Lee (LP, Mono)DeccaSLP-7759Brazil1953
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Black Coffee (LP, 10", Mono)Festival RecordsCFR10-510Australia1954
thelonius3's avatar
thelonius3
Wonderful sounding pressing. The noise level is very low. While there are some faint tics/pops I think it’s more a function of the wonderful dynamics of the record than the vinyl. As others have said it sounds like you’re in the room. I would highly recommend this pressing.
Andrewslattery's avatar
My copy is tremendous! Silent vinyl even before a clean. Beautiful jacket, sounds like she's playing in the room! Highly recommended album to chill out to
omegaria's avatar
omegaria
This record sound fantastic, mine came clean & flat. If you could get true mono cart for playback it even sounds better. Get it while you can!
tangerinegripz's avatar
My copy isnt exactly dead silent as many have said. Most ballads are very quiet and it would be truly a surprise to hear absolutely no ticks, which in my case there are a quite few faint ones, mainly on side B. Not a deal breaker because let's be honest: this is very silent considering the nature of the music and the fact that not even Tone Poet and RTI can manage to sound this quiet. Its as good as its gonna get, since acquiring a silent og pressing is a pipe dream in this day and age. Soundwise its another home run by RKS.
tomwebb101's avatar
tomwebb101
A stunning reissue indeed on a modern stereo fine line cart through valve phono with mono switch engaged. Compared to my old UK its night and day even before considering how much quieter the QRP pressing is. Perhaps the old mono would prefer a real mono cart mind you. However this has that glossy tip on loveliness which also deserves praise. These and the Tone Poet all analogues are the best value in town in 2020/2021.
AnalogFeelGood's avatar
My copy is immaculate, dead quiet and I'm very pleased with it. One minor detail, think the front cover could have been 1 stop brighter but that's hardly a complaint.
Fondriest's avatar
Fondriest
my copy is immaculate. vocal treatment is fantastic, dead center (mono). Highly recommended.
BoscoDooley's avatar
BoscoDooley
My copy is dirty AF. Washed it twice and still pops
ausgraeme's avatar
ausgraeme
Sublime. Peggy Lee and her band sound like they’re here in the same room. Perfect pressing
svl1970's avatar
svl1970
Edited one year ago
Just did a brief comparison with the Speakers Corner reissue on three tracks: A4, A5 and A6. The Acoustic Sounds pressing sounds noticeably warmer, with what is usually described as "lush" midrange, while the Speakers Corner is a tad more analytical, possibly with a tighter and more pronounced bottom end - but just barely. It is true there is some noise between the tracks on the Acoustic Sounds reissue, but it appears to be the tape, not the vinyl; could they have blanked it out - probably, but it is easy to live with, and certainly does not distract from the music. On balance, I would say the Acoustic Sounds LP is clearly the winner.

Out of interest, a Japanese reissue from 1991 (https://www.discogs.com/Peggy-Lee-Black-Coffee/release/8852454) was included in the comparison, but it was left in the dust almost from the get go - very little bottom end, and overly bright upper midrange with some sibilance.