Shirley Horn - Softly (Black vinyl)
Shirley Horn - Softly (Black vinyl)
Shirley Horn - Softly (Black vinyl)
Shirley Horn - Softly (Black vinyl)

Shirley Horn - Softly (Black vinyl)

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Vocals, piano – Shirley Horn

Bass – Charles Ables

Drums – Steve Williams 


1 LP, standard sleeve

Original analog Master tape : YES

Heavy Press : 180g

Record color : black

Speed: 33RPM

Size : 12”



Record Press :  Pallas

Label :  ORG Music

Original Label : Audiophile

Recorded at Mapleshade Studios

Engineered by Pierre Sprey

Produced by Joel Siegel

Remastered by Infrasonic Mastering

Originally released in 1988

Reissued in 2018

Tracks :

Side A:

1. Since I Fell For You
2. You're My Thrill
3. My, How The Time Goes By
4. Dindi

Side B:

1. Forget Me
2. I Watch You Sleep
3. Softly, As I Leave You
4. Estate (Summer)


Reviews :

Never before been pressed to vinyl, Shirley Horn’s Softly is reflective of the album’s late night recording sessions at Peirre Sprey’s home recording studio in rural Maryland, aptly named Mapleshade Studio. The 1988 release is commonly referred to as one of Horn’s most introspective and emotionally intensive records to date.

With her sidemen Charles Ables (bass) and Steve Williams (percussion) gathered into a quaint, pastoral living room full of recording equipment, the trio plowed through the tunes, tracking almost until dawn. The album was remastered for vinyl at Infrasonic Mastering and pressed on audiophile-grade vinyl at Pallas Group in Germany.


Ratings :

AllMusic 4/5  ,  Discogs 4.69/5

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