Analogue Productions has brought back Julie London sings Latin In A Satin Mood in dramatic, deserving fashion. Remastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio, and plated and pressed on 200-gram vinyl at Quality Record Pressings, the crispness and vibrancy of this recording is spectacular. And this version is cut at 45 RPM, meaning the 12 tracks are spread over two LPs for even better cartridge tracking for superior sound quality!
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. Like Peggy Lee, London combines a restrained vocal approach with jazz phrasing and a cool attitude with icy sex appeal on this album of relaxing Latin standards. Julie does look beautiful on the cover, and the back-up male "mariachi-esque" serenade ads to the romantic ambiance. Speaking of the cover, expect only top-notch reproduction for our Analogue Productions reissue. Originally a single LP jacket, it has been upgraded to a gatefold incorporating more original photographs provided by Universal.