The Complete Verve Studio Master Takes (Box Set)
Released: Dec 2005
Label: Verve Records
By the end of Holiday's life, the cumulative effect of booze and drugs had left her with a permanent slur and limited vocal range. But what she lost in range she made up for in expressiveness: no one can quarrel with her mature mid-'50s reading of "Love Me Or Leave Me" or her effortless swing through lesser-known gems like 1952's "You Turned the Tables On Me." A must-have.