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Doris Day: The Love Album

Twenty-nine years ago, three Hollywood sessions were spun together to shape what would eventually emerge as Doris Day’s final studio album. After an immensely lucrative, 20-year relationship with Columbia Records, Day parted with the company. With no distributor immediately at hand, the master tapes were left to gather dust for three decades. The 11 tracks, arranged and conducted with velvet care by Sid Feller, surfaced briefly in the ’90s as a British import and as part of Bear Family’s massive (and massively expensive) four-box Day retrospective. Now, thanks to Michael Feinstein, tireless savior of pop-jazz treasures teetering on extinction’s brink, this gorgeous coda to one of America’s grandest, yet most underappreciated, artists is at long last available domestically.

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