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New Billie Holiday Collection

In celebration of Billie Holiday’s 90th birthday Hip-O/Verve/UMe will release Billie Holiday: The Ultimate Collection on April 5, 2005. The collection is a multimedia, comprehensive audio and video portrait of Holiday featuring a double-CD and DVD retrospective.

The collection offer 42 digitally remastered recordings from the Columbia, OKeh, Commodore, Decca, Verve, Brunswick, Clef, Capitol and Aladdin labels spanning Holiday’s entire career from 1935 to 1958 on two CDs and a DVD featuring movie and television performances, audio interviews with musical contemporaries and Holiday with 60 Minutes’ Mike Wallace, photos and documents, a complete major label discography and extensive liner notes by jazz historian Ashley Kahn.

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