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Shirley Horn - Softly - New Vinyl Lp 2018 ORG 'Indie Exclusive' on White Vinyl (Limited to 300!) - Soul Jazz


Street Date: 11/9/18

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.


A1 Since I Fell For You 7:17
A2 You're My Thrill 4:23
A3 My, How The Time Goes By 5:14
A4 Dindi 6:14
B1 Forget Me 3:39
B2 I Watch You Sleep 6:39
B3 Softly, As I Leave You 3:01
B4 Summer (Estate) 8:41

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Audiophile Records
  • Copyright (c) – Audiophile Records


  • Bass – Charles Ables
  • Drums – Steve Williams (5)
  • Engineer – Pierre Sprey
  • Executive-Producer – George H. Buck, Jr.
  • Mastered By – Don Jarvis
  • Piano – Shirley Horn
  • Producer – Joel E. Siegel
  • Vocals – Shirley Horn