Sings & Plays (180g 2LP Gatefold Set) [ VINYL]
- Vinyl (22 Aug. 2011)
- Number of Discs: 2
- Format: Original recording remastered
- Label: Not Now Music
- ASIN: B005FXDPEA
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This 2LP set includes two albums from the mid Fifties, 'Chet Baker Sings' and 'Chet Baker Sings And Plays'. Chet Baker's legend lives on, thanks to music like this and interest from Hollywood, to which he appeared a James Dean-type figure. A documentary film shot the year of his death entitled Let's Get Lost was nominated for an Oscar, while Titanic star Leonardo DiCaprio bought the rights to his posthumously completed autobiography. Meanwhile, Chet's work showed up in blockbusters like Stealing Beauty and The Sixth Sense as well as The Talented Mr Ripley, in which Matt Damon imitated his vocal style surprisingly convincingly. Even so there's nothing like the real thing, so enjoy two vintage helpings of the talented Mr Baker.