Capitol Records and Universal Music Enterprises (UMe), in collaboration with Peggy Lee Associates, have announced the release of a digital enhanced edition of Peggy Lee’s I’m A Woman in honour of its 60th anniversary.
Available at all digital service providers, according to uDiscover Music, the newly remastered expanded edition features the 12 original album tracks, including the Leiber and Stoller-penned title track, plus “Come Rain or Come Shine” and “I Left My Heart in San Francisco.” Culled from the Capitol vaults, five of the eight bonus tracks are previously unreleased alternate recordings and session outtakes. Liner notes for the 60th-anniversary release, written by archivist Iván Santiago, are available at the official Peggy Lee website from today.
The bonus tracks include the first take of “I’m A Woman” with a never-before-heard verse; “Jealous,” a previously unreleased collaboration with Bobby Darin with Lee singing back up and a playful exchange between the vocalists; “Please Don’t Rush Me,” “Little Boat (O Barquinho)” and “Try A Little Tenderness” not included in the album’s original release; a session outtake of “Close Your Eyes”; and alternate takes of “I’m Walkin’” and “A Taste Of Honey.”
Originally released in March 1963, I’m A Woman spent 26 weeks on the Billboard album chart. Now perennially associated with Peggy Lee, the title track and album’s first single, “I’m A Woman,” spent nine weeks on Billboard’s Hot 100 and garnered Lee a sixth consecutive Grammy nomination for Best Vocal Performance, Female.