The documentary is devastating and heartbreaking. Made entirely of an astonishing array of photos, videos, and voices, you get a closeup view of her from the time she was a teenager, already with that incredible gift of a voice. So, you know, if you're up for that on a Thursday night.
But the music--well, the music is better than I even knew.
She's only 20 years old here.
This, with Tony Bennett, was closer to the end--gorgeous and knowing and full-bodied:
When we went to Dublin in 2008, one of the first nights we were there, when the bars closed, weheard a man on the street singing this song, at first far off, then right under our window, then fading as he passed:
And this will never ever fail to undo me: