Ella Fitzgerald ‎
Sings The Cole Porter Song Book | 2016 Mono Box Set Reissue

Verve / Analog Spark

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A TAV Essential Listening Album.

  • 60th anniversary reissue of the first album ever on Verve Records
  • Legendary 1956 recording spread across 3LPs for the first time
  • Cut from the original mono tapes by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound
  • 180-gram vinyl pressed and plated at RTI
  • Inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame and included in the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry

Transcending the boundaries of jazz and pop, Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Songbook is a classic piece of American music. Lay witness to Ella at the peak of her vocal prowess in Analog Spark’s 60th anniversary reissue, available as a 3 LP box or 2 SACD set. Cut from the original mono tapes by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound and plated and pressed at RTI, this is the best this album has ever sounded. Recorded in a mere three days in the winter of 1956 in Hollywood, CA, Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Songbook is both the debut release of the legendary Verve record label, and the first (and perhaps best) of Fitzgerald’s Songbook series.  Inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2000, and included in the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry, the album is an undeniably essential piece of American music. – Press Release

“Ella Fitzgerald had the ability to personalize some of the most recognizable material from the foremost songwriters in American popular music history. In this instance, the combination of Cole Porter's words and Fitzgerald's interpretation of them created one of the most sought after sessions in vocal history -- embraced by jazz and pop fans alike, transcending boundaries often associated with those genres. Originally released in 1956 on the Verve label, such standards as "Night and Day," "I Love Paris," "What Is This Thing Called Love," "I've Got You Under My Skin," "You're the Top," and "Love for Sale" secured one of Ella Fitzgerald's crowning moments.” – Allmusic

“This release from Analog Spark celebrates the much celebrated album's 60th anniversary. As with previous re-issues from this label, the production spares no expense to do it correctly, including spreading the thirty two songs over three RTI-pressed records instead of the original's two. Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound cut lacquers from the original mono master tapes.

The original's gatefold gives way to a nicely produced laminated cover box set, with the annotation formerly in the original's gatefold now well-printed in the box's insides. The artwork reproduction is perfect…

The elegant classics, filled with both Porter's melodic and lyrical genius —familiar to just about everyone, almost regardless of age (or so I like to think!— include "Just One of Those Things", "Begin the Beguine", "From This Moment On", "I Get a Kick Out of You", "Too Darned Hot", "Night and Day" "Let's Do It" and "You Do Something to Me".” – Analog Planet

Item description:


Ella Fitzgerald


Sings The Cole Porter Song Book


Verve Records ‎| Analog Spark


3 × Vinyl, LP, Mono, Boxed Set



Release Date:

This reissue: 2016 | Original – 1956


Jazz, Stage & Screen


Swing, Easy Listening, Female Vocals

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