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Universal / Verve

Ella Fitzgerald – Sings The George And Ira Gershwin Song Book | 100th Anniversary Box Set

$380.00

Universal / Verve

Ella Fitzgerald – Sings The George And Ira Gershwin Song Book | 100th Anniversary Box Set

$380.00

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A TAV Essential Listening Album.

Ella's collaboration with Nelson Riddle that is highly regarded as the pinnacle of her legendary Song Book series, will be released as a limited edition 6LP vinyl box set. A replica of the rare 5LP set originally released in 1959, the Ella 100 edition recreates for the first time since its initial release the original stereo box set on vinyl, the originally included five lithographs by French impressionist painter Bernard Buffet, as well as the hardcover book, Words And Music, which for this set has been updated with additional historical information and an afterword by noted author David Ritz.

The 2017 collection was newly mastered by Ron McMaster at Capitol Studios in Hollywood where the album was originally recorded in 1959 under the supervision of Verve Records founder Norman Granz. A sixth LP enlarges the original 10-inch instrumental EP with orchestra tracks on Side One and additional material from the sessions on Side Two. One of the bonus tracks, a mono alternate take of "Oh! Lady Be Good!" is on vinyl for the first time. – Press Release

“The Verve album Ella Fitzgerald Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Song Book was a lavish five-album set, arranged by Nelson Riddle, that became the crowning achievement of the singer’s series of albums celebrating the composers and lyricists who gave us the Great American Songbook.” – Gershwin

“A monumental achievement that finds Fitzgerald and Nelson Riddle, the greatest arranger of the era, tackling nearly the entire catalog of arguably America's premier songwriting team, George and Ira Gershwin. Ira's oft-repeated line serves as the best endorsement for these recordings: "I never knew how good our songs were until I heard Ella Fitzgerald sing them."” – All About Jazz

Item description:

Artist:

Ella Fitzgerald

Title:

Sings The George And Ira Gershwin Song Book

Label:

Verve Records | Universal Music

Format:

6 × Vinyl, LP, Album

Book

Box Set

Pressing:

US

Release Date:

This reissue: 2017 | Original - 1959

Genre:

Jazz

Style:

Female Vocals, Easy Listening

Catalog No:

B0026256-01

Condition:

New