Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Song Book


Analog Spark



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UPC: 888072004733

Vinyl Box Sets

No. of Discs: 3
Note: 180 Gram

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Classic 1956 album reissued as a 180-gram 3LP set!

Cut from the original mono tapes by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound

Plated and pressed at RTI

The first of the celebrated songbooks recorded by Ella and one of the best vocal jazz albums ever made, the Cole Porter Songbook was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2000, which honors recordings that have qualitative or historical significance.

Fitzgerald arrived at Capitol Studios in Hollywood to begin recording on Feb. 7, 1956. Joining her was Norman Granz, the founder and guiding light behind Verve Records and his arranger and A&R man, 15-year-old Buddy Bregman.

The combination of Ella and Porter is irresistible and whether up-tempo or down-tempo, Ella's three-octave range soars effortlessly as she makes each song come to life. All helped by the cream of L.A. session men and Buddy Bregman's arrangement that ooze sophistication, sophistication that is way beyond his years. It is a perfect record. The record was completed after four separate days of recording on March 27.


LP 1
All Through The Night
Anything Goes
Miss Otis Regrets
Too Darn Hot
In The Still Of The Night
I Get A Kick Out Of You
Do I Love You
Always True To You In My Fashion
Let's Do It
Just One Of Those Things

LP 2
Ev'ry Time We Say Good-Bye
All Of You
Begin The Beguine
Get Out Of Town
I Am In Love
From This Moment On
I Love Paris
You Do Something To Me
Ridin' High
Easy To Love
It's All Right With Me

LP 3
Why Can't You Behave
What Is This Thing Called Love
You're The Top
Love For Sale
It's DeLovely
Night And Day
Ace In The Hole
So In Love
I've Got You Under My Skin
I Concentrate On You
Don't Fence Me In

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posted on 01/27/2017
5 Stars
How good is this reissue? Very good indeed. Does it beat the Kevin Gray remastering of a few years ago? In my opinion, yes.

I'm a big fan of Kevin Gray's mastering work, and I buy with confidence anything with his name on it. His remastering of this title is excellent. His EQ choices differ a little. Ella's voice is spotlit, rounder, with more of a tubey glow. On the Analog Spark reissue, Ella's voice sounds flatter and less midrangey, and the whole recording is a bit brighter.

However, the Analog Spark reissue is clearer and more detailed. As others have said, you can actually hear each instrument in the orchestra. No previous issue of this title has had such clarity. I think this justifies AS's decision to spread it over three LPs rather than two.

So if you have KG's remaster, do you need this one? If you love this tile as much as I do, yes. The difference is by no means night and day. As I said, both are excellent. But the AS remaster is the one I'll listen to.

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