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Three Classic Albums Plus (Like Someone in Love / Hello Love / Ella Swings Brightly with Nelson) [Remastered]
 
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Three Classic Albums Plus (Like Someone in Love / Hello Love / Ella Swings Brightly with Nelson) [Remastered]

27 April 2014 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 27 April 2014
  • Label: AVID Entertainment
  • Copyright: (c) 2014 AVID Ltd
  • Total Length: 2:38:43
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  • ASIN: B00K1GVSFE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 80,772 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Barry McCanna TOP 500 REVIEWER on 7 April 2014
Format: Audio CD
NOTE: This review relates to two Avid albums, AMSC 11i8 and AMSC 1118. Under Amazon's crazy product group policy, I cannot post separate reviews because the earlier one has been cross-posted.

AVID AMSC 1118: These four albums date from the early sixties, and were issued originally on Verve. Both "Ella in Berlin" and "Ella in Hollywood" were recorded with a live audience, in February 1960 and May 1961 respectively. "Let No Man Write My Epitaph" was recorded in April 1960, and "Ella Swings Gently with Nelson" was recorded in April and November 1961. Three tracks have been omitted from the last-named album, namely "It's a Pity to Say Goodnight", "My One and Only Love" and "Body and Soul". (NOTE: They can be found, together with "Ella Swings Brightly with Nelson") on Avid's subsequent compilation AMSC1122).

There are two Ellas on offer here; the Ella of the concert hall, who peppered her appearances with breakneck delivery and extreme scat singing, and the refined Ella of the recording studio, whose sublime art reached its apogee with the Songbook series.

"Ella in Berlin" is remembered mainly for her alleged memory loss on Mack the Knife, and includes her 8-minute bop-influenced scat on How High the Moon, which also went down well at the time, but may pall on repeated listening. Ella's pipes sound just a trifle hoarse, and the balance between her and the Paul Smith Quartet (particularly the bass) is not perfect, but the atmosphere overcomes those minor deficiencies. The highlights for me are Misty and the three Gershwin numbers. Lou Levy and Herb Ellis replaced pianist Paul Smith and guitarist Jim Hall respectively for the Hollywood concert, and the smaller venue of the 200 capacity Crescendo is reflected in the acoustic.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A. POLLOCK TOP 500 REVIEWER on 25 April 2014
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From her early vocal beginnings, the career of Ella Fitzgerald (1917-1996) can best be defined in three phases - her embryonic period as band singer and occasional band leader with the Chick Webb Orchestra; her pop-solo Decca years and finally the Verve (later Pablo) burst-of- glory years that deservedly imprinted her reputation as the most respected jazz diva others aspired to.

As a logical follow-up to the other recent Ella set on Avid AMSC1118, this release continues its exploration of the singer’s Verve albums and up-front helpfully includes the three songs - IT’S A PITY TO SAY GOODNIGHT, MY ONE AND ONLY LOVE and BODY AND SOUL from ELLA SWINGS GENTLY WITH NELSON (1961) that were omitted from the previous set due to timing constraints.

Of the three complete albums, LIKE SOMEONE IN LOVE was released in 1957, with its romantic theme enhanced by Frank DeVol’s wonderful arrangements augmented by the inclusion of saxophonist Stan Getz who is featured on tenor sax on four tracks including MIDNIGHT SUN and YOU’RE BLASÉ. The iconic Ted Nash also features on alto sax and solos and with MORE THAN YOU KNOW, CLOSE YOUR EYES and WE’LL BE TOGETHER AGAIN amongst the fifteen songs; many with the rare verses; this album highlights Ella in perfect romantic mood.

Similarly honed towards ballad appreciation, HELLO LOVE, released in 1960, but recorded over two sessions in 1957 and 1959 with Frank DeVol again providing superb orchestral support, is an album that puts the focus on standards not included in her epic Songbooks.
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A good and varied selection of early Sixties Ella. Personally, I prefer the small group sessions to the album with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra, but that is my personal outlook. One thing still irritates me after all these years. Why can't she remember all the words to "Mack The Knife ?" (Or was it some kind of gimmick, as I have seen her do this on old film footage as well ?) An enjoyable 2 disc set and a real bargain at the price.
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Excellent album and a great addition to the various compilation albums I have.
Quality singing and Ella has a great sense of humour. It's great to have proper albums.
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