It looks like an awful lot of money to spend on a boxed set, and it is. But this is a collected masterclass of great songwriting and of great singing. Ira Gershwin was quoted as saying, 'I didn't know how good our songs were, until I heard Ella Fitzgerald sing them.' It was said of Irving Berlin, 'His songs are born, not made.' There's proof enough.
This is the best Popular Music boxed set ever minted. An investment maybe, but pleasure in the music contained here will last you all your life. Ella is the first lady of song, the finest and the best.