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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely sublime, 7 May 2012
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Having started with just a couple of "best of" selections from the songbooks by Ella Fitzgerald I have now managed to gather together the full set without breaking the bank by going for the the full Verve box set (much as I would have like to). They are all superb, scaling heights of musicality that modern singers/musicians could only dream of. The Arlen set is in my opinion the cream of the crop, and in such company that's high praise indeed. The lyrics, the music, the arrangements, and of course the vocal performance of Ella itself combine to produce a performance so sublime it almost beggar's belief. A copy should be sent to modern day "singers" such as Beyonce and her ilk, plus contestants on such programmes as "The Voice" for them to listen to and learn the distinction between shouting (albeit in tune) and singing, and how to interpret a song and perform it rather than just belting out "money notes" for the gratification of a cloth eared audience who equate volume with talent. This is the real deal, listen and be amazed at what the human voice can do
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