Review by progboy September 3, 2012 (6 of 6 found this review helpful)
|1957 was a very good year for Ella! She was really at the top of her game..and this album is a perfect reflection IMHO!
"like someone in love" is really just a collection of songs to fall in love to.......not unlike Nat's "love is the thing" or Sinatra's "only for lonely".....
Musically this album is a great collaboration of soft orchestra, warm sax , piano and the unmistakeable voice of dear Ella!
"what will I tell my heart" and the title track are simply "tear-your-heart-out" gorgeous ........really a great moment! Stan Getz plays the tenor sax as well on this album and adds some fantastic warmth throughout.
"Like someone in love" is another carefully mastered Verve Records jazz album from Analogue Productions who strived to deliver the best sound this album has ever received.
This album was mastered by George Martino who skillfully brought this long lost gem back to life in beautiful SACD! The album is well balanced and well mixed with definite clarity on Ella's voice and offers nice orchestra separation.
There are a few small imperfections with the master tapes but I guess that is expected considering it's age....but nothing that will get in your way of totally enjoying this thrilling album from start to finish. The one thing about SACD quality and re-working on vintage tapes can be the wear and tear of age and any flaws can be easily heard. I noticed a few dips and drops but again will only be noticed by those who really listen closely......but again I'll take these vs an altered remaster!!!
Overall a simply beautiful album given a whole new lease on life with this release.
Essential for Ella lovers.........and of course those who love...............
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