USPS makes it easy to send “Love Letters from Ella” for Valentine’s Day
2010-02-03 · By Editor
On sale for a limited time at select Post Offices nationwide, “Love Letters from Ella” is a collection of the jazz singer’s most cherished love songs, recorded with some of her favorite collaborators — including Count Basie and his orchestra, Joe Pass and André Previn.
This special edition, first released in 2007, includes a full reproduction of Fitzgerald’s commemorative postage stamp. After purchasing a CD, postal customers can easily ship their “Love Letters” using packaging available at the Post Office.
The 10-track CD, mixed in high-definition audio, includes Fitzgerald singing “Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone” with the Count Basie Orchestra, a duet of Joe Pass and Fitzgerald on “The One I Love” and her performance of “Our Love is Here to Stay” with pianist, conductor and composer André Previn.
“Love Letters From Ella” also features the celebrated singer accompanied by the London Symphony Orchestra on a rendition of “Cry Me a River.” The London Symphony Orchestra recorded the accompaniment, arranged by 24-time Grammy Award nominee Jorge Calandrelli, at Abbey Road studios in London.
The CD is available for $10.99 at a select group of 3,200 Post Offices across the nation and online at usps.com/shop.
For added convenience, “Love Letters from Ella” can be paired with a Valentine’s Day card and shipped in a Priority Mail Flat Rate Box or envelope to create the perfect gift for that special someone. The Priority Mail shipment will arrive in style in two to three delivery days, and shipping starts at just $4.90.