On Monday, January 25, a representative of the Postal Service will be at the Page Field Post Office, 2655 N Airport Road, Fort Myers, to sell the special CD from 10 am to 2 pm. It is also available by mail; send a check or money order payable to Postmaster to USPS Customer Relations, 79 Mid Cape Ter, Cape Coral, Fl 33991.
The extra good news is that there is no sales tax or shipping fee to purchase the Ella CD. As an additional service, the Postal Service will mail the CD to the gift recipient in a heart decorated padded envelope with an accompanying “packaged with love” gift tag. The cost of this additional service is $3.75.
First issued in 2007, Love Letters From Ella, is a collection of her 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 boasts a full reproduction of Ella’s commemorative USPS postage stamp, available for the first time anywhere since its original issue in 2007.
The magical 10-track CD, mixed in high-definition audio, includes Ella and Basie swinging “Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone,” an intimate duet between Joe Pass and Fitzgerald on “The One I Love” and a playful performance of “Our Love is Here to Stay” with pianist André Previn. Love Letters From Ella also features the celebrated singer accompanied by The London Symphony Orchestra on a stirring 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.