The Best Is Yet to Come (album)

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The Best Is Yet to Come
Studio album by Ella Fitzgerald
Released 1982
Recorded February 4, 5, 1982
Genre Jazz
Length 40:11
Label Pablo
Producer Norman Granz
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The Best Is Yet to Come is a 1982 studio album by the American jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald, accompanied by a studio orchestra arranged and conducted by Nelson Riddle.

The last of Fitzgerald's six collaborations with Riddle, their work together on the Verve label more than fifteen years earlier is considered some of Fitzgerald's finest, both musically and critically.

Fitzgerald's performance on this album won her the 1984 Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Female, one of three Grammies she won for her work with Riddle.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Don't Be That Way" (Benny Goodman, Mitchell Parish, Edgar Sampson) – 4:03
  2. "God Bless the Child" (Arthur Herzog Jr., Billie Holiday) – 4:42
  3. "(I Wonder) Where Our Love Has Gone" (Buddy Johnson) – 3:48
  4. "You're Driving Me Crazy" (Walter Donaldson) – 3:27
  5. "Any Old Time" (Artie Shaw) – 4:19
  6. "Goodbye" (Gordon Jenkins) – 3:58
  7. "Autumn in New York" (Vernon Duke) – 3:24
  8. "The Best Is Yet to Come" (Cy Coleman, Carolyn Leigh) – 5:19
  9. "Deep Purple" (Peter DeRose, Parish) – 4:04
  10. "Somewhere in the Night" (Mack Gordon, Josef Myrow) – 3:07