The Sinatra Collection is a RARE 1983 limited edition, numbered Mobile Fidelity box set containing 16 half-speed mastered audiophille pressing vinyl LPs covering the best of the Capitol years, including 'Swing Easy' which is only available in this box set.
Frank Sinatra was arguably the most important popular music figure of the 20th century, his only real rivals for the title being Bing Crosby, Elvis Presley, and the Beatles. In a professional career that lasted 60 years, he demonstrated a remarkable ability to maintain his appeal and pursue his musical goals despite often countervailing trends. He came to the fore during the swing era of the 1930s and '40s, helped to define the "sing era" of the '40s and '50s, and continued to attract listeners during the rock era that began in the mid-'50s. He scored his first number one hit in 1940 and was still making million-selling recordings in 1994. This popularity was a mark of his success at singing and promoting the American popular song as it was written, particularly in the 1920s, '30s, and '40s…
Sinatra Sings Great Songs from Great Britain is one of the oddest albums in Sinatra's catalog. Recorded in the summer of 1962 and available only in the U.K. for a number of years, the album consists of songs by British composers, performed with British musicians, and recorded in Britain, while Sinatra was on tour. As it happened, Sinatra was tired and worn out during the sessions, and arranger/conductor Robert Farnon had written a set of charts that were ambitious, lush, ornate, and sweeping. Although the arrangements are provocative – occasionally they are more interesting than the actual songs – Sinatra was simply not in good shape for the sessions, which is clear from his thin, straining singing. As such, Great Songs from Great Britain isn't much more than a curiosity.
Sinatra & Strings, Frank Sinatra's first album with arranger Don Costa, is an exquisite, romantic collection of ballads and one of his most sensual records. Costa has given the songs – which consist entirely of standards – exceedingly lush, heavily orchestrated arrangements that sound like updated, contemporary versions of Axel Stordahl's ornate charts. Sinatra responds with smooth, nuanced, yet powerful vocals that make these traditional songs sound fresh. The pair take some chances with their arrangements – "Stardust" never reaches the chorus, for instance – but Sinatra & Strings remains a definitive ballads album, complete with impassioned readings and endlessly rich, detailed arrangements.
2011 collection from the greatest and most famous vocalist of the last century. For the first time, Frank Sinatra's greatest recordings for Capitol Records and his own Reprise Records have been gathered for one stellar collection. Features 23 tracks including 'New York, New York', 'Young At Heart', 'Strangers In The Night', 'Love & Marriage' and many more.
Sinatra, With Love features timeless ballads and swingin' standards including Cole Porter classics 'From This Moment On', 'I Love You', and 'Just One Of Those Things', 'Ol' Blue Eyes' continues to keep the romance flowing as he puts his signature touch on the Gershwin classic 'Love Is Here To Stay', as well as 'It Could Happen To You', 'Nice 'N' Easy', 'The Look Of Love', 'Moonlight Becomes You' and 'The Way You Look Tonight', all arranged by the legendary Nelson Riddle. Also featured are treasured renditions of 'My Foolish Heart', 'It Had To Be You (featured in When Harry Met Sally)' and 'Wave' written by Sinatra's long-time collaborator Antonio Carlos Jobim.
Frank Sinatra accomplished so much in his career that the fact that he virtually created the swinging style that became known as the sound of Las Vegas at its peak seems like a mere footnote to his legacy. Perhaps it is a footnote, but it's a fascinating footnote and one that still holds sway over the popular imagination, both in their perception of Sinatra and Vegas. To many, Sinatra was the brassy, high-rolling Rat Pack leader that he was in the Vegas of the '60s, and that sound and image are still what people hope to experience when they visit Las Vegas. Rhino's four-CD, one-DVD box set Sinatra: Vegas was designed with those listeners in mind. It presents five concerts – all previously unreleased – from Sinatra's various engagements in Vegas over the decades.