‘Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim’ Expanded 50th Anniversary Edition

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  1. Bob F

    Bob F Forum Resident Thread Starter

    As announced at the Sinatra Family Forum:

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    CD & Digital Commemorative Edition Adds Two Bonus Tracks
    Remastered Album Also Available on 180-gram Vinyl LP &
    Exclusive, Limited Edition Blue Vinyl LP

    Los Angeles – February 22, 2017 – Frank Sinatra’s acclaimed 1967 album with Brazilian music legend Antonio Carlos Jobim, Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim, is expanded for its 50th Anniversary Edition, to be released April 7 on CD and digitally. On the same date, the remastered original album will be released on heavyweight 180-gram vinyl LP and in a limited blue vinyl edition, available exclusively from the Sinatra Shop and UDiscover Music.

    Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim brought together two maestros from divergent musical worlds in a serene sigh of sun-dappled bossa-nova. In evening studio sessions at Hollywood’s Western Recorders between January 30 and February 1, 1967, Sinatra breathed new life into the album’s 10 songs, accompanied vocally on four by Jobim, who also played guitar on the album. The album’s tracks include seven Jobim originals and three American Songbook classics, delicately arranged and conducted by Claus Ogerman with a studio orchestra, and produced by Sonny Burke.

    “I haven’t sung so soft since I had the laryngitis,” joked Sinatra during their first evening together in the studio, easing into the hushed swing of the sessions.

    Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim ascended Billboard’s albums chart in April 1967, peaking at No.19 and remaining on the chart for 28 weeks. The 50th Anniversary Edition’s CD and digital formats include two bonus tracks: A medley of “Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars”/“Change Partners”/“I Concentrate on You”/“The Girl from Ipanema” from A Man And His Music + Ella + Jobim, and a previously unreleased studio session of “The Girl from Ipanema" from January 31, 1967.

    Preorder Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim (50th Anniversary Edition): UMe Link

    Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim (50th Anniversary Edition)

    CD / Digital
    1. The Girl from Ipanema
    2. Dindi
    3. Change Partners
    4. Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars
    5. Meditation
    6. If You Never Come to Me
    7. How Insensitive
    8. I Concentrate on You
    9. Baubles, Bangles and Beads
    10. Once I Loved

    11. Sinatra-Jobim Medley:
    Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars/Change Partners/I Concentrate on You/The Girl from Ipanema (from A Man And His Music + Ella + Jobim)
    12. The Girl from Ipanema (previously unreleased studio session from January 31, 1967)

    180g Vinyl LP / Limited Edition Blue Vinyl LP
    SIDE 1
    1. The Girl from Ipanema
    2. Dindi
    3. Change Partners
    4. Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars
    5. Meditation

    SIDE 2
    1. If You Never Come to Me
    2. How Insensitive
    3. I Concentrate on You
    4. Baubles, Bangles and Beads
    5. Once I Loved
  2. delmonaco

    delmonaco Forum Resident

    Sofia, Bulgaria
    Never being a Sinatra fan, but this is one of my all time favorite albums by any artist. The blue vinyl is tempting...
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  3. hodgo

    hodgo Tea Making Gort (Yorkshire Branch) Staff

    East Yorkshire
    Thanks Bob, I'll certainly consider the vinyl if it's mastered well.
  4. CBackley

    CBackley Chairman of the Bored

    Is there a link to pre-order the blue vinyl?
  5. signothetimes53

    signothetimes53 Forum Resident

    Burlington VT USA
    Oddly, I have a ton of Sinatra, but I do not have this album. That problem will soon be rectified.
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  6. Bob F

    Bob F Forum Resident Thread Starter

    The pre-order link in the press release is not yet working, but I expect it will be activated soon.
  7. bluesbro

    bluesbro Forum Hall of Shame

    I'm thinking this is the original mix remastered. Hope they get it right
    AlecA, Simon A, jwoverho and 2 others like this.
  8. Is there any precedent for that? Wouldn't UMe / Ron McMaster simply use the 2010 digital version at High Resolution to cut the vinyl?
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  9. Jackson

    Jackson Forum Resident

    MA, USA
    I was just playing my NM original stereo LP last night and it sounded fabulous, so as much as i'm tempted to get the blue vinyl i think I'll pass. I might've gone for the CD, if the bonus tracks were better and there were more of them.
  10. MattG

    MattG Forum Resident

    It looks like Rhino did this in 2004, Kevin Gray mastered it. Anyone have that pressing?
  11. pghmusiclover

    pghmusiclover Forum Resident

    Would it kill them to include a bonus 45 featuring the two bonus tracks with the vinyl LP?
  12. hodgo

    hodgo Tea Making Gort (Yorkshire Branch) Staff

    East Yorkshire
    It's a short enough LP where both those tracks would probably fit on the LP.
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  13. smitquest

    smitquest Forum Resident

    Lancaster, NY, USA
    likewise, big sinatra fan, but my collection stops in the early 60's.

    being that i do NOT have vinyl-playing capabilities, i'd be primarily interested in the cd on this one.

    of the past cd releases of this title, which was best? which is "the one to beat?" is there a consensus?

  14. The 1998 Entertainer Of The Century release tends to be the most favoured but I understand it's a remix - it was reissued in 2010.
  15. Bob F

    Bob F Forum Resident Thread Starter

    As with nearly all of the UMe Sinatra LPs to date [New UMG Vinyl Releases »], I believe the intent is to produce an accurate reissue of the original album.

    BTW, the TV medley track runs 6½ minutes on the released DVD. It's unclear from the description how much of the "previously unreleased studio session" is included in the second bonus track.
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  16. drbryant

    drbryant Forum Resident

    Are you talking about the segment from the Sinatra special where they are sitting opposite each other and Frank is smoking a cigarette as he sings? That special ended, as I recall, with Ella singing an amazing "Lady is a Tramp." Along with Elvis 68 special, that is among the best musical programs ever televised. I should buy it again.
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  17. Count me in.

    One of my desert island albums.
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  18. Bob F

    Bob F Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Yes: "A Man and His Music + Ella + Jobim", broadcast November 13, 1967. Third annual show in the "A Man and His Music" trilogy of Sinatra TV specials.

    Last edited: Feb 22, 2017
  19. Bob F

    Bob F Forum Resident Thread Starter

  20. Thank you for that promo clip. That's another definite purchase for me!
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  21. teag

    teag Forum Resident

    Yes and it is excellent. It's also in stereo.
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  22. It's a long shot I know but has anyone heard the Japanese stereo pressing from 1980?
  23. jtsjc1

    jtsjc1 Forum Resident

    helmetta, nj usa
    Agreed it is excellent probably the best I've heard it.
  24. jhw59

    jhw59 Forum Resident

    Hopefully, not the clam filled cd version of a few years ago. Still prefer the suitcase version and if you don't have the dvd of the Jobim/Ella show-GET IT NOW!!!
  25. What is a "clam filled cd" when it's at home?

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