"Sinatra: Best of the Best" CD to combine Capitol and Reprise recordings

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Bob F, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. Bob F

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  2. hodgo

    hodgo Tea Making Gort (Yorkshire Branch) Staff

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    Count me in for the 2 CD set, I just hope they use Steve's mastering for disc 2 and not ruin it.
  3. apileocole

    apileocole Lush Life Gort Staff

    [ prompt ] :wave: What's the date for the Seattle concert on the 2-CD edition? [ / prompt ]
  4. PaulKTF

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    If the Reprise stuff sounds anything like it does on Nothing But The Best; I'll pass... but I like the track list so if it sounds good, I'll gladly buy it.
  5. Bob F

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    This, of course, was the limited edition DCC/Artanis Gold disc, SINATRA '57: IN CONCERT, released in 1999. Recorded on location by Wally Heider. Mastered for CD by Steve Hoffman.
  6. Bob F

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    June 9, 1957
  7. hodgo

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    Bob, do you know if it's Steve's mastering they're using for this set?
  8. Bob F

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    I doubt they will change it one iota. When UMG/FSE issued Steve's mastering of THE SINATRA FAMILY WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS two years ago, they didn't change a thing. (Except to remove his credit from the cover and liner notes. :()
  9. hodgo

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    I guessed & hoped that would be the case, afterall if you've got it mastered by the worlds finest mastering engineer why change it.

    Let's hope this time they do the decent thing and give Steve the credit he deserves.

    Finally I'll be able to get hands on an official release of this great show without going bankrupt.
  10. Bob F

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    :D Original CD slipcase cover, for those unfamiliar with it:
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  11. hodgo

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    Bob, looking at the number on the sticker 33674 were there really over Thirty Thousand copies made it seems a lot for an audiophile release.
  12. Tina_UK

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    At last I'm going to get it... Yeah! :goodie:
  13. hodgo

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    Good to see you here Tina, yep we'll finally get a copy at last :edthumbs:
  14. Bob F

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    I pulled that image off an eBay listing, where it's currently offered for US $79.99 + shipping. :eek:

    That does look suspicious, Graham. My personal copy is No. 05646.
  15. Tina_UK

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    It's made my day Graham, terrific news, I'm thrilled!
  16. hodgo

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    Mine too Tina, when I first saw Bob's post I had to read it twice before the importance of this release sunk in. :righton:
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  18. wave

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    A little off-topic Bob, but do you know if the other surviving recordings from this tour (Vancouver and Los Angeles) were also recorded by Heider?
  19. hodgo

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  20. Bob F

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    I'm fairly certain they were. I recall reading that somewhere. Can't remember offhand exactly where, but it will come to me. :)
  21. hodgo

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    Bob, regarding these Wally Heider recordings and baring in mind the family own the Seattle concert, who actually organised and paid for these shows to be recorded, was it Capitol or Frank himself if it was Capitol surely they'd own the masters rather than FSE.
  22. Bob F

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    Frank paid for the recordings himself. Capitol was not involved. I don't have time right now, but I bet if you search for "Heider" you'll find some past discussion right here at SHF.

    Note: One reason I'm sure the new reissue will use Steve Hoffman's mastering is that the track listing is identical to the DCC release, which was incomplete. There was actually an additional final song ("Night and Day") which appeared on unofficial releases prior to the DCC/Artanis version.
  23. wave

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    Like Sinatra's TV performances from the 50's, Capitol's songs/arrangements, his masters.
  24. hodgo

    hodgo Tea Making Gort (Yorkshire Branch) Staff

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    Thanks Bob, I'll look around here for sure.

    On the 2nd point, I'd rather have Steve's mastering with a missing song than a full CD all the songs with someone else doing an inferior job.
  25. wave

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    The earlier, non-Hoffman-mastered Jazz Hour release (which also omitted "Night and Day") sounds just as good to me. Unfortunately, I don't think it's a legit release.