The *Frank Sinatra* recordings thread

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Sean Keane, Sep 22, 2008.

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  1. Sean Keane

    Sean Keane Pre-Mono record collector In Memoriam Thread Starter

    This is a thread where anything regarding Frank Sinatra's recordings may be asked. SH Forum members Bob in Boston and Bernhard (and more, I'm sure) would be happy to answer your questions. If it relates to Sinatra's recordings, then there's no such thing as not staying on topic in this thread.
     
  2. Bob F

    Bob F Senior Member

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    Thanks, Sean. It was becoming embarrassing over in that thread, [thread=161170]What's the most # of cds by one artist you own[/thread]. I was just waiting for someone to tell us to get a room. :)
     
  3. Sean Keane

    Sean Keane Pre-Mono record collector In Memoriam Thread Starter

    Bob, what was the first double (or triple) official FS CD set? A Man And His Music?
     
  4. Bob F

    Bob F Senior Member

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    A Man And His Music was the first REPRISE 2-CD set (issued July 1987). But I think the COLUMBIA (CBS Special Products) 2-CD set, The Frank Sinatra Story in Music, may have come out earlier in 1987.

    Of course, the 4-CD (6-LP) Columbia/CBS box set, The Voice: The Columbia Years 1943-1952, was issued in September 1986. I'm pretty sure that would be the earliest official multi-CD release of Sinatra material.
     
  5. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    ...we need a definitive listing of the best sounding Frank on CD.

    it is truly a jungle out there...:agree:
     
  6. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    great thread Sean...this will be a great one down the road for the archives!
     
  7. Bob F

    Bob F Senior Member

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    Unfortunately, that's an oxymoron, I'm afraid.
     
  8. Sean Keane

    Sean Keane Pre-Mono record collector In Memoriam Thread Starter

    Capitol took their time in issuing a multi-disc set of Frank, eh? Other than the Japanese double CD of singles, it wasn't until the Capitol Years in 1990 that they put out something that was more than one disc. I also think they should have released a Sinatra Collector's Series Volume 2.
     
  9. Bob F

    Bob F Senior Member

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    The Capitol Collector's Series involved many other artists, all with single discs. It wasn't specific to Sinatra.
     
  10. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    there has to be some decent sounding CDs, yes?:D
     
  11. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    to tell you the truth I'm thrilled to have the Columbia CD box of Frank...
     
  12. Sean Keane

    Sean Keane Pre-Mono record collector In Memoriam Thread Starter

    Where Are You?

    Point Of No Return

    The DCC Robin And The Seven Hoods

    and others...
     
  13. The CD version of Ol' Blue Eyes Is Back sounds good to me.
     
  14. Sean Keane

    Sean Keane Pre-Mono record collector In Memoriam Thread Starter

    Yes, but a lot of those artists weren't ones that had even a tenth of recordings as great as the ones Sinatra had. His could have easily been a double.
     
  15. Bob F

    Bob F Senior Member

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    Of course. I'm just being facetious. :D

    Especially the pre-Capitol years: The Columbia/Legacy remasters are far superior to anything on LP (and they keep getting better).

    The same cannot necessarily be said for Capitol and Reprise, though. I'm still waiting for digital mastering of Capitol albums that matches the original LPs. Perhaps the about-to-be-released MFSL CDs will achieve that.
     
  16. MMM

    MMM Forum Hall Of Fame

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    Didn't that come out on CD after the LP version?
     
  17. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Excellent idea Sean :cheers:
     
  18. Another Side

    Another Side Forum Resident

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    I'm not sure I agree entirely. The LP's (all comps naturally) sound great, but they do have a considerable amount of echo compared to the CD's.
     
  19. Sean Keane

    Sean Keane Pre-Mono record collector In Memoriam Thread Starter

    Does anyone here have the series (or any of) of Frank Sinatra Masters Of Jazz CDs (France 1992 - 1997)?
     

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  20. MLutthans

    MLutthans That's my spaghetti, Chewbacca! Staff

    One excellent sounding CD issue -- a compilation, not an original LP, but with tracks from most of the classic Capitol LPs -- is the 3-disc set, THE CAPITOL YEARS from 1990. If you want to know the potential that is hidden on other Capitol CD releases, this set at least gives you a taste.

    Matt
     
  21. MLutthans

    MLutthans That's my spaghetti, Chewbacca! Staff

    By the way, as long as Martin and Bob are on board, we could just change the title to "ask Bob or Martin a question about Sinatra recordings," and the title would be quite accurate. These guys are walking encyclopedias, and I have thoroughly enjoyed their insights, both here and at the Sinatra Family Forum site.

    Matt
     
  22. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    The Bob & Martin Show

    presents...

    Francis Albert Sinatra

    The Recordings !

    Produced by Sean Kean
     
  23. Dansk

    Dansk Forum Resident

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    *cough*


    This may be opening up a can of worms, but could someone recommend a good place to start with Sinatra? I like what I've heard by him, but his catalogue is.... daunting, to say the least. I'd rather listen to an album than a greatest hits collection, but I'm open to just about anything.
     
  24. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    All his Capitol 1950s albums are terrific !

    "Come Fly With Me" was his only number one LP in the USA ( I think ? )

    Here is a few that stand out for me !!!

    1950s
    in the Wee Small Hours
    Songs for Swinging Lovers
    Come Fly With Me


    1960s
    September Of My Years
    Sinatra/Jobim
     
  25. MLutthans

    MLutthans That's my spaghetti, Chewbacca! Staff

    Our Dynamic Duo for this thread:

    :wave:
     

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