Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Frank Sinatra Concerts From Around the World & Throughout His Career Featured on 4-CD/1-DVD Set

by VVN Music

The live Frank Sinatra continues to be highlighted by UMe and Frank Sinatra Enterprises.

In 2006, they released Sinatra: Vegas which featured five Sin City concerts from 1961 to 1987.  Two years later, they followed up with Sinatra: New York which featured shows done in the Big Apple from 1955 to 1990.

On October 31, the third in the series, featuring shows from around the world, will be released with World on a String. Contained on four-CDs and one-DVD, the set follows a similar format with five shows from between 1958 and 1962 along with a number of extras.

Most of the shows in the box were special charity concerts for children, something that Sinatra did whenever he could.

The globe-trotting performances showcase Sinatra in eight different countries (Monaco, Australia, Egypt, Dominican Republic,Japan, Israel, Greece, and Italy), from cozy supper clubs to cavernous stadiums to one of the seven wonders of the world. But a familiar refrain threads through these recordings: The innate warmth and ease with which Sinatra imbued his concerts. As always, his backing musicians were impeccable, and the arrangements – by Nelson Riddle, Don Costa, Quincy Jones, Gordon Jenkins, and Billy May, among others – simply sumptuous.

Listening to the nearly 30-year span of performances, it's remarkable to realize how the passage of time never diminished Sinatra's way with a song; if anything, it deepened his understanding of his material. Comparing renditions of "Bewitched" from 1958 and 1979 reveals a more pronounced resonance in Sinatra's delivery.

"It was always obvious that Frank enjoyed touring abroad," longtime production manager Hank Cattaneo notes in the accompanying booklet, which also includes reflections from Frank Sinatra, Jr., beloved sidemen Al Viola and Bill Miller, and more. "You could see it in his gait, hear it in his voice, and see the smile upon his face."

The track list:

Disc 1
  • Sporting Club, Monte Carlo (June 14, 1958)SPORTING CLUB, MONTE CARLO - JUNE 14, 1958
    • Introduction by Noel Coward
    • Clarke Street (Play On)
    • Come Fly With Me
    • I Get A Kick Out Of You
    • I've Got You Under My Skin
    • Where Or When
    • Moonlight In Vermont
    • On The Road To Mandalay
    • When Your Lover Has Gone
    • April In Paris
    • All The Way
    • Monique
    • Bewitched
    • The Lady Is A Tramp
    • (Love Is) The Tender Trap (Play Off)
    • You Make Me Feel So Young
    • (Love Is) The Tender Trap (Bows) 
  • Bonus Tracks (RAI Radio Club, May 20, 1953)
    • Radio Club Introduction
    • Welcome and Greetings
    • September Song - Frank Sinatra
    • Presentation and Announcements
    • Laura - Frank Sinatra
    • Baseball segment
    • Ninna Nanna - Domenico Modugno
    • Night And Day - Frank Sinatra
    • Closing Remarks
Disc 2
  • Sydney Stadium, Australia (December 2, 1961)
    • Introduction By Tommy Hanlon Jr.
    • I've Got The World On A String
    • I Concentrate On You
    • Night And Day
    • Moonlight In Vermont
    • In The Still Of The Night
    • I'll Be Seeing You
    • Day In, Day Out
    • The Moon Was Yellow (And The Night Was Young)
    • You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You
    • Monologue
    • Come Fly With Me
    • April In Paris
    • A Foggy Day
    • Without A Song
    • Imagination
    • The Second Time Around
    • Young At Heart
    • Witchcraft
    • Embraceable You
    • The One I Love (Belongs To Somebody Else)
    • My Funny Valentine
    • My Blue Heaven
    • Angel Eyes
    • One For My Baby (And One More For The Road)
    • The Lady Is A Tramp
Disc 3
  • The Pyramids, Egypt (September 27, 1979)
    • Mrs. Sadat's Comments
    • The Song Is You
    • Where Or When
    • The Lady Is A Tramp
    • Someone To Watch Over Me
    • Something
    • My Kind Of Town
    • All The Way
    • Bewitched
    • I've Got You Under My Skin
    • The Gal That Got Away /It Never Entered My Mind (Medley)
    • Monologue
    • Try A Little Tenderness
    • Strangers In The Night
    • Street of Dreams
    • April In Paris
    • Theme From New York, New York
    • My Way
    • Bows (My Way)
    • Closing Comments by Frank Sinatra
Disc 4
  • Altos de Chevon, La Romana, Dominican Republic (August 20, 1982)
    • I've Got The World On A String
    • I Get A Kick Out Of You
    • Come Rain Or Come Shine
    • When Your Lover Has Gone
    • The Lady Is A Tramp (with Reprise)
    • The House I Live In
    • Searching
    • My Kind Of Town
    • Something
    • The Best Is Yet To Come
    • Strangers In The Night
    • All Or Nothing At All
    • Introduction of Musicians
    • The Gal That Got Away/It Never Entered My Mind (Medley)
    • I've Got You Under My Skin
    • Send In The Clowns
    • Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars (Corcovado)
    • I Won't Dance
    • Buddy Rich Band Introduction
    • Theme From New York, New York
    • Bows (Theme From New York, New York)
DVD
  • Hibya Park, Japan (April 21, 1962)
    • Introduction
    • Too Marvelous For Words
    • Imagination
    • Moonlight In Vermont
    • Day In, Day Out
    • Without A Song
    • The Moon Was Yellow (And The Night Was Young)
    • I've Got You Under My Skin
    • I Get A Kick Out Of You
    • At Long Last Love
    • My Funny Valentine
    • In The Still Of The Night
    • Embraceable You
    • Night And Day
    • April In Paris
    • The Lady Is A Tramp
    • Bows
    • Monologue and Band Introductions
    • All The Way
    • Chicago
    • I Could Have Danced All Night
    • Bows (Closing)
  • Frank Sinatra With All God's Children (1962)
  • Sinatra in Israel (1962)
  • Perugina Commercials (1962)
    • Night And Day
    • My Funny Valentine
    • I've Got You Under My Skin
    • Moonlight In Vermont
    • I Love Paris
    • Come Fly With Me
    • My Blue Heaven
    • Chicago
    • Imagination
    • Witchcraft
    • A Foggy Day
    • The Lady Is A Tramp




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