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New Frank Sinatra Vinyl Releases

   

New Frank Sinatra LPs
UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP RELEASES FRANK SINATRA ON VINYL


Upcoming Release Dates

October 7, 2014 - Sinatra and Swingin' Brass - Order Here
October 7, 2014 - Come Fly with Me - Order Here

October 27, 2014 - This Is Sinatra! - Pre-Order Here
October 27, 2014 - Moonlight Sinatra - Pre-Order Here
October 27, 2014 - In the Wee Small Hours - Pre-Order Here
October 27, 2014 - A Jolly Christmas from Frank Sinatra - Pre-Order Here

December 2, 2014 - The Rat Pack Live at the Sands - Pre-Order Here
December 2, 2014 - Sinatra Sings Great Songs from Great Britain - Pre-Order Here
December 2, 2014 - She Shot Me Down - Pre-Order Here
December 2, 2014 - Close to You - Pre-Order Here


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Bob in Boston says:
Aug 29, 2014 12:51 PM
Another LP has now appeared at —> Amazon Germany. If correct, add one more title to the list of upcoming vinyl releases:

6 02537 86130 9 —> Strangers in the Night

Bob in Boston

Francisx says:
Aug 29, 2014 5:55 PM
Bob...any word if any of the vinyl is remastered?

Jeffrey Simmons says:
Aug 29, 2014 6:00 PM
Thrilled to see these albums back as available. In my view they are essential albums for any generation and should be kept in print

Bob in Boston says:
Aug 29, 2014 7:12 PM

Originally Posted by Francisx
Bob...any word if any of the vinyl is remastered?
Amazon Germany (only) is still reporting "(2014 Remastered Limited Edition)" in most of these product titles, but still waiting for that press release which Nancy mentioned nearly two months ago:

Originally Posted by Nancy
UMG will issue a press release with all details soon so I'd better be quiet.

Nancy says:
Aug 29, 2014 7:14 PM
Here's the last I heard on these:

A Jolly Christmas is now set for 10/14 and a second batch of titles is tentatively set for December 2, 2014.

Francisx says:
Aug 30, 2014 7:33 AM
Thanks guys!

bferr1 says:
Sep 1, 2014 9:36 AM
I'm so happy to finally see this vinyl reissue series. I hope there are many more waves of releases to follow throughout 2015.

By the way, who do I have to plead with to include the second Sinatra/Jobim album in this reissue series? It could be promoted as a "first time on LP" release and made available on Record Store Day 2015 in a limited, numbered edition.

Bob in Boston says:
Sep 30, 2014 9:36 PM
With one week to go before the previous advertised release date, Amazon.com has slipped three of the new LPs to October 27th (an unusual Monday release date in the US).

See above —> New UMG Vinyl Releases (updated)

The dates at other retailers are all over the calendar, and there has still been no official announcement about these vinyl reissues. Very confusing, and certain to negatively affect pre-order sales.



Bob in Boston

Bob in Boston says:
Sep 30, 2014 9:56 PM
P.S. Adding to the confusion: In the UK and Germany, Amazon is listing a number of these albums as "by Benny Goodman."

Bob in Boston

Nancy says:
Sep 30, 2014 10:32 PM
Ha! Patience is a virtue, so they say. There will be an announcement soon, I promise.

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Sinatra: LONDON

   


‘SINATRA: LONDON’ COLLECTS FRANK SINATRA’S ONLY BRITISH STUDIO RECORDINGS AND A TREASURE TROVE OF OTHER U.K. HIGHIGHTS IN NEW 3-CD/DVD AND DIGITAL COLLECTION TO BE RELEASED NOVEMBER 25

‘Sinatra: LONDON’ Contains More Than 50 Unreleased Tracks

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Los Angeles – September 24, 2014 – For several weeks during the spring of 1962, London’s music scene buzzed with the rumor that Frank Sinatra was to record a new album there. Indeed, in June that year, the iconic star traveled to the U.K. to record Sinatra Sings Great Songs From Great Britain. Recorded over three consecutive nights at London’s CTS Studios, Great Songs From Great Britain would be the only album Sinatra would ever record outside of the United States. On November 25, Universal Music Enterprises & Frank Sinatra Enterprises will release Sinatra: LONDON, a deluxe 3-CD/DVD and digital audio collection presenting the remastered original studio album with a treasure trove of other London highlights from Sinatra’s career. The expansive set’s more than 50 previously unreleased recordings include session material from the album, a 1962 BBC “Light Programme” radio special with introductions to each song by Sinatra himself, a 1953 live session for BBC Radio’s “The Show Band Show,” and a Royal Albert Hall concert from 1984. The collection’s DVD features a previously unreleased filmed 1962 concert from Royal Festival Hall, plus a 1970 concert appearance from the same venue with a never before released performance of the classic song “A Foggy Day.”

The sleek book-style set includes a 60-page booklet with a new essay by producer, filmmaker, songwriter, music publisher and author, Ken Barnes, who attended the Great Songs From Great Britain sessions, the album’s original liner notes, newly-written track notes, details about Sinatra’s many visits to the U.K., and several photos of Sinatra in London: onstage, in the studio, and about town. The new collection also includes two exclusive art print reproductions of original London concert posters, and a unique studio panorama from the 1962 recording sessions for Great Songs From Great Britain.

Throughout his seven decade career, Frank Sinatra performed on more than 1,400 recordings and was awarded 31 gold, nine platinum, three double platinum and one triple platinum album by the Recording Industry Association of America.* Sinatra demonstrated a remarkable ability to appeal to every generation and continues to do so; his artistry still influences many of today’s music superstars. He also appeared in 58 films and produced eight motion pictures.* Frank Sinatra was awarded Lifetime Achievement Awards from The Recording Academy, The Screen Actors Guild and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), as well as the Kennedy Center Honors, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal. Today, he remains a legend and an inspiration around the world for his contributions to culture and the arts.


SINATRA: LONDON

DISC 1 (CD)

GREAT SONGS FROM GREAT BRITAIN [original album, remastered]
- Originally recorded at CTS Studios in Bayswater, London, England, June 1962 with Robert Farnon and His Orchestra
- Arranged & Conducted by Robert Farnon

1. The Very Thought Of You
2. We'll Gather Lilacs
3. If I Had You
4. Now Is The Hour
5. The Gypsy
6. A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
7. A Garden In The Rain
8. London By Night
9. We'll Meet Again
10. I'll Follow My Secret Heart
Bonus Tracks
11. Roses Of Picardy
12–23. BBC Light Programme
- A special radio presentation with Great Songs From Great Britain track introductions by Frank Sinatra
- First transmitted on October 21, 1962
12. Introduction
13. Sinatra on “A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square”
14. Sinatra on “The Gypsy”
15. Sinatra on “We'll Meet Again”
16. Sinatra on “A Garden In The Rain”
17. Sinatra on “I'll Follow My Secret Heart”
18. Sinatra on “The Very Thought Of You”
19. Sinatra on “If I Had You”
20. Sinatra on “We'll Gather Lilacs”
21. Sinatra on “Now Is The Hour”
22. Sinatra on “London By Night”
23. End Credit

DISC 2 (CD)

SESSIONS
- Tracks 1-6: session material from the Great Songs From Great Britain album recordings (June 1962)
- Arranged & Conducted by Robert Farnon
1. The Very Thought Of You
2. A Garden In The Rain
3. London By Night
4. The Gypsy
5. A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
6. We'll Meet Again
7. BBC Show Band Show
- Live radio session recorded for BBC Show Band Show on BBC Radio
- First transmitted on 16th July, 1953
I've Got The World On A String
Day In, Day Out
London By Night

DISC 3 (CD)

LIVE AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL
- Recorded at The Royal Albert Hall, London, England (September 21, 1984)
- Conducted by Joe Parnello
1. Fly Me To The Moon
2. The Lady Is A Tramp
3. Come Rain Or Come Shine
4. This Is All I Ask
5. L.A. Is My Lady
6. Pennies From Heaven
7. Monologue
8. Luck Be A Lady
9. My Way
10. Here’s To The Band
11. These Foolish Things
12. Guess I’ll Hang My Tears Out To Dry
13. Don't Worry ‘Bout Me
14. New York, New York
15. Strangers In The Night
16. Mack The Knife
17. Bows: You Are There

DISC 4 (DVD)

LIVE AT ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL, 1962
- Recorded at Royal Festival Hall, London, England (June 1, 1962)
- Conducted by Bill Miller
1. Introduction
2. Goody, Goody
3. Imagination
4. At Long Last Love
5. Moonlight In Vermont
6. Without A Song
7. Day In, Day Out
8. The Moon Was Yellow
9. I’ve Got You Under My Skin
10. I Get A Kick Out Of You
11. The Second Time Around
12. Too Marvelous For Words
13. My Funny Valentine
14. In The Still Of The Night
15. My Blue Heaven
16. April In Paris
17. You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Loves You
18. Monologue and Band Introductions
19. They Can’t Take That Away From Me
20. All The Way
21. Chicago
22. Night And Day
23. Autumn Leaves
24. I Could Have Danced All Night
25. One For My Baby
26. A Foggy Day
27. The Lady Is A Tramp
28. Bows
29. Ol’ Man River
30. You Make Me Feel So Young
31. Nancy
32. Come Fly With Me
33. Bows

LIVE AT ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL, 1970
- Recorded at Royal Festival Hall, London, England (November 16, 1970)
- Recorded for ‘Night Of Nights’ on BBC TV (first broadcast on November 22, 1970)
- Conducted by Bill Miller
1. You Make Me Feel So Young
2. Pennies From Heaven
3. I’ve Got You Under My Skin
4. Something
5. The Lady Is A Tramp
6. I Get Along Without You Very Well
7. Didn’t We?
8. One For My Baby
9. A Foggy Day
10. I Will Drink The Wine
11. I Have Dreamed
12. My Kind Of Town
13. My Way

*****

CONTACT
Jennifer Ballantyne, UMe: (310) 865-2350 / jennifer.ballantyne@umusic.com
Sujata Murthy, UMe: (310) 865-7812 / sujata.murthy@umusic.com
Maureen O’Connor, Rogers & Cowan: (310) 854-8116 / moconnor@rogersandcowan.com

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NickfromPhilly says:
Sep 24, 2014 7:33 AM
Tremendously exciting news!!!! Frank loved performing in London, and the British certainly loved him! Cant wait for November 24th to get here!

jac167 says:
Sep 24, 2014 3:22 PM
Awesome!!!!

Jwsugar says:
Sep 25, 2014 12:02 AM
FAB! What else? (60´s Londoners will understand)

Jules says:
Sep 25, 2014 1:50 AM
I'm so excited about this!!!!

Jwsugar says:
Sep 25, 2014 8:25 AM
FAB! What else? (60´s Londoners will understand)

steffen says:
Sep 25, 2014 2:26 PM
great surprise! looking forward to this great SINATRA: LONDON set!

mymatefrancis says:
Oct 2, 2014 11:22 PM
Well! He got there a few months (10) before I did. Fish and chips near Drury Lane. In the dark. Waiting to see if we were being picked up or finding out how to get to Victoria Station. London at night. The song got it right. After a hard day's slog seeing all the sights along the Thames, it was very hard to let go as darkness approached. And...it only cost us pennies or less, to see so, so much. Stayed out later than the nightingale in Berkeley Square ! A great city.

sabaue says:
Oct 3, 2014 9:43 AM
Can't wait for this!


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Tina... says:
Sep 24, 2014 7:08 AM
Oh my gosh, this look fabulous! Brilliant ! Brilliant! Brilliant !

bigtom55 says:
Sep 24, 2014 7:19 AM
A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square ---- Can't Wait for it!!!!

Tina... says:
Sep 24, 2014 7:23 AM
I'm really excited about this release, can't wait !

NickfromPhilly says:
Sep 24, 2014 7:43 AM
Tremendously exciting news!!!! Frank loved performing in London, and the British certainly loved him! For those oldtimers like me, the "lost" Great Songs from Great Britain album is coming back strong. & in a big way! I remember pining away and wanting that album for years (back in the sixties). That was long before Reprise later released it, here in the states. Friends of mine, living in England sent me a copy back in 1966. Now it's all "dressed up" along with a fabulous new package & other "goodies" to go with it! Cant wait for November 25th to get here!

Ronald Sarbo says:
Sep 24, 2014 8:16 AM
A GREAT start to the Centennial Celebration.

Tina... says:
Sep 24, 2014 8:26 AM

Originally Posted by Ronald Sarbo
A GREAT start to the Centennial Celebration.
I agree Ron. Made this English girl very happy today.

marydaly says:
Sep 24, 2014 9:01 AM
I always love these great songs of Great Britain so I will be happy to purchase this set.

Dina says:
Sep 24, 2014 9:13 AM
Wow, wow, wow! This looks like a fabulous set! New concert material, new radio talk, new session talk... everything I love!

Maureen says:
Sep 24, 2014 12:01 PM
I think that could be an early Christmas present

Bob in Boston says:
Sep 24, 2014 12:10 PM
Appropriate announcement for New Year's Eve (Erev Rosh Hashanah). Exciting news!

Bob in Boston

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Derek Jeter Ad Features "My Way"

   


The retiring Yankee star chose the song and wrote some of the copy.

(Source: AdWeek)

Gatorade hits it out of the park with this epic 90-second salute to New York Yankees superstar Derek Jeter, breaking today.

If the retiring Jeter is looking for a new career, he can get a job on Madison Avenue, since he wrote some of the copy here and even suggested the Frank Sinatra song that serves as soundtrack for the ad, by TBWAChiatDay in Los Angeles.

Molly Carter, Gatorade's senior director of consumer engagement, gave Adweek a preview of the commercial, which shows Jeter surprising fans outside Yankee Stadium to the tune of Sinatra's "My Way."

After penning an open letter announcing his retirement this spring, the Yankees captain himself suggested a spot showing him thanking Yankee fans, said Carter. When Gatorade asked the 40-year-old (the brand's third-longest-serving endorser after Michael Jordan and Mia Hamm) which song best summed up his career, he picked "My Way."

"It was a true collaboration between Derek and Gatorade," Carter said.


Gatorade, the official sports drink of Major League Baseball since 1990, roped off a few blocks before a home game in the Bronx this July and "just kind of let Jeter go," said Carter. The shock and surprise on fans' faces when their idol walks into Stan's Sports Bar, or autographs baseballs, is genuine, she said.

The 90-second "My Way" spot breaks online Thursday, and will air on TV for the first time Saturday on the YES Network and Fox.

Gatorade will follow that with a full-page print ad (see below), which Carter said was written by Jeter himself, in the New York Daily News and Sports Illustrated on Sept. 28-29. Addressed to "New York," the ad shows Jeter tipping his cap to fans.

"From my first at bat until my final out, you helped make me who I am," he writes. (Jeter's final game in pinstripes is Sept. 28 at Boston, unless the Yankees somehow make the playoffs—which is highly unlikely.)

Besides the ad campaign, Gatorade will outfit the Yankees dugout with customized cups, coolers and towels featuring Jeter's No. 2 in place of the Gatorade "G" during a game on Sept. 22.

Jeter was also honored by Nike's Jordan Brand in a 90-second spot from Wieden + Kennedy in July.



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NickfromPhilly says:
Sep 19, 2014 8:25 AM
Nothing else to be said except, "ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL!!" A winning combination of two true icons!

June says:
Sep 20, 2014 7:52 AM
A class act "All The Way" Thank you Captain ! Frank is watching..


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mptiritilli says:
Sep 18, 2014 8:12 AM
New Jeter commercial with Sinatra. Amazing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfgS1lvqX8I

Bob in Boston says:
Sep 18, 2014 8:38 AM

Originally Posted by mptiritilli
New Jeter commercial with Sinatra. Amazing.
Wow. Great spot.

Source: YouTube



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Dina says:
Sep 18, 2014 9:21 AM
One of my favorite baseball players and my absolute favorite singer. It doesn't get a whole lot better than that for me. Wonderful!

Bob in Boston says:
Sep 18, 2014 9:56 AM
Link to Adweek article, as also posted by Nancy in the "Frank is here, there and everywhere" thread:

—> Ad of the Day: Gatorade's Epic Farewell to Derek Jeter Will Be Tough to Beat

Bob in Boston

MMM says:
Sep 18, 2014 11:00 PM
That's fantastic. Thanks Bob.

Nancy says:
Sep 19, 2014 11:03 AM

Originally Posted by Bob in Boston
Link to Adweek article, as also posted by Nancy in the "Frank is here, there and everywhere" thread:

—> Ad of the Day: Gatorade's Epic Farewell to Derek Jeter Will Be Tough to Beat

Bob in Boston
It's also on our news page.

Frank Sinatra Most Connected Artist

   

(Source: Gigaom.com)

Senzari, the big data startup that specializes in music, on Monday released its web-based graph analytics engine dubbed MusicGraph.ai. The goal is to market the product to streaming music companies like Pandora and record labels. The new engine is essentially the dashboard and backend system that users can access to get detailed reporting on their accounts with MusicGraph, a database that the company claims contains over a billion pieces of music data -- including song lyrics and the songwriters behind the year's top hits.

While other music recommendation services like Gracenote maintain their own vast libraries of music-related information, what makes Senzari stand out is its new engine's ability to run custom analytics and machine-learning algorithms for users to discover new ways of interpreting the data, said Senzari chief operating officer Demian Bellumio.

For example, using the MusicGraph.ai, customers can perform complex types of analysis like triangle counting, in which the system can look at all artists that a user wants analyzed and from there determine how artist A is connected to artist B who is connected to artist C, and so on. From this type of analysis, Bellumio said, a user can learn who is the most connected musical artist of all time (it's apparently Frank Sinatra, by the way, according to a demonstration of the engine by Senzari).


Graph displaying how connected Frank Sinatra is

Senzari collects music-related data from a multitude of databases and includes social data as well, such as how many plays Adele has on Last.fm and her number of Facebook followers. Using this information, Sensari's customers will be able to run either analytics or machine-learning algorithms on top of the particular pieces of data they want analyzed in an interface that resembles a simplified content management system.

The analytics algorithms will let customers discover information like what type of songs are particular demographics of users listening to, while the machine-learning algorithms can unearth information like how do certain types of lyrics influence how well a song can perform on the music charts.


Display of Music.Graph.ai engine

With the MusicGraph.ai engine, Senzari is pretty much handling all of the leg work involved with performing the data analytics work on top of the music data, stored in Amazon Web Services. Potential customers still need to purchase AWS storage, but they won't be responsible for performing the computations, thus eliminating the need to hire costly database administrators, said Bellumio.

"Running 100 machines and deploying an algorithm -- you need a team to do it and it is costly," said said Bellumio. "This takes away from the equation."

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Jules says:
Jul 29, 2014 3:50 AM
Wow! Sounds all rather complicated, but anything that puts Frank at No.1 is fine by me!

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