Los Angeles – September 24, 2014
‘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
– 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.
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
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
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)
- 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
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
2. Goody, Goody
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
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
29. Ol’ Man River
30. You Make Me Feel So Young
32. Come Fly With Me
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
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
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The retiring Yankee star chose the song and wrote some of the copy.
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.
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."
BRAZILIAN STAR PAULA FERNANDES RELEASES DUET WITH FRANK SINATRA FOR ICONIC TRACK "BRAZIL"
Duet released on June 24th in celebration of the hosts of the 2014 World Cup
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In celebration of the host nation of the 2014 World Cup, Brazilian singer/songwriter Paula Fernandes
releases "Brazil," a duet with the legendary Frank Sinatra
. Available worldwide on June 24th from all digital retailers via Universal Music / Signature Sinatra, the never-before heard alternate take is a partnership with Frank Sinatra Enterprises, Universal Music Brazil, and Universal Music Group International.
The original song was released on the Capitol album 'Come Fly With Me', which reached the top of the U.S. Billboard charts in 1958, and remained at Number 1 for five weeks, while also gaining a GRAMMY® Award nomination for Album of the Year. "Brazil" was originally recorded in Capitol Studio A in Hollywood, with Paula's 2014 duet recorded and mixed in Belo Horizonte and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
"It was a great privilege to sing this duet with Frank Sinatra and a fantastic personal conquest for me," says Fernandes. "Frank had a beautiful voice with a great range and a unique personality. I would have loved to have been able to meet him to express the enormity of my respect for his art and talent. I am so grateful to have been given the opportunity to participate on this song."
has had strong ties with Brazil throughout his career. Beginning with his classic performances and recordings with local musical hero Antonio Carlos Jobim
on the 1967 studio album Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim
, which contained the iconic cut "The Girl From Impanema." Frank and Antonio's full collaborations are available now on Sinatra/Jobim: The Complete Reprise Recordings
. Continuing his links to Brazil, in January 26,1980 Sinatra performed to a crowd of 180,000 people to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the iconic Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro - a Guinness World Record at the time.
Singer, songwriter and musician Paula Fernandes
was born in Minas Gerais in the Southeastern region of Brazil, which is famously known for its mining and production of precious stones. Paula is the biggest phenomenon in the Brazilian music industry of the last decade, and her recent first live release broke all sales and chart records. Since then Paula's singles have consistently been Top 10 radio hits and many of her songs have been used in the soundtracks of the hugely popular soap operas on TV Globo, the largest TV network in Brazil. She also has the country's largest fan base across social networks with over 20 million total followers, all leading Paula to be the Number One album-selling superstar in Brazil.
Throughout his 60-year career, Frank Sinatra
demonstrated a remarkable ability to thrive in changing times, moving deftly from the swing era to the rock-and-roll era. He performed on more than 1,400 recordings, was awarded 31 gold, nine platinum, three double platinum and one triple platinum album by the Recording Industry Association of America. He also appeared in 58 films, and produced eight motion pictures. Frank Sinatra was awarded Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Grammys, The Screen Actors Guild, The Kennedy Center and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), as well as the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal. Today, he remains a legend and inspiration to thousands for his contributions to culture and the arts.