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    WORLD ON A STRING (UMe Box Set) 2016

    ‘WORLD ON A STRING’ CAPTURES FRANK SINATRA IN FULL SPLENDOR
    ON INTERNATIONAL STAGES THROUGHOUT HIS LEGENDARY CAREER


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    To be Released Globally on October 21, New 4CD/DVD Box Set Collects
    Over Four Hours of Previously Unreleased Audio and Video Footage and
    Spotlights Sinatra’s Charity Work for Children Around the World


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    Los Angeles – August 24, 2016 – Frank Sinatra never had a problem with language barriers, he spoke to the heart. His songs served as the soundtrack to people’s lives around the world. Set for worldwide release on October 21 by UMe and Frank Sinatra Enterprises, World On A String is a portrait of the iconic American entertainer in his prime on international stages. As a time capsule of Sinatra’s enduring appeal across the globe, the 4CD/DVD box set (also available in digital audio) is a treasure trove of live recordings from 1953 to 1982, totaling more than four hours of previously unissued audio and video footage.

    Many of the performances were benefits for local children in each country, highlighting a lesser-known fact that throughout his life Sinatra raised more than one billion dollars for charity.

    More than 90 live performances are collected on the collection’s four CDs, most of them officially available for the first time, including classics such as “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” “Strangers In The Night,” “Moonlight In Vermont,” and “I’ve Got The World On A String.” A DVD of entirely unreleased footage features Sinatra on a whirlwind 1962 good-will tour meant to raise money for underprivileged children.

    “I really don't know what jet lag is — I don't understand it!” Sinatra once said. “Luckily, it never bothered me.”

    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.”

    Frank Sinatra: World On A String [4CD/DVD; digital audio]

    CD 1
    SPORTING CLUB, MONTE CARLO - JUNE 14, 1958

    1. Introduction by Noel Coward
    2. Clarke Street (Play On)
    3. Come Fly With Me
    4. I Get A Kick Out Of You
    5. I’ve Got You Under My Skin
    6. Where Or When
    7. Moonlight In Vermont
    8. On The Road To Mandalay
    9. When Your Lover Has Gone
    10. April In Paris
    11. All The Way
    12. Monique
    13. Bewitched
    14. The Lady Is A Tramp
    15. (Love Is) The Tender Trap (Play Off)
    16. You Make Me Feel So Young
    17. (Love Is) The Tender Trap (Bows)

    Bonus Tracks (RAI Radio Club, May 20, 1953)
    18. Radio Club Introduction
    19. Welcome and Greetings
    20. September Song - Frank Sinatra
    21. Presentation and Announcements
    22. Laura - Frank Sinatra
    23. Baseball segment
    24. Ninna Nanna - Domenico Modugno
    25. Night And Day - Frank Sinatra
    26. Closing Remarks

    CD 2
    SYDNEY STADIUM, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 2, 1961

    1. Introduction By Tommy Hanlon Jr.
    2. I’ve Got The World On A String
    3. I Concentrate On You
    4. Night And Day
    5. Moonlight In Vermont
    6. In The Still Of The Night
    7. I’ll Be Seeing You
    8. Day In, Day Out
    9. The Moon Was Yellow (And The Night Was Young)
    10. You’re Nobody ’Til Somebody Loves You
    11. Monologue
    12. Come Fly With Me
    13. April In Paris
    14. A Foggy Day
    15. Without A Song
    16. Imagination
    17. The Second Time Around
    18. Young At Heart
    19. Witchcraft
    20. Embraceable You
    21. The One I Love (Belongs To Somebody Else)
    22. My Funny Valentine
    23. My Blue Heaven
    24. Angel Eyes
    25. One For My Baby (And One More For The Road)
    26. The Lady Is A Tramp

    CD 3
    THE PYRAMIDS, EGYPT - SEPTEMBER 27, 1979

    1. Mrs. Sadat’s Comments
    2. The Song Is You
    3. Where Or When
    4. The Lady Is A Tramp
    5. Someone To Watch Over Me
    6. Something
    7. My Kind Of Town
    8. All The Way
    9. Bewitched
    10. I’ve Got You Under My Skin
    11. The Gal That Got Away /It Never Entered My Mind (Medley)
    12. Monologue
    13. Try A Little Tenderness
    14. Strangers In The Night
    15. Street of Dreams
    16. April In Paris
    17. Theme From New York, New York
    18. My Way
    19. Bows (My Way)
    20. Closing Comments by Frank Sinatra

    CD 4
    ALTOS DE CHEVON, LA ROMANA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUGUST 20, 1982

    1. I’ve Got The World On A String
    2. I Get A Kick Out Of You
    3. Come Rain Or Come Shine
    4. When Your Lover Has Gone
    5. The Lady Is A Tramp (with Reprise)
    6. The House I Live In
    7. Searching
    8. My Kind Of Town
    9. Something
    10. The Best Is Yet To Come
    11. Strangers In The Night
    12. All Or Nothing At All
    13. Introduction of Musicians
    14. The Gal That Got Away/It Never Entered My Mind (Medley)
    15. I’ve Got You Under My Skin
    16. Send In The Clowns
    17. Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars (Corcovado)
    18. I Won’t Dance
    19. Buddy Rich Band Introduction
    20. Theme From New York, New York
    21. Bows (Theme From New York, New York)

    DVD
    HIBYA PARK, JAPAN – APRIL 21, 1962

    1. Introduction
    2. Too Marvelous For Words
    3. Imagination
    4. Moonlight In Vermont
    5. Day In, Day Out
    6. Without A Song
    7. The Moon Was Yellow (And The Night Was Young)
    8. I’ve Got You Under My Skin
    9. I Get A Kick Out Of You
    10. At Long Last Love
    11. My Funny Valentine
    12. In The Still Of The Night
    13. Embraceable You
    14. Night And Day
    15. April In Paris
    16. The Lady Is A Tramp
    17. Bows
    18. Monologue and Band Introductions
    19. All The Way
    20. Chicago
    21. I Could Have Danced All Night
    22. Bows (Closing)

    FRANK SINATRA WITH ALL GOD’S CHILDREN, 1962

    SINATRA IN ISRAEL, 1962

    PERUGINA COMMERCIALS, 1962

    1. Night And Day
    2. My Funny Valentine
    3. I’ve Got You Under My Skin
    4. Moonlight In Vermont
    5. I Love Paris
    6. Come Fly With Me
    7. My Blue Heaven
    8. Chicago
    9. Imagination
    10. Witchcraft
    11. A Foggy Day
    12. The Lady Is A Tramp



  2. SINATRA: WORLD ON A STRING
    Universal Music Enterprises 2016

    4-CD set of (mostly previously-unreleased) concerts worldwide, including:

    • The Sporting Club, Monte Carlo / 1958
    • RAI Radio Club, Italy / 1953
    • Sydney Stadium, Australia / 1961
    • The Pyramids, Egypt / 1979
    • Altos De Chavón, Dominican Republic / 1982

    Release Date: October 21, 2016

    Amazon Digital Orders: —> amzn.com/B01KW2SGMY

    Bob.
    Last edited by Bob in Boston; 08-26-2016 at 11:14 PM. Reason: Thread now merged with official press release above.

  3. I hope this will be a physical box set. (The Amazon link given above is for the digital album.) This was just listed today, so of course, all details are very preliminary.

    Bob.

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    Wow, very exciting! Thanks Bob.

    I too hope it will be a box set and not just digital but I'll happily take whatever we're given.

    Nice mix of concert years, can't wait.
    let the music play as long as there's a song to sing

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    Very exciting news, especially interested, and much less familiar with, the Egypt concert. The mention in the listing of it being a 4 disc set is hopeful.

  6. Quote Originally Posted by Nick_Bradley78 View Post
    The mention in the listing of it being a 4 disc set is hopeful.
    And, because the initial listing is for the audio-only downloads, there is a possibility of a DVD disc in the box set. Since the Dominican Republic Concert for the Americas has seen its share of video releases, a DVD of the televised concert by the pyramids would be most welcome. Waiting eagerly for some official news...

    Bob.

  7. Quote Originally Posted by Bob in Boston View Post
    The Amazon link given above is for the digital album.
    Amazon may have jumped the gun with this listing. The link is no longer valid.

    Bob.

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    Yep...nothing but a beautiful basset hound.
    F.X.
    When You're Smilin!

  9. Quote Originally Posted by Francisx View Post
    Yep...nothing but a beautiful basset hound.
    You'll get a different dog each time you click: —> Meet the dogs of Amazon

    Bob.

    P.S. I'm sure the product page will return. I saved a copy of the track listing, but I'll wait for an official announcement to discuss further...

  10. ...No sooner said than the official announcement appears on the News Page and Post #1 of this thread!

    Bob.

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    90 performances....4 hours....8 countries....counting down the days already!

    Looks amazing and great choice of name for the set. Also a nice touch including some words from Frankie in the booklet.
    let the music play as long as there's a song to sing

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    Looks like a great set, I just hope the mastering is better than it was on the "Sinatra London" box set which was too harsh and bright and lacked any kind of warmth.
    Graham

    The Definition of a Yorkshire Man is a Scotsman With all The Generosity Squeezed Out.

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    This is so exciting! I love having newly released material to look forward to.
    Always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim.
    Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. ~ Ellie Wiesel

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    Now that's what we've been waiting for! Fantastic!
    Joe

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    Can't wait. Looks and sounds so exciting, especially the Pyramid Concert.

    Sicilian pride forever

  16. I will pre-order the instant it is released.
    A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square

    My favorite song.

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    I note too it's almost exactly 10 years since Sinatra - Vegas was released, so it is great to see it is a continuing occasional series of boxsets. I know there are artists where everything and the kitchen sink has been released in vast detail but I've found that a hard approach to keep up with making the discography very disorganised as well, and it doesn't take account of quality performances either just "everything". I can see merits on both sides but I like the more considered approach.

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    If this post is out of line, please just delete it. This is the natural bent of my curiosity.

    UMG/UMe has a licensing arrangement with the Sinatra family. This is my question: is there something in that agreement that prevents the family from sharing the details of the contents of this upcoming release (eg, dvd? cd + download?, like that) with the forum? I ask because this is an intensely engaged and faithful audience with a very obvious appetite for information. I don't mean to pry; really just curious.

  19. Quote Originally Posted by rdschonfeld View Post
    UMG/UMe has a licensing arrangement with the Sinatra family. This is my question: is there something in that agreement that prevents the family from sharing the details of the contents of this upcoming release (eg, dvd? cd + download?, like that) with the forum?
    I'm confused by your question, Robert, because all the details are contained in the lead post (which was added to this thread after I posted preliminary information yesterday). And this website is the first anywhere to provide these complete details.

    Bob.

  20. Quote Originally Posted by rdschonfeld View Post
    UMG/UMe has a licensing arrangement with the Sinatra family. This is my question: is there something in that agreement that prevents the family from sharing the details of the contents of this upcoming release (eg, dvd? cd + download?, like that) with the forum? I ask because this is an intensely engaged and faithful audience with a very obvious appetite for information. I don't mean to pry; really just curious.
    I'm a little off today so I'm sorry, don't understand the question.

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