June 8, 2019 – We are very excited to present the first two installments of the long-overdue Nancy Sinatra Discography! Nancy’s discography makes use of the same programming that powers the Frank Sinatra Discography and offers identical features.
Nancy Sinatra Discography: Album Covers - Displays album covers featuring Nancy's Originals, Concepts, Hits, Compilations and Appearances. This is a great introduction to Nancy’s varied body of work.
Nancy Sinatra Discography: Album List - Displays album listings with options to search, sort, and filter the albums. Researchers will appreciate the high level of functionality provided by this page while non-academics will be amazed by the volume of Nancy’s work.
Spanning six decades and encompassing hundreds of tracks, Nancy's catalog of recordings is vast and complex. Organization is the key to a comprehensive presentation. The Discography is divided into two main areas: Album Covers and Album List. The first provides an overview in five thematic galleries, representing nearly every released NS recording.
The "Originals" page displays Nancy's iconic charted albums which consist of tracks that were expressly and contemporaneously recorded for each release.
The "Concepts" page features albums that were built around unifying ideas by combining, in varying degrees, unreleased and previously released tracks. These collections range from Cherry Smiles: The Rare Singles, with two heretofore unheard songs from the vault, to California Girl, which is almost entirely composed of unreleased tracks from three decades.
The "Hits" page contains domestic and international Best Of/Greatest Hits albums which essentially aggregate singles tracks from the first Nancy-Lee Hazlewood-Billy Strange era, 1965-68.
The "Compilations" page primarily presents unique international albums, the majority of which were issued in Japan. Years before the Boots LP, various editions of Japanese album Nancy collected her early "bubblegum" era singles, both A and B sides. Later compilation albums were typically an amalgam of Reprise singles and album cuts.
The "Appearances" page gathers a diverse array of NS recordings that were not previously issued on Nancy's own albums. They include movie soundtrack songs, collaborations with other artists, alternate mixes, the authorized sampling of Nancy's vocal and instrumental tracks, as well as musical TV performances that have had home video releases.
The far more extensive Album List, which is still a work-in-progress, incorporates the contents of the covers pages along with related releases (alternate formats, international editions and reissues), assorted artists' collections, numerous film and TV soundtracks that have tapped Nancy's catalog, and soundtrack albums without any NS recordings from Nancy's own motion pictures (e.g., songs from Get Yourself A College Girl, Pete King's music from the score of The Last Of The Secret Agents?, Mike Curb's Wild Angels soundtracks).
In appreciation of Nancy's transcendent body of work as a recording artist, great care has been invested in documenting the many aspects of each album. Clicking on gallery images or list entries accesses music; artwork and labels; promotional posters; music industry ads; reviews from Billboard, Cash Box and Record World; tracklists; chart information; credits; liner notes; and links to NS.com blog posts, SFF threads and related releases. Hopefully, the NS Discography will be informative, revelatory and ultimately enjoyable.
ADDED August 26, 2019:
Nancy Sinatra Discography: Singles List - This page operates in much the same way as the Album List to allow users the option to search, sort, and filter all of Nancy Sinatra's singles from around the world.
Nancy Sinatra Discography: Single Sleeves - This page highlights the beautiful picture sleeve artwork found on Nancy Sinatra singles and is divided into five distinct eras in her career.
ADDED November 3, 2019:
Nancy Sinatra Discography: EP Sleeves - Displays extended play (EP) sleeves arranged by country of release. Similar in layout to the Album Cover page, this is a wonderful introduction to Nancy's EP collection.
Nancy Sinatra Discography: EP List - Displays extended play (EP) listings with options to search, sort, and filter the albums. Researchers will appreciate the high level of functionality provided by this page.
ADDED March 3, 2020:
Nancy Sinatra Discography: Songography - Nancy's Songography provides detailed information on every song recorded by her, including the arrangers, producers and songwriters that made them possible. Links to Nancy's blog, the Sinatra Family Forum and key releases for each recording are provided as well as photos and videos.
Nancy Sinatra Discography: Song List - The format of the Song List is meant to encourage new visitors to explore Nancy's body of work using a simple interface. By clicking on the song titles one can delve deeper into the related sessions and key releases.
Nancy’s Discography is the result of countless hours of research performed by Andrew Trager. Without his work there would not be a Discography section on this website. Thanks for all the work you do, Andrew!
Posted by: Nancy | Jun 8, 2019 8:00 AM | Comments(0)