SING AND DANCE WITH FRANK SINATRA - 70th ANNIVERSARY (Impex) 2020

IMPEX RECORDS ANNOUNCES
EXPANDED 70th ANNIVERSARY AUDIOPHILE ISSUE
OF ICONIC 1950 COLUMBIA RECORDS LP
SING AND DANCE WITH FRANK SINATRA
Sing And Dance With Frank Sinatra Impex Records
180-GRAM 33RPM LP from Impex Records
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(Los Angeles) IMPEX Records is pleased to announce the September 30, 2020 Limited Edition release of Frank Sinatra’s iconic 1950 Columbia Records ten-inch LP Sing and Dance with Frank Sinatra. Originally issued in October, 1950 the title was the singer’s first fully-conceived big-band jazz album to appear on a modern, long-play vinyl record. The 70th-anniversary limited edition LP and SACD/CD hybrid brims with rare, previously unreleased session material, outtakes and alternate vocal takes from the original sessions and offers the exquisite audiophile-quality sound that IMPEX Records is noted for.

Created in cooperation with Sony Music’s Legacy Recordings, the new deluxe reissue was produced by noted Sinatra producer, author and historian Charles L. Granata, and restored/remastered by six-time Grammy-winning recording engineer Andreas Meyer. The 33-RPM LP was cut by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering, Hollywood and is being released on 180-Gram premium vinyl (pressed at RTI). The high-resolution SACD/CD hybrid version was authored by Gus Skinas at Super Audio Center/Sonoma Systems. Included in each edition is an extensive, full-color booklet designed by Robert Sliger, featuring a comprehensive historical essay, full discography/personnel listing and detailed technical notes authored by Granata, PLUS a generous array of rare photographs, promotional artwork and unpublished visual ephemera pertaining to the album. The executive producers are Abey Fonn and Bob Bantz.

Rich in musical texture, this essential Sinatra classic - featuring the swing-style arrangements of George Siravo - marked a pivotal moment in 20th-Century pop music history, and represented the singer’s transition from tender crooner to hip, swinging sophisticate. These performances offer a flawless snapshot of Sinatra’s legendary musical craftsmanship as he reinvents himself for a new direction in his career—one that would hail his unparalleled success of the 1950’s and 60’s.

For this commemorative release, IMPEX has augmented the album’s original eight songs (programmed in sequence on Side A of the LP) with a dazzling array of PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED BONUS TRACKS including alternate takes, orchestra-only tracks and a revealing glimpse of Frank Sinatra in Columbia’s famed 30th Street Studio (circa 1949), personally directing every facet of the recording session. This exquisite, high-fidelity session offers the most concise, in-depth illustration of Frank Sinatra working his magic in the studio, and functioning as his own producer.

The IMPEX team has spared no expense or effort in the creation of this milestone recording. In keeping with the prestigious label’s reputation for meticulous sound, the 33-RPM vinyl LP has been transferred, restored and mastered in the analog domain from the original 15-ips session tapes: superior-sounding masters that have lain untouched in the Columbia Records vault for more than fifty years. These analog, monophonic tape masters sound spectacular, and shine as never before. The SACD/CD edition has been sourced, restored and remastered from high-resolution digital transfers made concurrently with the LP’s analog tape and disc transfers.


LP TRACK LISTING

Side A - The Master Takes

1. Lover (Rodgers-Hart) 2:39
2. It’s Only A Paper Moon (Rose-Harburg-Arlen) 1:56
3. My Blue Heaven (Whiting-Donaldson) 2:27
4. It All Depends On You (DeSylva, Brown & Henderson) 2:44
5. You Do Something to Me (Porter) 2:33
6. Should I (Freed-Brown) 2:24
7. The Continental (Magidson-Conrad) 2:32
8. When You’re Smiling (Fisher-Goodwin-Shay) 2:29

Side B - Alternate Takes, Sessions & Rarities

1. Farewell, Farewell to Love (“Barbecue Riffs”) (Siravo-Wolf) (feat. Harry James & his Orch.) 2:53 *
2. Deep Night (Henderson-Vallee) (feat. Harry James & his Orch.) 3:15 *
3. You Do Something to Me (Porter) (Prev. Unissued Orch. Only + Vocal Alternate Take) 6:54
4. American Beauty Rose (David-Altman-Evans) (Prev. Unissued Alternate Take) 2:36
5. It All Depends On You (DeSylva-Brown-Henderson) (Session Recording [SHORT version - Prev. Unissued] + ‘-Test’ Take) 8:30


SACD/CD TRACK LISTING

Please Note: Due to additional time afforded by the SACD/CD format, this version contains material not included on the 33-RPM vinyl edition.

The Master Takes

1. Lover (Rodgers-Hart) 2:39
2. It’s Only A Paper Moon (Rose-Harburg-Arlen) 1:56
3. My Blue Heaven (Whiting-Donaldson) 2:27
4. It All Depends On You (DeSylva, Brown & Henderson) 2:44
5. You Do Something to Me (Porter) 2:33
6. Should I (Freed-Brown) 2:24
7. The Continental (Magidson-Conrad) 2:32
8. When You’re Smiling (Fisher-Goodwin-Shay) 2:29

Alternate Takes, Sessions & Rarities

9. Farewell, Farewell to Love (“Barbecue Riffs”) (Siravo-Wolf) (with Harry James & his Orch.) 2:53 *
10. Deep Night (Henderson-Vallee) (with Harry James & his Orch.) 3:15 *
11. It’s Only A Paper Moon (Rose-Harburg-Arlen) (Alternate Vocal Take - Prev. Unissued) 2:07
12. You Do Something to Me (Porter) (Orch. Only Take, False Starts + Vocal Alternate Take) (Prev. Unissued) 6:54
13. American Beauty Rose (David-Altman-Evans) (Alternate Vocal Take - Prev. Unissued) 2:36
14. It All Depends On You (DeSylva-Brown-Henderson) (Session Recording [SHORT version - Prev. Unissued] + ‘-Test’ Take) 8:30

All arrangements are by George Siravo.
All selections are MONOPHONIC.

(*) These recordings have been restored and remastered from a recently discovered, first-generation MASTER tape from the original sessions, and offer sound that is superior to all previous issues.

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S V PELUZIO JR says:
Sep 1, 2020 9:14 PM
Wow!! Wonderful news !!!


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Bob in Boston says:
Aug 31, 2020 11:54 AM
Links to related (pre-release) threads:

—> SWING (SING) AND DANCE WITH FRANK SINATRA 1950 George Siravo/ Stordahl
—> COMING SOON! (from Chuck Granata)

Bob.

AndrewT says:
Aug 31, 2020 11:55 AM

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Chuck Granata says:
Aug 31, 2020 12:24 PM
Release Date: October 30, 2020

Preorder from Elusive Disc at, www.elusivedisc.com
https://elusivedisc.com/frank-sinatr...k-180g-lp-mono
https://elusivedisc.com/frank-sinatr...rid-mono-sacd/

LP is Limited Edition – 5000

33-RPM Catalog #: IMP6036
BCN: 00856276002312
MSRP: $34.99 USD

SACD Catalog #: IMP8319
BCN: 856276002305
MSRP: $ 29.99

zoltantamas says:
Aug 31, 2020 12:30 PM
Great news! I am really looking for it. Great price also for the LP. I am just so curious about the possibility of ordering in EU.

Chuck Granata says:
Aug 31, 2020 12:44 PM
I'm certain you can order from Elusivedisc.com in the EU - some other distributors will likely pick it up, too but E.D. is a sure bet

Dougjr says:
Aug 31, 2020 12:51 PM
Bravo. This is one of the coolest reissue ideas in Sinatra land.

This would be my first sacd. Any special needs for a standard CD player?

But because of this I’m looking at a new turntable.

zoltantamas says:
Aug 31, 2020 12:55 PM
Thank you Chuck! I'll be looking for distributors, but 60$ for the LP with shipping is acceptable - it's an audiophile disc.

Also thank you for finally releasing brand new material on vinyl. I'd love to see similar attitude for reissues in the future.

Nick_Bradley78 says:
Aug 31, 2020 2:17 PM
Just ordered the CD and LP, $25 for shipping which for a securely packed LP seems fine to me. Very much looking forward to it.

Bob in Boston says:
Aug 31, 2020 2:25 PM
—> News Page

Sing and Dance with Sinatra Intro Ad

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Bob.

jtsjc1 says:
Aug 31, 2020 3:27 PM
It doesn't get much better than this. SACD also! I'm sure Nancy is as thrilled as we are, especially for Columbia recordings.

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NICE 'N' EASY - 60TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION (UMe) 2020

FRANK SINATRA'S NICE 'N' EASY CELEBRATES
60TH ANNIVERSARY

Nice ‘n’ Easy 60th Anniversary Edition
Includes Three Bonus Tracks

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Los Angeles – April 10, 2020 – Capitol/UMe and Frank Sinatra Enterprises celebrate the 60th anniversary of Frank Sinatra’s Nice ‘n’ Easy, another iconic album in a series of collaborations between Sinatra and arranger/conductor Nelson Riddle with a special anniversary edition.

Originally released on Capitol Records in July 1960, the Nice 'n' Easy album topped the charts at #1 for nine weeks. The album was nominated for multiple Grammys, including Album of the Year, Best Male Vocal Performance, and Best Arrangement (Nelson Riddle). Since its original release, Sinatra’s body of work still resonates with fans and critics today.

“By curating his albums with songs that told a story he wanted to tell, and by singing each word as if he wrote it, Sinatra introduced a level of personal expression to the recording process that reached literary heights.”The New Yorker

“Frank would ad-lib something each time he got to the tag line. Remember, the song was new to him at the time; the last take was terrific. Frank got that tune into the American songbook for us. Years later we wrote a second chorus that other singers recorded but, to us, Frank’s version is definitive.” – Alan & Marilyn Bergman

Recorded during the Nelson Riddle session at the Capitol Studios, Room A, “The Nearness of You” was initially intended to be the title track of the planned album. Once “Nice ‘n’ Easy” was delivered, the album title changed, and the track did not appear on the original LP.

Now, the original master of “The Nearness of You” (2020 mix) will be made available on the CD and digital versions of the album for which it was intended. The CD and digital formats add the new stereo mix “The Nearness of You” (2020 mix) and sought-after bonus tracks: previously unreleased session takes of “I’ve Got A Crush On You” and “Nice ‘n’ Easy.”

The vinyl LP is a faithful production of the original Capitol Records ‘Full Dimensional Stereo’ sleeve and features the original 12 songs.

The CD packaging features liner notes with quotes from Frank Sinatra, who offers, “Nelson is the greatest arranger in the world…I have the greatest respect for him,” as well as quotes from Nelson Riddle, Sinatra’s longtime pianist Bill Miller, and others.

Available May 15 digitally and June 5 on CD and LP, pre-order, here.

Frank Sinatra: Nice ‘n’ Easy (60 th Anniversary Edition) [CD; Digital]
1. Nice ‘n’ Easy
2. That Old Feeling
3. How Deep Is The Ocean
4. I’ve Got A Crush On You
5. You Go To My Head
6. Fools Rush In
7. Nevertheless (I’m In Love With You)
8. She’s Funny That Way
9. Try A Little Tenderness
10. Embraceable You
11. Mam’selle
12. Dream
Bonus Tracks, CD and Digital:
13. The Nearness Of You
14. I’ve Got A Crush On You – Session takes – previously unreleased
15. Nice ‘n’ Easy – Session takes – previously unreleased

Frank Sinatra: Nice ‘n’ Easy (60 th Anniversary Edition) [LP; limited edition color LP]
1. Nice ‘n’ Easy
2. That Old Feeling
3. How Deep Is The Ocean
4. I’ve Got A Crush On You
5. You Go To My Head
6. Fools Rush In
7. Nevertheless (I’m In Love With You)
8. She’s Funny That Way
9. Try A Little Tenderness
10. Embraceable You
11. Mam’selle
12. Dream

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I love this kind of news !!!

Nancy Sinatra Discography!


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!

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