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Frank Sinatra – Sinatra’s Swingin’ Session (1961) [MFSL 2013] PS3 ISO + DSF DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC

Frank Sinatra – Sinatra’s Swingin’ Session!!! (1961) [MFSL 2013]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 22:26 minutes | Scans included | 1,07 GB
or DSD64 2.0 (from SACD-ISO to Tracks.dsf) > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Full Scans included | 1,05 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 577 MB
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab # UDSACD 2110

Sinatra’s Swingin’ Session!!! And More is a fast, driving album, the speediest and hardest swing collection Frank Sinatra ever recorded. The majority of the album is a re-recording of six of the eight songs from his first LP, Sing and Dance with Frank Sinatra, as rearranged by Nelson Riddle. Sinatra performed the songs twice as fast as was expected; consequently, it’s one of his jazziest swing sets, with the musicians spitting out energetic, forceful solos and providing tough, gutsy support. Not only do the uptempo numbers speed by, the ballads are sprightly. It doesn’t have the brassy verve of A Swingin’ Affair, but Sinatra’s Swingin’ Session!!! does have a confident, swaggering flavor of its own that makes it nearly as enjoyable.

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Frank Sinatra – This Is Sinatra Volume 2 (Remastered) (1958/2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Frank Sinatra – This Is Sinatra Volume 2 (Remastered) (1958/2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 48:31 minutes | 417 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © RevOla

Another collection of Sinatra singles and B-sides with backings courtesy of Nelson Riddle, this isn’t an essential collection, but it is an interesting one, showcasing the different standards Sinatra had for singles and albums. The leadoff track, “Hey! Jealous Lover,” was one of Sinatra’s biggest hits of the 1950s. The singer hated it himself and he was right; it may have initially sold a bundle, but it was quickly forgotten while such mid-charting singles as “Witchcraft” and “I’ve Got the World on a String” are still widely heard and enjoyed today. This collection is long out of print, but all of the tracks appear on the Complete Capitol Singles Collection, a superb box set. ~ Nick Dedina

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Frank Sinatra – This Is Sinatra! (1956/2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Frank Sinatra – This Is Sinatra! (1956/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 35:02 minutes | 762 MB | Genre: Vocal Jazz , Pop
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | ©

This Is Sinatra! is a compilation album by Frank Sinatra, released in 1956.

This is the first collection of Sinatra’s singles and B-sides with Nelson Riddle. This album is now available on CD (Bluemoon CD 803) All of the tracks also appear on the box set The Complete Capitol Singles Collection and various Capitol reissues. A second collection, entitled This Is Sinatra Volume 2, was released in 1958.

Both albums were part of Capitol’s This Is series. The albums highlighted past hits by artists like Sinatra, June Christy, Dean Martin and Nat “King” Cole as well as newly released (and hopefully hit-making) singles.

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Frank Sinatra – Sinatra Sings Great Songs From Great Britain (1962/2014/2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Frank Sinatra – Sinatra Sings Great Songs From Great Britain (1962/2014/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 37:16 minutes | 742 MB | Genre: Vocal Jazz, Pop
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © FRANK SINATRA DIGITAL REPRISE

Sinatra Sings Great Songs from Great Britain is one of the oddest albums in Sinatra’s catalog. Recorded in the summer of 1962 and available only in the U.K. for a number of years, the album consists of songs by British composers, performed with British musicians, and recorded in Britain, while Sinatra was on tour. As it happened, Sinatra was tired and worn out during the sessions, and arranger/conductor Robert Farnon had written a set of charts that were ambitious, lush, ornate, and sweeping. Although the arrangements are provocative — occasionally they are more interesting than the actual songs — Sinatra was simply not in good shape for the sessions, which is clear from his thin, straining singing. As such, Great Songs from Great Britain isn’t much more than a curiosity. – Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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Frank Sinatra – Sinatra And Swingin’ Brass (1962/2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Frank Sinatra – Sinatra And Swingin’ Brass (1962/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 30:01 minutes | 655 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © FRANK SINATRA DIGITAL REPRISE

Frank Sinatra’s debut recording with arranger and composer Neal Hefti, this album is mainly comprised of re-recordings of songs Sinatra had released earlier in his career with a different record label. All the great songwriters are represented here: Porter, Gershwin, Ellington and Mercer, while Sinatra himself is in fine vocal form. Among the musicians backing Sinatra are Ben Webster on tenor saxophone and Conte Candoli on trumpet.

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Frank Sinatra – She Shot Me Down (1981/2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Frank Sinatra – She Shot Me Down (1981/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/192kHz | Time – 00:36:54 minutes | 1,35 GB | Genre: Pop, Vocal Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © FRANK SINATRA DIGITAL REPRISE

She Shot Me Down is Frank Sinatra’s last great album, a dark, brooding record of saloon songs delivered with an understated authority by Sinatra. Arranged and conducted by Gordon Jenkins and produced by Don Costa, the record largely consists of contemporary material, including five that were basically tailored for Sinatra. It’s a dense, moody record that works spectacularly — Sinatra’s vocals are more alive and rich in detail than on Trilogy, and the concept is more concise and well-executed. She Shot Me Down might not consist of the classic saloon songs, but it has that feeling more than any of his other albums. – Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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Frank Sinatra – Christmas (2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Frank Sinatra – Christmas (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/44,1kHz | Time – 29:41 minutes | 322 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | ©

Christmas Songs by Sinatra is the name of the third studio album by the American singer Frank Sinatra. It was released in 1948 as a 78 rpm album set and a 10″ LP record (CL 6019) featuring a collection of 8 holiday songs. A compilation album was released in 1994 including the songs released on the 1948 album (three original takes; five previously unreleased alternate takes) along with Christmas songs from his years recording at Columbia.

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Frank Sinatra – Sinatra-Basie (1962/2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Frank Sinatra – Sinatra-Basie (1962/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/96kHz | Time – 00:33:12 minutes | 637 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © RevOla

Sinatra–Basie: An Historic Musical First (a.k.a. Sinatra-Basie) is a 1962 studio album by Frank Sinatra, arranged by Neal Hefti.

This was the first recording that Sinatra made with the Count Basie Orchestra. In 1964, Sinatra and Basie would make a final studio recording, It Might as Well Be Swing, orchestrated by Quincy Jones, and Sinatra’s first live album, Sinatra at the Sands (1966) would feature the Basie band.

Sinatra appeared on an episode of The Dinah Shore Show that aired on December 9, 1962, the day before Sinatra-Basie was released, and performed the album’s arrangement of “Please Be Kind”.

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Frank Sinatra – Swing Easy! (1954/2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Frank Sinatra – Swing Easy! (1954/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 19:17 minutes | 536 MB | Genre: Jazz, Pop
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © CAPITOL CATALOG MKT (C92)

“… captures Sinatra at the height of his musical powers in the mid-50s … (evokes) the innocent sentimentality and tenderness of young love.”
– PopMatters.com

Originally issued in 1954 on 10-inch vinyl, this album marks the first time Nelson Riddle arranged for Frank Sinatra, a partnership that would continue for the next 30 years. This is a swinging set of eight uptempo standards that helped resurrect Sinatra’s popularity.

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Frank Sinatra – Live In Australia, 1959 (1997/2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Frank Sinatra – Live In Australia, 1959 (1997/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:05:44 minutes | 1 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © RevOla

With the Red Norvo Quintet: Live in Australia, 1959 is a live album by American singer Frank Sinatra, recorded in 1959 but released in 1997.

These tapes were recorded by Max Hull, Venue Audio Engineer, at Festival Hall Melbourne during the two stops on Sinatra’s brief Australian tour of 1959, during which he was backed by the quintet of jazz vibraphonist Red Norvo. It is considered one of the wildest performances he has ever recorded, as he exhibits great freedom in his lyric choice, often switching and twisting entire phrases. For example, just as Sinatra begins “I’ve Got You Under My Skin”, a woman in the audience screams. He responds between lyrics with “Get your hand off that broad!”

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