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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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Frank Sinatra – Songs For Young Lovers (1954/2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Frank Sinatra – Songs For Young Lovers (1954/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 21:37 minutes | 517 MB | Genre: Pop, Easy Listening, Vocal Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download  | Source: HDTracks | Artwork: Front cover | © Capitol Records
Recorded: November 5-6, 1953 Hollywood

Released in 1953, Songs for Young Lovers features classic songs such as “I Get a Kick Out of You”, “A Foggy Day”, and “My Funny Valentine”. All songs on the album were conducted by Nelson Riddle, and all except for “Like Someone in Love” were arranged by George Siravo. The album was one of 50 recordings chosen in 2002 by the Library of Congress to be added to the National Recording Registry.

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Frank Sinatra – Come Dance With Me! (1959/2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Frank Sinatra – Come Dance With Me! (1959/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 31:12 minutes | 1,32 GB | Genre: Pop, Easy Listening, Vocal Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download  | Source: ProStudioMasters | Artwork: Front cover | © Capitol Records
Recorded: December 9, 22, 23, 1958 at Capitol Studio A, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California

Come Dance with Me! is an album by American vocalist Frank Sinatra, released in 1959. Come Dance with Me! was Sinatra’s most successful album, spending two and a half years on the Billboard charts. Stereo Review wrote in 1959 that “Sinatra swaggers his way with effortless verve through an appealing collection of bouncy standards, aptly described in the album notes as “vocals that dance”.” At the Grammy Awards of 1960, Come Dance with Me! won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year, as well as Grammy Award for Best Vocal Performance, Male. Billy May won the Grammy Award for Best Arrangement. Come Dance With Me stayed on Billboard’s Pop album chart for 140 weeks, peaking at #2.

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Frank Sinatra – Come Swing With Me! (1961/2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Frank Sinatra – Come Swing With Me! (1961/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 30:35  minutes | 1,25 GB | Genre: Pop, Easy Listening, Vocal Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download  | Source: HDTracks | Artwork: Front cover | © Capitol Records
Recorded: March 20-22, 1961 Capitol Studio A, Hollywood, Los Angeles

The final album in the trilogy of Frank Sinatra collaborations with conductor and arranger Billy May, this 1961 release follows Come Fly With Me and Come Dance With Me! and served as a showcase for Capitol’s new Full Dimensional Stereo.

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Frank Sinatra – The Very Best of Frank Sinatra (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Frank Sinatra – The Very Best of Frank Sinatra (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 02:43:38 minutes | 1,87 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Front cover | © BNF Collection

“The Very Best Of Frank Sinatra” is a collection recordings of Frank Sinatra compiles from the archives of Bibliothèque nationale de France.

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

Frank Sinatra – This Is Sinatra! (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 34:55 minutes | 762 MB | Genre: Pop
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download  | Front Cover | © CAPITOL

This first collection of Sinatra’s singles and B-sides with Nelson Riddle is also the best one. The album kicks off with the irrepressible ‘I’ve Got the World on a String’ and features such essential tracks as ‘South of the Border,’ ‘The Gal That Got Away,’ ‘Learnin’ the Blues,’ and the movie themes ‘Three Coins in a Fountain,’ ‘Young at Heart,’ and ‘The Tender Trap.’ ‘Rain’ and ‘Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me’ are dark ballads good enough to be on one of Sinatra’s ‘wrist-slasher’ LPs, and display a depth that many of his singles lack.

The shimmering romantic ballad ‘My One and Only Love’ is one of the few original Sinatra singles that instantly became a much-covered standard, though interestingly, the song isn’t usually connected to him. However, this wouldn’t be a Sinatra singles session if there weren’t at least a couple of losers on the set, and ‘Love and Marriage’ and ‘From Here to Eternity’ are two well-sung numbers that don’t deserve their continued popularity.“ (Nick Dedina)

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Frank Sinatra – Sings For Only The Lonely (60th Deluxe Anniversary Edition) (1958/2018) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Frank Sinatra – Sings For Only The Lonely (60th Deluxe Anniversary Edition) (1958/2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 54:03 minutes | 1,47 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download  | Front Cover | © FRANK SINATRA HYBRID

Frank Sinatra’s intimate 1958 opus, Frank Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely, has been newly mixed in stereo for an expanded 60th Anniversary Edition to be released worldwide on October 19 by Capitol/UMe and Frank Sinatra Enterprises. ‘Only The Lonely’ (60th Anniversary Edition) will be released in a Deluxe 2CD package, in 180-gram 2LP vinyl and 1CD configurations, and in two digital album versions.

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Frank Sinatra – Come Fly With Me (1958/2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Frank Sinatra – Come Fly With Me (1958/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 38:29 minutes | 785 MB | Genre: Pop, Easy Listening, Vocal Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Artwork: Front cover | © Capitol Records

Designed as a musical trip around the world, Come Fly With Me was Frank Sinatra’s first collaboration with arranger/conductor, Billy May. Recorded at Capitol Studios and released in 1958, Come Fly With Me spent five weeks at number one on the charts. It was also Grammy-nominated for Album of the Year. Come Fly With Me was recorded in true stereo but was mixed to mono for its release, a standard practice by Capitol records at the time.

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Frank Sinatra – Close To You (Remastered) (1957/2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Frank Sinatra – Close To You (Remastered) (1957/2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 43:28 minutes | 358 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Capitol Records

Close to You is the eleventh studio album by American musician Frank Sinatra, accompanied by the Hollywood String Quartet.

The album was recorded over a period of eight months and five different sessions, and was arranged by Nelson Riddle.

Nelson Riddle commented that the structure of popular songs does not lend itself to arranging in the true string quartet style of the classics and felt that he hadn’t really achieved as much as he had hoped. However, when the album was released it received critical praise and as Riddle remarked, “Sinatra liked it!”

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