Nothing But the Best: The Frank Sinatra Collection [2014]

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All Music Guide - John Bush
Released to commemorate the tenth anniversary of Frank Sinatra's death, Nothing But the Best is indeed one of the best single-disc compilations ever released on Sinatra. This isn't a career overview, however, since it begins with his inaugural Reprise recordings circa 1960 and surveys the rest of the '60s (including only two tracks not from the '60s). This was the age of Sinatra as the hard-swinging Chairman of the Board, illustrated perfectly by "Luck Be a Lady" and "My Kind of Town." But it was also the age of wistful, middle-aged material like "Summer Wind," "Strangers in the Night," and, of course, "It Was a Very Good Year." And it was also the age when Sinatra had the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
Released to commemorate the tenth anniversary of Frank Sinatra's death, Nothing But the Best is indeed one of the best single-disc compilations ever released on Sinatra. This isn't a career overview, however, since it begins with his inaugural Reprise recordings circa 1960 and surveys the rest of the '60s (including only two tracks not from the '60s). This was the age of Sinatra as the hard-swinging Chairman of the Board, illustrated perfectly by "Luck Be a Lady" and "My Kind of Town." But it was also the age of wistful, middle-aged material like "Summer Wind," "Strangers in the Night," and, of course, "It Was a Very Good Year." And it was also the age when Sinatra had the freedom to record with everyone he wanted to record with, whether it was Count Basie or Antonio Carlos Jobim or his daughter Nancy (the latter on the 1967 chart-topper "Somethin' Stupid"). All of those periods are represented on Nothing But the Best, which takes its place above the best previous Reprise collection, Sinatra Reprise: The Very Good Years, even though it somehow omits one of his classics, "Love and Marriage." For this compilation, Reprise also commissioned new 2008 remasters of each track, which sound better than any previous, and added a new bonus track: a version of "Body and Soul" with a vocal recorded in 1984 laid over a 2007 arrangement by Torrie Zito and Frank Sinatra, Jr. [Nothing But the Best was reissued in 2014.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/18/2014
  • Label: Reprise / Umgd
  • UPC: 602537744190
  • Catalog Number: 002020302
  • Sales rank: 7,017

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Come Fly With Me (3:13)
  2. 2 The Best is Yet To Come - Count Basie & His Orchestra (2:55)
  3. 3 The Way You Look Tonight (3:22)
  4. 4 Luck Be a Lady (5:14)
  5. 5 Bewitched (2:59)
  6. 6 The Good Life - Count Basie & His Orchestra (2:27)
  7. 7 The Girl From Ipanema - Antonio Carlos Jobim (3:13)
  8. 8 Fly Me To the Moon (In Other Words) - Count Basie & His Orchestra (2:27)
  9. 9 Summer Wind (2:55)
  10. 10 Strangers In the Night (2:44)
  11. 11 Call Me Irresponsible (2:55)
  12. 12 Somethin' Stupid - Nancy Sinatra (2:40)
  13. 13 My Kind of Town (3:11)
  14. 14 It Was a Very Good Year (4:26)
  15. 15 That's Life (3:07)
  16. 16 Moonlight Serenade (3:28)
  17. 17 Nothing But the Best (3:00)
  18. 18 Drinking Again (3:15)
  19. 19 All My Tomorrows (4:34)
  20. 20 My Way (4:36)
  21. 21 Theme From New York, New York (3:24)
  22. 22 Body and Soul (4:19)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Frank Sinatra Primary Artist
Frank Sinatra Jr. Conductor
Technical Credits
Paul Anka Composer
Cy Coleman Composer
Vinícius de Moraes Composer
Gordon Jenkins Arranger
Quincy Jones Arranger
Bert Kaempfert Composer
Billy May Arranger
Sacha Distel Composer
Richard Rodgers Composer
Kelly Gordon Composer
Billy Strange Arranger
Kander Composer
Jerome Kern Composer
Frank Loesser Composer
Sammy Cahn Composer
Claus Ogerman Arranger
Don Costa Arranger
Ervin Drake Composer
Dorothy Fields Composer
Ernie Freeman Arranger
Norman Gimbel Composer
Johnny Green Composer
Bernie Grundman Remastering
Lorenz Hart Composer
Edward Heyman Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim Composer
Skip Martin Arranger
Johnny Mercer Composer
Glenn Miller Composer
Nelson Riddle Arranger
Mitchell Parish Composer
Jack Reardon Composer
John Rotella Composer
James Van Heusen Composer
Terry Woodson Producer
Torrie Zito Arranger
Eddie Snyder Composer
Fred Ebb Composer
Robert Sour Composer
Carolyn Leigh Composer
Doris Tauber Composer
Claude François Composer
Gilles Thibaut Composer
Dean Kay Thompson Composer
Hans Bradtke Composer
Charles Pignone Producer, Liner Notes
Jeff Smith Art Direction
Al Quattrocchi Art Direction
Robert Finkelstein Executive Producer
Jimmy Edwards Executive Producer
Bart Howard Composer
Charles Singleton Composer
Jacques Revaud Composer
Carson C. Parks Composer
Heinz Miller Composer
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