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Posted April 24, 2002
What an elegant book. It approaches Sinatra¿s remarkable career from the inside out, from the place that mattered most to him -- the recording studio. Granata makes you feel, as no other book quite does, the sensitivity of Sinatra¿s unique relationship with his craft.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 6, 2000
While the premise of the book is what Sinatraphiles have been begging for for seemingly centuries,(we got fooled BADLY with the Freidwald pompous biography!!), Chuck falls short of the final goal of covering ALL of Sinatra's recording career in detail. He starts out slowly, builds to a fever pitch in the 50's and early 60's, then suddenly fades to a whimper after the 'Sinatra Jobim' album of 1967. Granted, there may have been a space issue here as Mr. S's recording career was so huge...but that's no excuse for a less than full coverage of the Man @ home in the recording studio. There are some great insights that even this longtime Sinatraphile had never heard or seen before...so it's worth the money. But, Chuckie, baby, you sold short!!!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 31, 1999
At last!!!! After all these years, a book that actually takes you into the studio with the century's finest popular singer. Using interviews with arrangers, producers, musicians and engineers, Chuck Granata takes you behind the scenes of the making of such classic Sinatra albums as 'Only The Lonely,' 'Ring a Ding Ding,' and the Concert Sinatra.' It's as close as many of us will ever get to an actual Sinatra recording session. The biggest puzzle is why it took so many years for a book like this to materialize.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.