Sinatra: New York [Box Set]

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Without argument, Frank Sinatra is the most iconic American singer of the 20th century. This whopping five-disc set issued by Reprise attempts to define Sinatra by performing in the place that seemingly defined him. It contains 61 never-before-issued performances of the singer in concert appearances in New York from the mid-'50s through to 1990. It also includes a DVD of a performance at Carnegie Hall, taped in 1980 with 16 more performances, for a total of 77 tracks. Disc one features radio broadcasts. Its first four cuts are taken from his appearance at the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra's 20th anniversary gig, broadcast from Manhattan Center in 1955. The selections are all ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Without argument, Frank Sinatra is the most iconic American singer of the 20th century. This whopping five-disc set issued by Reprise attempts to define Sinatra by performing in the place that seemingly defined him. It contains 61 never-before-issued performances of the singer in concert appearances in New York from the mid-'50s through to 1990. It also includes a DVD of a performance at Carnegie Hall, taped in 1980 with 16 more performances, for a total of 77 tracks. Disc one features radio broadcasts. Its first four cuts are taken from his appearance at the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra's 20th anniversary gig, broadcast from Manhattan Center in 1955. The selections are all ballads, with the capper being "This Love of Mine." The rest of the disc is from another radio program, recorded at the United Nations in 1963 with Skitch Henderson on piano. It includes not only his sung performances of some of his biggest hits from the '50s, but one of his legendary monologues. The sound on this disc is the most compromised of all. Disc two is comprised of an excellent performance at Carnegie Hall, with Bill Miller conducting the orchestra, and Sinatra's great quartet. This is where we get performances of "My Way," "Send in the Clowns," and "Bad Bad Leroy Brown." Disc three also comes from 1974; recorded at Madison Square Garden, it contains the same core band but also includes Woody Herman & the Thundering Herd. The set list is very close to that of disc two, but this is the most satisfying CD in the set. The final CD showcases two excerpts from concerts at Carnegie Hall in 1984, and from Radio City Music Hall in 1990. Interestingly, in the final show, the orchestra is conducted by Frank Sinatra, Jr.. Finally, the DVD is a complete 1980 show from Carnegie Hall, Sinatra's voice still in fine shape and electrifying. The concert looks and sounds like a career retrospective -- from the '50s on, anyway -- but in place of the ubiquitous "My Way," we get the closing theme "New York, New York." Also included in this longbox formatted set, a 44-page booklet featuring recollections by Frank Jr. Nat Hentoff, Tony Bennett, Yogi Berra,,Twyla Tharp, Martin Scorsese, and William Friedkin (who claims he wanted to cast Sinatra in the lead role in Dirty Harry but was turned down!), and others. It is filled with rare photographs as well.
New York Times - Stephen Holden
These five discs...chronicle live performances by Frank Sinatra over 35 years, from the twilight of his days as a smooth balladeer to his ascendancy as an imperial, combative philosopher of swing.... The DVD reveals Sinatra at his most theatrically expansive, emoting on a grand scale.... Even when the voice was hoarse and clotted, the lyrics were punched out with a heavyweight authority.
Chicago Tribune - Howard Reich
"Sinatra: New York" can only deepen one's appreciation for his inextinguishable art.
In Entertainment (U.K.) - Peter Holness
Sinatra fans -- you will not be disappointed.... This boxset has everything you will need for hours of listening pleasure, and electrifying performances.

"Sinatra: New York" can only deepen one's appreciation for his inextinguishable art.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/3/2009
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227985813
  • Catalog Number: 520602
  • Sales rank: 1,107

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Introductions: Martin Block and Tommy Dorsey (3:51)
  2. 2 I'll Never Smile Again (3:28)
  3. 3 Oh! Look At Me Now (2:07)
  4. 4 This Love of Mine (4:40)
  5. 5 Too Marvelous For Words (2:34)
  6. 6 They Can't Take That Away From Me (2:40)
  7. 7 I Have Dreamed (3:16)
  8. 8 Monologue (2:12)
  9. 9 A Foggy Day (3:15)
  10. 10 My Heart Stood Still (2:57)
  11. 11 I Get a Kick Out of You (3:47)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Overture: All the Way/My Kind of Town/You Will Be My Music (Play On) (2:37)
  2. 2 Come Fly With Me (2:06)
  3. 3 I Get a Kick Out of You (4:15)
  4. 4 Don't Worry About Me (4:34)
  5. 5 If (4:03)
  6. 6 Bad, Bad Leroy Brown (3:01)
  7. 7 Medley: Last Night When We Were Young/Violets for Your Furs/Here's That (11:05)
  8. 8 Bows/You Will Be My Music (1:01)
  9. 9 Monologue (7:20)
  10. 10 My Way (4:24)
  11. 11 You Will Be My Music (4:09)
  12. 12 I've Got You Under Mus Skin (4:35)
  13. 13 Send In the Clowns (5:10)
  14. 14 That's Life (2:38)
  15. 15 Bows/My Way (1:11)
  16. 16 There Used To Be a Ballpark (4:04)
  17. 17 My Kind of Town (3:13)
  18. 18 Bows/My Way (1:54)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Overture: It Was a Very Good Year/All the Way/My Kind of Town (2:58)
  2. 2 The Lady is a Tramp (4:07)
  3. 3 I Get a Kick Out of You (4:13)
  4. 4 What Are You Doing For the Rest of Your Life? (4:21)
  5. 5 Bad, Bad Leroy Brown (3:19)
  6. 6 Let Me Try Again (4:51)
  7. 7 Send In the Clowns (5:34)
  8. 8 My Kind of Town (2:48)
  9. 9 Monologue (3:16)
  10. 10 Autumn In New York (3:30)
  11. 11 If (3:30)
  12. 12 I've Got You Under My Skin (4:38)
  13. 13 Angel Eyes (6:11)
  14. 14 The House I Live In (6:15)
  15. 15 You Are the Sunshine of My Life (4:15)
  16. 16 My Way (4:00)
  17. 17 Bows/My Way (1:57)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Fly Me To the Moon (2:35)
  2. 2 Luck Be a Lady (6:10)
  3. 3 This is All I Ask (3:49)
  4. 4 Come Rain or Come Shine (3:49)
  5. 5 Monologue (1:54)
  6. 6 My Way (3:34)
  7. 7 Teach Me Tonight (4:31)
  8. 8 Pennies From Heaven (4:12)
  9. 9 For Once In My Life (3:00)
  10. 10 Strangers In the Night (2:39)
  11. 11 Monologue (4:04)
  12. 12 Mack the Knife (4:49)
  13. 13 Summer Wind (3:09)
  14. 14 Theme From New York, New York (3:39)
  15. 15 Bows/Good Bye (2:01)
Disc 5
  1. 1 I've Got the World On a String
  2. 2 The Best is Yet To Come
  3. 3 The Lady is a Tramp
  4. 4 When Your Lover Has Gone
  5. 5 This is All I Ask
  6. 6 I've Got You Under My Skin
  7. 7 Summer Me, Winter Me
  8. 8 Street of Dreams
  9. 9 Medley: The Gal That Got Away/It Never Entered My Mind [Medley]
  10. 10 I Can't Get Started
  11. 11 Send In the Clowns
  12. 12 Come Fly With Me
  13. 13 Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out To Dry
  14. 14 You and Me (We Wanted It All)
  15. 15 The Song is You
  16. 16 Theme From New York, New York
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Frank Sinatra Primary Artist
Bernie Leighton Piano
Al Viola Guitar
Skitch Henderson Piano
Gene Cherico Bass
Irving Cottler Drums
Ivy Cottler Drums
Sol Gubin Drums
Jim Hughart Bass
Tony Mottola Guitar
Ron Anthony Guitar
Vincent Falcone Jr. Conductor
Charles Henry Turner Trumpet
Frank Sinatra Jr. Conductor
Joe Parnello Piano, Conductor
Bill Miller Piano, Conductor
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Stephen Sondheim Composer
Frank Sinatra Composer
Paul Anka Composer
Jim Croce Composer
Tony Bennett Liner Notes
Cy Coleman Composer
Gordon Jenkins Arranger, Composer
Quincy Jones Arranger
Bert Kaempfert Composer
Michel Legrand Composer
Billy May Arranger
Joe Bushkin Composer
Matt Dennis Composer
Neal Hefti Arranger
Harold Arlen Composer
Richard Rodgers Composer
Peter Allen Composer
David Gates Composer
Kelly Gordon Composer
Vernon Duke Composer
Kander Composer
Jerome Kern Composer
Frank Loesser Composer
Rube Bloom Composer
Billy Byers Arranger
Johnny Burke Composer
Sammy Cahn Composer
Don Costa Arranger
Gene DePaul Composer
Ervin Drake Composer
Jimmy Edwards Executive Producer
Frank Foster Arranger
Ernie Freeman Arranger
Ira Gershwin Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg Composer
Lorenz Hart Composer
Nat Hentoff Liner Notes
Dan Hersch Mastering
Dean Kay Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Nelson Riddle Arranger
Cole Porter Composer
Joe Raposo Composer
Henry W. Sanicola Jr. Composer
Charlie Singleton Composer
Jule Styne Composer
Twyla Tharp Liner Notes
James Van Heusen Composer
Stevie Wonder Composer
Torrie Zito Arranger
Ron Miller Composer
Larry Walsh Engineer
Tom Young Liner Notes
Frank Sinatra Jr. Introduction
Eddie Snyder Composer
Gordon Jenkins & His Orchestra Arranger
Steve Vance Art Direction
John DeVries Composer
Arthur Johnston Composer
Fred Ebb Composer
William Friedkin Liner Notes
Jerry Weintraub Executive Producer
Martin Scorsese Liner Notes
Richard A. Whiting Composer
Carolyn Leigh Composer
Ruth Lowe Composer
Orlando Murden Composer
Jacques Revaux Composer
Gilles Thibault Composer
Hans Bradtke Composer
Charles Pignone Producer
George Kalinsky Liner Notes
Dan Hoal Engineer
Robert Finkelstein Executive Producer
Barry Parker Composer
Yogi Berra Liner Notes
Joe Scognamillo Liner Notes
Sal Scognamillo Liner Notes
Bart Howard Composer
Samuel Lewis Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Sounds Truly amazing

    Sounds great especially CDS 2-4. More commentary on the 1st CD. Very clear sounds like you really are there. If Frank Sinatra in Vegas sounds even close to this it is also worth every penny. The packaging is nice with a large booklet. It would have been nice if they used jewel cases instead of the paper holders but don't be fooled the sound quality is great. Frank Sinatra Nothing But the Best is also an awesome CD if you are not looking for something live.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    X-Mas Gift for my Mom

    My mom kept watching the Sinatra clips on PBS during the holidays. I believe they were only selling the DVDs of his performance, however, I was able to find the DVDs and CDs...she was like a kid in a candy store. It brought back all the memories from when she was a kid and my grandparents would listen to Sinatra. She's more than pleased with the DVD set.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Concert atmosphere with Sinatra chatting before and after performanaces in NYC is wonderful as are all the songs.

    The DVD with Sinatra's rendition of You and Me is worth the cost of the whole boxed set. This song is the best, but ironically, not on the CDs. We watch the DVD and play the CDs again and again. Wonderful tribute to him and NYC!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    The Best is Yet to Come

    Gift for my son, a Sinatra fan.

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