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new Sinatra, With Love compilation album

Sun Feb 16, 2014 1:09 am

http://www.amazon.com/Sinatra-Love-Fran ... +with+love

http://www.sinatra.com/news/now-available-sinatra-love

With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, set the perfect mood for this special night with the romantic styling of “The Chairman of the Board.” On January 28, 2014, Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) will release Sinatra, With Love, a 16-track collection of Sinatra’s romantic classics from his Capitol and Reprise catalogs. This is Universal’s second release under the newly launched “Signature Sinatra” imprint, a deal uniting Sinatra's classic Capitol and signature Reprise recordings.

Sinatra, With Love features timeless ballads and swingin' standards including Cole Porter classics “From This Moment On,” “I Love You,” and “Just One Of Those Things” . “Ol’ Blue Eyes” continues to keep the romance flowing as he puts his signature touch on the Gershwin classic “Love Is Here To Stay,” as well as “It Could Happen To You,” “Nice ‘N’ Easy,” “The Look Of Love,” “Moonlight Becomes You,” “(Love Is) A Tender Trap,” and “The Way You Look Tonight,” all arranged by the legendary Nelson Riddle. Also featured are treasured renditions of “My Foolish Heart,” “It Had To Be You (featured in When Harry Met Sally),” the Johnny Mercer- penned “Something’s Gotta Give,” with an arrangement by Billy May, and “Wave,” written by Sinatra’s long-time collaborator Antonio Carlos Jobim.

Frank Sinatra began the golden age in which American popular music became a universal language and this extraordinary creative genius is its most articulate spokesman worldwide. Throughout his 60-year career, "Ol' Blue Eyes" performed on more than 1,400 recordings, was awarded 31 gold, nine platinum, three double-platinum and one triple platinum album by the Recording Industry Association of America. He was also awarded Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Grammys, The Screen Actors Guild, The Kennedy Center and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), as well as the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal. His contribution to our life and times extends far beyond his music, to embrace an exuberance, a zest for life, a sense of style and a glorious self-confidence that define, for all time, what it meant to be young at heart and have the world on a string. His spirit and vision continue to be defined by the wisdom and insight from the legacy of work he left behind.

TRACKLISTING:

1. Moonlight Becomes You
2. Love Is Here To Stay
3. Just One Of Those Things
4. Misty
5. Nice ‘N’ Easy
6. It Could Happen To You
7. The Way You Look Tonight
8. Love Looks So Well On You
9. (Love Is) The Tender Trap
10. I Love You
11. The Look Of Love
12. Something's Gotta Give
13. From This Moment On
14. Wave
15. It Had To Be You
16. My Foolish Heart

Re: new Sinatra, With Love compilation album

Sun Feb 16, 2014 2:51 am

Interesting write-up, especially considering Sinatra's version of It Had To Be You bears little resemblance to the version used in When Harry Met Sally, which was by Harry Connick Jr! It's nice to see a couple of rarities getting an airing (most notably My Foolish Heart from a 1988 abandoned album project), but otherwise this seems a rather unfocussed set and almost redundant even before release considering the Fine Romance 2CD set from a few years back.

Re: new Sinatra, With Love compilation album

Sun Feb 16, 2014 10:38 am

poormadpeter wrote:Interesting write-up, especially considering Sinatra's version of It Had To Be You bears little resemblance to the version used in When Harry Met Sally, which was by Harry Connick Jr!


Frank's version is in the movie:
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The soundtrack album only includes Harry Connick Jr's version.

Re: new Sinatra, With Love compilation album

Sun Feb 16, 2014 3:00 pm

This is a fine release in my opinion, and although Frank's seminal recording of My Funny Valentine is conspicuous by its absence, there isn't a tremendous amount of overlap with similarly themed compilations from recent years. All of which are very worthwhile in their own right, especially the terrific Seduction: Sinatra Sings Songs of Love and Romance: Songs from the Heart. The two-disc set A Fine Romance was also a splendid release, although that one is over a decade old now, but hardly redundant. Still, Sinatra, With Love offers gem after gem and it's nice to see the wonderful Moonlight Becomes You present here, not to mention a hitherto unreleased version of My Foolish Heart, which may be a composite take, but is very, very good. And if on paper these recordings seem a tad disparate, they have been sourced from numerous, themed albums, but do make for a coherent and highly involving listening experience. Plus, Sinatra, With Love is selling at a price comparable with that of most budget releases, making this a very enticing compilation for the casual buyer or more seasoned fans who may want another compilation to hand -- or that new version of My Foolish Heart.

When Harry Met Sally was a marvellous movie, incidentally, but for the sake of contributing another bit of trivia, location shooting for Frank's 1977 movie, Contract on Cherry Street, also took place in Katz's Deli, where the famous "orgasm" scene took place in When Harry Met Sally. William Graham, who directed Change of Habit, also directed Contract on Cherry Street and filmed in the deli's storeroom and in the main dining area in a scene where a mob meeting takes place between Martin Gabel, Jay Black and Robert Davi's characters.

Re: new Sinatra, With Love compilation album

Sun Feb 16, 2014 4:56 pm

TJ wrote:
poormadpeter wrote:Interesting write-up, especially considering Sinatra's version of It Had To Be You bears little resemblance to the version used in When Harry Met Sally, which was by Harry Connick Jr!


Frank's version is in the movie:
phpBB [video]



The soundtrack album only includes Harry Connick Jr's version.


Oops! Sorry!