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Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:21 pm
Two extraordinary performances of this classic song -- the first, from the movie, Till the Clouds Roll By, and the second from Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music, Part 2 (With Ella and Jobim). His phrasing and breath-control are incredible, and the note held at the end of the 1946 version is nothing short of incredible.
Enjoy . . . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTnw_MmVptQhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQAFEO4_2u0
Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:22 pm
He certainly could sing that song. I prefer the older, wiser 1967 version personally - in fact I think that performance is even better than the the version on the Concert Sinatra album from four years earlier. There was certainly some fine music packed into that 1 hour TV special!
Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:32 pm
The Concert Sinatra was one incredible album -- Nelson Riddle's arrangements were magnificent, Sinatra was on mesmeric voice and the orchestra was just amazing. This album was actually recorded on 35mm tape -- I'm not sure if/or how this could be transferred with optimum sound to CD nowadays, though.
Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:16 pm
It sounds pretty good on CD to be honest. Considerably better than Ring a ding ding, for example.
Thu Jul 28, 2011 2:59 am
I'll take the 1967 version.
Another song I really enjoy his later recording is "All Or Nothing At All."
From "Strangers in the Night" album(1966)...
Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:58 pm
-- "It sounds pretty good on CD to be honest. Considerably better than Ring a ding ding, for example." --
Have you purchased the recent 50th anniversary re-release of Ring a-Ding-Ding? . . . . It sounds incredible; in fact, I would say it's, perhaps, the best sounding Sinatra disc on the market. Even in comparison to the UK issues of his Capitol albums, as per the complete collection.
I also love what Frank done with All or Nothing at All on the Strangers in the Night album . . . Such a great update of the song, and worlds away from his original recording. The notes Sinatra hit on the Columbia recording are something else, though -- whilst the Reprise version is so very cool, and grooves is the most irresistable fashion.
Thu Jul 28, 2011 7:55 pm
I just bought the new ring a ding ding and thought it still sounded awful. The sound of that album always sounds so thin to me. I guess it's just differences of opinion with these things.
Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:04 pm
Yeah, guess so . . . I really liked it; and have been double-dipping with all those new Concorde/Sinatra Estate re-releases -- I'm really looking forward to the Sinatra/Basie collection, but thought Trilogy deserved something special.
Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:11 pm
they have released all the reprise albums in the UK and Europe over the past year or so, some of them sounding very nice indeed.