Wednesday, February 11, 2009

SINATRA ~ JOBIM SESSIONS!

SINATRA ~ JOBIM SESSIONS!

THANKS TO KELLY’S LOUNGE SOUND BLOG FOR THIS SCARCE SINATRA DOWNLOAD ~


First some historical background regarding this collaboration between Sinatra and Jobim:

Apparently, the only a vinyl test pressing and 3500 8-track cartridges were produced before the Sinatra/Jobim collaboration was cancelled for reasons unknown. A memo was then issued by Warner ordering the destruction of all but three copies of the 3500 8-track tapes.

The memo was sent to all retailers and distributors recalling all unsold copies. A further effort was even made to get back all the sold copies through another recall. Whether or not these efforts were successful are to this day unknown, but there are fewer than 5 copies of the 8-track tape known to exist.

The double LP album featured here was published only in Brazil by producer Roberto Quartin and has never been released before either on vinyl or CD. It contains all the songs played during therecording sessions between Sinatra and Jobim.

Three of these songs, Bonita, Sabiá and Desifinado were not included in any of the two previous record releases featuring Sinatra and Jobim, but were on the 8-track cart recalled by Warner.

Make any sense out of all that? Worry not if your answer is negative. We're just here for the music – delicate and light as a breeze across naked skin. There are a lot of layers here – strings, guitar, percussion, delicate trumpet – all of superbly to underscore rather than compete with each other. It is super cool bossa nova laid atop shaved ice.

Disc 1:

01) Baubles Bangles And Beads
02) I Concentrate On You
03) Dindi
04) Change Partners
o5) Quiet Nights
06) If You Never Come To Me
07) Girl From Ipanema
08) Meditation
09) Once I Loved
10) How Insensitive
11) Drinking Again

Disc 2:
01) One Note Samba
02) Don't Ever Go Away
03) Wave
04) Bonita
05) Someone To Light Up My Life
06) Off Key (Desifinado)
07) Drinking Water (Agua de Beber)
08) Song Of The Sabia
09) This Happy Madness
10) Triste

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1 comment:

Keith said...

That's awesome. I've never heard it before. I'll definitely be checking that out. Cheers!