Thursday, May 14, 2009

CLASSIC SINATRA II!

CLASSIC SINATRA II!

CAPITOL/EMI AND FRANK SINATRA ENTERPRISES (FSE) TO RELEASE ‘CLASSIC SINATRA II’

THE LONG-AWAITED FOLLOW-UP TO THE DOUBLE PLATINUM ‘CLASSIC SINATRA’

FEATURES 20 CLASSIC RECORDINGS SPANNING 1954 TO 1961, PLUS A PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED RECORDING

Hollywood, California – April 20, 2009 – Released in 2000, Capitol/EMI’s Classic Sinatra has sold over two million copies in the U.S. alone and has been certified double platinum by the RIAA. To mark this achievement, on June 2, Capitol/EMI, in conjunction with Frank Sinatra Enterprises (FSE), will release a brand-new companion collection, Classic Sinatra II. Featuring 21 additional signature tracks, including 15 from the legendary concept albums Sinatra recorded for Capitol between 1954 and 1961, various singles, and a previously unreleased recording, Classic Sinatra II will be available on CD, at all major digital service providers, and www.sinatra.com.

Classic Sinatra II showcases a selection of Ol’ Blue Eyes’ most loved recordings from his Capitol concept albums, including “Moonlight In Vermont,” “Pennies From Heaven,” “Something’s Gotta Give,” and “All Of Me.” In addition, the set features four 1950s singles: “Love And Marriage,” “(Love Is) The Tender Trap,” “Learnin’ The Blues,” and “High Hopes.” Plus a 1956 recording of “Memories Of You” and a previously unreleased recording, “This Can’t Be Love.”

During his lifetime, Sinatra won 10 Grammy® Awards. When awarded the Grammy® Legend Award in 1994, he was introduced by U2 singer Bono, who said, "His songs are his home and he lets you in, but you know that to sing like that you've got to have lost a couple of fights. To know tenderness and romance you've got to have had your heart broken."

Sinatra appeared in 58 films and won three Academy Awards®, including an honorary Oscar® for The House I Live In. He performed thousands of tour dates around the world, starred in his own television show and numerous specials, earning Emmys® and a Peabody Award®. Sinatra was saluted by The Kennedy Center Honors (1983) as a cultural icon, and was awarded the Presidential Medal Of Honor (1985) and the Congressional Gold Medal (1995), Congress’ highest civilian award.

Born Francis Albert Sinatra on December 12, 1915, Frank Sinatra was a titan of 20th Century entertainment, with record-breaking successes in both music and film. With a legendary career spanning more than six decades, Sinatra was truly “The Entertainer of the 20th Century.” Also known as “Ol’ Blue Eyes,” “The Chairman of the Board” and “The Voice,” Sinatra has sold more than more than 150 million albums around the world, and racked up 31 gold and nine platinum albums (including three that went multi-platinum), one gold single, and two gold and platinum videos in the United States alone. He is the only artist to chart in Billboard’s Top Ten for seven consecutive decades.

Frank Sinatra: Classic Sinatra II (CD, digital album)
1. Something's Gotta Give
Originally Recorded in 1958
Arranged and Conducted by Billy May
From the Capitol Records album Come Dance With Me! (1959)

2. Too Marvelous For Words
Originally Recorded in 1956
Arranged and Conducted by Nelson Riddle
From the Capitol Records album Songs For Swingin’ Lovers! (1956)

3. Love And Marriage
Originally Recorded in 1955
Arranged and Conducted by Nelson Riddle
From the Capitol Records album This Is Sinatra! (1956)

4. From This Moment On
Originally Recorded in 1956
Arranged and Conducted by Nelson Riddle
From the Capitol Records album A Swingin’ Affair! (1957)

5. (Love Is) The Tender Trap
Originally Recorded in 1955
Arranged and Conducted by Nelson Riddle
From the Capitol Records album This Is Sinatra! (1956)

6. I Get Along Without You Very Well
Originally Recorded in 1955
Arranged and Conducted by Nelson Riddle
From the Capitol Records album In The Wee Small Hours (1955)

7. All Of Me
Originally Recorded in 1954
Arranged and Conducted by Nelson Riddle
From the Capitol Records album Swing Easy! (1954)

8. I Thought About You
Originally Recorded in 1956
Arranged and Conducted by Nelson Riddle
From the Capitol Records album Songs For Swingin’ Lovers! (1956)

9. Moonlight In Vermont
Originally Recorded in 1957
Arranged and Conducted by Billy May
From the Capitol Records album Come Fly With Me (1958)

10. High Hopes
Originally Recorded in 1959
Arranged and Conducted by Nelson Riddle
From the Capitol Records album All The Way (1961)

11. Learnin' The Blues
Originally Recorded in 1955
Arranged and Conducted by Nelson Riddle
From the Capitol Records album This Is Sinatra! (1956)

12. Here's That Rainy Day
Originally Recorded in 1959
Conducted by Gordon Jenkins
From the Capitol Records album No One Cares (1959)

13. Pennies From Heaven
Originally Recorded in 1956
Arranged and Conducted by Nelson Riddle
From the Capitol Records album Songs For Swingin’ Lovers! (1956)

14. I've Got A Crush On You
Originally Recorded in 1960
Arranged and Conducted by Nelson Riddle
From the Capitol Records album Nice ‘N’ Easy (1960)

15. Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out To Dry
Originally Recorded in 1958
Arranged and Conducted by Nelson Riddle
From the Capitol Records album Frank Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely (1958)

16. Memories Of You
Originally Recorded in 1956
Arranged and Conducted by Nelson Riddle

17. Love Is Here To Stay
Originally Recorded in 1955
Arranged and Conducted by Nelson Riddle
From the Capitol Records album Songs For Swingin’ Lovers! (1956)

18. When The World Was Young
Originally Recorded in 1961
Arranged and Conducted by Axel Stordahl
From the Capitol Records album Point Of No Return (1962)

19. Just One Of Those Things
Originally Recorded in 1954
Arranged and Conducted by Nelson Riddle
From the Capitol Records album Swing Easy! (1954)

20. Angel Eyes
Originally Recorded in 1958
Arranged and Conducted by Nelson Riddle
From the Capitol Records album Frank Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely (1958)

BONUS TRACK

21. This Can’t Be Love
Previously unreleased recording

1 comment:

Keith said...

Sounds great. I'm always up for any new Sinatra album.