December 12 marks the 100th anniversary of Frank Sinatra’s birth. To mark the occasion a new box set, for the first time ever, combines Sinatra’s top hits from his entire career and three record labels–Columbia, Capitol, and Reprise–in one four CD collection.
This set works both as a great introduction to the entire Sinatra oevure and also as a fairly comprehensive “greatest hits” package. Perfect for the new fan, or the die-hard completist.
The songs have been remastered and are presented in the highest possible fidelity and an informative book detailing Sinatra’s career is included. You only get one previously-unreleased tune, but you will get every song you expect, from “All Of Me” to “That’s Life” to “New York, New York.”
The defining voice of the 20th century, Frank Sinatra enjoyed a legendary recording career that spanned six decades, beginning with his earliest session in 1939 and culminating with his last in 1993, for his acclaimed Duets and Duets II albums.
Ultimate Sinatra’s 4 CD edition boasts 100 tracks celebrating 100 years (plus a never before released bonus track), including many more luminous recordings that reinforce Sinatra’s well-deserved moniker, The Voice. The chronological collection dives deeper into Sinatra’s musical world of iconic recordings, before closing with a previously unreleased rehearsal version of ‘The Surrey With The Fringe On Top’ recorded in 1979.
The deluxe edition also features an 80-page booklet with a new essay by Sinatra historian and author Charles Pignone, as well as rare photos and quotes from Frank Sinatra and his children, Nancy, Tina and Frank Jr., as well as Nelson Riddle, Billy May, Quincy Jones, and others.
Ultimate Sinatra is available wherever CD’s are sold and at Amazon.