Frank Sinatra - Ol' Blue Eyes Is Back
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- Songs Include: You Will Be My Music, I Get a Kick Out of You, Street of Dreams, I've Got You Under My Skin, I've Got the World on a String, Medley: Last Night When We Were Young/Violets for Your Furs/Here's That Rainy Day, Medley (Frank & Gene): We Can't Do That Anymore/Take Me Out to the Ball Game/For Me and My Gal/Private Skinny, Nice and Easy (Frank & Gene), Let Me Try Again, Send in the Clowns, You Will Be My Music (reprise)
Top Customer Reviews
back to the DVD. sinatra may be a bit older but still sings great. gordon jenkins and don costa's big band (with string) provided superb support. also, to my surprise, i saw a few famous faces in the audience. i saw fred astaire, sammy davis jr. Lucy Ball plus many others i can't recall their names but know that they are movie stars of some sorts......
This television special is a must-have for any Sinatra buff. After all, it's from when he came out of retirement in front of an all-star audience.
There's a very nice balance between what was new material from arguably his finest album (of the same title -- particularly including "You Will Be My Music", "Let Me Try Again", and "Send In The Clowns") and Sinatra standards (who can resist his joy in singing "I Get A Kick Out Of You", "I've Got You Under My Skin", or "I've Got The World On A String"). The saloon segment is typically sentimental Sinatra.
The segment with Gene Kelly is great fun! Their personal pleasure in working together is quite evident, and the blend of flash-back scenes to the MGM years and their ability to still do a few dance steps is charming.
The video quality is good for the era, but too bad it had not been recorded in stereo. However, it's difficult to imagine many people not enjoying this delightful trip into the past, and certainly one of the best television performances by a performer who didn't always shine in that medium.
This program indeed provides you a good cross section of
a) Sinatra, the swaggering swinger
b) Sinatra, the lonely saloon singer
c) Sinatra, the song and dance man with master Gene Kelly.
d) Sinatra, the contemp and still relevant artist addressing contemporary material of the early 70s.
The highlights are the saloon medley arranged and conducted by Gordon Jenkins and SEND IN THE CLOWNS..also arranged by Jenkins. Sinatra sings from deep within the heart, the pain and the sadness...and you can feel it. The arrangements are superb and have the perfect amount of emotion like you would expect from Gordon Jenkins.
I am glad he came back cause in 1990 I got to see him. By that time, his status as legend was cemented for good.
OL'BLUE EYES came back, he left us in 1998 but HE'S with us through his songs.
But Sinatra was truly back, and would soon convincingly validate a fan's belief in his exclusive right to the titles of America's greatest singer and entertainer, the Master Storyteller, American's favorite swinger and saloon singer, the Chairman of the Board, the "Voice" of the century. This DVD can be unreservedly recommended to Sinatra die-hards like me.Read more ›
What can I say about this special. Frank Sinatra returns after his 1971 retirement, in great shape, and gives us one of his best Tv-specials ever.
I could go song by song like I do on some of my Sintra reviews, but everything here is what a Frank Sinatra special should be. All the songs from the past are here, a dance number with Gene Kelly, and his songs from his new album from the time.
They setup and shooting of this special was great. They start the special with Sinatra coming out of a spotlight to a bunch of fans and friends who scream, and welcome him back. "My Way" blares in the background. Sinatra then takes the mike and does "You Will Be My Music."
Man or woman. If you have ever lost a love one, but wished you could continue to live for them, then watch the opening of this special. It will drive you to tears and give a new meaning to "You will be my music."
Specials like this one, The Man and His Music, and Concerts for the Americas make me forget of that substandard -- The Main Event. Which I once considered a good special, and still do.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This performance shows that Sinatra's two year break from performing was worth the wait for the rest of us. He's rested and ready to take on the world again. Read morePublished 10 months ago by N.D.
Sinatra, the one of a kind all around performer comes into our living room and does what he does best -- entertain us.Published 20 months ago by Anthony J. Agostinelli
My order arrived in a wink of an eye as promised. It is so great to be able to enjoy Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly together, once again. Thank you, Amazon, for making it possible.Published on December 23, 2013 by Sharon
I HAVE LOVED THIS MANS ACTING AND SINGING SINCE THE 1940'S I HAVE ALL HIS RECORDS I AM BUYING SOME OF HIS DVD AND CD'S FOR MY STEREO NIN BOTH CARS. Read morePublished on December 15, 2013 by Allen G. Moser
Frank Sinatra's retirement in 1971 dealt a crushing blow the world of music. Its biggest, brightest, most ttalented and influential star, had left the stage to enjoy his Autumn... Read morePublished on July 20, 2007 by Anthony Nasti
Yes, Frank is all that and a must see concert, for any Frank Sinatra lover! I purchased one for my dear friend, who is a die hard lover Frank Sinatra fan and one for myself. Read morePublished on June 12, 2007 by Maureen L. Federici
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