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“Ultimate Sinatra” is available in several different editions, the most extensive being the four disc collection that covers 1943-1979. This is the first time material from all three of Sinatra’s labels (Columbia, Capitol, and Reprise) are included on the same collection, and it’s also the first time many of these tracks have had any significant remastering efforts, so that alone makes this a worthy purchase.
The collection is certainly not perfect; as pointed out in at least one other review, the Capitol years are especially missing some essential performances (“Lonely Town” from “Where Are You,” “Grenada” from “Swing Along with Me,” “Prisoner of Love” from “Sinatra & Strings,” and “Soliloquy” from “The Concert Sinatra” come to mind immediately), and in some cases inferior versions of song Sinatra did better later on somehow made the cut (“Night and Day” and “The Song is You” both should’ve been represented by the Reprise takes). Also, I know it’s almost written in stone that every career spanning collection should end with “New York, New York,” but Frank still made new music right up until 1988, including one album of superior quality (“She Shot Me Down”) that deserves to be represented, as well as a wealth of orphaned tracks that are hard to find nowadays (“Searching,” “The Girls I Never Kissed,” “My Foolish Heart”).Read more ›
Packaging 3 / 5
Remastering 2 / 5
UMG’s Ultimate Sinatra box set was one of the few CD releases this year I’ve been looking forward to for a long time. And unfortunately, my hopes were put too high.
Ultimate Sinatra delivers what the hardcore Sinatra fans would have expected from a comprehensive four-label-wide box set: fifty percent Capitol with little wiggle room for the rest… Only three songs from Sinatra’s big band tenure (2 from Dorsey, and “All Or Nothing At All” from James). If that is UMG’s idea of “comprehension,” then I am no longer excited for Sinatra’s CD reissues under the blanket label. Their vinyl reissues however are something of a marvel—they’re making too many as it would have it!
The set list here is superb, but again, the Capitol percent is too much for my taste, considering the set leaves out several masterful songs. (below is a list of several Capitol numbers left out.)
01. I See Your Face Before Me
02. I Thought About You
03. It Could Happen To You
04. There’s a Flaw In My Flue (Of course!)
05. Night and Day (instead is the “show opening” version from Columbia which is still good)
06. Oh! Look at Me Now!
07. Lonely Town
08. There’s No You
09. On the Road to Mandalay
10. Autumn in New York
11. Let’s Get Away From It All
12. Willow Weep for Me
13. Blues In the Night
14. Ebb Tide
15. Angel Eyes
16. Day In – Day Out (from Come Dance With Me!)
17. The Song Is You
18. Where Do You Go?
19. How Deep Is the Ocean?
20. Memories of You (Instead we get the faulty Songs for Swingin’ Lovers! outtake)
And these songs are just from the albums… Only the Lonely and Come Fly with Me were particularly butchered in this set.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this for my husband. It is a nice set with inserts and information. We enjoy it very much.Published 19 days ago by Koenigs
I love this C.D. I have always wanted the song If You Are But A Dream, Now I have it!!!Published 1 month ago by Bette Norton
I bought this as a Christmas present for my sister who is a huge Sinatra fan. Safe to say she loved it.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer