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    In The Wee Small Hours

    Expanding on the concept of Songs for Young Lovers!, In the Wee Small Hours was a collection of ballads arranged by Nelson Riddle. The first 12 album recorded by Sinatra, Wee Small Hours was more focused and concentrated than his two earlier concept records. It's a blue, melancholy album, built around a spare rhythm section featuring a rhythm guitar, celesta, and Bill Miller's piano, with gently aching strings added every once and a while. Within that melancholy mood is one of Sinatra's most jazz-oriented performances -- he restructures the melody and Miller's playing is bold throughout the record. Where Songs for Young Lovers! emphasized the romantic aspects of the songs, Sinatra sounds like a lonely, broken man on In the Wee Small Hours. Beginning with the newly written title song, the singer goes through a series of standards that are lonely and desolate. In many ways, the album is a personal reflection of the heartbreak of his doomed love affair with actress Ava Gardner, and the standards that he sings form their own story when collected together. Sinatra's voice had deepened and worn to the point where his delivery seems ravished and heartfelt, as if he were living the songs.

    - Stephen Thomas Erlewine (All Music)
    1. In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning
    2. Mood Indigo
    3. Glad to Be Unhappy
    4. I Get Along Without You Very Well
    5. Deep in a Dream
    6. I See Your Face Before Me
    7. Can't We Be Friends?
    8. When Your Lover Has Gone
    9. What Is This Thing Called Love?
    10. Last Night When We Were Young
    11. I'll Be Around
    12. Ill Wind
    13. It Never Entered My Mind
    14. Dancing on the Ceiling
    15. I'll Never Be the Same
    16. This Love of Mine
    Frank Sinatra
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    The Look Of Love (Awaiting Repress)

    Available for the first time on 180 Gram 45rpm Double Vinyl!


    Experience Diana Krall's The Look Of Love as you've never heard it before... on 45rpm Heavyweight 180 Gram Audiophile Double Vinyl! Diana Krall's voice sounds fuller, richer and sweeter!


    Mastered by Bernie Grundman from the Original Analogue Master Tapes & Pressed at RTI! Numbered Deluxe Laminated Gatefold Jackets!


    In order to achieve the BEST possible sound ORG has cut The Look Of Love on 4 sides and at 45rpm to allow the maximum cutting level. This gives the record the best signal to noise ratio, better dynamics, less inner groove distortion and better overall sound!


    From the luxurious opening chords of the first track, even before Diana Krall has sung a single beautiful note, The Look of Love, will have you hooked. After winning a Best Jazz Vocal Performance Grammy for 1999's platinum-selling When I Look in Your Eyes, Diana Krall delivers her best album yet - a lush, cinematic collection of ballads and bossa nova tunes. Featuring the London Symphony Orchestra arranged and conducted by the legendary Claus Ogerman, The Look of Love brings to mind such classic Frank Sinatra albums as In the Wee Small Hours and Only The Lonely. These elegant piano solos, the sensual vocals, and the wickedly modern sense of humor are, inimitably, all Diana Krall.


    The Look of Love is the fifth album by Diana Krall in a row that Tommy LiPuma, Verve Music Group Chairman, produced. LiPuma is also known for his work with Barbra Streisand, Miles Davis, Joao Gilberto, Natalie Cole and Shirley Horn. Regarding Claus Ogerman, Diana Krall said that, together with Johnny Mandel, he has been her favorite arranger/composer since she was seventeen. Ogerman had an important role on albums recorded by Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand and Antonio Carlos Jobim. Ogerman also had been working for years together with LiPuma, for the first time on George Benson's outstanding album Breezin'. Since Claus Ogerman featuring Michael Brecker in 1990, the two had gone separate ways. But when Diana Krall was on tour in Munich, LiPuma arranged for her to have lunch with Ogerman. That is how the pianist/singer, the arranger/composer and the producer began to work on a common project: The Look of Love.


    Diana's songs were arranged by Claus Ogerman who also conducts the London Symphony Orchestra. The Look of Love gives an impression of unity despite the fact that it contains material from a lot of different sources: e.g. Cry Me A River by Julie London, Love Letters by Nat King Cole and jazz-standards such as Dancing in the Dark by Arthur Schwartz (music)/Howard Dietz (text), I Remember You by Victor Scherzinger/John Mercer and 'S Wonderful by George and Ira Gershwin.


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    • Numbered Deluxe Laminated Double Gatefold Jackets

    • 180g Vinyl

    • 45rpm

    • Pressed at RTI

    • Mastered by Bernie Grundman from the Original Analogue Master Tapes!


    Musicians:

    Diana Krall, piano & vocals

    Russell Malone, guitar

    Christian McBride, acoustic bass

    Peter Erskine, drums

    Jeff Hamilton, Paulinho Da Costa, percussion

    Luis Conte, percussion

    Romero Lubambo, guitar

    John Pisano, Dori Caymmi, acoustic guitar

    London Symphony Orchestra

    Los Angeles Session Orchestra

    Claus Ogerman, arranger & conductor


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    1. S'Wonderful
    2. Love Letters
    3. I Remember You
    4. Cry Me A River
    5. Besame Mucho
    6. The Night We Called It A Day
    7. Dancing In The Dark
    8. I Get Along Without You Very Well
    9. The Look Of Love
    10. Maybe You'll Be There
    Diana Krall
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
  • Songs For Swingin' Lovers (Bonus Track) Songs For Swingin' Lovers (Bonus Track) Quick View

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    Songs For Swingin' Lovers (Bonus Track)

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    Ranked 306/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Songs for Swingin' Lovers! is the tenth studio album recorded by the American singer Frank Sinatra for Capitol Records, it was arranged by Nelson Riddle and released in March 1956.


    It took an alternative tack after In the Wee Small Hours (1954), recording existing pop standards in a hipper, jazzier fashion, revealing an overall exuberance in the vein of Songs for Young Lovers and Swing Easy!. The original cover had Sinatra facing away from the young couple, but in 1957 Capitol altered the cover with a new image of Sinatra facing the couple.


    The album was the first ever number one album in the UK.

    1. You Make Me Feel So Young
    2. It Happened In Monterey
    3. You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me
    4. You Brought A New Kind Of Love To Me
    5. Too Marvelous For Words
    6. Old Devil Moon
    7. Pennies From Heaven
    8. Love Is Here To Stay
    9. I've Got You Under My Skin
    10. I Thought About You
    11. We'll Be Together Again
    12. Makin' Whoopie
    13. Swingin' Down The Lane
    14. Anything Goes
    15. How About You?
    16. Chicago*


    *Bonus Track

    Frank Sinatra
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  • Point Of No Return (On Sale) Point Of No Return (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Point Of No Return (On Sale)

    Point of No Return on Numbered Limited Edition 180 Gram Stereo LP from Mobile Fidelity


    Memories of You: Sinatra Waves Farewell to Capitol on Elegantly Dressed Standards Set from 1961


    Mastered from the Original Master Tapes: Mobile Fidelity 180 Gram LP Captures Gracefulness of Ornate Orchestrations


    Sinatra Reunited With Arranger Axel Stordahl, Collaborator That Spearheaded the Voice's Rise in the 1940s


    Thematic Songs Address Goodbyes With Profound Sense of Sadness, Longing


    Nobody says goodbye like Frank Sinatra. For his final album with Capitol, Ol' Blue Eyes elected to croon an unforgettable selection of farewell songs marked with longing, sadness, and poignancy. To make the occasion even more special, he teamed with arranger Axel Stordahl, the virtuoso that helped launch Sinatra's star at Columbia during the 1940s. The results amount to one of the finest send-off statements in history.


    Mastered from the original master tapes, Mobile Fidelity's numbered limited edition 180 gram stereo LP presents the songs as they should be experienced: In rich, lush, front-to-back sound in which the strings soar and literally inhale and exhale. Sinatra's singing, as good as it's ever been during his career, comes across with unfettered transparency and tonal purity. Such is the fidelity, the music turns into aural poetry, rendering completely fluid and tube-amp warm the rushes of strings, words, and structures.


    Sinatra fans continually debate which of the artist's albums rank as his best, but there's no doubting the status attached to Point of No Return. Unquestionably the most overlooked effort in the Chairman's Capitol catalog, it defies common expectation that it was made haphazardly to simply fulfill a contractual obligation. Sinatra's presence alone guarantees that isn't the case, yet Stordahl's involvement ensures this 1961 set is something very special indeed.


    The chemistry between the old collaborators is immediately evident. Sinatra inhabits every phrase, feeling, and expression conveyed on the dozen standards, achieving an intimate connection with Stordahl's instrumental accents. Akin to the downbeat moods he casts on the immortal In the Wee Small Hours and Only the Lonely, the vocalist keeps calm and cool, yearning and reflecting as if he's strolling a barren downtown after midnight, a man left alone with his thoughts and memories. Somber, wistful, meditative, teary-eyed sentimental-Sinatra paints each song with the emotions they need, nothing more and nothing less.


    From regal ("These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You)") to nostalgic ("I'll Be Seeing You"), relaxed ("September Song") to dramatic ("When the World Was Young"), Stordahl's treatments blush with natural ease and instinct, setting up Sinatra for countless moments of sublime beauty. Vocal pop aficionados, you don't want to miss this classic.


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    1. (Ah, the Apple Trees) When the World Was Young
    2. I'll Remember April
    3. September Song
    4. A Million Years Ago
    5. I'll See You Again
    6. There Will Never Be Another You
    7. Somewhere Along the Way
    8. It's a Blue World
    9. These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You)
    10. As Time Goes By
    11. I'll Be Seeing You
    12. Memories of You
    Frank Sinatra
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  • Where Are You? (Awaiting Repress) (On Sale) Where Are You? (Awaiting Repress) (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Where Are You? (Awaiting Repress) (On Sale)

    Mastered from the Original Master Tapes


    Where Are You? is perfect in every sense. Recorded when Frank Sinatra was 42, the torch album finds him in impeccable voice and spirit. The dozen tracks fit together as a unified whole; it's difficult to imagine one song missing, or another added. Arranger Gordon Jenkins reads Sinatra's mind, affording him with lush arrangements that break hearts and underscore deliberation. Topping it off, Sinatra's interpretive skills utterly astonish. Genres aside, this 1957 Capitol classic is inarguably one of the ten-best vocal pop efforts made in the 1950s.


    The record's splendid beauty and unparalleled emotionalism surface like never before on Mobile Fidelity's numbered, limited edition 180g mono LP. Mastered from the original master tapes, this mono version focuses the instrumentalists, images, vocals, and ambience in a transparent manner that exceeds the detail on the more-common stereo version. In addition, this reissue marks the first time this gem has been made available in mono in several decades. Akin to Mobile Fidelity's previous Sinatra titles, the sound and clarity on this LP takes the Voice into your room, puts him on an imaginary studio stage, and gives you your own private concert.


    While not as known as Only the Lonely, Where Are You? is its creative equivalent, a poignant masterwork on which Sinatra reflects on what could have been, ponders life's deep questions, elicits sympathy via romantic distress, and does whatever it takes to get through the night. It is one of Sinatra's alone-at-the-bar statements, his fedora pulled slightly over his eyes, his face fixated on his drink, his only friend the understanding bartender that will keep pouring until last call. Throughout, Sinatra delves into sorrow and desolation. Yet unlike the stark gloom and bleak bitterness on In the Wee Small Hours, this solitary statement echoes with an accepting wistfulness and maturity that parallels a change of seasons-or situations.


    Jenkins' warm, classically informed arrangements grant Sinatra the sentiments and support he needs. The sumptuous melodies and burnished strings complement the singer's completely natural delivery; seldom has Sinatra sounded so relaxed, dramatic, warm, cello-like, and in a zone. His lyrical phrasing and rhythmic time-keeping are spot-on; his soulfulness and sensitivity of another world. Sinatra's renditions of "Laura," "Autumn Leaves," and "Lonely Town" are the reference-bearing performances of these famous standards. If you are a fan of vocal music, consider this album mandatory.


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    1. Where Are You?
    2. The Night We Called It A Day
    3. I Cover the Waterfront
    4. Maybe You'll Be There
    5. Laura
    6. Lonely Town
    7. Autumn Leaves
    8. I'm a Fool to Want You
    9. I Think of You
    10. Where Is the One?
    11. There's No You
    12. Baby Won't You Please Come Home
    Frank Sinatra
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