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  • Batman (Exclusive Original Television Soundtrack Album) Batman (Exclusive Original Television Soundtrack Album) Quick View

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    Batman (Exclusive Original Television Soundtrack Album)

    POW! ZAP! WOW! Faithful vinyl reissue of the 1966 Nelson Riddle TV soundtrack album. Both swingin' & campy, it features the hit TV theme
    along with original incidental music and dialog fromthe show. To the Batmobile let's go!
    1. Batman Theme
    2. Batman Riddles The Riddler! - Or - (Hi Diddle Riddle)
    3. Batus! -A-Go! Go! - Or - (I Shouldn't Wish To Attract Attention)
    4. Two Perfectly Ordinary People - Or - (!!!)
    5. Holy-Hole-In-The-Doughnut - Or - (Robin, You've Done It Again!)
    6. Batman Pows The Penguin - Or - (Aha, My Fine-Feathered Finks!)
    7. To The Batmobile!
    8. Batman Blues
    9. Holy Flypaper
    10. Batman Thaws Mr. Freeze - Or - (That's The Way The Ice-Cube Crumbles!)
    11. Gotham City
    12. Zelda Tempts Batman - Or - (Must He Go It Alone????)
    Nelson Riddle
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    St. Louis Blues

    Included with this deluxe reissue is a striking six-panel booklet complete with rare photos, a 1,600-word essay by Jordan Taylor on the album and a 1,200-word essay by Michael Fremer about the remastering process. This truly is a no-expenses-spared project, resulting in the ultimate version of this title.


    An influential figure in the early 20th century development of blues and popular music as a music scholar and as the composer of numerous popular songs, W.C. Handy has often been called the Father of the Blues. When two of the finest and most popular of mid-20th century musical figures, jazz and popular music icon Nat King Cole and style setting arranger extraordinare Nelson Riddle undertook an album dedicated to the music of W.C. Handy, the results were at once a worthy tribute and transformative. Particularly smooth vocals by Nat King Cole were aptly backed by resourceful orchestrations from Nelson Riddle. From the landmark laments of St. Louis Blues and the loving appreciation of Morning Star on through to the colloquial rag of Joe Turner's Blues, the varied facets of W.C. Handy's songs were given a lastingly freshened interpretation. Along with the contemporary Louis Armstrong Plays W.C. Handy (also available here at Acoustic Sounds), this album is considered by many to be the best anthology of the music of W.C. Handy.


    Using the original first generation 3-track session tapes from Capitol's vaults and all-analogue systems including custom headstacks, 3-track preview heads, console and monitoring chain installed at AcousTech specially for these releases, mastering engineers Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman realize the rich beauty of these recordings in this double 45-RPM 180-gram album set. Included with this deluxe reissue is a striking six-panel booklet complete with rare photos, a 1,600-word essay by Jordan Taylor on the album and a 1,200-word essay by Michael Fremer about the remastering process. This truly is a no-expenses-spared project, resulting in the ultimate version of this title and a historic reissue.


    Originally released in 1958.

    Where Did Everyone Go?

    Say It Isn't So

    If Love Ain't There

    (Ah, The Apple Trees) When The World Was Young

    Am I Blue?

    Someone To Tell It To

    The End Of A Love Affair

    I Keep Goin' Back To Joe's

    Laughing On The Outside (Crying On The Inside)

    No, I Don't Want Her

    Spring Is Here

    That's All There Is


    Bonus tracks:


    A Farewell To Arms

    Happy New Year

    Nat King Cole
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    What's New


    Mastered By Ryan Smith At Sterling Sound


    Plated And Pressed At Quality Record Pressings


    Tip-On Gatefold Jacket By Stoughton Printing


    Linda Ronstadt was the leading female vocalist in rock 'n' roll when, sensing that it was time to change direction, she starred in the Broadway production of Gilbert & Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance, as well as the accompanying movie.


    Pirates of Penzance led the singer to a collaboration with bandleader/arranger Nelson Riddle, who arranged and conducted this 1983 collection of pop standards What's New. It was the first in a trilogy of 1980s albums Ronstadt recorded with Riddle. What's New was a considerable hit, reaching No. 3 on the charts, where it stayed for five consecutive weeks, and selling to date more than three million copies. Ronstadt's next two albums with Riddle followed - Lush Life in 1984) and For Sentimental Reasons in 1986 - also albums of pre-rock standards.


    Let's just say that the vocals on this Analogue Productions reissue, mastered from the original analog tape by Doug Sax and Robert Hadley, have never sounded richer, with a broader soundstage, and more clarity and detail in the orchestral accompaniment. Such a sweet record, made even better with a Stoughton Printing tip-on jacket showcasing the vibrant original cover designed by John Kosh. You'll settle in for some impeccably-voiced standards from pop's golden age and be transfixed by Ronstadt's interpretive skills.

    1. What's New
    2. I've Got A Crush On You
    3. Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out To Dry
    4. Crazy He Calls Me
    5. Someone To Watch Over Me
    6. I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You
    7. What'll I Do
    8. Lover Man (Oh Where Can You Be?)
    9. Goodbye
    Linda Ronstadt
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  • Sinatra's Swingin' Session (On Sale) Sinatra's Swingin' Session (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Sinatra's Swingin' Session (On Sale)

    Mastered from the Original Master Tapes


    Legend has it that when Frank Sinatra initially stepped into the recording studio for the first of four sessions, he asked Nelson Riddle to speed up the tempos to the songs that landed on Sinatra's Swingin' Session!!! It's safe to say that the arranger followed orders and that the results-buoyant, cheery, fun, exuberant, zesty, and wonderfully jazzy-speak for themselves. This 1961 effort remains the Chairman's fastest, hardest-swinging set. And oh, how it swaggers.


    Mastered from the original master tapes, Mobile Fidelity's numbered limited edition 180 gram LP of this gem possesses a punchiness, immediacy, forcefulness, and dynamic heft that rivals even what's heard on a pristine original Capitol pressing-provided you can even find one. The reissue will help convert your room into a studio stuffed with horn players and percussionists, with Sinatra, decked out in a trademark fedora and suit, holding court at the center of it all. Sinatra's Swingin' Session!!! isn't a live album, but it hits with the gusto and tang of one.


    Forget about incorrect rumors that state that this album was only completed due to contractual obligations and that Sinatra hurried through the material. No matter the circumstances, nothing here is tossed-off or rushed. As always, Sinatra takes it all seriously, pouring his all into each of the dozen tracks here. He wouldn't have it any other way. Name another singer from his era (or any) that could possibly keep time with these uptempo beats and sound as if he isn't even breaking a sweat. Needless to say, Sinatra has a blast making it all happen.


    Riddle's arrangements help push forward the tunes, whether they be happy standards such as "When You're Smiling (The Whole World Smiles With You)," optimistic finger-snappers like "S'posin'," or the evergreen "Blue Moon," punctuated with a memorable tenor sax solo. Melodies unfurl like red ribbons on packages; grooves alternate between galloping and gallivanting; even ballads can't resist moving to joyous rhythmic patterns. Throughout, Sinatra's casual, uninhibited singing rises above the band, producing emotions that are at once frisky, lighthearted, pleasurable, and contagious. Dust off your dancing shoes.


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    1. When You're Smiling (The Whole World Smiles With You)
    2. Blue Moon
    3. S'posin'
    4. It All Depends on You
    5. It's Only a Paper Moon
    6. My Blue Heaven
    7. Should I?
    8. September in the Rain
    9. Always
    10. I Can't Believe That You're in Love With Me
    11. I Concentrate on You
    12. You Do Something to Me
    Frank Sinatra
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  • This Is Sinatra Volume Two This Is Sinatra Volume Two Quick View

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    This Is Sinatra Volume Two

    Another collection of Sinatra singles and B-sides with backings courtesy of Nelson Riddle, following 1956's This Is Sinatra!. It also included seven new tracks, all recorded in late 1957: I Believe, Everybody Loves Somebody, It's the Same Old Dream, Time After Time, You'll Always Be the One I Love, If You Are But a Dream, and Put Your Dreams Away. Since Sinatra first recorded these songs in the 1940s, and since most deal with dreams, they might have been meant for a concept album that never came to completion.


    Wait for Me is a song from the 1956 film Johnny Concho, a Western in which Sinatra starred.

    1. Hey! Jealous Lover
    2. Everybody Loves Somebody
    3. Something Wonderful Happens In Summer
    4. Half As Lovely (Twice As True)
    5. You're Cheatin' Yourself (If You're Cheatin' On Me)
    6. You'll Always Be the One I Love
    7. You Forgot All the Words (While I Still Remember the Tune)
    8. (How Little It Matters) How Little We Know
    9. Time After Time
    10. Crazy Love
    11. Wait For Me (Johnny Concho theme)
    12. If You Are But A Dream
    13. So Long, My Love
    14. It's The Same Old Dream
    15. I Believe
    16. Put Your Dreams Away
    Frank Sinatra
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  • This Time I'm Swingin' (Awaiting Repress) (On Sale) This Time I'm Swingin' (Awaiting Repress) (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    This Time I'm Swingin' (Awaiting Repress) (On Sale)


    Numbered Limited Edition 180g LP from Mobile Fidelity


    Legendary Crooner Backed by Orchestra Conducted by Nelson Riddle


    1960 Capitol Album of Then-Recent and Classic Standards Arguably Martin's Most Timeless Set: MoFi Edition Includes Bonus Track Ain't That a Kick in the Head


    Mastered from the Original Master Tapes: No Martin Album Sounds Like This


    Dean Martin was always at his best when he sounded effortless, when the singing required no exertion-just the same amount of investment required to order a martini. Confident, refined, breezy, and easygoing, this 1960 Capitol album epitomizes the crooner's charm. In pairing with arranger and Frank Sinatra right-hand-man Nelson Riddle, Martin strikes all the right notes on this collection of then-recent and retro standards.


    Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed at RTI, Mobile Fidelity's 180g LP gets inside the core being of Martin's impeccably smooth, relaxed singing by presenting every phrase, dip, and inflection with lifelike realism. The LP does similar wonders for Riddle's backing orchestra. Horns teem with punch and midrange; rhythms possess incredible pacing; strings saunter and float. No Martin album has ever sounded like this. Mobile Fidelity also secured the rights to a bonus track, Ain't That a Kick in the Head, left off the album and released as a single in order to promote the movie Ocean's Eleven.


    While Martin enjoyed his biggest commercial success at Reprise, the aptly titled This Time I'm Swingin' is considered by many critics and vocal-pop fans to be his finest studio hour. He approaches each song with supreme confidence and debonair control, never overreaching his limits or breaking a sweat. Here, he more than lives up to his nickname: The King of Cool. Charismatic, assured, and note-perfect, the album belongs alongside any of the period sets cut by his pal and once-and-future labelmate Sinatra. No wonder that his most recognized hit, the aforementioned and included "Ain't That a Kick in the Head," was actually cut at these sessions.


    Riddle's expert ordering of the charts and direction of horns, strings, and piano equates to jazz and swing genius. Brass blows hard and strong during breaks, calm down for verses during which slinky 88s and swaying strings join the dance, and then rise up, the mix elegantly performed and irresistibly catchy. If you're not snapping your fingers and instantly transported to a swank nightclub within the first few passages of the opening "I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me," check your system's setup.


    Yet Martin is the real star. Hearing him handle such classics as the devotional "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face," upbeat "You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You," hopeful "Someday (You'll Want Me to Want You)," bluesy "You're Mean to Me," and clever "Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone" with such aplomb-and now, in such ravishing detail-will remind you why you love music, and why nothing of this ilk will likely ever be made again.


    Martin convincingly conveys the mood each song demands, but a sense of optimism, playfulness, and feel-good romance pervade this stylish effort. If you are a fan of real singing and emotional crooning, you cannot live without this analog edition. A veritable gem.


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    1. I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me
    2. True Love
    3. You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You
    4. On the Street Where You Live
    5. Imagination
    6. (It Will Have to Do) Until the Real Thing Comes Along
    7. Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
    8. I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face
    9. Someday (You'll Want Me to Want You)
    10. Mean to Me
    11. Heaven Can Wait
    12. Just In Time
    13. Ain't That a Kick in the Head
    Dean Martin
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  • Ella Swings Brightly & Gently With Nelson Ella Swings Brightly & Gently With Nelson Quick View

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    Ella Swings Brightly & Gently With Nelson

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    2xLP Compiling Two 1962 Albums: "Ella Swings Brightly with Nelson" & "Ella Swings Gently With Nelson"


    Two great original albums placed on a double vinyl. "Ella Swings Brightly with Nelson" is a 1962 studio album by the American jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald, accompanied by an orchestra arranged by Nelson Riddle, that won the singer a Grammy for Best Female Vocal Performance. The other is "Ella Swings Gently With Nelson," which Fitzgerald and Riddle also recorded and released in 1962.


    Although the accent is on ballads, several of the songs are taken at medium tempos and she swings throughout. Highlights include "Georgia on My Mind," "The Very Thought of You, "It's a Pity to Say Goodnight," "Darn That Dream" and "Body and Soul."

    LP 1: Ella Swings Brightly With Nelson
    1. When Your Lover Has Gone
    2. Don't Be That Way
    3. Love Me Or Leave Me
    4. I Hear Music
    5. What Am I Here For?

    6. I'm Gonna Go Fishin'
    7. I Won't Dance
    8. I Only Have Eyes For You
    9. The Gentleman Is A Dope
    10. Mean To Me
    11. Alone Together
    12. Pick Yourself Up

    13. Call Me Darling*
    14. For You, For Me, For Evermore*


    LP 2: Ella Swings Gently With Nelson
    1. Sweet And Low
    2. Georgia On My Mind
    3. I Can't Get Started
    4. Street Of Dreams
    5. Imagination
    6. The Very Thought Of You
    7. It's A Blue World
    8. Darn That Dream
    9. He's Funny That Way
    10. I Wished On The Moon
    11. It's A Pity To Say Goodnight

    12. My One And Only Love
    13. Body And Soul
    14. Nice Work If You Can Get It*
    15. Someone To Watch Over Me*


    *Bonus Tracks

    Ella Fitzgerald & Nelson Riddle
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    Close To You (On Sale)

    Close to You is the eleventh studio album by Frank Sinatra, accompanied by the Hollywood String Quartet. The album was recorded over a period of eight months and five different sessions, and was arranged by Nelson Riddle.


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    1. Close To You
    2. P.S. I Love You
    3. Love Locked Out
    4. Everything Happens To Me
    5. It's Easy To Remember
    6. Don't Like Goodbyes
    7. With Every Breath I Take
    8. Blame It On My Youth
    9. It Could Happen To You
    10. I've Had My Moments
    11. I Couldn't Sleep A Wink Last Night
    12. The End of a Love Affair
    Frank Sinatra
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  • Songs For Swingin' Lovers Songs For Swingin' Lovers Quick View

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    Songs For Swingin' Lovers

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


    Frank's romantic masterpiece, arranged and conducted by Nelson Riddle. Originally released in 1956 and celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2016, Songs For Swingin' Lovers features classic standards and signature Sinatra recordings including "I've Got You Under My Skin," "Love Is Here To Stay" and "You Make Me Feel So Young."

    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?

    Frank Sinatra
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  • A Swingin' Affair! A Swingin' Affair! Quick View

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    A Swingin' Affair!

    A Swingin' Affair is the 12th studio album by Frank Sinatra, originally released in 1957, peaking at #2 on the Pop
    Album Chart. Arranged and conducted by Nelson Riddle, it contains the signature Sinatra classics "Night And Day,"
    "I Won't Dance," "From This Moment On," "Nice Work If You Can Get It" and many more! UMe is pleased to reissue
    this 60th Anniversary edition on 180g black vinyl.
    1. Night and Day (Cole Porter)
    2. I Wish I Were in Love Again (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
    3. I Got Plenty o' Nuttin' (DuBose Heyward, George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
    4. I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plan (Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz)
    5. Nice Work If You Can Get It (G. Gershwin, I. Gershwin)
    6. Stars Fell on Alabama (Frank Perkins, Mitchell Parish)
    7. No One Ever Tells You (Hub Atwood, Carroll Coates)
    8. I Won't Dance (Jerome Kern, Jimmy McHugh, Oscar Hammerstein II, Otto Harbach, Dorothy Fields)
    9. The Lonesome Road (Nat Shilkret, Gene Austin)
    10. At Long Last Love (Porter)
    11. You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To (Porter)
    12. I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good) (Duke Ellington, Paul Francis Webster)
    13. From This Moment On (Porter)
    14. If I Had You (Jimmy Campbell, Reginald Connelly, Ted Shapiro)
    15. Oh! Look at Me Now (Joe Bushkin, John DeVries)
    Frank Sinatra
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    Inspiration A Tribute To Nat King Cole

    After four years of touring and developing An Unforgettable Tribute to Nat King Cole, the legendary George Benson makes his most inspired album: Inspiration: A Tribute to Nat King Cole. The recording is one of the most meaningful of Benson's career and is a testament to the spirit of Cole's timeless body of work. Benson's heartfelt renditions of some of Cole's greatest songs with Nelson Riddle arrangements and the 42-piece Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra are complemented by duets with Tony Award winner Idina Menzel and rising star Judith Hill, along with a special collaboration with multi-GRAMMY and Pulitzer Prize-winning trumpeter Wynton Marsalis.
    1. Just One of Those Things
    2. Unforgettable
    3. Walkin' My Baby Back Home
    4. When I Fall In Love
    5. Route 66
    6. Nature Boy
    7. Ballerina
    8. Smile Straighten Up and Fly Right
    9. Too Young
    10. I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter
    11. Mona Lisa
    George Benson
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  • 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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    This Is Sinatra!

    This first collection of Sinatra's singles and B-sides with Nelson Riddle is also the best one. The album kicks off with the irrepressible I've Got the World on a String and features such essential tracks as South of the Border, The Gal That Got Away, Learnin' the Blues, and the movie themes Three Coins in a Fountain, Young at Heart, and The Tender Trap. Rain and Don't Worry 'Bout Me are dark ballads good enough to be on one of Sinatra's wrist-slasher LPs, and display a depth that many of his singles lack. The shimmering romantic ballad My One and Only Love is one of the few original Sinatra singles that instantly became a much-covered standard, though interestingly, the song isn't usually connected to him.

    - Nick Dedina (All Music)
    1. I've Got the World on a String
    2. Three Coins in the Fountain
    3. Love and Marriage
    4. From Here to Eternity
    5. South of the Border
    6. Rain (Falling from the Skies)
    7. The Gal That Got Away
    8. Young at Heart
    9. Learnin' the Blues
    10. My One and Only Love
    11. (Love Is) The Tender Trap
    12. Don't Worry 'Bout Me
    Frank Sinatra
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    The Standards Bob Sang (Pre-Order)

    Ltd Coloured Vinyl: Solid Purple Mixed With Gold

    Bob Dylan recently released Triplicate, his third collection of pop standards. Like Dylan's earlier albums, Shadows in the Night (2015) and Fallen Angels (2016), most of the songs have an association with the great Frank Sinatra.

    This double LP presents Frank Sinatra's versions of many of the songs Dylan sang in these three forays into the Great American Songbook. Orchestras accompanying the iconic singer are led by Nelson Riddle, Gordon Jenkins, Billy May,Alex Stordahl, and Tommy Dorsey, among others.

    Dylan once related this about an encounter he had with Ol' Blue Eyes: He was funny, we were standing out on his patio at night and he said to me, 'You and me, pal, we got blue eyes, we're from up there,' and he pointed to the stars. 'These other bums are from down here.' I remember thinking that he might be right.

    LP 1
    SIDE A: Songs Bob Sang On "Triplicate"
    1.I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plan
    2. I Could Have Told You
    3. Stormy Weather
    4. That Old Feeling
    5. My One And Only Love
    6. As Time Goes By
    7. Imagination
    8. How Deep Is The Ocean
    SIDE B:
    1. Here's That Rainy Day
    2. Where Is The One
    3. Day In - Day Out
    4. I Couldn't Sleep A Wink Last Night
    5. Sentimental Journey
    6. Somewhere Along The Way
    7. These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You)
    8. Stardust


    LP 2
    SIDE A: Songs Bob Sang On "Fallen Angels"
    1. Young At Heart
    2. Polka Dots And Moonbeams
    3. All The Way
    4. Nevertheless
    5. On A Little Street In Singapore
    6. Melancholy Mood
    7. That Old Black Magic
    8. Come Rain Or Come Shine
    SIDE B: Songs Bob Sang On "Shadows In The Night"
    1. I'm A Fool To Want You
    2. The Night We Called It A Day
    3. Autumn Leaves
    4. Why Try To Change Me Now
    5. Full Moon And Empty Arms
    6. Where Are You
    7. What'll I Do
    8. That Lucky Old Sun

    Frank Sinatra
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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 Man I Love (Pure Pleasure)

    Around the same time that Peggy Lee decamped her longtime label home, Capitol Records, for what turned out to be a five-year sojourn at Decca Records in 1952, an apparently washed-up Frank Sinatra signed with Capitol. In 1957, when Lee returned to Capitol, Sinatra had re-established himself as a major recording artist. Meanwhile, the recording world had changed with the emergence of the 12-inch LP as an industry standard. The Man I Love, Lee's first recording for Capitol in the format after re-signing, matched her with the company's flagship artist, Sinatra, who was credited as the album's conductor, his name printed on the front cover in the same size as Lee's. A year earlier, Sinatra had conducted his Tone Poems Of Color album for Capitol, and though the singer did not read music and relied on arranger Nelson Riddle, he again proved himself able to make his intentions clear in working with Lee.



    The Man I Love is a concept album in the manner pioneered by Sinatra at Capitol, a group of 12 songs chosen to express a single theme. That theme, as the title suggests, is a woman's unwavering devotion to a man, as expressed in songs often composed by gilt-edged songwriters (Gershwin, Arlen, Rodgers, Kern, etc.) and taken from Broadway shows. The result is a superb pairing of singer, conductor, and arranger on an album that re-conceives Lee as a Capitol recording artist in the Sinatra concept album mold.




    Musicians:



    • Peggy Lee (vocal)

    • Nelson Roddle (arranger)

    • Frank Sinatra (conductor)

    • Orchestra






    About Pure Pleasure



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    1. The Man I Love
    2. Please Be Kind
    3. Happiness Is a Thing Called Joe
    4. (Just One Way to Say) I Love You
    5. That's All
    6. Something Wonderful
    7. He's My Guy
    8. Then I'll Be Tired of You
    9. My Heart Stood Still
    10. If I Should Lose You
    11. There Is No Greater Love
    12. The Folks Who Live on the Hill
    Peggy Lee
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    Sweetenings (Pure Pleasure)

    Harry 'Sweets' Edison, a smooth and suave trumpeter, was a cohort of orchestra leader Count Basie, a favourite of bandleader Nelson Riddle, and a noted backup artist for the most prominent vocalists of his time. Edison, with his energetic yet reticent blowing style, bridged a genre gap between the early classic jazz sound of Louis Armstrong and modern bebop modes. Edison, who played equally well in both styles, had a special talent for sustaining his trumpet notes and injecting each single tone with expression and soul never heard before or after.


    The special quality of his trumpet playing earned him the nickname 'Sweets' because of the sweetness of the tones. Likewise his ability to control the tone of his trumpet brought him to the forefront as a session musician, playing accompaniments for the most respected vocalists of his time.


    Edison was a true pioneer of jazz. An old-time homespun boy, born in Columbus, Ohio, he never knew with certainty even the year of his birth. According to his best knowledge, he was born in 1919, although some sources list the date as early as 1915. Edison knew even less about his own father, a Native American of the Hopi (Apache) tribe and a drifter who stayed only a few weeks with Edison's mother before taking to the road and was rarely heard from afterward. Edison spent his early years with an uncle, who was a coal miner and a farmer, in Louisville, Kentucky. It was Edison's uncle who taught the boy to play the pump organ and to play scales on an old cornet. Edison, who also listened to his uncle's records, was especially inspired by the music of Louis Armstrong and Bessie Smith.


    Harry Sweets Edison added something special to any date in which he took part, but these 1958 sessions he led for Roulette are especially enjoyable. Joined by either Jimmy Jones or Kenny Drew on piano and Joe Benjamin or John Simmons on bass, along with tenor saxophonist Jimmy Forrest and drummer Charlie Persip, Edison's trumpet swings effortlessly through a batch of standards and originals.


    The loping blues Centerpiece became a classic jazz composition, recorded by numerous jazz artists, but this was its debut appearance on LP. Jive at Five dates from his years with Count Basie and finds the band sticking to an accompanying role in this swinging but brief arrangement. Edison utilizes a mute in the gently swinging Louisiana, while he showboats just a bit in a brief take of It Happened in Monterey. While this record might have offered a little more variety by giving solo space to some of the talented sidemen present, this long out of print LP is well worth acquiring.



    Musicians:



    • Harry Edison (trumpet)

    • Jimmy Forrest (tenor saxophone)

    • Jimmy Jones (piano)

    • Joe Benjamint (bass)

    • John Simmons (bass)

    • Charlie Persip (drums)



    Recording: November 1958 in New York
    Production: Teddy Reig




    About Pure Pleasure



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    1. Centerpiece
    2. Candy
    3. Jive At Five
    4. Imagination
    5. Louisana
    6. Harriet
    7. It Happened In Monterey
    8. If I Had You
    9. Paradise
    10. Indiana
    11. Pussy Willow
    12. Sweetenings
    Harry Sweets Edison
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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