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Best of Capitol Years
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Franks Sinatra Photos More from Ole Blue Eyes — Classic Sinatra — Romance: Songs From the Heart — Frank Sinatra Sings for Only the Lonely — Classic Duets — Songs... more »
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Franks Sinatra Photos More from Ole Blue Eyes
Romance: Songs From the Heart
Frank Sinatra Sings for Only the Lonely
Songs for Swingin? Lovers
Come Dance with Me!
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Truly the Chairman of the Board
Candace Scott | Lake Arrowhead, CA, USA | 07/08/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"When I bought this collection in 1991, I was not a Frank Sinatra fan. I much preferred Bing Crosby in style and substance and just tossed off Sinatra contemptuously. Boy, was I wrong and this collection single-handedly turned me into a Sinatraphile. Now I have over 100 of his CD's. If you don't know him or haven't listened to him seriously, you must buy this record, it will change your life.Prior to buying this CD, my only listening experience with Frank were a half dozen 45's of "New York, New York," "Strangers in the Night" and a few of his other hits from later years. This CD introduced me into the real Sinatra, not the Top 40 Frank.No one has ever phrased a lyric like his man. No one. You feel his pain, his pathos, his happiness, his despair and his loneliness. It is a completely joyous experience to listen to this man sing.Others had greater range or greater voices. None had the inimitable gift that Frank Sinatra possessed and that was allowing you to understand a lyric and feel it deep down in your soul. There is only one Sinatra and this collection epitomizes his glory years. I also highly recommend the more complete three-disc "Capitol Years" collection, for even more great music."
Frank proves why he was the Chairman...
C. E. Miles | O'Fallon, IL United States | 07/19/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I still remember standing in the record store flipping through the CD's trying to find something new. I sat next to an older fella at work, who hummed and whistled Sinatra tunes all day, so I picked up this CD.I got it home, popped into the stereo, and Sinatra jumped into my living room! The opening track "I've got the world on a string" grabbed my attention, and still hasn't let go. Frank is dynamite with each tune, and adds his unique style to each song. My personal favorites are "South of the Border" and "Learning the Blues". This was my first real introduction to Sinatra, and for me it was like opening a door to a whole new world of music. If you have never listened to a Sinatra record then this is a perfect one to start with. I have since gone on to buy many more Sinatra albums, but this one is my favorite, and I know that it could be yours as well."
You can't go wrong!
Holly La Pat | Victorville, California | 03/13/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you're not sure which Sinatra CD to buy first, this is a great place to start. He really did get his style buffed to a high polish in the 50s, with a perfect balance of swing and romance. This collection highlights the best. I love the craft in the lyrics of songs like "Witchcraft," "How Little We Know" and "The Tender Trap"; the sheer enjoyment of "Learning the Blues"; the great build-up in the arrangement and performance of "I've Got You Under My Skin." I can't find a way to say it that isn't cliched: Frank Sinatra was a master. Just listen and see if you're not knocked off your feet. If you get as hooked as I am, you may eventually end up with all these tracks on other albums and collections, but you'll never regret this introduction."