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Recorded live at New York's Madison Square Garden, this 1974 album provides ample testament to Sinatra's Mt. Rushmore-sized status as an American icon: This isn't the performer singing here, but the legend. (The introducti... more »
Recorded live at New York's Madison Square Garden, this 1974 album provides ample testament to Sinatra's Mt. Rushmore-sized status as an American icon: This isn't the performer singing here, but the legend. (The introduction, by famously obnoxious sports commentator Howard Cosell, is hardly intended to minimize the sense of occasion.) From "The Lady Is a Tramp" to "My Way," every one of the Chairman of the Board's vocal inflections seems calculated to convey maximum Sinatra-ness; if he occasionally lapses into self-parody ("Bad, Bad Leroy Brown"), and his voice has lost a few steps, at least it sounds like he's having a good time. --Dan Epstein
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Jerry H. from REINHOLDS, PA
Reviewed on 10/2/2012...
This is a GREAT CD. I had a copy from a friend but wanted an original for my collection.
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FRANKIE THE WAY WE LOVE HIM
Carol Channing Fanatic from NYC | NYC | 05/06/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This recording features Ol' Blue Eyes in all his swaggering glory. The songs are unbelievable. His rapor with the audience is unparalleled. I only wonder why this album is different from the actual live broadcast (I thought it was only one night); this is definitely the better version, though, performance wise. It comes off as so perfect and flawless, when you actually watch the concert you may be let down to see tired and old Frank looks, yet I HIGHLY recomend the DVD, because the NYC audience reaction is indescribeable, not to mention all decked out in 70s wardrobe! (How could you resist seeing it? "Carol Channing -- 'Hello, Dolly!'"). If you want to own only one Frank Sinatra album, or are just starting a Frank collection, this is the one to get!"
Live performance - one the best ever!
Michael P. Vimont | Norton, OH USA | 03/15/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is one of the best live performance albums, not by just Sinatra, but of any singer. Since `blue eyes" is at his best performing and connecting to his audience, it is no wonder that the CD version elicits this feeling despite not being able to actually see it. The only negative I have with the recording is the long laborious introduction provided by Howard Cosell. I listened to it the first couple of times, however, thanks to magic of track skipping I can get right into the "The Lady Is A Tramp".Frank's bar room style of singing really hits the high point with "Angel Eyes", a song that quite frankly I was not really enamored with when it first came out. The live version provides a great way of presenting this song, with Frank convincing you that HE is the down and out man speaking to "anyone who would listen."The highlight of this CD is "I've Got You Under My Skin", simply one of the greatest live recording of any one song, ever. If I listen to this same song in another forum, even if it is Sinatra singing it, I am left incomplete because it doesn't have the soul that this performance provided. Of course, it was not all Sinatra. The orchestra and the arrangements used in this performance were SUPERB, especially with "Let Me Try Again" and "You Are the Sunshine of My Life". Highly recommended!!!"