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Reprise Collection
Frank Sinatra
Reprise Collection
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Rock, Broadway & Vocalists
 
  •  Track Listings (21) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (20) - Disc #2
  •  Track Listings (20) - Disc #3
  •  Track Listings (20) - Disc #4

disl 4 from the reprise collection. no box, no art work, no linear notes. this is one cd, titled disk four.

      
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All Artists: Frank Sinatra
Title: Reprise Collection
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Warner Bros UK
Original Release Date: 11/20/1990
Re-Release Date: 12/8/1990
Album Type: Box set
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Rock, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Swing Jazz, Traditional Jazz & Ragtime, Vocal Jazz, Easy Listening, Soft Rock, Oldies, Vocal Pop, Classic Vocalists, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 4
SwapaCD Credits: 4
UPC: 075992634021

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disl 4 from the reprise collection. no box, no art work, no linear notes. this is one cd, titled disk four.

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CD Reviews

A Great Set - But the Capitol Years Box Set Is Superior
Mack_T_Knife | USA | 05/17/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This was the first Sinatra Box set I ever purchased. It's a great one to own. I'd say that it's the second box set you should purchase. Sinatra is only in good voice, however on the first 2 1/2 discs. Much of the material on disc 3 & 4 is from the 70's. Frank decided to enter retirement in 1971 because he felt his voice and recordings were not up to his standards from the late 50's (with Capitol) and first 10 years on his own label (Reprise) during the 60's. Cigarettes have gotten to his voice by disc 3 and changed it to a croak by disc 4. Sinatra is in his best voice on the Capitol Years, and the tunes reflect a "prime-of-life" feel. The Reprise Collection reveals and older, more reflective and egomaniacal Frank, more akin to Joe Piscopo and Phil Hartman's parodies. The smart money is on the Capitol Years. Trust me on this one...I own nearly everything Sinatra's recorded."
Great Reprise Collection-Some Great Songs Omitted Though
S. Henkels | Devon, Pa United States | 11/30/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It's tough to add to some fine and wise reviews I've read here.It is very obvious listening to this collection how Frank's voice slowly gets raspy and sometimes harsh,but that is part of his monumental career.Remember on these recordings he is between about 46 and 69 years of age (from 1962 to 1984).To think that the man could continue at such a rate with thousands of concerts,sessions,movies etc. almost seems unbelievable.The famous great songs are all here,except "Call Me Irresponsible",and maybe a few others.The rare ballad "Theme from the Cardinal" was also omitted.Other rarities that are omitted are "I Like the Sunrise" and "Poor Butterfly" from the Francis and Duke album.Two gems from "Watertown","The Train", and "Lady Day" (not to mention "Goodbye") are also not here.This just shows that picking the best Frank from any period is virtually impossible,but always makes a good discussion.Still,there's more than enough here to suit anyone's taste,especially some really great balads like"What are you Doing...","A Man Alone","Empty Tables",and the astounding "A Long Night",with eerie strings backing Frank's crusty,edgy vocals about a man who has "seen what the street corners do to things like love and dreams.Seen what the bottle can do to a man with his hopes and his shemes." This album may be the only one with 1962's "Me and My Shadow",another neglected gem,and the only studio recording of Frank and Sammy Davis,Jr.This also has the full length version of "Luck Be a Lady",among the all time show stoppers..Possibly this 4CD Collection is a dash below the Capitol Collections,but is a great intro into the recording legacy of the greatest popular singer ever, during his middle and older years...One more thing: "I Have Dreamed",an astonishing performance by Frank and Nelson's orchestra, is thankfully included,and there are many other treasures here,"Forget to Remember" perhaps the greatest lesser known number that I have forgotten to mention!!"
A great sampler of Frank's work.
E. Hawkins | Sydney, Australia | 08/29/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I agree with a lot of the reviewers of 'The Reprise Collection': Frank's best work is to be found on his Capitol releases. But Frank did record a lot of great stuff for his own label, Reprise, and this beautifully packaged four-disc set is full of classic singing. In particular, I think the later work needs defending. True, Frank's voice in the seventies and eighties was starting to sound a little bruised, and big tub-thumpers like 'My Way' are a far cry from the intense ballads of the fifties and early sixties, but there's a great deal of very affecting music on Disc Four, and the cracks that can be heard around Frank's pipes only add to the drama. 'Empty Tables' and 'Send in the Clowns', both sung with only veteran pianist Bill Miller for accompaniment, are masterpieces, and wouldn't have been nearly as effective during Frank's tenure with Capitol. And the version of 'Mack the Knife' that closes the set (with an vocal track recorded two years after that originally released on 'L. A. is My Lady') shows that even though he might have been eligible for an aged pension, Sinatra could still out-swing anybody. Anyone who wants an entree into the Sinatra universe would be well-advised to start here."