Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Sinatra Rarities-Columbia Years
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
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carol irvin | United States | 10/26/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This was the first Frank Sinatra album I ever bought, back in 1988. I wanted to review it after reviewing the "Body Heat" soundtrack because this is the counterpoint to it. It is beautiful seduction music, for your soul and your heart, by a knockout soloist. By all means, play it on a night of romance. It so flattened me that I bought, in quick succession, 37 other Sinatra CDs. I couldn't even imagine liking his singing prior to listening to this recording! What first caught my eye in the record store was that an artist, Ken Robbins, had hand colored a 1940s photograph of Sinatra and, for the very first time, I thought he looked great. So I read the liner and found out three men, longtime Sinatra recording fanatics, selected every cut on this album from records he cut for Columbia in the 1940s. I worried there might be sound distortion on the CD since the original recordings were from the '40s but, upon taking it home, it sounded perfect when I played it. Probably my very favorite on this album of knockouts is "The Things We Did Last Summer." I was so inspired by listening to it that I taught myself how to play it on the saxophone. I would play it for guests, I had it down so perfectly. This came from listening to Sinatra sing it every time before I played it while learning it. There are 16 cuts on this absolutely perfect album. Although I auction things from time to time online, I can assure you my copy of this album will not appear as an auction. Maybe you'll get lucky and some misguided soul will put it up for auction! If you're really lucky, perhaps Columbia will wake up and reissue this masterpiece."