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Sings the Select Cole Porter
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Special Collection of Recordings by the Great 20th Century Singer Interpreting the Songs of One of the Great Composers of that Century. Many of These Songs Are Classic Sinatra Performances, Like "i Love Paris", "i Get a Ki... more »
Special Collection of Recordings by the Great 20th Century Singer Interpreting the Songs of One of the Great Composers of that Century. Many of These Songs Are Classic Sinatra Performances, Like "i Love Paris", "i Get a Kick Out of You", "Anything Goes" and Many More.
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Bruce W. (sirswapsalot) from JAMISON, PA
Reviewed on 12/29/2009...
some of the best frank sinatra recorded. a must have for all frank lovers
Give this guy a spotlight !!!
Matthew G. Sherwin | last seen screaming at Amazon customer service | 06/20/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Frank Sinatra Sings The Select Cole Porter is a fabulous CD of Frank singing some of the very best Cole Porter tunes. The CD has great artwork and the quality of the sound is excellent. This is a must have for Frank Sinatra fans and people who appreciate Cole Porter are going to like this album, too.
"I've Got You Under My Skin" starts the CD with Sinatra swinging brightly to make this a very special number. The brass really works and the strings sound great; and the percussion and horns also help to mark the beat. Frank's voice is clear, strong and full of that ever-confident masculine warmth that made so many people love his singing. "I Concentrate On You" is a major highlight of this album; Frank again swings brightly to make this grand and he never sings a superfluous note! The brass shines and the number overall is remarkably upbeat and very positive. Frank sings this with lots of feeling and that enhances this ballad, too. Similarly, "What Is This Thing Called Love" is another spectacular number; Frank sings this slower tempo ballad with great sensitivity and I really like "What Is This Thing Called Love."
"You Do Something To Me" reverts to another positive tune that is rather splashy and glitzy; the signature Frank Sinatra charm and style carry him through this ballad and it all works so well; it's absolutely terrific. Frank was born to bat songs like this straight out of the ballpark; these songs showcase Cole Porter's and Sinatra's talents combined. "Anything Goes" features Frank squarely front and center--right where he belongs! "Anything Goes" still sounds great all these years later; this is a prime example of a classic pop vocal song. Great! There's also "Night And Day;" "Night And Day" is quite a love song that could never be forgotten and Frank does great justice to this tune with his excellent interpretation of "Night And Day."
"Just One Of Those Things" is absolutely flawless when Frank Sinatra sings it; and I truly believe that Frank's rendition of this tune is THE definitive rendition of this ballad. "I Love Paris" is from Can Can; and there's no shortage of talent here! Cole Porter's song gets the royal treatment from Frank Sinatra who never misses a beat; and "I Love Paris" is clearly a major highlight of this album.
"From This Moment On" is a song I first heard in Kiss Me Kate; and Frank sings this very well. Actually, the tempo is slowed down just a little bit and Frank swings gently to make this all his own! Frank really opens up and delves into this ballad to make an exquisite performance of it. In addition, "It's Alright With Me" sparkles like silver and gold combined when Frank gives this all his might; and that's wonderful. The CD also ends very well with Frank Sinatra singing "You're Sensational." "You're Sensational" is another fine ballad and it makes a strong ending for this album--especially with that lush musical arrangement that accompanies Frank's singing.
Overall, Frank Sinatra Sings The Select Cole Porter will appeal to many fans of Porter and Sinatra. This is a wonderful album and I wouldn't miss it!
Frankly speaking, an excellent effort
Paul W. Dennis | Winter Springs, FL USA | 08/08/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you have all of Frank Sinatra's classic Capitol albums (1953-1961)then you won't NEED this CD since all the tracks can be found on his studio albums and soundtrack albums of this period. On the other hand, you will WANT it for it sure is convenient to have all of these great Cole Porter songs on one CD.
I first purchased this on LP many years ago, one of the first Sinatra LPs I purchased, and dubbed it onto a reel-to-reel tape for frequent listening. At the time, I didn't realize that this was an anthology cobbled together by Capitol to have some new product to compete with the new Reprise recordings.
Cole Porter is my favorite pop standard composer (along with Johnny Mercer) and Sinatra sings Porter better than anyone, so I was glad to buy this album, whatever the motivation for putting it out. "Night And Day" is probably my favorite song on the CD but I love every song on it and so will you. The CD has some additional tracks not on the original LP release so even if your vinyl is in good shape (like mine), you'll probably buy this disc, if you can find it"