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|Frank Sinatra, Sextet|
Live in Paris
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
2010 reissue of his live album recorded in Paris, 1962. From his days in the '40s fronting Big Bands through his enormously successful recording and acting career and right up to his early '90s duets albums, Francis Alber... more »
2010 reissue of his live album recorded in Paris, 1962. From his days in the '40s fronting Big Bands through his enormously successful recording and acting career and right up to his early '90s duets albums, Francis Albert Sinatra was, and remains, the most beloved and respected male vocalist of the 20th Century. While Elvis and The Beatles may have defined the true spirit of Rock 'n' Roll, it was Sinatra who ushered in the era of cool. From the Rat Pack to Vegas, the East Coast to the West Coast, it's Frank's world, we're just living in it. 26 tracks. Universal.
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The best Sinatra live album
Art Vandalay | 12/04/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The title said it all. Wonderful concert of the
Chairman at his best. Starting off with wonderful
standards like "Imagination" and "Moonlight in
Vermont", then sliding into a some faster
tunes before performing, without question, the
best version of "Night and Day" ever recorded.
After this he equals it with a wonderful
version of "One for My Baby" before giving
a complete show stopper in "Ol Man River" It
is impossible to listen to Frank sing "Ol
Man River" without getting chills. Get the cd,
it's simply perfect"
One More For The Road
David Bradley | Sterling, VA USA | 06/17/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If the liner notes to SINATRA IN PARIS are to be believed--and there's no reason they shouldn't be--Sinatra slapped this sextet together quickly and never rehearesed on the road.The result is a near-perfect set of sultry bar tunes, more intimate than SINATRA AT THE SANDS but still a bigger sound than SONGS FOR ONLY THE LONELY. The Voice is in primal condition, the band is loose but on target, and the material is superb mid-career Sinatra.As for the banter that everyone is so hep to denigrade...this is a Vegas performer doing a Vegas act before an uppercrust white Parisian audience in 1962. What did you expect--Jerry Seinfeld? Sinatra was what he was and, in all fairness to the COB, his white-and-black give and take with Sammy Davis Jr., which seems rather backward and cold today, was seen as a great step forward in the late 1950s, when Step'n'fetchit and the Kingfish were still pretty popular stereotypes.Don't buy it for the rift Sinatra had just ripped with the Kennedys, don't buy it for mafia rumour or supposed racial slights; buy SINATRA IN PARIS for the great, great music it contains, and the powerful Voice that bowled over the world for six decades."
A landmark live album - one among few
Jon Warshawsky | San Diego, CA USA | 06/09/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Because the sound quality exceeds that of the 1959 Australian concert, this is an involving album that features some of Sinatra's finest moments -- and some less fine -- but it all adds up to a beautiful, honest portrait of a singer who bends notes and lyrics masterfully. "Night and Day" and "Ol' Man River" are stunning. "Imagination" is fetching, as are many others. Perhaps the most touching moment of the evening is Sinatra's performance of "One for My Baby;" he explains how he feels the song has become more and more beautiful through the years, yet nearly stumbles on several lyrics, which in a studio might be cause for a retake, but here it tells you so much more about a performer on the road that we should appreciate it for what it is.This is a great evening album, long enough to make you feel as though you were there."