Sinatra Vinyl Reissues Continue 100th Birthday Celebration

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Frank Sinatra 2016 Vinyl ReissuesThe man would have turned 100 years old last December, but even in his absence, Frank Sinatra’s recordings really are the gift that keep on giving. This spring, fans can purchase six of the singer’s classic albums, originally released on Capitol and Reprise, on 180-gram vinyl with the original album art intact.

Included from Frank Sinatra Enterprises/Universal Music Enterprises: Songs For Swingin’ Lovers, Ring-A-Ding Ding!, That’s Life, All The Way, Sinatra-Basie: An Historic Musical First and the legendary Sinatra At The Sands. The first three titles have just been released; the fourth arrives April 15th and the final two will be out May 6th.

During his six-decade career, Sinatra made more than 1,400 recordings, releasing timeless signature songs like “My Way,” “Fly Me To The Moon,” “Strangers In The Night” and “That’s Life.” He sold over 150 million records worldwide and was awarded a whopping 31 gold, nine platinum, three double platinum and one triple platinum album by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). He was also a successful actor, appearing in over 60 films and earning an Academy Award for From Here To Eternity.

Grammy Hall of Fame inductee Songs For Swingin’ Lovers celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. The 1956 album was Sinatra’s 10th and features songs like Cole Porter’s “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” and George and Ira Gershwin’s “Love Is Here To Stay.” Ring-A-Ding Ding! was Sinatra’s first for his own Reprise Records label, showcasing uptempo swing numbers. That’s Life brought us the top five title track hit we all know and love, while Capitol’s All The Way offers up a compilation of singles and B-sides from 1957 to 1960, including the Oscar-winning title track.

Sinatra-Basie: An Historic Musical First was indeed Sinatra’s first release with the Count Basie Orchestra, and 1966 live album Sinatra At The Sands was recorded live at the Copa Room of the Sands Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas with then-33-year-old conductor-arranger Quincy Jones. It was the singer’s very first live album to be released commercially, containing definitive recordings of many of the classics he is known for. All of the new vinyl LPs are available below. Various other records and merchandise are available through Sinatra’s official website.

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