THE FINAL ENTRIES OF
THE FRANK SINATRA COLLECTION
TO BE RELEASED ON DVD – SEPTEMBER 8, 2017
~THE ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL (1962) & LIVE AT CARNEGIE HALL~
~LIVE FROM CAESARS PALACE & THE FIRST 40 YEARS~
~PORTRAIT OF AN ALBUM & SINATRA SINGS~
VIEW “THE BEST IS YET TO COME” FROM THE FIRST 40 YEARS HERE
New York, NY (July 13, 2017)—On September 8 2017, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release the final three titles in The Frank Sinatra Collection on DVD and digital formats. On license from Frank Sinatra Enterprises (FSE), the definitive collection pulls together some of the finest performances on television, in the recording studio and in concert from the greatest entertainer of the 20th century.
The Royal Festival Hall (1962) & Live At Carnegie Hall, Live From Caesars Palace & The First 40 Years and Portrait Of An Album & Sinatra Sings [MSRP $9.98 each] offer between them an incredible record of an unsurpassable talent and career.
The Royal Festival Hall (1962) & Live At Carnegie Hall combines full length Sinatra shows from two of the world’s most celebrated concert halls. Filmed on June 1, 1962, this Royal Festival Hall show was a concert performed before royalty in London as part of a worldwide tour that Frank Sinatra undertook to raise money for children’s charities. Sinatra is accompanied by the Bill Miller Sextet in performances of songs including “At Long Last Love”, “I’ve Got You Under My Skin”, “I Get A Kick Out Of You”, “Ol’ Man River”, “I Could Have Danced All Night”, and many more.
Live At Carnegie Hall was filmed in June 1980 at New York City’s famous Carnegie Hall; this show captures Frank Sinatra performing with a full orchestra. The concert was shortly after the release of his landmark Trilogy album and showcases a number of songs from that album including “Summer Me, Winter Me”, “Street Of Dreams”, “You And Me”, “The Song Is You”, and “Theme From New York, New York” alongside Sinatra classics such as “The Lady Is A Tramp”, “Come Fly With Me”, and “I’ve Got You Under My Skin”.
Live From Caesars Palace & The First 40 Years combines two great Frank Sinatra events from Caesars Palace, Las Vegas in the late seventies. Live From Caesars Palace was filmed in May 1978. Frank Sinatra was always at home in Las Vegas and this is a wonderfully relaxed and entertaining performance. Highlights include “All Of Me”, “Someone To Watch Over Me”, “Something”, and “Send In The Clowns”, sparkling renditions of “Baubles, Bangles And Beads” and “My Kind Of Town” along with other Sinatra standards.
Filmed in December 1979, The First 40 Years is an all-star gala tribute to the “Chairman Of The Board” celebrating forty years in show business. Among those saluting Sinatra are Sammy Davis Jr, Cary Grant, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett, Gene Kelly, Harry James, Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn. The evening comes to the perfect conclusion with Frank himself taking to the stage to perform classics including “Theme From New York, New York”, “I’ve Got The World On A String” and “It Was A Very Good Year”.
The final release of the The Frank Sinatra Collection is the fantastic Portrait Of An Album & Sinatra Sings which combines the film Portrait Of An Album from the early eighties with the compilation program Sinatra Sings. Filmed in 1984, Portrait Of An Album follows Frank Sinatra as he records his album L.A. Is My Lady with producer Quincy Jones, who also conducts the sessions. There are full performances, caught live in the studio, along with interviews from Quincy Jones, Lionel Hampton, lyricists Alan and Marilyn Bergman and engineer Phil Ramone. Also captured is Michael Jackson’s visit to the studio to meet Frank Sinatra, a truly magical moment.
Narrated by Tina Sinatra, the Sinatra Sings TV compilation brings together memorable moments from Frank Sinatra’s career on television, in the studio and in concert through the fifties, sixties, seventies and eighties. Many of his best loved songs are featured including “Fly Me To The Moon”, “Witchcraft”, “I’ve Got You Under My Skin”, “My Way”, “Strangers In The Night”, “That’s Life”, “The Lady Is A Tramp”, and many more.
The Frank Sinatra Collection is packed with incredible renditions of the songs he made famous, and features many recognizable faces along the way, offering fascinating background material that charts Sinatra’s story.
FULL TRACKLISTING INFORMATION
The Royal Festival Hall (1962)’ & ‘Live At Carnegie Hall
THE ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL (1962)
LIVE AT CARNEGIE HALL
Live From Caesar’s Palace’ & ‘The First 40 Years
LIVE FROM CAESARS PALACE
THE FIRST 40 YEARS
Portrait Of An Album’ & ‘Sinatra Sings
PORTRAIT OF AN ALBUM
Bonus Track: I Get A Kick Out Of You
About Frank Sinatra
Throughout his nine-decade career, Frank Sinatra performed on more than 1,400 recordings and was awarded 31 gold, nine platinum, three double platinum and one triple platinum album by the Recording Industry Associated of America. He extends his record to 57 for the most top 40 albums on the Billboard 200 with this year’s new Ultimate Sinatra release. Sinatra has had Top 40 hits on the charts for eight decades, which is as long as the Billboard charts have existed. He received nine GRAMMY Awards over the course of his career, including three for the prestigious Album of the Year, and an Oscar. Sinatra demonstrated a remarkable ability to appeal to every generation and continues to do so; his artistry still influences many of today’s music superstars. He also appeared in more than 60 films and produced eight motion pictures.
Sinatra was awarded Lifetime Achievement Awards from The Recording Academy, The Screen Actors Guild and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), as well as the Kennedy Center Honors, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal. Today, he remains a legend and an inspiration around the world for his contributions to culture and the arts.
About Frank Sinatra Enterprises (FSE)
Frank Sinatra Enterprises is a joint venture between the Sinatra family and Warner Music Group. FSE owns Sinatra’s recordings from the Reprise era as well as a treasure trove of films, television specials and unreleased footage, photos and audio recordings, which collectively represent one of the foremost bodies of artistic work of the modern era. FSE also owns and manages Sinatra’s name and likeness rights and represents the artist’s rights to the Columbia and Capitol catalogues. FSE pursues innovative new product and venture opportunities with respect to the legendary entertainer’s name and likeness, as well as Sinatra’s audio and visual recordings. (www.sinatra.com)
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