Frank Sinatra Sinatra's Swingin' Session!!! on Numbered Limited Edition Hybrid SACD from Mobile Fidelity!
Fastest-Paced Swing Effort of Ol Blue Eyes Career
Mastered from the Original Master Tapes: Mobile Fidelity SACD Captures Jazzy Feel, Dynamic Solos, and Non-Stop Energy of Cheery Music
1961 Affair Pairs Sinatra With Arranger Nelson Riddle: One of His Final Capitol Recordings
Crooner At His Vocal Peak Throughout: Sinatra Not Only Keeps Time With Hard-Driving Band, He Leads the Parade
Legend has it that when Frank Sinatra initially stepped into the recording studio for the first of four sessions, he asked Nelson Riddle to speed up the tempos to the songs that landed on Sinatras Swingin Session!!! Its safe to say that the arranger followed orders and that the resultsbuoyant, cheery, fun, exuberant, zesty, and wonderfully jazzyspeak for themselves. This 1961 effort remains the Chairmans fastest, hardest-swinging set. And oh, how it swaggers.
Mastered from the original master tapes, Mobile Fidelitys numbered limited edition hybrid SACD of this gem possesses a punchiness, immediacy, forcefulness, and dynamic heft that rivals even whats heard on a pristine original Capitol pressingprovided you can even find one. The digital reissue will help convert your room into a studio stuffed with horn players and percussionists, with Sinatra, decked out in a trademark fedora and suit, holding court at the center of it all. Sinatras Swingin Session!!! isnt a live album, but it hits with the gusto and tang of one.
Forget about incorrect rumors that state that this album was only completed due to contractual obligations and that Sinatra hurried through the material. No matter the circumstances, nothing here is tossed-off or rushed. As always, Sinatra takes it all seriously, pouring his all into each of the dozen tracks here. He wouldnt have it any other way. Name another singer from his era (or any) that could possibly keep time with these uptempo beats and sound as if he isnt even breaking a sweat. Needless to say, Sinatra has a blast making it all happen.
Riddles arrangements help push forward the tunes, whether they be happy standards such as When Youre Smiling (The Whole World Smiles With You), optimistic finger-snappers like Sposin, or the evergreen Blue Moon, punctuated with a memorable tenor sax solo. Melodies unfurl like red ribbons on packages; grooves alternate between galloping and gallivanting; even ballads cant resist moving to joyous rhythmic patterns. Throughout, Sinatras casual, uninhibited singing rises above the band, producing emotions that are at once frisky, lighthearted, pleasurable, and contagious. Dust off your dancing shoes.
Super Audio CD
SACD Stereo SACD Layer
This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' Stereo CD Layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players!
Numbered, Limited Edition
Mastered From Original Master Tapes
1. When Youre Smiling
2. Blue Moon
4. It All Depends on You
5. Its Only a Paper Moon
6. My Blue Heaven
7. Should I
8. September in the Rain
10. I Cant Believe That Youre in Love With Me
11. I Concentrate on You
12. You Do Something to Me