X
Sign-up for our weekly newsletter and receive the latest and greatest in high-end audio delivered right to your inbox!
No Thanks
FRANK_SINATRA_-_POINT_OF_NO_RETURN_(NUMBERED_LIMITED_EDITION_HYBRID_SACD)"

FRANK SINATRA - POINT OF NO RETURN (NUMBERED LIMITED EDITION HYBRID SACD)

Price: $29.99 
Quantity:    
Brand: MOBILE FIDELITY
Category: Music, SACD, Compact Disc, CD, Sinatra Releases.
SKU: CMFSA2112
Availability:
* All specified ship dates are estimates
Overview
Full Description
Track Listing
Reviews
Downloads
Frank Sinatra Point of No Return on Numbered Limited Edition Hybrid SACD from Mobile Fidelity

Memories of You: Sinatra Waves Farewell to Capitol on Elegantly Dressed Standards Set from 1961

Mastered from the Original Master Tapes: Mobile Fidelity Hybrid SACD Captures Gracefulness of Ornate Orchestrations

Sinatra Reunited With Arranger Axel Stordahl, Collaborator That Spearheaded the Voice’s Rise in the 1940s

Thematic Songs Address Goodbyes With Profound Sense of Sadness, Longing


Nobody says goodbye like Frank Sinatra. For his final album with Capitol, Ol’ Blue Eyes elected to croon an unforgettable selection of farewell songs marked with longing, sadness, and poignancy. To make the occasion even more special, he teamed with arranger Axel Stordahl, the virtuoso that helped launch Sinatra’s star at Columbia during the 1940s. The results amount to one of the finest send-off statements in history.

Mastered from the original master tapes, Mobile Fidelity’s numbered limited edition hybrid SACD presents the songs as they should be experienced: In rich, lush, front-to-back sound in which the strings soar and literally inhale and exhale. Sinatra’s singing, as good as it’s ever been during his career, comes across with unfettered transparency and tonal purity. Such is the fidelity, the music turns into aural poetry, rendering completely fluid and tube-amp warm the rushes of strings, words, and structures.

Sinatra fans continually debate which of the artist’s albums rank as his best, but there’s no doubting the status attached to Point of No Return. Unquestionably the most overlooked effort in the Chairman’s Capitol catalog, it defies common expectation that it was made haphazardly to simply fulfill a contractual obligation. Sinatra’s presence alone guarantees that isn’t the case, yet Stordahl’s involvement ensures this 1961 set is something very special indeed.

The chemistry between the old collaborators is immediately evident. Sinatra inhabits every phrase, feeling, and expression conveyed on the dozen standards, achieving an intimate connection with Stordahl’s instrumental accents. Akin to the downbeat moods he casts on the immortal In the Wee Small Hours and Only the Lonely, the vocalist keeps calm and cool, yearning and reflecting as if he’s strolling a barren downtown after midnight, a man left alone with his thoughts and memories. Somber, wistful, meditative, teary-eyed sentimental—Sinatra paints each song with the emotions they need, nothing more and nothing less.

From regal (“These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You)”) to nostalgic (“I’ll Be Seeing You”), relaxed (“September Song”) to dramatic (“When the World Was Young”), Stordahl’s treatments blush with natural ease and instinct, setting up Sinatra for countless moments of sublime beauty. Vocal pop aficionados, you don’t want to miss this classic.

Secure your lowest-numbered copy of this sensational reissue by ordering from Music Direct today!

Frank Sinatra Point of No Return Track Listing:

1. (Ah, the Apple Trees) When the World Was Young
2. I’ll Remember April
3. September Song
4. A Million Years Ago
5. I’ll See You Again
6. There Will Never Be Another You
7. Somewhere Along the Way
8. It’s a Blue World
9. These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You)
10. As Time Goes By
11. I’ll Be Seeing You
12. Memories of You
Related Items:

FRANK SINATRA - WHERE ARE YOU? (NUMBERED LIMITED EDITION MONO 180G LP) FRANK SINATRA - WHERE ARE YOU? (NUMBERED LIMITED EDITION MONO 180G LP) $29.99
LOS LOBOS - KIKO (NUMBERED LIMITED EDITION 180G LP) LOS LOBOS - KIKO (NUMBERED LIMITED EDITION 180G LP) $29.99
WHITE MANNA - DUNE WORSHIP (LP) WHITE MANNA - DUNE WORSHIP (LP) $16.99
THE CARS - CANDY-O (GOLD CD) THE CARS - CANDY-O (GOLD CD) $29.99
RED WANTING BLUE - THESE MAGNIFICENT MILES (2LP) RED WANTING BLUE - THESE MAGNIFICENT MILES (2LP) $21.99
JIMMY WITHERSPOON - FEELIN' THE SPIRIT (180G IMPORT LP) JIMMY WITHERSPOON - FEELIN' THE SPIRIT (180G IMPORT LP) $29.99
FRANK SINATRA - SWING ALONG WITH ME (NUMBERED LIMITED EDITION 180G LP) FRANK SINATRA - SWING ALONG WITH ME (NUMBERED LIMITED EDITION 180G LP) $29.99
DEAN MARTIN - THIS TIME I'M SWINGIN' (NUMBERED LIMITED EDITION 180G LP) DEAN MARTIN - THIS TIME I'M SWINGIN' (NUMBERED LIMITED EDITION 180G LP) $29.99
FRANK SINATRA - SONGS FOR SWINGIN' LOVERS LIMITED EDITION HYBRID MONO SACD) FRANK SINATRA - SONGS FOR SWINGIN' LOVERS LIMITED EDITION HYBRID MONO SACD) $29.99
FRANK SINATRA - SINATRA'S SWINGIN' SESSION (NUMBERED LIMITED EDITION 180G LP) FRANK SINATRA - SINATRA'S SWINGIN' SESSION (NUMBERED LIMITED EDITION 180G LP) $29.99
Customers Who Purchased This Item Also Bought:
FRANK SINATRA - A SWINGIN' AFFAIR (NUMBERED LIMITED EDITION HYBRID MONO SACD) FRANK SINATRA - A SWINGIN' AFFAIR (NUMBERED LIMITED EDITION HYBRID MONO SACD) $29.99 FRANK SINATRA - SONGS FOR SWINGIN' LOVERS LIMITED EDITION HYBRID MONO SACD) FRANK SINATRA - SONGS FOR SWINGIN' LOVERS LIMITED EDITION HYBRID MONO SACD) $29.99 FRANK SINATRA - NO ONE CARES (NUMBERED LIMITED EDITION HYBRID SACD) FRANK SINATRA - NO ONE CARES (NUMBERED LIMITED EDITION HYBRID SACD) $29.99