Frank Sinatra And Count Basie Sinatra-Basie: An Historic Musical First on 180g LP
Throughout his unrivaled 60-year career, Frank Sinatra demonstrated a remarkable ability to thrive in changing times, moving deftly from the swing era to the rock-and-roll era. He 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 Association of America.
Ol' Blue Eyes began the golden age in which American popular music became a universal language and this extraordinary creative genius is its most articulate spokesman worldwide. Sinatra's contribution to our life and times extends far beyond his music, to embrace an exuberance, a zest for life, a sense of style and a glorious self-confidence that define, for all time, what it meant to be young at heart and have the world on a string. His spirit and vision continue to be defined by the wisdom and insight from the legacy of work he left behind.
In May 2016, two Reprise classics will be released on 180g vinyl: The 1962 Billboard Top 5 Sinatra – Basie: An Historic Musical First and, also featuring Count Basie and his Orchestra, the Top 10 1966 double album Sinatra At The Sands. The former was the first of two studio albums the two icons recorded together for Reprise and is often regarded as their best. The tension filled highlights include "Learnin' the Blues," "I Only Have Eyes For You" and "(Love Is) the Tender Trap."