Wednesday, February 10, 2010
The February of Frank: The Lost Tapes Of The Capitol Years
Following yesterday's post featuring a concert from Sinatra's great Capitol era of the late 50s comes today's "lost" tracks from the recording sessions of those albums. "From The Vaults" was a privately circulated release from the mid 90s and only 1000 copies were originally issued. The collection featured mostly out-takes from the Capitol recording sessions from 1955 to 1960 with two tracks from Frank's Reprise era starting in 1960. Trying to find a copy of this album can be quite pricey. But well worth it when you consider that the sound quality on the disc is absoutely masterful and the material includes alternate takes of Same Old Song and Dance, Weep They Will (Tony Bennett's favorite Sinatra recording) and What Is This Thing called Love, featuring a great clarinet solo by Mahlon Clark which was excised from the final release. This collection, much like the "Inside Sinatra" box set, shows Sinatra in complete control of his recording sessions. Here is "From The Vaults, Volume 1". Enjoy!
Frank Sinatra-From The Vaults Volume 1