Classic Sinatra: His Greatest Performances 1953-1960
Wall to wall classics from the Capitol years.
A classic chronicle of Sinatra's legendary run at Capitol Records in the 50's, it's a showcase of his remarkable power and range, with 20 unforgettable songs including "I Get A Kick Out Of You," "Young At Heart," "Witchcraft," "I've Got The World On A String," and "Come Fly With Me."
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Bob Norberg has beautifully remastered 20 of the greatest songs from Sinatra's Capitol years. The clarity of these amazing recordings is superb, allowing us to experience Sinatra's voice and Nelson Riddle's arrangements in all their glory - and truer-than-ever to the original recording sessions. This was one of the most prolific times in the legendary life of Sinatra, and almost all of these songs are pulled from his ground-breaking string of concept albums in the 50's. It's a perfect demonstration of the entertainer's powerful range and mastery of his craft. From swoon to swagger to swing, this collection demonstrates Sinatra's unique talent for giving voice to life's soaring heights and heartbreaking lows.

Tracks 1-17 Produced by Voyle Gilmore
Tracks 18-20 Produced by Dave Cavanaugh

Executive Producers: Roy Lott and Paul Atkinson

All Tracks 24-Bit Digitally Remastered by Bob Norberg at Capital Mastering

Design: Linda Cobb

Photography: Sid Avery and The Capital Records Archives

1. I've Got The World On A String (2:09)
Arranged and conducted by Nelson Riddle
Originally recorded in 1953
From the album This Is Sinatra
Written by Harold Arlen/Ted Koehler
Published by Fred Ahlert Music Corporation/S.A. Music (ASCAP)

2. I Get A Kick Out Of You (2:51)
Conducted by Nelson Riddle
Originally recorded in 1953
From the album Songs For Young Lovers
Written by Cole Porter
Published by Warner Bros. Inc. (ASCAP)

3. They Can't Take That Away From Me (1:55)
Conducted by Nelson Riddle
Originally recorded in 1953
From the album Songs For Young Lovers
Written by George Gershwin/Ira Gershwin
Published by WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)

4. My Funny Valentine (2:29)
Conducted by Nelson Riddle
Originally recorded in 1953
From the album Songs For Young Lovers
Written by Richard Rodgers/Lorenz Hart
Published by Chappell & Co./Williamson Music Company, A Division of Rodgers and Hammerstein (ASCAP)

5. Young At Heart (2:48)
Arranged and conducted by Nelson Riddle
Originally recorded in 1953
From the album This Is Sinatra
Written by C. Leigh/J. Richards
Published by Cherio Corporation/June's Tunes (ASCAP)

6. Someone to Watch Over Me (2:54)
Arranged and Conducted by Nelson Riddle
Originally recorded in 1954
From the album Songs For Young Lovers
Written by George Gershwin/Ira Gershwin
Published by WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)

7. In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning (2:57)
Arranged and Conducted by Nelson Riddle
Originally recorded in 1955
From the album In The Wee Small Hours
Written by Bob Hilliard/Dave Mann
Published by Better Half Music Co./Rytvoc, Inc. (ASCAP)

8. I've Got You Under My Skin (3:40)
Arranged and Conducted by Nelson Riddle
Originally recorded in 1956
From the album Songs For Swingin' Lovers
Written by Cole Porter
Published by Chappell & Co. (ASCAP)

9. You Make Me Feel So Young (2:54)
Arranged and Conducted by Nelson Riddle
Originally recorded in 1956
From the album Songs For Swingin' Lovers
Written by Joel Myrow/Mack Gordon
Published by WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)

10. It Happened In Monterey (2:33)
Arranged and Conducted by Nelson Riddle
Originally recorded in 1956
From the album Songs For Swingin' Lovers
Written by Mabel Wayne/Billy Rose
Published by EMI Feist Catalog Inc. (ASCAP)

11. Oh Look At Me Now (2:47)
Arranged and Conducted by Nelson Riddle
Originally recorded in 1956
From the album A Swingin' Affair
Written by J. Bushkin/J. DeVries
Published by TRO-Hampshire House Publishing Corp. (ASCAP)

12. Night And Day (3:58)
Arranged and Conducted by Nelson Riddle
Originally recorded in 1956
From the album A Swingin' Affair
Written by Cole Porter
Published by Warner Bros. Inc. (ASCAP)

13. Witchcraft (2:50)
Arranged and Conducted by Nelson Riddle
Originally recorded in 1957
From the album All The Way
Written by Cy Coleman/Carolyn Leigh
Published by Morley Music Co., Inc./WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)

14. The Lady Is A Tramp (3:13)
Arranged and Conducted by Nelson Riddle
Originally recorded in 1957
From the soundtrack Pal Joey
Written by Richard Rodgers/Lorenz Hart
Published by Chappell & Co. (ASCAP)

15. All The Way (2:50)
Arranged and Conducted by Nelson Riddle
Originally recorded in 1957
From the album All The Way and the soundtrack The Joker Is Wild
Written by Sammy Cahn/James Van Heusen
Published by Maraville Music Corp. (ASCAP)

16. Come Fly With Me (3:16)
Arranged and Conducted by Nelson Riddle
Originally recorded in 1957
From the album Come Fly With Me
Written by James Van Heusen/Sammy Cahn
Published by Maraville Music Corp./Cahn Music Co. (ASCAP)

17. Put Your Dreams Away (3:10)
Arranged and Conducted by Nelson Riddle
Originally recorded in 1957
From the album This Is Sinatra, Volume 2
Written by Mann/Weiss/Loewe
Published by Anne-Rachel Music/TRO-Cromwell Music Inc. (ASCAP)

18. One For My Baby (And One More For The Road) (4:23)
Conducted by Nelson Riddle
Originally recorded in 1958
From the album Only The Lonely
Written by Johnny Mercer/Howard Arlen
Published by Harwin Music Corporation (ASCAP)

19. Come Dance With Me (2:29)
Arranged and Conducted by Billy May
Originally recorded in 1958
From the album Come Dance With Me
Written by Sammy Cahn/James Van Heusen
Published by Maraville Music Corp./Cahn Music Co. (administered by WB Music Corp.) (ASCAP)

20. Nice 'N' Easy (2:43)
Arranged and Conducted by Nelson Riddle
Originally recorded in 1960
From the album Nice 'N' Easy
Written by Lew Spence/Alan Bergman/Larry Keith
Published by Lew Spence Music/Threesome Music (ASCAP)
 

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