On December 12, 1915, Frances Albert "Frank" Sinatra was born. As one of the best known members of the legendary 60s Rat Pack along with Dean Martin, Joey Bishop, Sammy Davis Jr and Peter Lawford, Sinatra was considered, by many, to be the most popular and influential musical artist of the 20th century.
To commemorate the 100-year anniversary of 'old blue eyes' birth, Ultimate Sinatra consists of 101 songs recorded from 1939 to 1979 during his sessions for each of his major-label periods recording for Columbia Records, Capitol Records and Reprise Records.
From that initial moment you hear 'All Or Nothing At All', as it was recorded with Harry James and his Orchestra on August 31, 1939 during his first studio recording session, you'll understand why Sinatra was dubbed 'The Voice' and possessed the defining voice of the 20th century.
Ultimate Sinatra is a career-spanning collection that begins with his early work for Columbia, his artistically rich mid-period with Capitol, and his later years with Reprise. Created with the 'ultimate' Sinatra fan in mind, this set offers signature tracks like "I've Got the World on a String," "One for My Baby (And One More for the Road)," "Theme from New York, New York," and many more.
In addition, Ultimate Sinatra also includes a never before released bonus track of a rehearsal recording of "The Surrey With the Fringe on Top", an 80-page booklet with a new essay by Sinatra historian and author Charles Pignone, as well as rare photos and quotes from Sinatra, his family members and key collaborators.
Available in an expansive 4-disc box set, Ultimate Sinatra is a great place for any 'Sinatra newbie' to start understanding Old Blue Eyes' musical legacy or a perfect addition to the already extensive musical library of any hardcore Sinatra fan.