FRANK SINATRA CLASSICS GO DIGITAL TODAY WITH ‘RARITIES VOLUME 5’
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24 SEPTEMBER 2021 (TORONTO, ON) – Frank Sinatra, one of popular culture’s most captivating singers, was also a label founder, and the 60th anniversary celebration of his Reprise recordings continues across all streaming services today with the release of Frank Sinatra: Reprise Rarities Volume 5 from Frank Sinatra Enterprises and UMe/Universal Music Canada, the country's leading music company.
Showcasing 14 Reprise tracks spanning 1962-1981, Frank Sinatra: Reprise Rarities Volume 5, available BELOW, completes this digital-only series, which focuses on the legacy of “The Chairman of the Board” founding Reprise Records and features rarities available via all digital streaming platforms. Most of the songs on each volume have made their digital debut, and today’s collection follows Volume 1 (BELOW), released December 2020 in honor of Frank Sinatra’s birthday; Volume 2 (BELOW), released in February 2021 for Valentine’s Day; the spring release of Volume 3 (BELOW) in May and the summer release of Volume 4 in August (BELOW).
Volume 5 features Frank singing with musical legends such as Bing Crosby, Dean Martin, Keely Smith, Nancy Sinatra, Rosemary Clooney, and Sammy Davis Jr. Several of the tracks are from Sinatra’s acclaimed Reprise Musical Repertory Theatre project. Taken together, all five volumes, now available on all streaming services, present non-LP singles, alternate versions and bonus tracks from previous box sets.
Hailed by The New York Times for an “extraordinary voice [that] elevated popular song into an art,” Sinatra realized a long-time dream by forming his own record label, Reprise, in 1960. At the time Sinatra’s business model was highly innovative in the recording industry; the very first of its kind, he pioneered the concept of having artists create and control their recordings.
“Untrammeled, unfettered, unconfined” is how the early advertisements described Sinatra on Reprise.
Throughout the years, artists including Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Bing Crosby, Nancy Sinatra, Jimi Hendrix, The Kinks, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Frank Zappa, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Eric Clapton, Tom Petty, Green Day and Michael Bublé, among others, have recorded albums for Reprise.
Siriusly Sinatra (SiriusXM Ch. 71) will air an exclusive ‘Sinatra: Reprise Rarities’ special in September with additional 60th anniversary highlights through 2021.
FRANK SINATRA — REPRISE RARITIES Volume 5 [DIGITAL]
1.The Boys' Night Out – March 6, 1962
FRANK SINATRA — REPRISE RARITIES Volume 1 [DIGITAL]
In the Blue of Evening – March 21, 1961
FRANK SINATRA — REPRISE RARITIES Volume 2 [DIGITAL]
Tina– December 21, 1960
FRANK SINATRA — REPRISE RARITIES Volume 3 [DIGITAL]
The Last Dance – December 21, 1960
FRANK SINATRA — REPRISE RARITIES Volume 4 [DIGITAL]
Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) – June 4, 1973
About Frank Sinatra
Sinatra was awarded Lifetime Achievement Awards from The Recording Academy, The Screen Actors Guild and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), as well as the Kennedy Center Honors, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal.
Frank Sinatra demonstrated a remarkable ability to appeal to every generation and continues to do so; his artistry still influences many of today's music superstars. He remains a legend and an inspiration around the world for his contributions to culture and the arts.
For more information about Frank Sinatra, visit sinatra.com.
Source Universal Music Canada
September 24, 2021 4:25pm ET by Pressparty