Title - 'Frank Sinatra: A Voice On Air 1935-1955'
Artist - Frank Sinatra
The defining voice of the 20th century, Frank Sinatra enjoyed a legendary recording career that spanned six decades, beginning with his earliest session in 1939 and culminating with his last in 1993, for his world-renowned, multi-platinum Duets and Duets II albums.
To commemorate Sinatra's centennial year in 2015, career-spanning collections of the entertainment icon’s timeless music have been compiled en mass for worldwide CD and digital release. This one, however, is a little bit more special than anything that has gone before, trust me.
Frank Sinatra: A Voice on Air (1935-1955) is an historic 100+ track, 4-CD deluxe box set culled from an invaluable collection of rare radio broadcasts and rehearsals immaculately restored from the original recording masters for unprecedented high-fidelity sound.
This breathtaking overview charts Frank Sinatra's evolution as a vocalist, and includes samples of his radio work from the first twenty years of his amazing career, from his first radio performance in 1935 (singing "S-H-I-N-E" with the Hoboken Four) to his last weekly series in 1955 (The Frank Sinatra Show, featuring ultra-rare performances with an in-studio quintet). From beginning to end, Frank Sinatra: A Voice on Air (1935-1955) envelops the listener in the atmosphere surrounding the creation of these masterful radio performances in the 1930s, '40s and '50s.
Meticulously restored and remastered in high-resolution from the original glass and aluminum radio transcription discs and magnetic tape masters these vintage, historic recordings most of them unheard since their original broadcast in the 1940s and 1950s sound more rich and vibrant than ever before. All of the warmth and vibrancy that are hallmarks of Frank Sinatra's vocal brilliance have been preserved, and showcased with unprecedented fidelity.
Luxuriously packaged with a 60-page book, Frank Sinatra: A Voice on Air (1935-1955) is an essential addition to Sinatra’s voluminous discography, offering a unique glimpse into the formative period of America’s first teen idol: Frank Sinatra, the man who became known the world over as “The Voice.”
There are priceless duets with Nat ‘King’ Cole (“Exactly Like You”), Benny Goodman (“I Only Have Eyes for You”), Peggy Lee (“You Brought A New Kind of Love to Me”), Metropolitan Opera star Dorothy Kirsten (“A Fine Romance”), Doris Day (“Take Me Out to the Ballgame” and “There’s No Business Like Show Business” and Milton Berle (“It’s De-Lovely”) – as well as songwriters Irving Berlin (“Alexander’s Ragtime Band”), Johnny Mercer (“Ac-Cen-Tchu-Ate the Positive”) and Louisiana Governor Jimmy Davis (“You Are My Sunshine”).
Also included are seldom-heard program openings, closings, announcements and commercials – PLUS twelve surprise bonus tracks that are sure to delight even the die-hard Sinatra fan!
Included in the book are an introductory essay by renowned singer, pianist and archivist Michael Feinstein; a personal remembrance by Frank’s eldest daughter Nancy Sinatra and detailed essay by foremost Sinatra historian, author and box set producer Charles L. Granata. The package was designed by noted Art Director Maria Marulanda, who created the landmark 2007 Columbia/Legacy box set Frank Sinatra: A Voice in Time.