Sinatra in Vegas

Sinatra_in_vegaAmazon has a cool video of vintage Frank playing with a full band in Vegas.

This is an awesome gift for anyone you know that is a Frank fan. The 4 CD/1 DVD set — $49.99! — is on my holiday short list of must haves.

click for video
Frank_mid

Frank_close_up_1

Frank_orchestar

Here’s a review excerpt:

The new Sinatra: Vegas box set is the most essential Frank Sinatra release to emerge since the outstanding Sinatra in Hollywood collection of rare and unreleased soundtrack material that came out over four years ago… almost. More on that caveat later.

After enduring scores of unnecessary and pointless posthumous Frank Sinatra "best of" compilations, reissues, repackagings and "limited editions," Sinatra: Vegas finally gives both the casual fan and the die-hard collector something we actually want: four CDs and even a DVD of previously unreleased (officially, anyway) live material spanning the years 1961 to 1987, all recorded in — you guessed it — Fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada.

For starters, the thing looks and feels great, packaged in a sturdy black longbox with shiny silver lettering. The discs are housed in classy yet functional digipacks, and the booklet is chock full o’ photos and remembrances, if a little skimpy on details (yes, some of us want to know the exact dates of the recordings, not just the month and year). You even get a couple reproductions of vintage promotional posters to hang in your locker… or something.

As far as I’m concerned, the DVD should be the Holy Grail of Sinatra: Vegas. It claims to be the fabled "complete unreleased" May 5, 1978 Caesar’s Palace concert performed in front of an audience of liquor salesmen, celebrities, and a Catholic priest, as recorded by CBS but never broadcast in its entirety. Sinatra predicts that "this will be shown in 1982" during his introductory remarks… and he was only off by about 25 years.

>

Sources:

Music Review: Sinatra: Vegas
Stephen V Funk
Blog Critics,  November 11, 2006
http://blogcritics.org/archives/2006/11/11/073815.php

FRANK SINATRA …VEGAS   
Five-Disc Boxed Set Features All Previously Unreleased Live Performances Of Ol’ Blue Eyes In Vegas
Definitive Collection Due November 7
Spans Three Decades And Features The Chairman At His Best
http://sinatrafamily.com/news/news.php

Category: Music

CNBC.com launches (Blogs Included)

Category: Financial Press, Weblogs

About these changes . . .

Category: Digital Media, Weblogs

Momentum versus Economics

Category: Economy, Markets, Psychology

Category: Books, Psychology, Real Estate

Newsletter Sentiment Skews Very Bullish

Category: Investing, Markets, Psychology, Technical Analysis

December Linkfest

Category: Weblogs

DENNIS GARTMAN’S NOT-SO-SIMPLE RULES OF TRADING

Category: Investing, Rules, Trading

Generic Blog Post & Comments

Category: Weblogs

Is the Housing Bust Over?

Category: Economy, Federal Reserve, Real Estate