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Frank Sinatra: The Capitol Years (Capitol)

Review by Kit Aiken, Uncut, January 1999

Box set featuring all twenty Capitol albums 1953-61 plus rarities disc ...

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Stars Turn Out For Grammys: Standing Ovation For Herb Alpert

Report by Louise Criscione, Carol Deck, KRLA Beat, April 1966

HOLLYWOOD: In the finest tradition of glittering Hollywood premieres and openings, the Eighth Annual Grammy Awards were presented in the International Ballroom of the Beverly ...

Nancy Sinatra: Nancy Sets The Record Straight About Frank

Interview by Alan Smith, New Musical Express, May 1967

"I had to drag dad bodily into the studios to record 'Stupid'." ...

Frank Sinatra: Palladium, London

Live Review by Philip Norman, Sunday Times, 1974

THE EMERGENCE of Frank Sinatra from retirement has become as regular a ceremony as when Lloyd George or Churchill used to be wheeled out on ...

Frank Sinatra: The Reprise Years

Review by Fred Dellar, New Musical Express, September 1975

YEARS IS JUST one enormous sampler really – a fifty-track, four album, boxed set containing cuts from nearly every album Sinatra's made for Reprise since ...

Frank Sinatra: Palladium, London

Live Review by Chris Salewicz, New Musical Express, November 1975

ENFORCED AUDIENCE IDENTIFICATION – that's what this "black tie" demand on the ticket is. Imagine reading "gauche gaucho" on Roxy tickets or "sequined jockstrap" on ...

Frank Sinatra: She Shot Me Down (Reprise)

Review by Jeffrey Morgan, Creem, April 1982

IF, AS THE THEORY GOES, there's a little bit of Van Halen in everyone come Saturday night, then you can safely bet your last dollar ...

Frank Sinatra: Songs For Young Lovers and other Capitol reissues

Review by Richard Cook, New Musical Express, September 1984

BECAUSE SINATRA has lasted so long, has outlived his own legend – to the point where he can make a record with Quincy Jones and ...

Frank Sinatra: London Arena

Live Review by Barney Hoskyns, Times, The, July 1990

VOGUE once said of Frank Sinatra that "the Voice is leading cool modems back to emotion". Looking around at the well- heeled sentimentalists and legend-seekers ...

The Godfather Of Swing: Frank Sinatra: The Capitol Years (Capitol)

Review by Jon Wilde, Melody Maker, January 1991

"HEY KIDS, dig the first takes/Ain't that some interpretation/When Sinatra sings against Nelson Riddle strings/Then takes a vacation" (Van Morrison: 'Hard Nose The Highway') ...

Frank Sinatra/Don Rickles: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY

Live Review by Richard Gehr, Spin, January 1994

"HE TOUCHES his dick more than Robin Williams does," mocked my wife as a tuxedoed Don Rickles lumbered around the square, center-court stage like a ...

Stan Britt: Sinatra – A Celebration

Book Review by Chris Ingham, Jazz on CD, February 1996

ON FINISHING Kitty Kelley's depressing, unrelentingly seamy His Way, you were so stuffed full of (alleged) details concerning the less admirable aspects of Sinatra's remarkable ...

Nelson Algren's The Man With The Golden Arm

Retrospective by James Maycock, Guardian, The, 1998

How Nelson Algren's acclaimed novel was made into Hollywood's first film about heroin. ...

Sinatra's 'My Way'

Essay by Peter Silverton, Observer, The, May 1998

As songs go, 'My Way' doesn't so much wear its heart on its sleeve as rip it from its chest, throw it down and shout: ...

Frank Sinatra 1915-1998

Obituary by David Stubbs, Uncut, July 1998

IN A SENSE, Frank Sinatra represented a lie. Much as beneath Bing Crosby's ambling, indolent persona lay a pointedly less easy-going character, Sinatra was actually ...

Frank Sinatra

Guide by Chris Ingham, MOJO, October 1998

BORN 15 December 1915, died 14 May 1998 ...

The Best of Frank Sinatra: A Home Taping Special

Guide by Chris Ingham, MOJO, 1999

BECAUSE OF THE near-flawless nature of a handful of albums (Wee Small Hours, Songs For Swingin' Lovers, A Swingin' Affair, Only The Lonely), it would ...

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