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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 ...


The Sinatra Fans Hit Back

Readers' Letters by Fred Dellar, Record Mirror, 28 April 1962

ALTHOUGH there is a fair amount of truth in Peter Jones's article "Standard Slipping, Mr. Sinatra?" I'm afraid be is in the position of a ...

Frank Sinatra and Count Basie: Sinatra-Basie: An Historical Musical First (Reprise)

Review by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, 16 February 1963

Sinatra-Basie in Depth: Peter Jones highlights a Great New Album from Sinatra and The Count ...

Stars Turn Out For Grammys: Standing Ovation For Herb Alpert

Report by Louise Criscione, Carol Deck, KRLA Beat, 9 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, 20 May 1967

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

Your Guide to the Week's New Singles: The Rolling Stones, Frank Sinatra, Cream et al

Review by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, 25 May 1968

THE ROLLING STONES: 'Jumpin' Jack Flash'; 'Child Of The Moon' (Decca F 12 782). Back to their famous rhythm and blues oriented sound here from the ...

Frank Sinatra: Watertown (Reprise 1031 American copy)

Review by Lon Goddard, Record Mirror, 9 May 1970

Bloodshot emotion and cool nonchalance ...

Frank Sinatra: Palladium, London

Live Review by Philip Norman, Sunday Times, The, 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: Nassau Coliseum, Long Island NY

Live Review by Wayne Robins, Creem, August 1974

FOR A MOMENT, it seemed that the entire white population of Carle Place, Uniondale and environs had migrated across the parkway green en masse to ...

Frank Sinatra: Royal Albert Hall, London

Live Review by Max Bell, New Musical Express, 7 June 1975

Forever doobeedoobee beedoobeedoo ...

Frank Sinatra: Royal Albert Hall, London

Live Review by Barbara Charone, Sounds, 7 June 1975

Charming Frank ...

Frank Sinatra: The Reprise Years

Review by Fred Dellar, New Musical Express, 13 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, Count Basie, Sarah Vaughan: Palladium, London

Live Review by Philip Norman, Times, The, 15 November 1975

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: Palladium, London

Live Review by Chris Salewicz, New Musical Express, 29 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: Royal Festival Hall, London

Live Review by Max Jones, Melody Maker, 16 September 1978

"SINATRA IS Sinatra, and this is perfect," someone once wrote about one of his movies. That sentence would, I imagine, sum up the feelings of ...

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, 22 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 with Quincy Jones and Orchestra: L.A. Is My Lady (Quest)

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, December 1984


Frank Sinatra, Liza Minnelli, Sammy Davis Jr.: Royal Albert Hall, London

Live Review by Adam Sweeting, Guardian, The, 20 April 1989

Come to the cabaret, old chums. Adam Sweeting gets a kick out of Liza, Sammy and a revitalised Frank Sinatra at the Albert Hall. ...

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 moderns back to emotion". Looking around at the well-heeled sentimentalists and legend-seekers at ...

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

Review by Jon Wilde, Melody Maker, 12 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: Duets (Capitol Records)

Review by Joel Selvin, San Francisco Chronicle, 31 October 1993

Frank Sinatra Does It His Way On Duet Album; Ol' Blue Eyes outshines 13 stars ...

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 ...

Juggy Gayles: Leader of the Old School

Profile and Interview by Holly George-Warren, Rolling Stone, 24 March 1994

JUGGY GAYLES hyped records the old-fashioned way-with style ...

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 Crooned, World Swooned

Obituary by Tim Page, Washington Post, The, 16 May 1998

HE CALLED himself a mere "saloon singer" from Hoboken, New Jersey. But Frank Sinatra, who died late Thursday at the age of 82, was much ...

Sinatra's 'My Way'

Essay by Peter Silverton, Observer, The, 17 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 ...

Frank Sinatra: The First Definitive Performances

Review by Lenny Kaye, Wondering Sound, 22 April 2011

MEET Young Frank, before the N. Stein that is his iconic cross to bear. Sometimes the Rat Pack genuflect and sharkskin persona that characterizes mid-century-and-beyond ...

Capitol at 75

Book Excerpt by Barney Hoskyns, 'Capitol 75' (Taschen), 2016

NOTE: Herewith the full "director's cut" version of the historical essay I contributed to the spectacularly lavish Taschen book marking the 75th anniversary of West ...


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