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Frank Sinatra / Ultimate Sinatra 4CD deluxe Centennial set

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In celebration of Frank Sinatra’s centennial year, Capitol/Universal Music have created Ultimate Sinatra a new career-spanning collection that brings together recordings made for Columbia, Capitol and Reprise for the first time and offers previously unreleased Sinatra recordings across all formats, the most expansive of which is a four-CD deluxe set.

The top-of-the-range four-disc collection boasts 100 tracks, for 100 years, plus a never before released bonus track. This deluxe edition also includes an additional download EP featuring four further previously unreleased recordings, redeemable via an included voucher.

The deluxe edition also features an 80-page booklet with a new essay by Sinatra historian and author Charles Pignone, as well as rare photos

Ultimate Sinatra also comes as a 2LP 180g vinyl set (24 tracks) as well as a 25-track single CD edition. Sneakily, the previously unreleased Just In Time (Alternate Version) is a digital bonus track on the 2LP and 4CD deluxe, but is included physically on the single CD, which bizarrely chooses to offer the standard version of Chicago as its digital bonus. Full track listings are below.

Ultimate Sinatra is released on 20 April 2015 (the vinyl set follows a few weeks later).


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4CD Deluxe Set

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2LP Vinyl

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Single CD


Track listing

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Frank Sinatra: Ultimate Sinatra [4CD Deluxe Edition]

Disc 1

  • 1. All Or Nothing At All
  • 2. I’ll Never Smile Again
  • 3. Street of Dreams
  • 4. You’ll Never Know
  • 5. If You Are But A Dream
  • 6. Saturday Night (Is The Loneliest Night Of The Week)
  • 7. Nancy (With The Laughing Face)
  • 8. Oh! What It Seemed To Be
  • 9. Five Minutes More
  • 10. Time After Time
  • 11. Night And Day
  • 12. The Song Is You
  • 13. I’m A Fool To Want You
  • 14. The Birth Of The Blues
  • 15. Why Try To Change Me Now
  • 16. I’ve Got The World On A String
  • 17. Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me
  • 18. My Funny Valentine
  • 19. They Can’t Take That Away From Me
  • 20. I Get A Kick Out Of You
  • 21. Young At Heart
  • 22. Last Night When We Were Young
  • 23. Three Coins In The Fountain
  • 24. Just One Of Those Things
  • 25. All Of Me
  • 26. Someone To Watch Over Me
  • 27. I Get Along Without You Very Well

Disc 2

  • 1. This Love Of Mine
  • 2. In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning
  • 3. Learnin’ The Blues
  • 4. Love And Marriage
  • 5. (Love Is) The Tender Trap
  • 6. Love Is Here To Stay
  • 7. You Make Me Feel So Young
  • 8. Memories Of You
  • 9. I’ve Got You Under My Skin
  • 10. Too Marvelous For Words
  • 11. (How Little It Matters) How Little We Know
  • 12. I Couldn’t Sleep A Wink Last Night
  • 13. I Wish I Were In Love Again
  • 14. The Lady Is A Tramp
  • 15. From This Moment On
  • 16. Laura
  • 17. Where Are You?
  • 18. Witchcraft
  • 19. Bewitched
  • 20. All The Way
  • 21. Moonlight In Vermont
  • 22. Come Fly With Me
  • 23. Put Your Dreams Away
  • 24. Angel Eyes
  • 25. Guess I’ll Hang My Tears Out To Dry

Disc 3

  • 1. Only The Lonely
  • 2. One For My Baby (And One More For The Road)
  • 3. Something’s Gotta Give
  • 4. Come Dance With Me
  • 5. Here’s That Rainy Day
  • 6. A Cottage For Sale
  • 7. High Hopes
  • 8. The Nearness Of You
  • 9. I’ve Got A Crush On You
  • 10. Nice ‘N’ Easy
  • 11. When The World Was Young
  • 12. In The Still Of The Night
  • 13. The Second Time Around
  • 14. Without A Song
  • 15. Loved Walked In
  • 16. Stardust
  • 17. Come Rain Or Come Shine
  • 18. The Girl Next Door
  • 19. At Long Last Love
  • 20. The Very Thought Of You
  • 21. Pennies From Heaven
  • 22. Ol’ Man River
  • 23. I Have Dreamed
  • 24. Luck Be A Lady

Disc 4

  • 1. The Way You Look Tonight
  • 2. My Kind Of Town
  • 3. The Best Is Yet To Come
  • 4. Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words)
  • 5. Softly, As I Leave You
  • 6. It Was A Very Good Year
  • 7. September Of My Years
  • 8. Moonlight Serenade
  • 9. Strangers In The Night
  • 10. Summer Wind
  • 11. That’s Life
  • 12. I Concentrate On You
  • 13. The Girl From Ipanema
  • 14. Drinking Again
  • 15. Somethin’ Stupid (with Nancy Sinatra)
  • 16. The World We Knew (Over And Over)
  • 17. Cycles
  • 18. My Way
  • 19. Wave
  • 20. All My Tomorrows
  • 21. Forget To Remember
  • 22. It Had To Be You
  • 23. All Of You
  • 24. Theme From New York, New York
  • 25. The Surrey With The Fringe On Top (Rehearsal) – previously unreleased

4CD Deluxe – Bonus Download EP: (via included voucher)

  • 1. What is This Thing Called Love? (Alternate Version)
  • 2. Just In Time (Alternate Version)
  • 3. Guess I’ll Hang My Tears Out To Dry (Alternate Version)
  • 4. That’s Life (Alternate Orchestral Version)

All EP tracks previously unreleased

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Frank Sinatra: Ultimate Sinatra [2LP vinyl]

Side A

  • 1. All Or Nothing At All
  • 2. I’ll Never Smile Again
  • 3. Saturday Night (Is The Loneliest Night Of The Week)
  • 4. Nancy (With The Laughing Face)
  • 5. I’ve Got The World On A String
  • 6. Young At Heart
  • 7. In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning

Side B

  • 1. Learnin’ The Blues
  • 2. Love And Marriage
  • 3. I’ve Got You Under My Skin
  • 4. Witchcraft
  • 5. All The Way

Side C

  • 1. Come Fly With Me
  • 2. One For My Baby (And One More For The Road)
  • 3. The Way You Look Tonight
  • 4. My Kind Of Town
  • 5. Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words)
  • 6. It Was A Very Good Year

Side D

  • 1. Strangers In The Night
  • 2. Summer Wind
  • 3. That’s Life
  • 4. My Way
  • 5. Theme From New York, New York
  • 6. Put Your Dreams Away

Bonus track download: (via included voucher)

  • 1. Just In Time (Alternate Version) – previously unreleased

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Frank Sinatra: Ultimate Sinatra [CD, digital]

  • 1.     All Or Nothing At All
  • 2.     I’ll Never Smile Again
  • 3.     Saturday Night (Is The Loneliest Night Of The Week)
  • 4.     Nancy (With The Laughing Face)
  • 5.     I’ve Got The World On A String
  • 6.     Young At Heart
  • 7.     In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning
  • 8.     Learnin’ The Blues
  • 9.     Love And Marriage
  • 10.   I’ve Got You Under My Skin
  • 11.   Witchcraft
  • 12.   All The Way
  • 13.   Come Fly With Me
  • 14.   One For My Baby (And One More For The Road)
  • 15.   The Way You Look Tonight
  • 16.   My Kind Of Town
  • 17.   Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words)
  • 18.   It Was A Very Good Year
  • 19.   Strangers In The Night
  • 20.   Summer Wind
  • 21.   That’s Life
  • 22.   My Way
  • 23.   Theme From New York, New York
  • 24.   Put Your Dreams Away
  • 25.   Just In Time (Alternate Version) – previously unreleased

Digital-only bonus track:

  • 26.   Chicago

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4CD Deluxe Set

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2LP Vinyl

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Single CD


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15 responses to Frank Sinatra / Ultimate Sinatra 4CD deluxe Centennial set

  1. Stefano says:

    Thanks for this detailed information, Paul.
    Very curious to hear the alternate orchestral version of That’s Life.
    Do you know whether the bonus download EP is available in WAV quality?

  2. Gary says:

    I can’t be the only one that gets fed up with the idea of buying a stack of songs that I already own only to find that that the unrealesed stuff is download only. Seriously, it’s almost like record companies are asking to have their releases illegally downloaded.

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      I don’t really like the “buy a box set and get a free download” either. Salvo did that with the instrumentals and the ‘Inside The Pleasuredome’ box set. You’re buying fresh air, as far as I’m concerned.

      • Gary says:

        Totally agree. Plus I imagine the sort of people this sort of set is aimed at would probably feel much the same.

    • Frank Spijkers says:

      I agree with Gary! For collectors the extra’s are the only reason to buy this set. Years ago Reprise/WB did it with the complete Reprise studio recordings suitcase (which wasn’t complete at all…) The at that time 1995, never released songs could be easily pressed on let’s say two CD’s… But we had to buy us a 500,00 dollar set. And it happened time after time… and again and again… For a newly Sinatra-fan the extra’s are less interesting, when he (or she) is looking for the big hits. Capitol and UMe: It’s a shame…

      (if my english isn’t totally correct, i’m sorry… i’m from The Netherlands…)

  3. Ben Williams says:

    I get why having a compilation of all Frank’s labels is an interesting release but the problem is you can buy separate individual compilations of each label for the same price as this new single disc.. Also the very good ‘Best of the Best’ is just £5 on Amazon Uk as I write this. If they want to make money and showcase the incredible Sinatra catalogue, a much better set would be a ‘hits’ and ‘rarities/unreleased’ collection, like Bob Dylan’s Biograph. Also to add insult to injury, not only are the rarities being issued as a download not on a physical disc but there doesn’t appear to be anything from Ol’ Blue Eyes Is Back!! A shame as I was looking forward to something better rather than flogging another compilation..

  4. PDS says:

    Paul , where did the information re the 4 track ep download come from? Not seen that referred to anywhere else – not even on the official Sinatra sites. Wasn’t part of the press release? Thanks.

  5. William says:

    Does anyone know if the songs on this collection have been remastered?

  6. Denis Sitters says:

    Are there any songs Sinatra recorded with Harry James for RCA. If so what are they?

  7. Deny says:

    looking online just came across a version of the Australian Ultimate Sinatra. The single disc is being bundled with a 2nd disc of a live concert recorded in Rushcutters Bay at the Sydney Stadium on the 2nd December 1961.

  8. Richard Midda says:

    Does anyone know how to get a CD of the Los Angeles retirement concert in 1971. He sang Try a little tenderness , just with a guitarist.

    Stunning.

  9. Andreas says:

    Hi there, the 4 CD edition is currently on sale at amazon.co.uk for just 7 pounds.

    Cheers,
    Andreas

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