Impex - IMP8319 - SACD Hybrid Mono
Limited Edition - Mastered by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman
Includes Extra Track Not Found On The Vinyl Edition!
Expanded 70th Anniversary Audiophile Reissue Of Iconic 1950 Columbia Records LP!
Restored & Remastered From Original Analog Tape Masters by Andreas Meyer!
Cut by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering !
IMPEX Records is pleased to announce the Limited Edition release of Frank Sinatra's iconic 1950 Columbia Records ten-inch LP Sing and Dance with Frank Sinatra. Originally issued in October 1950, the title was the singer's first fully-conceived big-band jazz album to appear on a modern, long-play vinyl record. The 70th-anniversary limited edition LP brims with rare, previously unreleased session material, outtakes and alternate vocal takes from the original sessions and offers the exquisite audiophile-quality sound that IMPEX Records is noted for.
Created in cooperation with Sony Music's Legacy Recordings, the new deluxe reissue was produced by noted Sinatra producer, author and historian Charles L. Granata, and restored/remastered by six-time Grammy-winning recording engineer Andreas Meyer. The 33-RPM LP was cut by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering, Hollywood booklet designed by Robert Sliger, featuring a comprehensive historical essay, full discography/personnel listing and detailed technical notes authored by Granata, PLUS a generous array of rare photographs, promotional artwork and unpublished visual ephemera pertaining to the album. The executive producers are Abey Fonn and Bob Bantz.
Rich in musical texture, this essential Sinatra classic - featuring the swing-style arrangements of George Siravo - marked a pivotal moment in 20th-Century pop music history, and represented the singer's transition from tender crooner to hip, swinging sophisticate. These performances offer a flawless snapshot of Sinatra's legendary musical craftsmanship as he reinvents himself for a new direction in his career - one that would hail his unparalleled success of the 1950s and '60s.
with a dazzling array of PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED BONUS TRACKS including alternate takes, orchestra-only tracks and a revealing glimpse of Frank Sinatra in Columbia's famed 30th Street Studio (circa 1949), personally directing every facet of the recording session. This exquisite, high-fidelity session offers the most concise, in-depth illustration of Frank Sinatra working his magic in the studio, and functioning as his own producer.
The IMPEX team has spared no expense or effort in the creation of this milestone recording. In keeping with the prestigious label's reputation for meticulous sound, has been transferred, restored and mastered in the analog domain from the original 15-ips session tapes: superior-sounding masters that have lain untouched in the Columbia Records vault for more than fifty years. These analog, monophonic tape masters sound spectacular, and shine as never before.
The high-resolution SACD/CD hybrid version was authored by Gus Skinas at Super Audio Center/Sonoma Systems.
The Complete, Original 10-inch Album
It's Only A Paper Moon
My Blue Heaven
It All Depends On You
You Do Something To Me
When You're Smiling (The Whole World Smiles With You)
Bonus Tracks, Alternate Takes & Sessions
Farewell, Farewell To Love ("Barbecue Riffs") [with Harry James & His Orch.]*
Deep Night (with Harry James & His Orch.)*
It's Only A Paper Moon (Alternate Vocal Take - Prev. Unissued)
You Do Something To Me (Orch. Only Take, False Starts + Vocal Alternate Take) [Prev. Unissued]
American Beauty Rose (Alternate Vocal Take - Prev. Unissued)
It All Depends On You (Session Recording [SHORT version - Prev. Unissued] + 'Test' Take)
(*) These recordings have been restored and remastered from a recently discovered, first-generation MASTER tape from the original sessions, and offer sound that is superior to all previous issues.
Please Note: Due to additional time afforded by the SACD/CD format, this version contains material not included on the 33-RPM vinyl edition.