FRANK SINATRA CLASSICS PRESENTED ON 180-GRAM VINYL LPS
February 18, 2016 – The worldwide centennial celebration for entertainment legend Frank Sinatra continues with FSE/UMe’s release of six more classic Sinatra albums on audiophile-quality 180-gram vinyl LPs with faithfully replicated album art.
Available now on 180g vinyl, Songs For Swingin’ Lovers! celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. Inducted into the GRAMMY® Hall of Fame in 2000, the acclaimed album was originally released in March 1956 by Capitol Records and was the first release to top the UK album chart when it debuted.
Ring-A-Ding Ding!, Sinatra’s first release on his own Reprise Records label in 1961, and 1966’s That’s Life, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, are both available for preorder for 180g vinyl release on February 26.
Sinatra’s All The Way album, originally released in 1961 by Capitol, will be released on 180g vinyl on April 15. The Billboard Top 5 album features the Oscar®-winning title track, which reached No. 2 on Billboard’s singles chart.
On May 6, two Reprise classics will be released on 180g vinyl: The 1962 Billboard Top 5 Sinatra–Basie: An Historic Musical First and, also featuring Count Basie and his orchestra, the Top 10 1966 double album Sinatra At The Sands. Conducted and arranged by Quincy Jones, Sinatra’s first commercially released concert album celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.
About Frank Sinatra
Throughout his six-decade career, Frank Sinatra performed on more than 1,400 recordings and was awarded 31 gold, nine platinum, three double platinum and one triple platinum album by the Recording Industry Association of America. Sinatra demonstrated a remarkable ability to appeal to every generation and continues to do so; his artistry still influences many of today’s music superstars. The Oscar® winner also appeared in more than 60 films and produced eight motion pictures.
Sinatra was awarded Lifetime Achievement Awards from The Recording Academy, The Screen Actors Guild and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), as well as the Kennedy Center Honors, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal. Today, he remains a legend and an inspiration around the world for his contributions to culture and the arts.
For more information about Frank Sinatra, visit sinatra.com.
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