- Audio CD (April 2 1991)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Best of
- Label: Reprise
- ASIN: B000002LOI
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #13,791 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
|1. The Last Dance|
|2. Night And Day|
|3. I Get A Kick Out Of You|
|4. Luck Be A Lady|
|5. The Way You Look Tonight|
|6. My Kind Of Town|
|7. The Best Is Yet To Come|
|8. Fly Me To The Moon|
|9. It Was A Very Good Year|
|10. Love And Marriage|
|11. I've Got You Under My Skin|
|12. Strangers In The Night|
|13. Summer Wind|
|14. All Or Nothing At All|
|15. That's Life|
|16. My Way|
|17. The Lady Is A Tramp|
|18. Send In The Clowns|
|20. Theme From 'New York, New York'|
The 1990 cd "The Reprise Collection" holds a special place in my heart. It was the first cd I ever heard. In fact, I played it so much I had to buy 4 copies because I wore it out. There's only a few cds you can say that about.
Every classic Sinatra recorded on Reprise is here. Whether you enjoy "Fly Me To The Moon", "My Way", "Strangers In The Night", "New York, New York" or "That's Life", it's hard to be disappoinetd by the song selection. There isn't a lot of rare stuff here. Thre's a selection of previously released but relatively unknown songs here, such as his haunting renditon of "Send In The Clown" or a latterday recording of his 1940s' hit "Nancy (With The Laughing Face)".
Aside from the number 1 hit Nancy Sinatra duet "Something Stupid", this set leaves nothing out. I sugest this, as well as "The Main Event" and "Sinatra 80: Live In Concert".
This cd has all the good stuff on here. There's nothing really rare on here, though "The Last Dance" and his 1961 recording of "Night And Day" (a song he recorded several time between 1940 and 1977, the year he released the disco version) remain underrated gems in the vast Sinatra catalogue. But songs like "The Way You Look Tonight", "Luck Be A Lady", "Fly Me To The Moon", "I've Got You Under My Skin", "Strangers In The Night", "That's Life", "The Summer Wind", "My Way" and "Theme From New York, New York" have become firmly engraved as American classics. Granted, a few well - known songs from this period -"Cycles" and the smash duet "Somethin' Stupid" with Nancy Sinatra - are missing. But still, it's a great collection of the most timeless music in pop history, made that way by the most timeless singer who ever lived.
Covering the years 1961 to 1980, this cd has all the best. Songs like "Fly Me To The Moon" (my favorite), "That's Life", "Strangers In The Night", "New York, New York" and "My Way" have become firmly engraved in pop culture history. And songs like "Strangers", "The Summer Wind", "Send In The Clowns" and "Nancy" evoke evocative images set by Frank's mellow voice, to many the most recognizable voice of all time. Ultimately, it's that voice that trimuphs overall, whether it be a ballad or a great uptempo number.
Buy this cd whether you're a newcomer or a longtime Sinatra fanatic who cannot get enough.
It gives you the feeling of coming home after a long trip and is a pleasure to listen to!
Sinatra's talent and hard work are what made him the icon he became and it all comes through here, as well as on most everything else he did!
Prior to buying this CD, my only listening experience with Frank were a half dozen 45's of "New York, New York," "Strangers in the Night" and a few of his other hits from later years. This CD introduced me into the real Sinatra, not the Top 40 Frank.
No one has ever phrased a lyric like his man. No one. You feel his pain, his pathos, his happiness, his despair and his loneliness. It is a completely joyous experience to listen to this man sing. Others had greater range or greater voices. None had the inimitable gift that Frank Sinatra possessed and that was allowing you to understand a lyric and feel it deep down in your soul. There is only one Sinatra and this collection epitomizes his glory years. Others extol the Capitol years and I would quibble that his voice was a greater, more piercing instrument in the 50's. But for my money, the Reprise years are incomparable. The pathos, the pain, the rawness and the experience are all rolled together in Frank's voice. This is an essential record for anyone who appreciates popular music.