Maybe the best Sinatra concert released in DVD format.
If you've seen him in 1971 in the SINATRA IN CONCERT release and get impressed,and then the breathtaking MAIN EVENT from his 1974 Ne York's Madison Square Garden,and even if you had the chance to enjoy the amazing show given at the Budokan Arena in Tokio,
Japan,in 1985(SINATRA IN JAPAN,another dvd release),then chek out thes new item.Don't let the dates fool you.It's 1982,Frank is 66 years old but sings and swings like in the legendary Capitol days...even better.His voice sounds strong and sure,he travels along a wonderful career of forty years filled with marvellous melodies and huge worldwide hits.He's in an excellent mood and jokes constantly with the audience.The sound of the Buddy Rich orchestra,conducted by Vincent Falcone Jr.-an usual collaboration of the Sinatra stuff in those years is jazzy and fresh.There are no strings,but you really don't mind,except in tracks like George Harrison's SOMETHING...the amazing Nelson Riddle arrangement made for the 1979 TRILOGY album is definitive and undisputable.Buddy himself takes an excitin ten-minutes segment to demonstrate his artistry with the drums.At the end of his solo,a version of the WEST SIDE STORY theme THE JET SONG,you can hardly breathe!!
Another memorable segment comes when The Chairman of The Board and the incredible guitarist Tony Mattola join to do versions of SEND IN THE CLOWNS and QUIET NIGHTS OF QUIET STARS.What a magical,hypnotizing moment.
A must not only for a true Sinatra fan,but for any music fan