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4.0 out of 5 stars Complete - almost?, 10 April 2013
This review is from: The Complete Capitol Singles Collection (Audio CD)
This set is indeed a fine collection of all the singles that were released at the time they were recorded and certainly fill the gap for many in their search for all the tracks made by Frank Sinatra when he was at his most creative. Its also a virtual hit parade of prime Sinatra from the idealistic decade of the 1950s.
Since this set there have been, however other releases of tracks he recorded at Capitol, a handful mind you, but significant that they were never previously released. The inclusion of the previously unreleased "The Sea Song" and "Here Goes" may have been intended as singles, but remain the only inclusions in this four CD set to stand alone from the rest, because they were never actually released, as singles or otherwise, if you get the logic.
However, no criticism is intended, which brings me to my point; that while its good that many of these singles were put together in one package, most avant collectors will find that three quarters of the contents of this entire set are in fact already and mostly amongst the 20 CD set of his concept albums (including original compilation albums -referring to the superior UK release of "The Capitol Years") which includes the bonus CD "The Rare Sinatra". I have compiled a list of the 'singles' that in my own preference would like to see brought together in one CD, rather than those that are sandwiched between many other tracks as is this 4 CD set, though it still maintains its collectibility For those who haven't the 21 CD set which is rather pricy now having been deleted for some years, this is purely meant as a guide in narrowing down the amount of single tracks that would stand alone as truly collectable.
They are:
The Sea Song, Don't Change Your MInd About Me, Melody Of Love, Two Hearts, Two Kisses, From The Bottom To The Top, You'll Get Yours, Flowers Mean Forgiveness, Five Hundred Guys, Your Love For Me, Can I Steal A Little Love, Tell Her You Love Her, Here Goes.
A more recent previously unreleased rarity not included is "This Can't Be Love" which is only available on (yet another) compilation "Classic Sinatra II" Also, "The Man With Golden Arm" and "Soliloquy" are both only available on the "Sinatra In Hollywood" 6 CD set.
Lastly the alternate (piano only accompaniment) of "One For My Baby" is only on the 3 CD Capitol singles set, and the incomplete "Lush Life" would, as a foregone conclusion never be considered for commercial release.
All in all, 16 truly collectable tracks without a repeat anywhere else except on the afore compilations.
Anything else I might have missed or misconstrued I'm sure someone out there might be pleased to put me right!
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Initial post: 8 Jun 2013 08:46:20 BDT
D. Donnelly says:
Sorry mate, but Soliloquy has long been avaliable on The Concert Sinatra.
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