Robert Tanitch reviews the four DVDs in the collection. They each cost £9.99
Frank Sinatra (1915-1998) was one of the most popular singers of the 20th century.
The four DVDs, part of the centennial celebration, bring together his performances on television and concert from 1965 to 1982. I cannot think of a nicer present to buy for oneself.
Please note. In the listing below I mention a song only once but, of course, if you buy all four DVDs (and I cannot imagine any fan not buying all four) you can hear some of these favourites sung more than once.
Which are your favourite songs?
A MAN AND HIS MUSIC Part II. 1966. One hour television special. He is joined by his daughter Nancy. Songs include Luck Be A Lady, Fly Me To The Moon, These Boots are Made for Walking.
SERIES 2. A MAN AND HIS MUSIC + ELLA + JOBIM. 1967. Ella Fitzgerald sings Body and Soul and It’s All right With Me. Antonio the Brazilian guitarist provides a medley of his classic.
SINATRA 1969. Songs include Ol’ Man River, Pennies from Heaven. And there are funny clips from his films he has deliberately chosen to show his bad acting
THE MAN AND HIS MUSIC. 1981. Sinatra works with Count Basie and George Harrison. Songs include Theme From New York, New York, The Best Has Yet To Come.
SERIES 4. THE CONCERT FOR THE AMERICAS. 1982. Spectacular 90-minute concert at the 5,000 seater in the Dominician Republic. Guest appearance by guitarist Tony Mottola. Songs include Send in the Clowns.