Frank Sinatra Gems Go Digital Today With ‘Rarities Volume 4’

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August 6, 2021 – Focusing on the legacy of Frank Sinatra -- one of popular culture’s most captivating singers -- during his years as a record label founder continues across all streaming services today with the release of Frank Sinatra: Reprise Rarities Volume 4 from Frank Sinatra Enterprises and UMe.

Featuring 15 Reprise tracks, all making their digital debut, the collection follows Volume 1, released December 2020 in honor of Frank Sinatra’s birthday; Volume 2, released in February 2021 for Valentine’s Day; and the spring release of Volume 3 in May. Continuing the 60th-anniversary celebration of “The Chairman of the Board” founding Reprise Records with rarities available via all digital streaming platforms, Volume 4 presents more recordings that showcase the sublime vocal stylings of Frank Sinatra. Available HERE, the fourth of five volumes features tracks from the 1970’s and 1980’s.

Also available now via all digital streaming platforms: Frank Sinatra: Reprise Rarities Volume 1HEREFrank Sinatra: Reprise Rarities Volume 2HERE, and Frank Sinatra Reprise Rarities Volume 3HERE

Volume 4 opens with “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down).” Written by Sonny Bono and an upbeat pop hit for Cher, it’s Frank Sinatra who transforms a simple song about childhood memories into a somber statement about the pain of heartbreak. Other gems include “The Best I Ever Had,” “Stargazer,” “Only One To A Customer,” and “Say Hello,” plus, among many more, a thoroughly Sinatra salute to all the musical talents he was renowned for working with throughout his career on “Here’s To The Band.” While his business acumen, his celebrated lifestyle and his legendary achievements resonate to this day, ultimately, no one sings it like Ol’ Blue Eyes: 

To have such a wonderful career, I just gotta stop

Stop and turn around to thank everyone that sits on the stand

Cause I wouldn't have made it without them, here's to the band!

Hailed by The New York Times for an “extraordinary voice [that] elevated popular song into an art,” Sinatra realized a long-time dream by forming his own record label, Reprise, in 1960. At the time Sinatra’s business model was highly innovative in the recording industry; the very first of its kind, he pioneered the concept of having artists create and control their recordings. 

“Untrammeled, unfettered, unconfined” is how the early advertisements described Sinatra on Reprise. 

Throughout the years, artists including Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Bing Crosby, Nancy Sinatra, Jimi Hendrix, The Kinks, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Frank Zappa, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Eric Clapton, Tom Petty, Green Day and Michael Bublé, among others, have recorded albums for Reprise. 

Siriusly Sinatra (SiriusXM Ch. 71) will air an exclusive ‘Sinatra: Reprise Rarities’ special in August.

FRANK SINATRA REPRISE RARITIES Volume 4 [DIGITAL]

  1. Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) – June 4, 1973
  2. Anytime (I'll Be There) – March 5, 1975
  3. The Only Couple on the Floor – March 5, 1975
  4. I Believe I'm Gonna Love You – March 5, 1975
  5. The Saddest Thing of All – August 18, 1975
  6. I Sing the Songs (I Write the Songs) – February 5, 1976
  7. The Best I Ever Had – June 21, 1976
  8. Stargazer – June 21, 1976
  9. Everything Happens to Me – April 8, 1981
  10. Say Hello – July 21, 1981
  11. Love Makes Us Whatever We Want to Be – August 17, 1982
  12. Searching – August 17, 1982
  13. Here's To The Band – January 25, 1983
  14. All The Way Home – January 25, 1983
  15. Only One to a Customer – October 30, 1986

Additional digital rarities also available now:

FRANK SINATRA  REPRISE RARITIES Volume 1 [DIGITAL]

  1. In the Blue of Evening – March 21, 1961
  2. As You Desire Me – November 20, 1961
  3. Don’t Take Your Love From Me – November 21, 1961
  4. Name It and It's Yours – November 22, 1961
  5. Come Waltz with Me – January 17, 1962
  6. Everybody’s Twistin’ – February 27, 1962
  7. I Left My Heart in San Francisco – August 27, 1962
  8. You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me – February 21, 1963
  9. Come Fly with Me – October 11, 1965
  10. I'll Never Smile Again – October 11, 1965
  11. Younger Than Springtime – September 20, 1967 
  12. Everything Happens To Me – September 24, 1974
  13. Just As Though You Were Here – September 24, 1974

FRANK SINATRA — REPRISE RARITIES Volume 2 [DIGITAL]

  1. Tina– December 21, 1960
  2. Since Marie Has Left Paree – July 17, 1964
  3. Blue Lace– November 11, 1968
  4. Star! – November 11, 1968
  5. Lady Day– August 25, 1969
  6. I Love My Wife– November 12, 1976
  7. Nancy– March 9, 1977
  8. Emily – March 9, 1977
  9. Linda – March 14, 1977
  10. Sweet Lorraine – March 14, 1977
  11. Barbara – March 14, 1977
  12. It’s Sunday– February 28, 1983
  13. The Girls I’ve Never Kissed– October 30, 1986

FRANK SINATRA  REPRISE RARITIES Volume 3 [DIGITAL]

  1. The Last Dance – December 21, 1960
  2. The Second Time Around – December 21, 1960
  3. Moment to Moment – October 21, 1965
  4. In the Shadow of the Moon – March 25, 1969
  5. The Game Is Over – November 2, 1970
  6. The Hurt Doesn't Go Away – June 5, 1973
  7. Walk Away – June 22, 1973
  8. Empty Tables – May 7, 1974
  9. Empty Tables – piano only – February 5, 1976
  10. Send In The Clowns – piano only/spoken intro – February 5, 1976 
  11. Like A Sad Song – September 27, 1976
  12. Dry Your Eyes – September 27, 1976
  13. Everybody Ought To Be In Love – February 16, 1977
  14. Night and Day – February 16, 1977
  15. All or Nothing At All – February 16, 1977

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About Frank Sinatra
Throughout his seven-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. The three-time 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. 

Frank 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. 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.

About UMe

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