DCC GOLD CD ARZ 103-2: The SINATRA Family Wish You A Merry Xmas
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Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American singer and film actor. Beginning his musical career in the swing era with Harry James and Tommy Dorsey, Sinatra found unprecedented success as a solo artist from the early to mid-1940s after being signed to Columbia Records in 1943. Being the idol of the "bobby soxers", he released his first album, The Voice of Frank Sinatra in 1946. His professional career had stalled by the 1950s, but it was reborn in 1953 after he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in From Here to Eternity.

He signed with Capitol Records in 1953 and released several critically lauded albums (such as In the Wee Small Hours, Songs for Swingin' Lovers!, Come Fly with Me, Only the Lonely and Nice 'n' Easy). Sinatra left Capitol to found his own record label, Reprise Records in 1961 (finding success with albums such as Ring-a-Ding-Ding!, Sinatra at the Sands and Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim), toured internationally, was a founding member of the Rat Pack and fraternized with celebrities and statesmen, including John F. Kennedy. Sinatra turned 50 in 1965, recorded the retrospective September of My Years, starred in the Emmy-winning television special Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music, and scored hits with "Strangers in the Night" and "My Way”.

With sales of his music dwindling and after appearing in several poorly received films, Sinatra retired for the first time in 1971. Two years later, however, he came out of retirement and in 1973 recorded several albums, scoring a Top 40 hit with "(Theme From) New York, New York" in 1980. Using his Las Vegas shows as a home base, he toured both within the United States and internationally, until a short time before his death in 1998.

Sinatra also forged a highly successful career as a film actor. After winning Best Supporting Actor in 1953, he also garnered a nomination for Best Actor for The Man with the Golden Arm, and critical acclaim for his performance in The Manchurian Candidate. He also starred in such musicals as High Society, Pal Joey, Guys and Dolls and On the Town. Sinatra was honored at the Kennedy Center Honors in 1983 and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Ronald Reagan in 1985 and the Congressional Gold Medal in 1997. Sinatra was also the recipient of eleven Grammy Awards, including the Grammy Trustees Award, Grammy Legend Award and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

The Sinatra Family Wish You a Merry Christmas is a 1968 Christmas album by Frank Sinatra and featuring his children, Frank Sinatra, Jr., Nancy Sinatra, and Tina Sinatra. The album was released on vinyl LP and 8-track, and was out of print for decades before being rereleased on CD in 1999.

This holiday album defies expectations on a number of fronts. For one thing, it's not just Frank's show with a few token bones thrown to his offspring Tina, Nancy, and Frank Jr. It's more or less a genuinely democratic family effort, with everybody receiving their fair share of spotlight time. For another, despite what one might expect from a Sinatra Christmas album, this is decidedly not a swing effort. Though the orchestrations of Nelson Riddle and the arrangements of Don Costa are present, producer Sonny Burke (and presumably, Frank himself) resisted the temptation to jazz things up. Instead, most of the tunes here are given a fairly traditional treatment. When the sound is updated, things tilt more toward the mid-'60s pop sound than anything else. Also somewhat surprising is the fact that there are tunes by Chip Taylor (of "Wild Thing" fame) and Jimmy Webb tossed in among such yuletide standards as "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town."

GOLD CD - DCC RECORDINGS // ARTANIS series CD item - this item is FACTORY SEALED and in MINT condition.
GOLD CD was made in Japan or the USA (can’t tell for certain until the item has been opened and inspected)
GOLD CD pressing is in STEREO
GOLD CD pressed and Issued by DCC RECORDINGS under license from ARTANIS
GOLD CD issued in: 1999
GOLD CD Record Catalog Number: ARZ 103-2

Featured on this GOLD CD -

THE SINATRA FAMILY

Performers on this disc include -
Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra, Jr.
Nancy Sinatra
Tina Sinatra

GOLD CD Title -
THE SINATRA FAMILY WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS

Track Listings -
1. I Wouldn't Trade Christmas
2. It's Such a Lonely Time of Year
3. Some Children See Him
4. O Bambino (One Cold and Blessed Winter)
5. Bells of Christmas, The
6. Whatever Happened to Christmas
7. Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
8. Kids
9. Christmas Waltz
10. 12 Days of Christmas, The

CONDITION Details:
The GOLD CD is from the very rare DCC Recordings series of audiophile CD titles.

GOLD CD re-mastered by Steve Hoffman
Pictures with this listing are of the actual item
Jewel Case IS the original flip up type
This item DOES come with the paper outer slip cover - it is complete and near perfect.
The original LP was issued on the ARTANIS record label, in 1999 (recordings are from 1968)

The Gold CD, JEWEL CASE AND INSERTS are all in MINT condition! The CD is actually Factory SEALED!

The GOLD CD is an audiophile quality pressing (any collector of fine MFSL, half speeds, direct to discs, Japanese/UK pressings etc., can attest to the difference a quality pressing can make to an audio system).

Don't let this rarity slip by!!!

  • Item #: DCC GOLD CD ARZ 103-2 SS
  • Manufacturer: DCC - Digital Compact Classics Recordings
  • Condition: New

DCC GOLD CD ARZ 103-2: The SINATRA Family Wish You A Merry Xmas

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