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DCC products are all out of print. The company was well known for the best sounding music on both the CD and LP formats. Indeed, their products are still considered state of the art, even today! DCC product pricing is constantly increasing due to their rarity and demand. Going forward, their products will only keep increasing in price as supplies diminish on a worldwide basis. If you have a desire to hear some of the best gold CDs and LPs ever made, get them while you still can!

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.

Drunken, tacky, and undoubtedly a piece of history, The Summit: In Concert captures a 1962 Chicago supper-club show by the three biggest names in the Rat Pack. The apparently unedited tape clocks in at more than 78 minutes, with plenty of the trio's banter preserved--for better or worse. (Sinatra: "Shut up, Sam, and sit in the back of the bus!" Davis: "Jewish people don't sit in the back of the bus!" Sinatra: "Jewish people own the bus!") There's some fine singing, of course; though Sinatra seems to be going through the motions during most of his solo miniset, his "When Your Lover Has Gone" is a highlight, as is Davis's "Out of this World." More an intriguing document than an entertaining repeat listen--thanks in part to the anarchic interruptions of many of the second half's songs--Summit is for those who already own the guys' truly worthy recordings. --Rickey Wright

Debut release on the Sinatra Family's Artanis label (through DCC), a stunning stereo live recording featuring Frank Sinatra alongside his singing Rat Pack buddies Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. performing at the Villa Venice in Chicago in November 1962. Digitally remastered from the original tapes and pressed on a 24 karat gold disc, it features 20 tracks clocking in at an amazing 79 minutes. Each copy is individually numbered. Comes packaged in a standard jewel case within a colorful die-cut slipcase cover with the CD booklet hidden inside.

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 102-2
GOLD CD is a limited, numbered edition - No. 02908

Featured on this GOLD CD -


Performers on this disc include -

GOLD CD Title -

Track Listings -
1. Fanfare & Introduction
2. When You're Smiling / The Lady Is A Tramp
3. San Francisco, (I Left My Heart in)
4. I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter
5. Volare / An Evening In Rome
6. Goody Goody
7. Chicago
8. When Your Lover Has Gone
9. Monologue
10. You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You
11. Out of This World
12. What Kind of Fool Am I
13. She's Funny That Way / Hey There
14. Impressions Of Singers / All The Way
15. A Toast / Movie Routine
16. I Can't Give You Anything But Love / Too Marvelous For Words / Pennies From Heaven / A Foggy Day / Embraceable You / The Lady Is A Tramp / Where Or When
17. Impressions of Actors
18. Birth of the Blues, The
19. Me and My Shadow
20. Sam's Song / The Birth Of The Blues - (Reprise)

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 1962)

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 102-2 SS
  • Manufacturer: DCC - Digital Compact Classics Recordings
  • Condition: New


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