Non-Album Tracks, 1959

Thank you to SHTV’s “Bob F” for his invaluable assistance in compiling this information.

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March 25, 1959

The One I Love Belongs to Somebody Else / Here’s That Rainy Day

Top Choice:

Like Never Before

NOTES

•Among the editions sampled here, Like Never Before is the only full-stereo-width presentation of this track.


•All non-USA releases sampled here use an odd tape source that has the left channel panned in toward the center, very reminiscent of the tape used on many versions of “Saturday Night” from the COME DANCE WITH ME album. 


•Tape dropouts appear on the 1984 releases.


•The 1984 mono LP release appears to use a fold-down of the 1984 stereo version, not a dedicated mono mix.  (Tape dropouts from the 1984 stereo versions appear on the 1984 mono version.)  It may be a fold-down, but it sounds good, so its provenance may be of no consequence for those seeking a mono edition.

Arranger/Conductor: Gordon Jenkins

Original Release: Like Never Before LP, 1973,

    stereo only

Original CD Release: The Rare Sinatra, UK, 1998


Releases sampled - All STEREO unless noted:

•1973 Like Never Before LP

•1978 UK The Rare Sinatra LP

•1984 UK No One Cares LP

•1984 Holland No One Cares LP

•1984 Holland No One Cares mono LP

•1987 UK MFP The Rare Sinatra LP

•1998 UK No One Cares CD*

•1998 UK The Rare Sinatra CD*


*Shared mastering

Song #1:

The One I Love Belongs to Somebody Else


Version #1 - includes two corrective edits,

1:18-1:25 and 2:13-end (58 seconds total)

Top Choice:

The Capitol Years, reused in the 1991 No One Cares CD

Audio Clips

Version #2 - unedited tapes, missing two corrective edits

SAMPLE AUDIO CLIPS


Clips posted here mirror those freely available via itunes.  To access the 30-second iTunes clip, click VIEW, then “VIEW IN ITUNES” when prompted.

Above: 1978 UK The Rare Sinatra LP STEREO. NOTE: Same metal parts reused to manufacture the later MFP reissue.

<---- 1958 Sessions  1959 Singles, etc.:   March 25     May 8    May 14                                 Aug. 27     Sept. 1    Sept. 22      Oct. 13  ----> 1960 Sessions

Subpar:

All non-USA stereo LP releases are oddly processed, moving the left channel nearly to the center. The 1984 UK release also has the vocal out of balance, “right heavy.”


Avoid:

•1978 UK The Rare Sinatra LP - fuzzy sound quality; runs under speed

•1998 UK The Rare Sinatra CD - strange, fuzzy sound reminiscent of a transfer from LP to digital (“needledrop”); runs under speed

Above: 1998 UK The Rare Sinatra CD STEREO, courtesy “rangerjohn”

Above: 1973 Like Never Before LP STEREO

Arranger/Conductor: Gordon Jenkins

Original Release: The Capitol Years LP and CD,

    1990, stereo only


Releases sampled - All STEREO:

•1990 The Capitol Years CD*

•1991 No One Cares CD*

•1998 No One Cares CD


*Shared mix/mastering

Above: 1984 Holland No One Cares LP STEREO, courtesy “mahanusafa”

SAMPLE AUDIO CLIPS


Clips posted here mirror those freely available via itunes.  To access the 30-second iTunes clip, click VIEW, then “VIEW IN ITUNES” when prompted.

Above: 1984 UK No One Cares LP STEREO

Above: 1984 Holland No One Cares LP MONO

Above: 1990 THE CAPITOL YEARS CD, mixed/mastered by Furmanek/Walsh (recycled on the 1991 No One Cares CD)

Audio Clips

NOTES

•A case can be made that, regardless of how good these editions may sound, because two intentionally-made edits are missing, the “version 1” releases are the releases of consequence.  (Performance>Sound, always.)


•The 1998 mix, while very warm, is oddly EQd and very heavily noise-reduced.

Avoid:

•1998 No One Cares CD

Song #2:

Here’s That Rainy Day


See the forthcoming review of the NO ONE CARES album.

Above: 1998 No One Cares CD, mixed/mastered by Robert Norberg (recycled on the 1998 UK boxed set No One Cares CD)