Non-Album Tracks, 1960

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

Ongoing discussion at the Steve Hoffman Music Forum (LINK)       Album Index

 

March 2, 1960

Dream (unreleased) / She’s Funny That Way /

The Nearness of You / Nevertheless

Top Choice - Dry/intimate

•1991 Nice ‘n’ Easy CD (stereo remix)


Top original mix options, for those who find the remix above to be too dry:

Stereo: MFSL or 1984 UK Sinatra Sings...of Love and Things LPs;  1989 Japan Nice ‘n’ Easy CD

Mono: 1984 DMM Sinatra Sings...of Love and Things. 1967 Pickwick The Nearness of You LP is a pleasant, darker/warmer option.

Avoid:

•N4 (specifically) mono Sinatra Sings...of Love and Things LP - very treble-heavy

My Funny Valentine and Sentimental Journey mono LPs - Murky, compressed mono sound.

•2002 Nice ‘n’ Easy CD - overly processed, with channels reversed.

•2015 Ultimate Sinatra CD - Wet, dull, cave-like sound, with channels reversed.

NOTES


•Recorded for the album project that would eventually become “Nice ‘n’ Easy,” this song, possibly the title track for the project, was removed from the album prior to release, replaced by the song “Nice ‘n’ Easy,” which was recorded after the album project was fully recorded.

Arranger/Conductor: Nelson Riddle

Original Release: Sinatra Sings...

    Of Love and Things, July 2, 1962

Original CD Release: Japan Nice ‘n’ Easy, 1990


Releases sampled for this comparison:

•1962 Sinatra Sings...

    Of Love and Things mono LP

•1962 Sinatra Sings...

    Of Love and Things stereo LP

•1964 UK My Funny Valentine LP (mono)

•1965 Sentimental Journey mono LP

•1965 Sentimental Journey stereo LP

•1967 The Nearness of You mono LP

•1980 Sinatra Sings...

    Of Love and Things LP (stereo)

•1983 MFSL Sinatra Sings...

    Of Love and Things LP (stereo)

•1984 UK Sinatra Sings...

    Of Love and Things LP (stereo)

•1984 Holland Sinatra Sings...

    Of Love and Things LP (mono)

•1990 Japan Nice ‘n’ Easy CD (stereo)

•1991 Nice ‘n’ Easy CD (stereo)

•1998 UK Sinatra Sings...

    Of Love and Things CD (stereo)

•2002 Nice ‘n’ Easy CD (stereo)

•2015 The Ultimate Sinatra CD (stereo)

Audio Clips - mono

SAMPLE AUDIO CLIPS


All clips posted here mirror those freely available via itunes.  To access the 90-second iTunes clip, click VIEW, then “VIEW IN ITUNES” when prompted.

Song #3:

“The Nearness of You”

Audio Clips - stereo

Above: 1998 UK Sinatra Sings...of Love and Things CD, courtesy “old coder.”

Above: 1962 N2 Sinatra Sings...Of Love and Things LP

Above: 1982 J1#1 abridged Sinatra Sings...Of Love and Things LP, mastered by Jay Maynard

Above: 1983 MFSL Sinatra Sings...Of Love and Things LP, mastered by Jack Hunt

<---- 1959 Sessions  1960 Singles:   March 2     April 13                         Aug. 31     Sept. 1                       Dec. 20                         Dec. 21 ----> `1961 Sessions

Above: 1962 D1 mono Sinatra Sings...of Love and Things LP

Above: 1984 Holland mono Sinatra Sings...of Love and Things LP

Above: 1962 N4 mono Sinatra Sings...of Love and Things LP

Above: 1967 Pickwick mono The Nearness of You LP

Above: 1965 F1 mono Sentimental Journey LP

Above: 1964 UK My Funny Valentine LP (Record damage in spots)

Above: 2002 Nice ‘n’ Easy CD, remixed and mastered by Robert Norberg, courtesy “rangerjohn”.

Above: 2015 Ultimate Sinatra CD, mastered by Robert Vosgien.

Above: 1991 Nice ‘n’ Easy CD, remixed and mastered by Larry Walsh.

Above: 1984 UK Sinatra Sings...of Love and Things LP, courtesy “BFerr1.”

Above: 1965 B2 stereo Sentimental Journey LP, in poor condition,

Song #1: “Dream” - Unreleased (see here)

Song #2:

“She’s Funny That Way” - See the forthcoming NICE ‘n’ EASY pages

Song #4:

“Nevertheless” - See the forthcoming NICE ‘n’ EASY pages

Above: 1990 Japan Nice ‘n’ Easy CD, courtesy SHTV’s Mahanusafa02.