Non-Album Tracks, 1960

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

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August 31, 1960

It’s Only a Paper Moon / September in the Rain /

Hidden Persuasion

Song #1: “It’s Only a Paper Moon”

Song #2: “September in the Rain”

See the forthcoming “Sinatra’s Swingin’ Session” pages

<---- 1959 Sessions  1960 Singles:   March 2     April 13                         Aug. 31     Sept. 1                       Dec. 20                         Dec. 21 ----> `1962 Sessions

Song #3: “Hidden Persuasion”

Top choice, mono, with caveat:

•1984 Dutch Sinatra Sings...of Love

    and Things LP - about 5% too

    bright


Top Choice, stereo, despite caveats:

•1987 Sinatra’s Swingin’ Session

    CD - stereo remix, with mild

    narrowing and vocal edginess


Best version of the original, soupy stereo mix:

•1984 UK Sinatra Sings...of Love

    and Things LP (The sound of the

    brass puts this above other

    options, including the MFSL,

    which is quite nice otherwise.)

Sub-par:

•Early Sinatra Sings...of Love and Things stereo LPs - at least some pressings are dark, dull, and soupy sounding


Avoid:

Complete Capitol Singles, 1998 Sinatra Sings...of Love and Things CDs - Two very different, but equally bad and over-processed, Norberg remixes

NOTES


•Track Layout:

-Left = Woodwinds, strings, harp,

     piano

-Center: Sinatra (Voice and fingers)

-Right = Brass, rhythm section

    (except piano)


•In my opinion, the original mono mix is superior to the original stereo mix, but it has frequently been the victim of unsympathetic mastering.

Arranger/Conductor: Nelson Riddle

Original Release: Sinatra Sings...of Love and

    Things, mono and stereo, July 2, 1962

Original CD Release: Sinatra’s Swingin’

    Session, January,1987 (stereo)


Releases sampled for this comparison:

•1962 Sinatra Sings...

    Of Love and Things mono LP

•1962 Sinatra Sings...

    Of Love and Things stereo LP

•1980 Sinatra Sings...

    Of Love and Things LP (stereo)

•1981 Australia The Rarities -

    Volume One LP (mono)

•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 mono LP

•1984 Holland Sinatra Sings...

    Of Love and Things stereo LP

•1987 Sinatra’s Swingin’ Session CD (stereo)

•1996 Complete Capitol Singles CD (stereo)

•1998 UK Sinatra Sings...

    Of Love and Things CD (stereo)

•1998 Sinatra’s Swingin’ Session CD (stereo)


*Shared mastering

**Shared transfer to digital, differently mastered

***Shared mastering

Audio Clips - Mono

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

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

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

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.

Audio Clips - Stereo

Above: 1996 The Complete Capitol Singles Collection CD, remixed by Robert Norberg, courtesy SHTV’s “rangerjohn”

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

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

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.

Above: 1981 Australian The Rarities - Volume One LP, mastered by Otto Ruiter (Maxicut)

Above: 1998 Sinatra’s Swingin’ Session CD, remixed by Robert Norberg, courtesy SHTV’s “rangerjohn”

Above: 1987 Sinatra’s Swingin’ Session CD, remixed by Larry Walsh