Non-Album Tracks, 1962

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

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March 6, 1962 @ United Recording Corp.

I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues / Boys Night Out / Cathy (orch. only)

Song #1: “I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues”

Four top choices, in three very different flavors:

•1984 Dutch DMM mono Sinatra

    Sings...of Love and Things LP

    (Good tone; everything congeals

     nicely)

The Capitol Years CD - stereo

    remix (Clean and clear; the way

    the vocal was recorded, when no

    reverb is added, it sounds a little

    like Frank is in a padded,

    carpeted cell)

•1998 UK Sinatra Sings...of Love

    and Things CD and The Works

    LP - Original-mix stereo (By far

    the best of the original-mix

    releases -- With reverb on the

    vocal, things breathe a little

    better, i.e., Frank is out of his

    padded cell)

Sub-par:

•N-cut mono Sinatra Sings...of Love and Things LPs

•Stereo Sinatra Sings...of Love and Things LP

•1991 Come Swing with Me CD - edgy, hard/harsh tone

NOTES


•Track Layout:

-Left = Saxes, piano, bass, mallets

     piano

-Center = Sinatra

-Right = Brass, drums, guitar


•Significant drum leakage smears up the stereo mixes considerably.


•Sinatra’s only Capitol recording made at United in Hollywood.


•With this song, Sinatra’s contract requirements with Capitol were finally met.


The Works is not sampled here due to technical problems with my personal copy. 

Arranger/Conductor: Skip Martin

Original LP Release: Sinatra Sings...of Love

    and Things, mono and stereo, July 2, 1962

Original CD Release: The Capitol Years,

    December 13, 1990 (stereo)


Releases sampled for this comparison:

•1962 Sinatra Sings...

    Of Love and Things mono LP

•1962 Sinatra Sings...

    Of Love and Things stereo LP

•1973 The Works LP (stereo)

•1981 Australia The Rarities -

    Volume One LP (mono)

•1983 MFSL Sinatra Sings...

    Of Love and Things stereo LP

•1984 UK Sinatra Sings...

    Of Love and Things LP (stereo)

•1984 Holland Sinatra Sings...

    Of Love and Things mono LP

•1990 The Capitol Years CD (stereo)

•1991 Come Swing with Me CD (stereo)

•1998 UK Sinatra Sings...

    Of Love and Things CD (stereo)

•1999/2000/2002 Come Swing with Me CD (stereo)

Audio Clips - Mono

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

Above: 1962 D1#2 Sinatra Sings...Of Love and Things LP

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

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

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

Audio Clips - Stereo

Above: 1962 N5 Sinatra Sings...of Love and Things LP

Above: 1981 Australian The Rarities - Volume One LP

Above: 1962 D5 Sinatra Sings...of Love and Things LP

Above: 1990 The Capitol Years CD, remixed and mastered by Furmanek/Walsh

Above: 1991 Come Swing with Me CD, remixed and mastered by Larry Walsh

Above: 1999/2000/2002 Come Swing with Me CD, remixed and mastered by Robert Norberg