Frank Sinatra with the Red Norvo Quintet: Live in Australia, 1959

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With the Red Norvo Quintet: Live in Australia, 1959
Live album by Frank Sinatra
Released April 8, 1997
Recorded March 31 & April 1, 1959
Melbourne, Australia
Genre Vocal jazz, Classic pop
Length 57:53
Label Blue Note
Frank Sinatra chronology
Greatest Hits: Early Years
(1996)
With the Red Norvo Quintet: Live in Australia, 1959
(1997)
The Very Best of Frank Sinatra
(1997)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]

With the Red Norvo Quintet: Live in Australia, 1959 is a live album by American singer Frank Sinatra, recorded in 1959 but released in 1997.

These tapes were recorded during two stops on Sinatra's brief Australian tour of 1959, during which he was backed by the quintet of jazz vibraphonist Red Norvo. It is considered one of the wildest performances he has ever recorded, as he exhibits great freedom in his lyric choice, often switching and twisting entire phrases. For example, just as Sinatra begins "I've Got You Under My Skin", a woman in the audience screams. He responds between lyrics with "Get your hand off that broad!"

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Perdido" (Instrumental) (Ervin Drake, Hans Jan Lengsfelder, Juan Tizol) – 5:22
  2. "Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea" (Instrumental) (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) – 5:08
  3. "I Could Have Danced All Night" (Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe) – 2:45
  4. "Just One of Those Things" (Cole Porter) – 2:30
  5. "I Get a Kick Out of You" (Porter) – 3:05
  6. "At Long Last Love" (Porter) – 2:26
  7. "Willow Weep for Me" (Ann Ronell) – 3:49
  8. "I've Got You Under My Skin" (Porter) – 3:15
  9. "Moonlight in Vermont" (John Blackburn, Karl Suessdorf) – 3:43
  10. "The Lady is a Tramp" (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) – 4:41
  11. "Sinatra Speaks" – 1:34
  12. "Angel Eyes" (Earl Brent, Matt Dennis) – 2:53
  13. "Come Fly with Me" (Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen) – 2:53
  14. "All the Way" (Cahn, Van Heusen) – 2:40
  15. "Dancing in the Dark" (Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz) – 2:17
  16. "One for My Baby (And One More for the Road)" (Arlen, Johnny Mercer) – 5:14
  17. "All of Me" (Gerald Marks, Seymour Simons) – 3:02
  18. "On the Road to Mandalay" (Oley Speaks, Rudyard Kipling) – 4:15
  19. "Night and Day" (Porter) – 4:16

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