Ultimate Sinatra

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Ultimate Sinatra (100 Songs Celebrating 100 Years)
Frank Sinatra - Ultimate Sinatra Cover.jpg
Box set and greatest hits album by
ReleasedApril 21, 2015
RecordedJuly 13, 1939 – September 19, 1979
GenreTraditional pop
Length317:43
LabelCapitol
Frank Sinatra chronology
Sinatra: London
(2014)
Ultimate Sinatra (100 Songs Celebrating 100 Years)
(2015)
Sinatra: World On a String
(2016)

Ultimate Sinatra is a 2015 compilation album by American singer Frank Sinatra released specifically to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of his birth. The collection consists of songs recorded from 1939 to 1979 during his sessions for Columbia Records, Capitol Records, and Reprise Records. The 4-CD set consists of 100 songs, plus a never before released bonus track of a rehearsal recording of "The Surrey With the Fringe On Top" from the musical Oklahoma! This edition also features an 80-page booklet with a new essay by Sinatra historian and author Charles Pignone, as well as rare photos and quotes from Sinatra, his family members and key collaborators.

A single-disc version also was released, consisting of 24 tracks from the box set plus an exclusive alternate studio take of "Just In Time." The Australian 2-CD edition adds a complete, previously unreleased recording of Sinatra's December 1961 concert at Sydney Stadium. The American release truncates the Sydney show.

Track listing[edit]

Box set edition (Note: all composers' and arrangers' names listed below are in the order they appear in the box set booklet. "Arranged by" is abbreviated as "arr. by" below.)

Disc one[edit]

  1. "All or Nothing at All" (Jack Lawrence, Arthur Altman)―arr. by Andy Gibson
  2. "I'll Never Smile Again" (Ruth Lowe)―arr. by Fred Stulce
  3. "Street of Dreams" (from "The Essential Frank Sinatra and Tommy Dorsey") (Victor Young, Sam M. Lewis)―arr. by Axel Stordahl
  4. "You'll Never Know" (from "The Columbia Years 1943–1952: The Complete Recordings") (Mack Gordon, Harry Warren)—arr. by Alec Wilder
  5. "If You Are But A Dream" (from "The Columbia Years 1943–1952: The Complete Recordings") (Moe Jaffe, Jack Fulton, Nat Bonx)—arr. by Stordahl
  6. "Saturday Night (Is the Loneliest Night of the Week)" (from "The Columbia Years 1943–1952: The Complete Recordings") (Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn)—arr. by George Siravo
  7. "Nancy (With the Laughing Face)" (from "The Columbia Years 1943–1952: The Complete Recordings") (Phil Silvers, Jimmy Van Heusen)—arr. by Stordahl
  8. "Oh, What It Seemed to Be" (from "The Columbia Years 1943–1952: The Complete Recordings") (Bennie Benjamin, George Weiss, Frankie Carle)—arr. by Stordahl
  9. "Five Minutes More" (from "The Columbia Years 1943–1952: The Complete Recordings") (Styne, Cahn)—arr. by Stordahl
  10. "Time After Time" (from "The Columbia Years 1943–1952: The Complete Recordings") (Styne, Cahn)—arr. by Stordahl - 3:08
  11. "Night and Day" (from "The Columbia Years 1943–1952: The Complete Recordings") (Cole Porter)—arr. by Stordahl - 3:39
  12. "The Song Is You" (from "The Columbia Years 1943–1952: The Complete Recordings") (Oscar Hammerstein II, Jerome Kern)—arr. by Stordahl - 3:21
  13. "I'm a Fool to Want You" (from "The Columbia Years 1943–1952: The Complete Recordings") (Jack Wolf, Joel Herron, Frank Sinatra)—arr. by Stordahl - 2:55
  14. "The Birth of the Blues" (from "The Columbia Years 1943–1952: The Complete Recordings") (Buddy G. DeSylva, Lew Brown, Ray Henderson)—arr. by Henie Beau
  15. "Why Try to Change Me Now?" (from "The Columbia Years 1943–1952: The Complete Recordings") (Cy Coleman, Joseph A. McCarthy)—arr. by Percy Faith
  16. "I've Got the World On A String" (from "The Capitol Years") (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler)—arr. by Nelson Riddle - 2:11
  17. "Don't Worry 'Bout Me" (from "The Capitol Years (1998 Frank Sinatra album)|The Capitol Years") (Rube Bloom, Koehler)—arr. by Riddle - 3:08
  18. "My Funny Valentine" (from "The Capitol Years (1998 Frank Sinatra album)|The Capitol Years") (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)—arr. by Riddle - 2:31
  19. "They Can't Take That Away from Me" (from "The Capitol Years (1998 Frank Sinatra album)|The Capitol Years") (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)—arr. by Riddle - 1:58
  20. "I Get a Kick Out of You" (from "The Capitol Years (1998 Frank Sinatra album)|The Capitol Years") (Porter)―arr. by Riddle - 2:55
  21. "Young at Heart" (from "The Capitol Years (1998 Frank Sinatra album)|The Capitol Years") (Carolyn Leigh, Johnny Richards)―arr. by Riddle - 2:52
  22. "Last Night When We Were Young" (from "The Capitol Years (1998 Frank Sinatra album)|The Capitol Years") (Arlen, Yip Harburg)―arr. by Riddle - 3:17
  23. "Three Coins in the Fountain" (from "The Capitol Years (1998 Frank Sinatra album)|The Capitol Years") (Styne, Cahn)―arr. by Riddle - 3:07
  24. "Just One of Those Things" (from "The Capitol Years (1998 Frank Sinatra album)|The Capitol Years") (Porter)―arr. by Riddle -3:14
  25. "All of Me" (from "The Capitol Years (1998 Frank Sinatra album)|The Capitol Years") (Seymour Simons, Gerald Marks)―arr. by Riddle - 2:08
  26. "Someone to Watch Over Me" (from "The Capitol Years (1998 Frank Sinatra album)|The Capitol Years") (G. Gershwin, I. Gershwin)―arr. by Riddle - 2:57
  27. "I Get Along Without You Very Well (Except Sometimes)" (from "The Capitol Years (1998 Frank Sinatra album)|The Capitol Years") (Hoagy Carmichael, Jane Brown Thompson)―arr. by Riddle - 3:42

Disc two[edit]

  1. "This Love of Mine" (from "The Capitol Years (1998 Frank Sinatra album)|The Capitol Years") (Barry Parker, Hank Sanicola, Frank Sinatra)―arr. by Nelson Riddle - 3:33
  2. "In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning" (from "The Capitol Years (1998 Frank Sinatra album)|The Capitol Years") (David Mann, Bob Hilliard)―arr. by Riddle - 3:00
  3. "Learnin' the Blues" (from "The Capitol Years (1998 Frank Sinatra album)|The Capitol Years") (Dolores Vicki Silvers)―arr. by Riddle - 3:04
  4. "Love and Marriage" (from "The Capitol Years (1998 Frank Sinatra album)|The Capitol Years") (Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen)―arr. by Riddle - 2:37
  5. "(Love Is) The Tender Trap" (from "The Capitol Years (1998 Frank Sinatra album)|The Capitol Years") (Cahn, Van Heusen)―arr. by Riddle - 2:58
  6. "Love Is Here to Stay" (from "The Capitol Years (1998 Frank Sinatra album)|The Capitol Years") (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)―arr. by Riddle - 2:42
  7. "You Make Me Feel So Young" (from "The Capitol Years (1998 Frank Sinatra album)|The Capitol Years") (Mack Gordon, Josef Myrow)―arr. by Riddle - 2:57
  8. "Memories of You" (from "The Capitol Years (1998 Frank Sinatra album)|The Capitol Years") (Eubie Blake, Andy Razaf)―arr. by Riddle - 2:53
  9. "I've Got You Under My Skin" (from "The Capitol Years (1998 Frank Sinatra album)|The Capitol Years") (Cole Porter)―arr. by Riddle - 3:43
  10. "Too Marvelous for Words" (from "The Capitol Years (1998 Frank Sinatra album)|The Capitol Years") (Johnny Mercer, Richard A. Whiting)―arr. by Riddle - 2:29
  11. "(How Little It Matters) How Little We Know" (from "The Capitol Years (1998 Frank Sinatra album)|The Capitol Years") (Carolyn Leigh, Philip Springer)―arr. by Riddle
  12. "I Couldn't Sleep a Wink Last Night" (from "The Capitol Years (1998 Frank Sinatra album)|The Capitol Years") (Harold Adamson, Jimmy McHugh)―arr. by Riddle - 3:25
  13. "I Wish I Were in Love Again" (from "The Capitol Years (1998 Frank Sinatra album)|The Capitol Years") (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)―arr. by Riddle - 2:27
  14. "The Lady Is a Tramp" (from "The Capitol Years (1998 Frank Sinatra album)|The Capitol Years") (Rodgers, Hart)―arr. by Riddle - 3:14
  15. "From This Moment On" (from "The Capitol Years (1998 Frank Sinatra album)|The Capitol Years") (Porter)―arr. by Riddle - 3:50
  16. "Laura" (from "The Capitol Years (1998 Frank Sinatra album)|The Capitol Years") (Mercer, David Raksin)―arr. by Gordon Jenkins - 3:28
  17. "Where Are You?" (from "The Capitol Years (1998 Frank Sinatra album)|The Capitol Years") (Adamson, McHugh)―arr. by Jenkins - 3:30
  18. "Witchcraft" (from "The Capitol Years (1998 Frank Sinatra album)|The Capitol Years") (Cy Coleman, Leigh)―arr. by Riddle - 2:53
  19. "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered" (from "The Capitol Years (1998 Frank Sinatra album)|The Capitol Years") (Rodgers, Hart)―arr. by Riddle - 3:39
  20. "All the Way" (from "The Capitol Years (1998 Frank Sinatra album)|The Capitol Years") (Cahn, Van Heusen)―arr. by Riddle - 2:52
  21. "Moonlight in Vermont" (from "The Capitol Years (1998 Frank Sinatra album)|The Capitol Years") (John Blackburn, Karl Suessdorf)―arr. by Billy May - 3:32
  22. "Come Fly with Me" (from "The Capitol Years (1998 Frank Sinatra album)|The Capitol Years") (Cahn, Van Heusen)―arr. by May - 3:16
  23. "Put Your Dreams Away (For Another Day)" (from "The Capitol Years (1998 Frank Sinatra album)|The Capitol Years") (Ruth Lowe, Paul Mann, Stephan Weiss)―arr. by Riddle - 3:13
  24. "Angel Eyes" (from "The Capitol Years (1998 Frank Sinatra album)|The Capitol Years") (Earl Brent, Matt Dennis)―arr. by Riddle - 3:43
  25. "Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out to Dry" (from "The Capitol Years (1998 Frank Sinatra album)|The Capitol Years") (Cahn, Jule Styne)―arr. by Riddle - 4:00

Disc three[edit]

  1. "Only the Lonely" (from "The Capitol Years (1998 Frank Sinatra album)|The Capitol Years") (Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen)―arr. by Nelson Riddle - 4:10
  2. "One for My Baby (and One More for the Road)" (from "The Capitol Years (1998 Frank Sinatra album)|The Capitol Years") (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer)―arr. by Riddle - 4:23
  3. "Something's Gotta Give" (from "The Capitol Years (1998 Frank Sinatra album)|The Capitol Years") (Mercer)―arr. by Billy May - 2:38
  4. "Come Dance with Me" (from "The Capitol Years (1998 Frank Sinatra album)|The Capitol Years") (Cahn, Van Heusen)―arr. by May - 2:31
  5. "Here's That Rainy Day" (from "The Capitol Years (1998 Frank Sinatra album)|The Capitol Years") (Johnny Burke, Van Heusen)―arr. by Gordon Jenkins - 3:34
  6. "A Cottage for Sale" (from "The Capitol Years (1998 Frank Sinatra album)|The Capitol Years") (Larry Conley, Willard Robison)―arr. by Jenkins - 3:16
  7. "High Hopes" (from "The Capitol Years (1998 Frank Sinatra album)|The Capitol Years") (Cahn, Van Heusen)―arr. by Riddle - 2:42
  8. "The Nearness of You" (from "The Capitol Years (1998 Frank Sinatra album)|The Capitol Years") (Hoagy Carmichael, Ned Washington)―arr. by Riddle - 2:43
  9. "I've Got a Crush on You" (from "The Capitol Years (1998 Frank Sinatra album)|The Capitol Years") (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)―arr. by Riddle - 2:14
  10. "Nice 'n' Easy" (from "The Capitol Years (1998 Frank Sinatra album)|The Capitol Years") (Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Lew Spence)―arr. by Riddle - 2:45
  11. "(Ah, the Apple Trees) When the World Was Young" (from "Frank Sinatra: The Reprise Years") (Mercer, M. Philippe-Gerard, Angele Marie T. Vannier)―arr. by Axel Stordahl - 3:48
  12. "In the Still of the Night" (from "Frank Sinatra: The Reprise Years") (Cole Porter)―arr. by Johnny Mandel - 3:25
  13. "The Second Time Around" (from "Frank Sinatra: The Reprise Years") (Cahn, Van Heusen)―arr. by Riddle - 3:03
  14. "Without a Song" (from "Frank Sinatra: The Reprise Years") (Billy Rose, Vincent Youmans, Edward Eliscu)―arr. by Sy Oliver - 3:39
  15. "Love Walked In" (from "Frank Sinatra: The Reprise Years") (G. Gershwin, I. Gershwin)―arr. by May - 2:19
  16. "Stardust" (from "Frank Sinatra: The Reprise Years") (Carmichael, Mitchell Parish)―arr. by Don Costa - 2:48
  17. "Come Rain or Come Shine" (from "Frank Sinatra: The Reprise Years") (Arlen, Mercer)―arr. by Costa - 4:05
  18. "The Girl Next Door" (from "Frank Sinatra: The Reprise Years") (Hugh Martin, Ralph Blane)―arr. by Jenkins - 3:18
  19. "At Long Last Love" (from "Frank Sinatra: The Reprise Years") (Porter)―arr. by Neal Hefti - 2:14
  20. "The Very Thought of You" (from "Frank Sinatra: The Reprise Years") (Ray Noble)―arr. by Robert Farnon - 3:34
  21. "Pennies from Heaven" (from "Frank Sinatra: The Reprise Years") (Johnny Burke, Arthur Johnston)―arr. by Hefti - 2:43
  22. "Ol' Man River" (from "Frank Sinatra: The Reprise Years") (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II)―arr. by Riddle - 4:11
  23. "I Have Dreamed" (from "Frank Sinatra: The Reprise Years") (Richard Rodgers, Hammerstein II)―arr. by Riddle - 3:01
  24. "Luck Be a Lady" (from "Frank Sinatra: The Reprise Years") (Frank Loesser)―arr. by May - 5:14

Disc four[edit]

  1. "The Way You Look Tonight" (from "Frank Sinatra: The Reprise Years") (Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields)―arr. by Nelson Riddle - 3:24
  2. "My Kind of Town" (from "Frank Sinatra: The Reprise Years") (Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen)―arr. by Riddle - 3:10
  3. "The Best is Yet to Come" (from "Frank Sinatra: The Reprise Years") (Cy Coleman, Carolyn Leigh)―arr. by Quincy Jones - 2:56
  4. "Fly Me to the Moon (In Other Words)" (from "Frank Sinatra: The Reprise Years") (Bart Howard)―arr. by Jones - 2:29
  5. "Softly, as I Leave You" (from "Frank Sinatra: The Reprise Years") (Hal Shaper, Antonio DeVita, Giorgio Calabrese)―arr. by Ernie Freeman
  6. "It Was a Very Good Year" (from "Frank Sinatra: The Reprise Years") (Ervin Drake)―arr. by Gordon Jenkins - 4:25
  7. "The September of My Years" (from "Frank Sinatra: The Reprise Years") (Cahn, Van Heusen)―arr. by Jenkins - 3:12
  8. "Moonlight Serenade" (from "Frank Sinatra: The Reprise Years") (Glenn Miller, Mitchell Parish)―arr. by Riddle - 3:26
  9. "Strangers in the Night" (from "Frank Sinatra: The Reprise Years") (Bert Kaempfert, Charles Singleton, Eddie Snyder)―arr. by Freeman - 2:36
  10. "Summer Wind" (from "Frank Sinatra: The Reprise Years") (Heinz Meier, Hans Bradtke, Johnny Mercer)―arr. by Riddle - 2:53
  11. "That's Life" (from "Frank Sinatra: The Reprise Years") (Kelly Gordon, Dean Thompson)―arr. by Freeman - 3:07
  12. "I Concentrate on You" (duet with Antônio Carlos Jobim) (from "Frank Sinatra: The Reprise Years") (Cole Porter)―arr. by Claus Ogerman - 2:32
  13. "The Girl from Ipanema (duet with Jobim)" (from "Frank Sinatra: The Reprise Years") (Jobim, Norman Gimbel, Vinícius de Moraes)―arr. by Ogerman - 3:14
  14. "Drinking Again" (from "Frank Sinatra: The Reprise Years") (Mercer, Doris Tauber)―arr. by Ogerman - 3:13
  15. "Somethin' Stupid (duet with Nancy Sinatra)" (from "Frank Sinatra: The Reprise Years") (Carson Parks)―arr. by Billy Strange - 2:45
  16. "The World We Knew (Over and Over)" (from "Frank Sinatra: The Reprise Years") (Sigman, Kaempfert, Herb Rehbein)―arr. by Freeman - 2:25
  17. "Cycles" (from "Frank Sinatra: The Reprise Years") (Judith Caldwell)―arr. by Costa - 3:13
  18. "My Way" (from "Frank Sinatra: The Reprise Years") (Paul Anka, Jacques Revaux, Giles Thibault, Claude François)―arr. by Costa - 4:35
  19. "Wave" (from "Frank Sinatra: The Reprise Years") (Jobim)―arr. by Eumir Deodato - 3:25
  20. "All My Tomorrows" (from "Frank Sinatra: The Reprise Years") (Cahn, Van Heusen)―arr. by Costa - 4:35
  21. "Forget to Remember" (from "Frank Sinatra: The Reprise Years") (Victoria Pike, Teddy Randazzo)―arr. by Costa
  22. "It Had to Be You" (from "Frank Sinatra: The Reprise Years") (Isham Jones, Gus Kahn)―arr. by May - 3:53
  23. "All of You" (from "Frank Sinatra: The Reprise Years") (Porter)―arr. by May - 1:42
  24. "Theme from New York, New York" (from "Frank Sinatra: The Reprise Years") (John Kander, Fred Ebb)―arr. by Costa - 3:26
  25. "The Surrey With The Fringe On Top" (from Oklahoma!) (Rodgers, Hammerstein II)―arr. by May (Rehearsal) (previously unreleased)

Double vinyl edition[edit]

Side A
  1. "All Or Nothing At All"
  2. "I’ll Never Smile Again"
  3. "Saturday Night (Is The Loneliest Night Of The Week)"
  4. "Nancy (With The Laughing Face)"
  5. "I’ve Got The World On A String"
  6. "Young At Heart"
  7. "In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning"
Side B
  1. "Learnin’ The Blues"
  2. "Love And Marriage"
  3. "I’ve Got You Under My Skin"
  4. "Witchcraft"
  5. "All The Way"
Side C
  1. "Come Fly With Me"
  2. "One For My Baby (And One More For The Road)"
  3. "The Way You Look Tonight"
  4. "My Kind Of Town"
  5. "Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words)"
  6. "It Was A Very Good Year"
Side D
  1. "Strangers In The Night"
  2. "Summer Wind"
  3. "That’s Life"
  4. "My Way"
  5. "Theme From New York, New York"
  6. "Put Your Dreams Away (For Another Day)"

Single CD / digital edition[edit]

  1. "All Or Nothing At All"
  2. "I’ll Never Smile Again"
  3. "Saturday Night (Is The Loneliest Night Of The Week)"
  4. "Nancy (With The Laughing Face)"
  5. "I’ve Got The World On A String"
  6. "Young at Heart"
  7. "In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning"
  8. "Learnin’ The Blues"
  9. "Love And Marriage"
  10. "I’ve Got You Under My Skin"
  11. "Witchcraft"
  12. "All The Way"
  13. "Come Fly With Me"
  14. "One For My Baby (And One More For The Road)"
  15. "The Way You Look Tonight"
  16. "My Kind Of Town"
  17. "Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words)"
  18. "It Was A Very Good Year"
  19. "Strangers In The Night"
  20. "Summer Wind"
  21. "That’s Life"
  22. "My Way"
  23. "Theme From New York, New York"
  24. "Put Your Dreams Away (For Another Day)"
  25. "Just In Time" (Alternate Version) [Previously unreleased] (Styne, Betty Comden, Adolph Green)
  26. "Chicago (That Toddlin' Town)" (Digital-only bonus track) (Fred Fisher)

Reception[edit]

The 4 CD disc box set entitled Ultimate Sinatra: The Centennial Collection peaked at no. 2 on the Billboard Jazz Album Chart and no. 145 on the Billboard 200. The single disc album peaked at no. 1 on the Billboard Jazz Album chart and at no. 32 on the Billboard 200.[1]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[2] Gold 100,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Frank Sinatra: Billboard Albums. allmusic.com
  2. ^ "British album certifications – Frank Sinatra – Ultimate Collection". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 21 February 2019. Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type Ultimate Collection in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.