Frank Sinatra

New York (Live)

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This showcases Frank Sinatra in the city that defined him. It contains 61 performances in concert appearances from the mid-'50s to 1990. The first four ballads are taken from the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra's 20th anniversary gig, broadcast on radio in 1955. There is also an excellent 1974 Carnegie Hall performance, with Bill Miller conducting the orchestra, and Sinatra's great quartet. This is where we get performances of "My Way," "Send in the Clowns," and "Bad Bad Leroy Brown." Other material was recorded at Madison Square Garden that year with Woody Herman & His Thundering Herd. The last batch of these performances is from Carnegie Hall shows in 1984 and Radio City Music Hall in 1990 -- in the final show, the orchestra is conducted by Frank Sinatra, Jr.