Frank Sinatra

Song Book [Musketeer]

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This 105-minute, 40-track, two-CD set from the U.K. is made up of one disc's worth of live material recorded during the late 1950s and one disc's worth of radio transcriptions and transfers from 78s from the 1940s. Collectors will welcome the handful of songs, including "Out of Nowhere" and "Somebody Loves Me," for which Sinatra never made studio recordings, but less fanatical listeners will be frustrated by the lack of annotations (who is that singing along on "Tea for Two"? Dinah Shore, we'd guess) and by the sound quality, which is only fair, with some distortion present on the live disc. Though it may technically be a legitimate release, this album has all the slipshod organization of a bootleg.

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