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Monday, April 25, 2011

More Sinatra In The Studio 1967

The last Frank Sinatra post was so popular that I thought I'd post another, this time from 1967. Here Frank is recording the classic show tune "Some Enchanted Evening" as only he can do. I'm not sure where this was recorded at, but hopefully someone out there can help us out. I suspect it was United Western again.

What I find interesting is how much reverb is on Frank's vocal and how long the decay time is. There's not much top end on it so it melts into the track and you only notice it in relatively empty spaces. Also, notice how in between takes the control room leaves the talkback on, so the studio mics are dimmed.

It's always fun to listen in on a session by any major artist, but these early recordings are so classic that they're indeed something special.


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8 comments:

Mojo said...

This is very cool! Love the long, full takes... the best part is someone going "Shhhh" before they start up.

LoNero said...

Sinatra had class. Something that is missing in today's music industry. Guys like Sinatra, Elvis, Dean Martin etc, did it with style. Back then talent still mattered.

Anonymous said...

Great to hear the studio behind-the-scenes.

But my God, this is awful!

CaptainVictory said...

What strikes me about the interaction is how natural and personal it seems. By comparison, the people of today come across as stiff, dull, or even worse, "edgy."

Brad said...

Love it! You hear that Cigarette cough at 4:21 and again near the end? lol He had great phrasing. I grew up listening to my mom and dads big band records along with Frank and Andy Williams...oh, and Herb Alpert. Classic.

LIVE MIKE! said...

great stuff Bobby.....cut wound up on The World We Knew Album...it was Frank's way of thumbing his nose at the ever pompous Richard Rodgers

Steven said...

Too bad we lost this one...I only got to see a bit before I put my kids to bed...darn it.
I heard it was amazing though...

Analog Ancestor said...

Too bad it got taken down before I had the chance to see it. The last one was wonderful.

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