Thursday, 6 September 2007

Frank Sinatra - Oakland Coliseum USA 1968

I first got hold of this particular concert recording a few months back, because I thought my dad would appreciate it.

What surprised me, was how much I enjoyed it myself !

I know very little about Frank Sinatra's music, beyond what I heard being played around my home as I grew up.

It was a generation gap thing.

I associated Frank Sinatra with my 'out of touch' parents back then, and could not understand why they failed to appreciate The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, and so on...

OK this was the sixties, a long time ago.

Enough about my personal Sinatra growing up thing. This is a really good concert musically and sound quality wise. I find it a little bizarre, that according to some mainstream websites, this is still considered a rarity, and yet I obtained it without effort, whatever the case, here it is!

A little background:

MAY 22, 1968: Frank Sinatra headlined at a fund raising rally and concert for the then presidential candidate, Hubert Humphrey at the Oakland Coliseum, California, USA.

Set List:

1 Day In Day Out
2 I Get A Kick Out Of You
3 Moonlight In Vermont
4 The Lady Is A Tramp
5 I Have Dreamed
6 I've Got You Under My Skin
7 That's Life
8 O'l Man River
9 All I Need Is The Girl
10 Willow Weep For Me
11 Goin' Out Of My Head
12 Nancy (With The Laughing Face)
13 Fly Me To The Moon
14 It Was A Very Good Year
15 My Kind Of Town
16 Frank Says Goodbye

Put simply, this is a really vibrant performance, a really tight and on form orchestra, and obviously a professional recording crew, despite the fact this was never intended for full public release. (Stereo Soundboard).

Replacement link in comments or click on the picture (8th January 2010).

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9 comments:

jlb418 said...

thank you

Graham said...

Fantastic singer - fantastic songs. Sinatra at the Sands is another classic. Your link only seems to be for the first half of the recording - it breaks during track 9. Can you help?

perfectradio@btinternet.com (MIKE) said...
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Anonymous said...

Thanks so much! I love Sinatra and listening to him sing live is a real treat. I never knew this recording existed. You made my day :-)

JIM HAYES said...

yeah this is a great gig! thanks for posting

Anonymous said...

Hi, any chance of a re up on this one, the megaupload link is dead ?

perfectradio@btinternet.com (MIKE) said...

Replacement Link (8th Jan 2010):

http://www.flameupload.com/files/39ZT7DNC/Frank_Sinatra_-_Live_1968.rar

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Anonymous said...

Hi Thanks for the new link
very much appreciated,
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happy New Year too