Frank Sinatra with Count Basie and the Orchestra: Sinatra at the Sands

Frank Sinatra with Count Basie and the Orchestra: Sinatra at the Sands

Stereo Sound  SSVS-011/012

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Frank Sinatra with Count Basie and the Orchestra

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Comments (14)

Comment by Paul Hannah - April 3, 2020 (1 of 14)

Anybody know where I can purchase this SACD ?

Comment by breydon_music - April 4, 2020 (2 of 14)

You can get it from the Stereo Sound website, where it's quite straightforward to set up an account. However be prepared for a substantial postage charge and also for an accurate customs label when it arrives in your country! If you're a Sinatra fan it's well worth it, not least for Sinatra's hugely politically incorrect sense of humour 50+ years on.

Comment by Paul Hannah - April 6, 2020 (3 of 14)

Thanks greatly for you assistance.........stay safe !

Google could not take me to that you have their web address............Thanks again

Comment by Gilbert Burnett - April 6, 2020 (4 of 14)

Search under Stereosound (no space) or try

Comment by Paul Hannah - April 11, 2020 (5 of 14)

Thanks again....that got me there...….you weren't wrong over seventy dollars for the Sinatra CD.....WOW

Comment by Postercowboy - April 11, 2020 (6 of 14)

This album is Sinatra at his best, with a number of definite performances. I have the 2009 European CD, which is still widely available and fairly cheap. It sounds great and should satisfy most. 7200 Yen with shipping and import taxes comes out to roughly €80 for the SACD.

Welcome to the Wonderful World of Psycho Acoustics: My CD suddenly sounds even better than before.

Comment by hiredfox - April 15, 2020 (7 of 14)

This has been posted on the Stereo Sound website....

[ Temporary suspension of shopping on our webstore. ]

The novel coronavirus pandemic has caused many countries/territories to take measures such as stopping acceptance of inbound postal items as well as considerable suspension and reduction of flights from/to Japan.

We are temporarily unable to accept orders due to difficulties in shipping international mail item such as EMS.

We will contact you by e-mail newsletter and so on when our webstore will be resumed.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Comment by onenairb - April 15, 2020 (8 of 14)

I was going to suggest the DVDA which I have and is excellent and has both stereo (24/192) and 5.1 (24/96) surround resolutions, but when I just looked for it, it commands even bigger money.

May I also suggest Count Basie: Live at the Sands (before Frank). This was the warm up before Frank Sinatra hit the stage.

Comment by breydon_music - April 30, 2020 (9 of 14)

The Stereo Sound store is re-opening for orders on 1st May.

Comment by hiredfox - May 1, 2020 (10 of 14)

Thanks for the Heads Up. They are not taking orders yet as of six hours ago. I'll keep trying.

Comment by breydon_music - May 5, 2020 (11 of 14)

The site currently says that they are closed for national holidays 2-6 May and will re-open on the 7th! They have a link to a list of countries where acceptance of mail has currently been suspended, and thankfully U K is one of the few European countries not on that list, i.e. Japanese companies can currently still post to us.

Comment by hiredfox - June 5, 2020 (12 of 14)

I have this recording now £55 to buy + £23 import duty and charges. It needs to be good!

£78 for a SA-CD is a new record for me as I slide inexorably towards insanity.....

Hoping to spin it over the weekend.

Comment by breydon_music - June 6, 2020 (13 of 14)

Hiredfox, file me under insane also as I have had this on my shelves for a while now. I don't know how you defend such a price except that I have only once been disappointed with a Stereo Sound remaster, even at their prices, and you will be relieved to know that this wasn't it! The sound remains a tad shrill, but that was the case with all of the Reprise Sinatra discs in the first place. As he owned the company, I guess that's how the man liked it. Having said that, the new remaster really draws back a veil, adding punch and detail to the sound picture. It makes an interesting comparison with MoFi's Basie at the Sands disc, recorded by the same team at the same time but never issued by Reprise. Their sound is a tad warmer, but every bit as good - with the two discs we can now enjoy the whole evening that the audience at the Sands would have experienced, and in hi-res too! It's a great testament to Sinatra in concert; perhaps just a shame that Capitol didn't do the same thing a decade earlier. I hope you enjoy it, and that you don't squirm too much at Sinatra's wonderfully politically incorrect sense of humour!

Comment by hiredfox - June 10, 2020 (14 of 14)

Oh Boy! What a cracker of a record. Full of life, atmosphere and brass and bass to die for. Obviously you will know that I am not a head-banger nor a swing aficionado but the sheer breath-taking wall-to-wall impact of this SACD cannot fail to thrill. It is shrill as breydon-music suggests but hey, big, bold and brash is what Las Vegas is all about,

Stereo is not the ideal medium for this because of the audience participation and the spatial confusion they create but the sheer spontaneity of the session is brilliantly captured in a convincing acoustic. Love him or hate him Sinatra was quite a singer if not much of a comedian.