What are good Frank Sinatra greatest hits collections?
I already have Nothing But The Best and Best of the Columbia Years 1943-1952.
- steveLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
Since the collections you currently have focus on the early Columbia and later Reprise recordings, you might want to consider Frank Sinatra's 1950s output on Capitol Records which many consider his peak.
Take a look at 'The Complete Capitol Singles Collection'
Or 'The Capitol Years' (3 CDs)
If that is too much, you can try these single disc Capitol collections: 'Classic Sinatra: His Greatest Performances 1953-1960'
Or 'The Best of the Capitol Years'
You'll want to read the reviews, as you might be better off purchasing full albums instead.
There are many good songs missing from these collections, such as these..
(If money is no object, try this -- or at least read the reviews)
Some others weren't too happy about the remastering of some collections (i.e. any Bob Norberg remasters - in the "Entertainer of the Century" CD series and the "Concepts" box set ), so you might need to get a used CD from a particular year. Again, read positive and negative reviews. In any case, the 'Concepts' collection has informative reviews.
This UK box set supposedly has excellent sound, though not excellent notes. Unfortunately, the person who remastered it doesn't appear to be known.
Sinatra : The Capitol Years (21 CDs - EMI UK) --
At the very least, you might want to look for CDs remastered by Larry Walsh.
Then I see this thread and don't understand....
I haven't heard this collection, but I have heard some Bob Norberg remasters which were pretty lifeless still making me suspect.
Hope you find something.