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Trilogy Outtakes And More [no label, 1CD]
Alternate takes from Trilogy sessions. Very good soundboard.
As usual with such compilations, duplication of tracks (on various titles) is inevitable.
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Thanks to Dave (dreitzes) for sharing these tracks on the net in 2007.
The sound quality for the Trilogy outtakes (and “Days of Wine and Roses”) is inferior to the other Reprise studio material I’ve posted, though still very listenable. “Surrey with the Fringe on Top” is merely an instrumental track; Sinatra commissioned the arrangement from Billy May, then changed his mind. (May explained that the musicological, highly technical reason for rejecting the Richard Rodgers tune was that, upon careful analysis, it was deemed to be “a buncha s***! I don’t know why [Sinatra] picked it.”)
There were two separate sets of sessions for the “Past” portion of Trilogy, one in July and one in September. I don’t know for certain which dates would be correct. According to Will Friedwald’s book, The Song Is You, “Surrey” was only attempted in July.
The three live tracks from Atlantic City are from a very good soundboard tape.
The 13-minute session excerpt for “Me and My Shadow” has better sound quality - and a special bit of “Sam” quality.
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Part 1. The “Alternates”
Alternate takes from the sessions for the Reprise album Trilogy: Past, Present And Future
Billy May, arranger
Track 01. The Song Is You [July 17 or September 18, 1979] 2:29
Track 02. But Not for Me [July 17 or September 18, 1979] 3:49
Track 03. Street of Dreams [July 16 or September 18, 1979] 3:05
Track 04. Let’s Face the Music and Dance [July 18 or September 19, 1979] 2:34
Track 05. My Shining Hour [July 16 or September 17, 1979] 3:28
Track 06. More Than You Know [July 16 or September 17, 1979] 3:10
Track 07. Surrey with the Fringe On Top [instrumental track only - July 1979] 2:15
Track 08. They All Laughed [July 17 or September 18, 1979] 2:18
Part 2. The “Live” Versions
Resorts International, Atlantic City, New Jersey; September 9, 1979
Orchestra conducted by Vincent Falcone, Jr
Track 09. Something [Nelson Riddle, arranger] 4:52
Track 10. You and Me 5:40
Track 11. Theme from “New York, New York” 4:51
Part 3. The Bonus “Sessions”
Nelson Riddle, arranger
Track 12. Days of Wine and Roses [January 28, 1964 - Academy Award winners sessions] 9:01
Track 13. Me and My Shadow [with special guest, October 22, 1962 - single session] 12:50
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