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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.

Dave noted:

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
61 mins

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  2. The Big Dick returns

    By Dino Martin on Apr 15, 2017

  3. I know I know , what’s coming Ava’s ghost , His manhood , Mob ties , JFK etc but most of all is his incredible talent , as a singer and and actor, how about a little discussion about that , thanks , these recordings are priceless

    By Harold on Apr 15, 2017

  4. Love these old recordings although Frank by this time was past his prime as a singer , his best period as a singer was the 1950s

    By Larry on Apr 15, 2017

  5. Sings for the lonely is in my opinion his best album even though Wee small hours and swingin lovers get all the aclaim , All his fifties albums are classics

    By Larry on Apr 15, 2017

  6. Boring , let’s talk Dicks , Uncle Miltie was the biggest

    By Tony C on Apr 15, 2017

  7. Are there any Sinatra shows from the 50s and 60s where he performs sad ballads ? Seems like the shows I’ve run across he mainly does uptempo swing stuff, and I prefer his ballads , Maybe he didn’t like doing them live , like his sad songs more than the uptempo stuff

    By Antonio on Apr 15, 2017

  8. “Chins for Swinging Nuts” has my preference

    By Corey "Darth" Moron on Apr 15, 2017

  9. Thanks again for more Sinatra and his most ambitious album; ambitious to the point of pretentiousness (What would you trolls make of the line in “The Future” portion of that 3LP set, “Uranus is heaven.”?) I only wish someone would give us a peek behind that star-crossed session with Gordon Jenkins, or for that matter the inconsistent “The Present” with Don Costa? Yet “You & Me (We Wanted It All)” is one of the very best, heartbroken ballads in FAS’s canon. And that’s saying something.

    By Tony on Apr 16, 2017

  10. Tony,you seem pretty savvy about Sinatra, any live posts that you know of where ballads dominate instead of uptempo swing ? 50s or 60s prime Frank preferably .Nobody could sing a ballad quite like Frank

    By Antonio on Apr 16, 2017

  11. Thanks Big O, these sessions recordings have been wonderful. Sinatra attempted a take of “Surrey” but the tempo of the arrangement had him tripping over the lyrics and he abandoned the take before the end of the song.

    By Eric on Apr 16, 2017

  12. Besides, that record cover was a real abomination

    By Dumbell Moronzini on Apr 16, 2017

  13. My favorite Sinatra album is “A Man Alone.” Anyone have outtakes from this gem? Anyone even heard of it?

    By Rick on Apr 17, 2017

  14. I have it Rick but have never heard it , need to for sure , how about for the lonely , and Where are you two faves of mine

    By Antonio on Apr 17, 2017

  15. Which brings me back to my question, Why did Frank seem to ignore the sad ballads live , always electing to sing the uptempo stuff ?

    By Antonio on Apr 17, 2017

  16. Uptempo live to entertain the audience- some artists don’t like downers live. Elvis liked to do sad ballad ballads live, though. And Dylan’s going through sad Sinatra ballads as though there are a geriatric Blood On the Tracks (BTW I love Dylan’s music, even the Sinatra covers.

    By Rick on Apr 17, 2017

  17. Wonderful stuff as always! Thank you BigO

    By Walter on Apr 18, 2017

  18. I have it Rick but have never heard it

    If that’s not the answer of a MORON !!! What is ?

    By Antonio Moron on Apr 18, 2017

  19. Excellent point Rick

    By Walter on Apr 19, 2017

  20. Was Frank Sinatra really in the mafia ? And did he actually kill people and have people murdered? Keep reading this stuff and can’t figure if all these rumors are true .

    By James on Apr 21, 2017

  21. Sinatra killed malcolm x, jimmy Hoffa, and bobby kennedy, in front of a shocked and sweaty nation James - pull your head out of your ass

    By Antonia on Apr 21, 2017

  22. Didn’t know about Robert Kennedy, Though that Sirhan Sirhan killed him , was Sinatra involved ? Know that Hoffa disappeared in the seventies, Can’t believe he had anything to do with Malcolm X , I read that he may have been involved with Jfks killing as well as hireing Jack Ruby to kill Oswald , also heard that he put out a contract on the manager of the Sands hotel room n the sixties

    By James on Apr 21, 2017

  23. yes he was also responsible for the untimely deaths of captain kangaroo, yeti and the loch ness monster as well as putting out a contract on wile e. coyote….you should google it james

    By Antonia on Apr 22, 2017

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