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Sinatra Goes MP3 Las Vegas Style

Looking to spend a few hours listening to Vegas nostalgia? Go no further than the chairman of the board, Frank Sinatra! In this article, we review two releases recorded in Las Vegas. The first is the hugely popular Sinatra at the Sands.

This was Sinatras first live album and over 40 years later, it is still considered a classic.

Sinatra at the Sands was recorded at the Sands Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas in January and February 1966. Originally released only on vinyl, Sinatra at the Sands features Count Basie and his orchestra and was conducted and arranged by Quincy Jones. This was Sinatras first live album and over 40 years later, it is still considered a classic.

It starts off with the soaring Come Fly with Me and moves on with Ive Got You Under My Skin. Other classic songs include The Shadow of Your Smile and Fly Me to the Moon (remember Astrud Gilbertos version of both?), Get Me to the Church on Time and ends with the sentimental My Kind of Town.

Another new Sinatra release is Best of Vegas. This mp3-only release from Amazon is a compilation of songs performed in Las Vegas in the 1960s and 1980s. The performances include Live at the Sands (November 1961), Live at the Sands (January February 1966), Caesars Palace (March 1982), and the Golden Nugget (April 1987). The songs include classics like Moonlight in Vermont, The Lady is a Tramp, Witchcraft, Pennies From Heaven and of course the Theme From New York, New York.

We love Vegas and Sinatra and these are two excellent choices for an evening of 1960s Sin City nostalgia. Sinatras music has clearly passed the test of time.

OCA News Editor

With a background in game development spanning 8 years, Sam Peterson is OCAs leading authority in the world of online gaming. His focuses include new releases and gaming providers.

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