Tuesday, May 4, 2010
One of the greatest albums ever recorded gets some needed deluxe treatment today in the form of Sinatra/Jobim: The Complete Reprise Recordings. The bulk of this newly remastered set is indeed the astonishing 1967 collaboration Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim but as a bonus it contains the rest of the session that was scattered on a couple of other releases, including Sinatra and Company as well as The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings. While I wish that some of the buried outtakes and session material from the vaults would have been added to this, there is no question that this is an absolutely essential release. If you haven't heard this material from the catalogue of these two musical giants, do yourself a favor and purchase this CD as it is a Stone-Cold Classic and contains some of the most life-changing music imaginable.