Frank Sinatra's Best Classic Recordings for Films Collected for 'Sinatra at the Movies'
New 20-Track CD and Digital Collection to be Released April 15 by Capitol/EMI
Frank Sinatra was a titan of 20th Century entertainment, with record-breaking successes in both music and film throughout his legendary career. Capitol/EMI celebrates Ol' Blue Eyes' musical contributions to many of Hollywood's most memorable classic films, in several of which he also starred, with the April 15 release of a new 20-track CD and digital collection titled Sinatra At The Movies.
Sinatra At The Movies includes title themes from The Tender Trap, From Here To Eternity, Young At Heart, Three Coins In The Fountain and Not As A Stranger, as well as "Chicago" and "All The Way" from The Joker Is Wild, "I Could Write A Book" and "The Lady Is A Tramp" from Pal Joey, "How Deep Is The Ocean" and "All Of Me" from Meet Danny Wilson, "To Love And Be Loved" from Some Came Running, and more.
Sinatra At The Movies is one of several high-profile music and DVD releases honoring the Chairman of the Board's storied career as a pioneering legend of entertainment. Other upcoming salutes to Sinatra include a commemorative U.S. postage stamp to enter circulation on May 13 and special TV programming, co-hosted by his children, through the month of May on Turner Classic Movies (TCM), including more than 30 of Sinatra's films and four of his television specials.
With a career that spanned more than six decades, Frank Sinatra was truly "The Entertainer of the 20th Century." Also known as "Ol' Blue Eyes," "The Chairman of the Board" and "The Voice," Sinatra racked up 31 gold albums, one gold single, nine platinum albums (including three that went multi-platinum), and two gold and platinum videos in the United States.
He won 10 Grammy Awards(R), and when he was awarded the Grammy Legend Award in 1994 he was introduced by U2 singer Bono, who said, "His songs are his home and he lets you in, but you know that to sing like that you've got to have lost a couple of fights. To know tenderness and romance you've got to have had your heart broken."
Sinatra appeared in 58 films and won three Academy Awards(R) (including an honorary Oscar(R) for The House I Live In). He also starred in his own television show and in numerous specials, earning Emmys(R) and a Peabody Award(R), and he performed thousands of tour dates around the world. Sinatra was saluted by The Kennedy Center Honors as a cultural icon, and was awarded the Presidential Medal Of Honor and the Congressional Gold Medal (Congress' highest civilian award).
Born Francis Albert Sinatra on December 12, 1915, Frank Sinatra passed away on May 14, 1998, leaving behind an unparalleled cultural legacy that continues to thrive. Sinatra's global album sales total more than 150 million copies, and Capitol/EMI's 2002 release, Classic Sinatra, has sold approximately two million units in the U.S. alone.
SINATRA AT THE MOVIES (CD & Digital Album) Song List
1. (Love Is) The Tender Trap [The Tender Trap]
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