Frank Sinatra: ‘A Voice On Air (1935 – 1955)’ Out Now
November 24, 2015
In a manner befitting the 100th birthday of an American icon, ‘Frank Sinatra: A Voice On Air (1935 – 1955)’ is a 100+ track, 4CD deluxe boxset which includes a collection of rare radio broadcasts and rehearsals, carefully restored from the original recording masters for unprecedented high-fidelity sound.
This astonishing overview captured on the classic RCA 44 ribbon microphone charts Sinatra’s evolution as a vocalist, and includes samples of his radio work from the first twenty years of his career, from his first radio performance in 1935 to his last weekly series in 1955.
From beginning to end, ‘Frank Sinatra: A Voice on Air (1935 – 1955)’ envelops the listener in the atmosphere surrounding the creation of these masterful radio performances in the 30s, ‘40s and ‘50s.
On Monday 23rd November 2015, BBC Radio 2’s Paul Gambaccini explored Sinatra’s career during the golden age of radio in the USA. You can listen again here.