Sinatra at the Sands is a live album by Frank Sinatra accompanied by Count Basie and his orchestra, and conducted and arranged by Quincy Jones, recorded live in the Copa Room of the former Sands Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas in 1966. It was Sinatra's first live album to be commercially released, and contains many definitive readings of the songs that are most readily associated with Sinatra.
In many ways, Sinatra at the Sands is the definitive portrait of Frank Sinatra in the '60s. Recorded in April of 1966, At the Sands is the first commercially released live Frank Sinatra album, recorded at a relaxed Las Vegas club show. For these dates at the Sands, Sinatra worked with Count Basie and his orchestra, which was conducted by Quincy Jones. Like any of his concerts, the material was fairly predictable, with his standard show numbers punctuated by some nice surprises. Throughout the show, Sinatra is in fine voice, turning in a particularly affecting version of "Angel Eyes.
Complete your Frank Sinatra collection. Great album bought on first release in Australia. Frank was at his peak I think. Still the best live recoding ever in my opinion. No "Luck be a Lady" on this version either for some reason.
Frank Sinatra's 'Sands' Turns 50. The Hoodlum from Hoboken is at his most Rat Pack-y on this 1966 live release, featuring the Count Basie Orchestra. His warm, distinctive voice was at the peak of its power. So when he stepped onstage at the Sands Hotel to record this first live album, Sinatra was on a winning streak unmatched in pop music. He behaved accordingly. Frank Sinatra Jr. Reflects on His Father & His Past in 2015 Interview. What really sets Sands apart is the recording and the oft off-color banter. During "The Tea Break" section of the album, Sinatra plays comedian: "I hope you’re having an enjoyable stay here in Las Vegas and have been fortunate," he tells the crowd.
This priceless document (Sinatra's first official live album) captures the Chairman of the Board in performance mode, ably supported by conductor-arranger Quincy Jones and Count Basie and his Orchestra. The set list comprises 16 Sinatra classics-including "Come Fly with Me," "One for My Baby (And One More for the Road)," "It Was a Very Good Year," and "Angel Eyes"-along with two Basie instrumentals and some seriously un-P.
Remembering Frank Sinatra’s Time-Stopping Performance At The Sands. Captured live on ‘Sinatra At The Sands’, The Chairman delivered a performance that made everyone in the room think they’d hit the jackpot. Published on. October 15, 2018. Issued in July 1966 as a double-album on The Chairman’s own Reprise label, Sinatra At The Sands was seamlessly assembled from a week’s worth of shows recorded during a seven-night stint in Vegas which lasted from 26 January to 1 February 1966. It’s hard to believe that Frank Sinatra had notched up half a century of birthdays (he was 50 the previous December) without making a live album – he had, after all, been a professional singer since 1935 and a solo recording artist since 1943. But that all changed in 1966 when he joined forces with the legendary Count Basie and his band in Vegas.
Sinatra and Basie had previously collaborated on 1962's Sinatra-Basie and 1964's It Might As Well Be Swing, with both albums released on Sinatra's Reprise label The album was remixed and remastered and released in DVD-Audio in high-resolution stereo and multi-channel surround in 2003 An alternate version of the same show with a slightly different track list. was released in November 2006 as part of the box set Sinatra: Vegas The album is certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. "American certifications – Frank Sinatra – Sinatra at the Sands" Recording Industry Association of America.
|A1||Come Fly With Me|
|A2||I've Got A Crush On You|
|A3||I've Got You Under My Skin|
|A4||The Shadow Of Your Smile|
|A5||Street Of Dreams|
|A6||One For My Baby|
|B1||Where Or When|
|B3||My Kind Of Town|
|B4||"A Few Last Words"|
|B5||My Kind Of Town|