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Frank Sinatra: Concert for the Americas Directed by Walter C. Miller
Frank Sinatra: Concert for the Americas
 Directed by Walter C. Miller
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This first-ever U.S. release of this spectacular 1982 concert proves that even at age 66, Francis Albert Sinatra was still the undisputed Chairman Of The Board. Recorded at the Altos De Chavón Amphitheatre in La Romana, the Dominican Republic, this 90-minute epic performance features the legendary Buddy Rich on drums and a special guest appearance by guitarist Tony Mottola on a memorable rendition of Send In The Clowns.

Performances:

1.I ve Got The World On A String
2.I Get A Kick Out Of You
3. Come Rain Or Come Shine
4.When Your Lover Has Gone
5.The Lady Is A Tramp
6.The House I Live In
7.Prologue/Jet Song Buddy Rich
8.Searching
9. My Kind Of Town
10. Something
11. The Best Is Yet To Come
12. Strangers In The Night
13. All Or Nothing At All
14. The Gal That Got Away/It Never Entered My Mind
15. I ve Got You Under My Skin
16. Send In The Clowns With Tony Mottola On Guitar
17. Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars (Corcovado)
18. I Won t Dance
19. Theme From New York, New York
Product Details
  • Amazon Sales Rank: #12003 in DVD
  • Brand: DVD
  • Model: 15258599
  • Published on: 2010-12-14
  • Released on: 2010-12-14
  • Rating: NR (Not Rated)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Formats: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
  • Original language: English
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Dimensions: .75" h x 5.25" w x 7.75" l, .15 pounds
  • Running time: 90 minutes
  • Product Features
  • Factory sealed DVD
  • Customer Reviews

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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
    5Sinatra at his Most Charismatic, Aging Gracefully Here
    By Donald J. Paul
    Frank was a little past his prime when this live concert was performed, but he was in terrific form in this early 80s show. His bluesy rendition of "Come Rain or Shine" takes Don Costa's great chart and makes it grittier, sans the massive string section. "Best Is Yet to Come" is as solid a rendition of the Cy Coleman song as I've ever seen or heard. "I Won't Dance" swings, and Franks's drummer Irv Cottler places the perfect, powerful accents to kick Sinatra higher. Speaking of Cottler, you won't see Buddy Rich behind Sinatra, but that's fine. Cottler knew every nook and cranny of Sinatra's rhythmic phrasing and knew how to fire up his boss. It's Buddy's band, augmented by french horns and virtuoso Tony Mottola, along with a couple of other Sinatra regulars. There is a break in which Buddy comes out and does his classic "West Side Story", with a typically explosive drum solo. I have a friend who attended this concert in the Dominican Republic who told me Buddy collapsed after his performance from the stifling heat & humidity. You'll note he didn't even wear a hairpiece...somehow, Sinatra looked comfortable.

    No, it's not HD, the audio is okay but not up to the best technologies of today...but this is one of the best Sinatra live concerts you'll find. 'S Wonderful.

    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
    5The Performer!
    By Jazznme
    He became the BEST! Miss him so much! YouTube is only a glimpse! Put it together with his movies, his personal life, his humble beginnings, all the brawls, women.....family.... They can never make a movie about FRANK! It would have to be a 12 episode series, to be continued!!

    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
    5this Concert for the Americas video is THE VERY BEST..
    By JP
    In my view, of all the Sinatra in-concert videos available, this Concert for the Americas video is THE VERY BEST . . . because (1) Sinatra is in unusually good voice AND he's having an absolute ball working with Buddy Rich's full big-band-sound orchestra and singing for this audience; plus (2) the visuals and sound-quality of the concert in the Dominican Republic are unsurpassed of all his videos -- a Sinatra-lover's feast for both the eyes and the ears!!

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