Offered for sale is a limited edition pressing of the 1965 double album A Man and His Music by Frank Sinatra, complete with the rare numbered card bearing Sinatra’s autograph. Included is a copy of the promo-only release A Man and His Music, Part II.
About this copy:
A Man and His Music: This copy of A Man and His Music is number 1535 of a limited edition of reportedly 2000 copies that came in a large slipcover with a booklet and a 3D plaque on the front cover. This copy has the numbered, autographed card affixed to the back cover of the box.
The box is VG++, with faint wear at the corners. There is a faint stain over the first digit of the number on the autograph card.
The cover is M- and retains the original shrink wrap. The two discs are VG+, and have some surface haze that is commonly found on 1960s Reprise LPs.
The 24 page booklet is M-.
A nice copy of a scarce Frank Sinatra item and the only signed copy we’ve ever had for sale.
A Man and His Music, Part II:
The soundtrack LP was issued in mono only, and while neither cover nor the disc say so, the album was only issued as a promotional item for Budweiser, who sponsored the show. The cover features Sinatra as a bartender, complete with obviously fake handlebar mustache.
The cover is M- and retains the original shrink wrap.
The disc is VG, with a few light marks. It still has lots of shine and should play well.
We’ve included a photocopy of the letter from Budweiser that originally accompanied the album.
Background: A Man and His Music was issued to coincide with a 1965 television special of the same name that was intended to commemorate Sinatra’s 50th birthday and to provide an overview of his then-nearly 30 year career.
While the two record set was released commercially in a standard gatefold cover, a number of copies were issued in a large slipcase with a 3D stamped plastic plaque attached to the front cover and a 24 page booklet.
Some 2000 copies of this slipcase edition had a numbered card attached to the back of the box that was autographed by Frank Sinatra.
The card read, “This album is Number xxx in this Special Limited Edition – Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music.
These 2000 copies were reportedly distributed at a release party held by Sinatra in Palm Springs, California.
Allmusic.com gave A Man and His Music a 3 star review:
Released around his 50th birthday, A Man and His Music is an ambitious double-album set that provides a brief history of Frank Sinatra’s career. Though the concept sounds quite promising in theory, the execution is somewhat lacking. Instead of using the original recordings — which were made for RCA, Columbia, and Capitol, not his then-current label, Reprise — Sinatra re-recorded the majority of the album’s songs.
A Man and His Music, Part II was a 1966 television special that aired as a sequel to the previous year’s program. This program also featured Nancy Sinatra.
The soundtrack was issued only as a promotional item.
- Frank Sinatra – Fly Me To The Moon
- Frank Sinatra – The Most Beautiful Girl In The World
- Frank Sinatra – You’re Nobody ‘Till Somebody Loves You
- Nancy Sinatra – Bang Bang
- Nancy Sinatra – On Broadway
- Frank Sinatra – That’s Life
- Frank Sinatra – Downtown
- Nancy Sinatra – These Boots Are Made For Walkin’
- Frank Sinatra – Luck Be A Lady Tonight
- Frank Sinatra – My Kind Of Town
- Frank Sinatra – Angel Eyes
- Frank Sinatra – Put Your Dreams Away
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|Country of origin:||U.S.|
|Year of Release:||1965/1966|
|Format:||Stereo (part 1)
Mono (part 2)