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.
About this copy: 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.
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.
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