Frank Sinatra – A Man and His Music 1965 numbered box set with autograph

$395.00

A signed, numbered, limited edition pressing of the 1965 2 LP set A Man and His Music by Frank Sinatra.

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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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Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Reprise
Catalog Number:
2FS 1016
Year of Release: 1965
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 50 oz
Dimensions 14 × 14 × 3 in
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