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

$395.00

A signed, numbered, limited edition pressing of the 1965 2 LP set A Man and His Music by Frank Sinatra as well as a copy of the promo-only LP A Man and His Music, Part II.

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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.  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.

Tracks are:

  • 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.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Reprise
Catalog Number:
2FS 1016

R5004

Year of Release: 1965/1966
Format: Stereo (part 1)

Mono (part 2)

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Additional information

Weight 50 oz
Dimensions 14 × 14 × 3 in
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