Frank Sinatra – Sinatra Swings original 1962 stereo Japan 12″ LP with obi


An original Japanese stereo 12″ copy of Sinatra Swings by Frank Sinatra, complete with the rare original obi.

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Offered for sale is a rare stereo Japanese pressing of the 1961 LP Sinatra Swings by Frank Sinatra, complete with original obi.

About this copy: This copy of Sinatra Swings is an original stereo Japanese 12″ LP, complete with the original obi and inner sleeve.

The cover is VG++, with a faint record impression but no significant wear.  There is some foxing on the inside of the pocket of the cover.  The obi is VG++, with slight foxing.

The disc is VG++, with a few minor scuffs from the original paper inner sleeve, but no other marks of any kind.  The record has clearly had very little play and has been well cared for.

The album was available in Japan as an edited 10″ LP and as a complete version in a 12″ size.  We don’t know if the 10 inch and 12 inch versions were available simultaneously or if the 12 inch version was released after the 10 inch version had been deleted.

Regardless, this particular copy is a rare, early 1960s pressing, and they’re hardly ever found with the obi intact.

A nice copy of a terrific LP.

Background: Sinatra Swings was originally released in the U.S. as Frank Sinatra’s second album for his own Reprise Records under the title Swing Along With Me, but Capitol Record sued, claiming that the similarity in title to Capitol’s recently-released Come Swing With Me might confuse buyers.

Capitol won the suit and Reprise was forced to change the name of the album to Sinatra Swings.

While the album was briefly available under the original title in the U.S., original Japanese titles used the later Sinatra Swings as the title.  Later Japanese reissues from the 1980s used the original title.

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Reprise
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1962
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 24 oz
Dimensions 15 × 13 × 1 in
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