Frank Sinatra – Swing Easy! rare Japan red vinyl LP with obi


A rare Japanese red vinyl pressing of Swing Easy by Frank Sinatra, complete with obi.

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Offered for sale is a Japanese red vinyl reissue of Swing Easy!/Songs for Young Lovers by Frank Sinatra, complete with original obi and lyric insert.

About this copy: This copy of Swing Easy! is a Japanese reissue pressing from about 1970, pressed on Everclean red vinyl and including the original obi and lyric insert.

The cover is M-, as is the insert.  The obi is VG, and a portion of the back is missing (see photo).

The record is M- and appears to have had little, if any play.

A nice copy of a terrific Frank Sinatra LP and a very rare one to find with the obi intact.

Background:  Swing Easy! was originally released in 1954 as an 8 song 10″ LP.  It was reissued the following year as a 12″ LP and that version combined the 8 songs from Swing Easy! with the 8 songs from the Songs for Young Lovers LP.

This LP is a 16 track Japanese reissue, pressed in about 1970, of the version that contains both albums. gave Swing Easy! a 4 1/2 star review:

As the title implies, the record concentrates on up-tempo swingers. Again, the songs were all standards — “Just One of Those Things,” “Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams,” “All of Me” — that benefitted from the new thematic setting, the new arrangements, and, of course, Sinatra’s increasingly playful and textured vocals. Sinatra plays around with the melodies without leaving them behind, delivering each line with precision. It ranks as one of his most jazzy performances, as well as one of his most fun and carefree records.

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Capitol
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: circa 1970
Format: Mono
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Additional information

Weight 12 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in