Non-Album Tracks, 1953

Thank you to SHTV’s “Bob F” for his invaluable assistance in compiling this information.

 

May 2, 1953 - Anytime, Anywhere /  My One and Only Love / From Here to Eternity / I Can Read Between the Lines

Arranger/Conductor: Nelson Riddle

Original Release: 45 & 78 RPM #2560, 8/53

Original LP Release: Look to Your Heart, 1959

Original CD Release: This is Frank Sinatra 1953-1957, 1994 (UK)


Releases sampled for this comparison:

•1953 78

•1953 45

•1959 N1 Look to Your Heart LP

•1959 D7 Look to Your Heart LP

1983 Australia Rarities, Volume 2 LP

•1983 Look to Your Heart MFSL LP

•1984 UK Look to Your Heart LP

•1984 Dutch Look to Your Heart DMM LP

•1980s abridged Look to Your Heart LP

•1994 UK This is Frank Sinatra 1953-1957 CD

•1996 Complete Capitol Singles CD

•1998 UK Look to Your Heart CD

Recommended top choice:

•Original 45 (See notes at right)


ALL OTHER VERSIONS use a damaged source tape, with part of the song missing.


Best of the “damaged” versions:

Complete Capitol Singles uses the broken original “single” master tape, with no added compression, but with heavy processing

•The MFSL LP is probably the best of the sub-par versions that are cut from the processed and compressed LP master reel

Avoid:

•Technically, all versions except the original single, which was created before the master was damaged beyond repair. (See comments at left and right.) (Even worse are the choices below.)

•The 1953-1957 UK CD exhibits a stridency in the vocal tone that is mildly unappealing.

•1980s abridged N-series Look to Your Heart LP.  Compressed and over-bassy.

NOTES


•The only release WITHOUT the awkward edit at 2:00 is the original 78/45.

•The only versions to be mastered from the untampered session tape are original 45/78 pressings (without the bad edit) and the Norberg mastering (with the bad edit). 

•See notes regarding the alternate edit farther down the page.

SAMPLE AUDIO CLIPS


All clips posted here, except one six-second clip, mirror those freely available via Amazon.com

Song #1:

“Anytime, Anywhere”

Brief Audio Clips:


LPs.

•1981 New Zealand Rarities, Volume 2 ---> 1983 MFSL LP, mastered by Jack Hunt.  Click AA NZ-MFSL.mp3 

•MFSL ---> 1984 UK “Dell” LP.  Click AA MFSL-Dell84.wav  

•N1 ---> D7.  Click AA N1-D7.wav   

•N1 ---> MFSL.  Click AA N1-MFSL.wav

CDs.1994 UK This is Frank Sinatra 1953-1957 ---> 1998 UK Look to Your Heart. Click AA 5357-UK98.mp3

LP to CD. 

•MFSL LP ---> 1998 UK CD. Click AA MFSL-UK98.mp3 

•N1 LP ---> This is Sinatra 1953-1957 UK CD.  Click: AA N1-5357.wav

Capitol Singles (Norberg): Click AA SinglesClip.mp3

(Thanks to SHTV’s Rangerjohn for providing the 1998 UK CD clips, and to Sinatrafan for the Dell LP clips.)

Song #2:

“My One and Only Love”

Arranger/Conductor: Nelson Riddle

Original Release: 45 & 78 RPM #2505, 6/15/53

Original LP Release: This is Sinatra, 1956

Original CD Release: All the Way - Hit Collection (Japan), 1989


Releases sampled for this comparison:

•1953 78

•1962 Songs for Young Lovers 12” LP

•1962 UK My Funny Valentine LP

•1967 This is Sinatra Star Line LP

•1973 The Works LP

•1980s Japan This is Sinatra LP

•1984 UK Songs for Young Lovers LP

•1985 UK This is Sinatra LP

•1989 Japan Hit Collection CD

•1991 Nice ‘n’ Easy CD

•1994 UK This is Sinatra 1953-1957 CD

•1996 The Complete Capitol Singles CD*

•1998 UK This is Sinatra CD**

•1998 UK Songs for Young Lovers CD**

•2002 Nice ‘n’ Easy CD*

•2005 Young at Heart (Proper) unlicensed CD

•2014 This is Sinatra HD download

•2014 This is Sinatra LP


        *Shared mastering

        **Shared mastering, polarity flipped

Above: Original 78* transitioning to original N3 45, both courtesy “stevelucille”

Above: N1 RCA Indianapolis Look to Your Heart pressing, courtesy “Arkoffs”

Above: D7 Look to Your Heart pressing, courtesy “Bferr1”

Above: 1983 MFSL pressing, mastered by Jack Hunt

Above: 1984 Look to Your Heart UK LP, courtesy “Sinatrafan”

Recommended top choices:


•UK This is Frank Sinatra 1953-1957 CD

•Japan This is Frank Sinatra LP


Very, Very Close Seconds:

•Japan The Hits Collection CD

•1991 Nice ‘n’ Easy CD


These are all excellent masterings, and all contain a dropout around 2:05.  (Best non-dropout version?  Probably the 1998 UK This is Sinatra boxed set CD.)

Not as good:


•All four “Alan Dell series” releases:  This is Sinatra 1985 LP and 1998 CD, plus 1984 Songs for Young Lovers LP and 1998 CD.  All are a little thin and bright.

•2014 HD Download and LP - the other side of that same coin, i.e,. too dark, mildly compressed.  (No dropout.)


Avoid:

•1960 12” Songs for Young Lovers mono LP - wet tapes

This is Sinatra Star Line LP and UK My Funny Valentine LP - compressed

The Complete Capitol Singles and 2002 Nice ‘n’ Easy - both share the same Norberg mastering

The Works - Duophonic

NOTES


•At some point, tape dropouts materialized on the source tape, probably in the early 1980s.  Sadly, the best sounding (in our sample group) all have the dropout.

SAMPLE AUDIO CLIPS


All clips posted here mirror those freely available via iTunes.  To access the 90-second iTunes free samples, click

“View,” then “View in iTunes.”

Audio Clips


NOTE: Not wishing to give away any “free music,” I typically start clips at the same starting point as the free samples available on iTunes.  However, on this song, the far more varied/interesting section of the 90-second iTunes clip comes at the end - including a a dropout in many samples at the word “known” - so in this case I have used the last 45 seconds of the free 90-second iTunes clip rather than the first 45 seconds.  It still falls within the free iTunes segment.  (To access the free iTunes 90-second clip, use the window at left.  Click “VIEW,” then “View in iTunes.”)


To hear a particular clip, click on the accompanying photo.  (If you left-click, you can open the audio in a new window.)

Below: Promo 78, transitioning into 1989 Japan Hit Collection CD. (Thanks to “stevelucille” and Chuck Granata.)

Below: 1967 This is Sinatra Star Line LP.

Below: Dr. Robert’s 1980s Japan This is Sinatra LP. (Contains dropouts)

Below: 1984 UK Songs for Young Lovers LP.

Below: 1985 UK This is Sinatra LP.

Below: 1989 Japan Hit Collection CD, courtesy Chuck Granata. (Contains dropouts)

Below: 1991, 16-track Nice ‘n’ Easy CD, mastered by Larry Walsh. (Contains dropouts)

Below: 1994 UK This is Frank Sinatra 1953-1957 CD. (Contains dropouts)

Below: 1996 The Complete Capitol Singles Collection, mastered by Bob Norberg, courtesy “rangerjohn.”

(Same mastering appears as a bonus track on the 2002 Nice ‘n’ Easy CD remaster.)

Below: 1998 UK This is Sinatra from the CD boxed set, courtesy “rangerjohn.”

Below: 2005 Young at Heart unlicensed CD, courtesy “OldCoder.”

(Needledrop?  Runs 2% slow. Contains dropouts))

Song #3:

“From Here to Eternity”

(Same mastering, but with reversed polarity, appears appears on the Songs for Young Lovers CD in the set.)

Arranger/Conductor: Nelson Riddle

Original Release: 45 & 78 RPM #2560, 8/53

Original LP Release: This is Sinatra, 1956

Original CD Release: Australian The Frank

    Sinatra Collection, (link) 1986


Releases sampled for this comparison:

•1953 78

•1956 This is Sinatra LP (2)

•1967 This is Sinatra Star Line LP

•1968 The Sinatra Touch mono LP

•1970 France Golden Record LP

•1973 The Works LP

•1980 UK Screen Sinatra LP

1980(?) Australian Mr. Success LP

•1980s Japan This is Sinatra LP

•1983 Capitol/Pair All-Time Classics LP

•1985 UK This is Sinatra LP

•1986 Australia The Frank Sinatra Collection CD

•1987 Australia Standards All the Way CD

•198 Japan Best Now CD

•1989 Collectors Series CD

•1989 UK Screen Sinatra CD

•1989 Japan Hit Collection CD

•1990 The Capitol Years CD

•1992 At the Movies CD

•1994 Japan The Best of Frank Sinatra CD

•1994 UK This is Frank Sinatra 1953-1957 CD

•1995 Sinatra 80th: All the Best CD

•1996 Complete Capitol Singles CD

•1998 UK This is Sinatra CD

•2002 Frank Sinatra in Hollywood CD

•2005 Young at Heart (Proper) unlicensed CD

•2006 Supreme Jazz unlicensed SACD

•2009 UK 25 Classic Tracks CD

•2014 This is Sinatra LP

•2014 This is Sinatra HD download


BLUE = shared mastering

BROWN = Shared source tape - See notes at right.

GREEN = Related mastering. See notes at right.

Below: This is Sinatra D1 pressing, courtesy eharmonica.

Recommended top choice, full-range treble:

Collectors Series and its assorted re-uses in blue at left

(This edition has several mild tape flaws.)

Recommended top choice, mildly “dark roast:”

•1980s Japan This is Sinatra LP

•2014 This is Sinatra HD

•2014 This is Sinatra LP

Also excellent and mildly “dark roast,” but with tape glitches late in the song:

•1985 UK This is Sinatra LP

•1989 UK Screen Sinatra CD

•UK This is Frank Sinatra CD

Not as good:


•D1 & D4 original This is Sinatra LPs - dull tone

The Complete Capitol Singles - Norberg

This is Sinatra Star Line LP and UK This is Sinatra CD- compressed


Avoid:

The Sinatra Touch mono LP - compressed with bad tone

•Fr. Golden Record - Duophonic

•UK Screen Sinatra LP - Duophonic, summed to mono

•UK Young at Heart unlicensed CD on Proper Records - needledrop, runs 2% slow

•UK 25 Classic Tracks - buzzcut compression.   (See notes at right.)

•Australian Mr. Success LP - Wet, cavernous Duophonic sound

All-Time Classics LP - fake stereo

•1986 Australian 2-CD The Frank Sinatra Collection CD and The Works LP - Duophonic

•Japan Best Now CD - wet tapes

NOTES


•There is a dropout in the middle of the word “willingly” (about 0:42) on all versions.

•As noted at left, several CDs use the 1989 Furmanek/Walsh mastering from Collectors Series.  There is mild tape flaking apparent in places (:04,

:47, :50, etc.)

Five editions utilize a source that has tape dropouts at about 2:29-2:32.  These are marked in brown at far left.

•Unlicensed Supreme Jazz is sourced from the oft-used Collectors Series mastering, with bad EQ added.  (May be a needledrop of The Capitol Years??)

•25 Classic Tracks reuses the 1998 UK CD mastering, but adds severe compression.

SAMPLE AUDIO CLIPS


All clips posted here mirror those freely available via iTunes.  To access the 90-second iTunes free samples, click

“View,” then “View in iTunes.”

Audio Clips

(Please see iTunes info at far left.)


To hear a particular clip, click on the accompanying photo.  (If you left-click, you can open the audio in a new window.)

Below: 1953 78, transitioning into 1992 At the Movies CD. (Thanks to “stevelucille” and “OldCoder.”)

Below: This is Sinatra D1 pressing, courtesy eharmonica.

Below: 1967 This is Sinatra Star Line LP.

Below: Dr. Robert’s 1980s Japan This is Sinatra LP.

Below: 1985 UK This is Sinatra LP.

Below: 2005 Young at Heart unlicensed CD, courtesy “OldCoder.”

(Needledrop?  Runs 2% slow.)

Below: 1994 UK This is Frank Sinatra 1953-1957 CD.

Below: 1996 The Complete Capitol Singles Collection, mastered by Bob Norberg, courtesy “rangerjohn.”

Below: 1998 UK This is Sinatra from the CD boxed set, courtesy “rangerjohn.”

Below: 1989 UK Screen Sinatra CD.

Below: 1989 Collectors Series CD.

Below: This is Sinatra D4 pressing, courtesy “Arkoffs.”

(Reused on multiple other CDs listed in BLUE above.)

Song #4:

“I Can Read Between the Lines”

Arranger/Conductor: Nelson Riddle

Original Release: expanded Songs for Young        

    Lovers 12” LP, 1962

Original LP Release: expanded Songs for Young        

    Lovers 12” LP, 1962

Original CD Release: Where Are You, 1991


Releases sampled for this comparison:

•1962 mono Songs for Young Lovers LP

•1967 mono Try a Little Tenderness LP

•1984 UK Songs for Young Lovers LP

•1991 Where Are You CD

•1998 UK Songs for Young Lovers CD

•2002 Where Are You CD

•2005 Young at Heart (Proper) unlicensed CD

•2007 Here’s Frank Sinatra (Disky) unlicensed CD

Recommended top choice:

1991 Where Are You CD, mastered by Larry Walsh

Avoid:  All others

•2002 Where Are You gets a very heavy-handed Norberg treatment

Here’s Frank Sinatra - Reverb-added tapes, heavily processed

•All others use reverb-added sources, with compression.

NOTES


•There is a glaring technical snafu on the Norberg version.  See below.

On the top choice CD, there is an almost negligible dropout out after the word “glow,” around 2:07.  I suspect this is the result of pressure from the splicing tape used at about 2:05.  (The song is an edit of at least two takes.)  There are also minor tape glitches at 0:13 and 2:42.

There is only one version worth having on this one: the 1991 Walsh-mastered track.  Here is a brief snippet that starts with the 1984 UK Songs for Young Lovers LP (wet tapes) and transitions into the 1991 Walsh-mastered Where Are You CD, the only source that uses the correct, un-futzed tapes: ICRBTL Dell85-Walsh.mp3


One last thing: the later Norberg-mastered Where Are You CD has a funny glitch during this song, and I think it’s literally the sound of a PC mouse click getting into the audio output stream.  Have a listen: NorbergClick.mp3

SAMPLE AUDIO CLIPS


All clips posted here mirror those freely available via iTunes.  To access the 90-second iTunes free samples, click

“View,” then “View in iTunes.”

Thanks to rangerjohn for providing that click clip!

Above: 1980s N-series Look to Your Heart LP, mastered by Jay Maynard.

Ongoing discussion at the Steve Hoffman Music Forum (LINK)   Album Index     1953 Singles:  April 2   April 30   May 2                                   December 8   December 9    ----> 1954 Sessions

Below: 1962 UK My Funny Valentine LP.

Below: 1962 UK My Funny Valentine LP.

Alternate Edit


This song includes a notoriously sloppy edit at the 2:00 mark, probably the result of tape breakage prior to LP release. (There was a six year span from 78/45 to LP release.) There are some descending notes in the trumpets, followed by Frank singing, “Take my heart completely.”  The splice occurs just prior to the word “take.”


Here are three versions: 1.) An early N1 LP which uses the common, awkward edit, courtesy Arkoffs; 2.) an N3 45, using the original, intended, full-length edit; and 3.) a mono-fied version of the Norberg mastering, using the common edit again.  Listen carefully for how the transition is made going from the trumpets back into the vocal.  (You may need to play it more than once to catch the difference.)


Click here: AnytimeEdit N1Single-N3Single-Norberg.mp3

Below: 2014 This is Sinatra high resolution download

Below: 2014 High Resolution download

Below: 2014 This is Sinatra LP, courtesy “AxeD”

Below: 2014 This is Sinatra LP, courtesy “AxeD”

Below: 1987 Australian Standards All the Way CD

Audio Clips

(Please see iTunes info at far left.)


To hear a particular clip, click on the accompanying photo.  (If you left-click, you can open the audio in a new window.)