As one of the 20th century's most iconic entertainers, Francis Albert Sinatra made an indelible mark on the world. In the 10 years since his passing, Sinatra's legacy not only endures but also continues to grow in stature. As the first initiative under the newly established Frank Sinatra Enterprises (FSE), a partnership between the Sinatra Family and Warner Music Group, FSE has partnered with Reprise, Warner Home Video, MGM Home Entertainment, Turner Classic Movies, and the United States Postal Service to commemorate the Chairman of the Board, whose music and movies have an everlasting impact on popular culture. The month-long celebration will include the release of all-new CD and DVD collections, a television film festival and specials and a commemorative stamp.
On May 13, Reprise will release Nothing but the Best
, a single-disc collection from Sinatra's Reprise Years that features 22 classic cuts remixed and remastered from the original master tapes, plus a previously unreleased recording of Body And Soul" featuring a new arrangement. The compilation will be available in physical and digital formats, online at franksinatra.com, and in more than 7,000 Post Offices across the country. For a limited time, each CD will contain a collectible, commemorative Sinatra stamp with official USPS first-day issue cancellation. The stamp was unveiled in December 2007 by the U.S. Postal Service and will go on sale May 13.
'Ol' Blue Eyes' Gets Stamp of Approval May 13 What:
42-cent Frank Sinatra stamp dedication ceremony. Who:
Frank Sinatra's children, Nancy Sinatra and Frank Sinatra Jr., Frank Sinatra's granddaughter, A.J. Lambert (Nancy's daughter), Chairman, U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors, Alan Kessler Rep. Jos E. Serrano (D-NY), a lifelong Sinatra fan who learned to speak English from listening to his father's Sinatra records. When:
10 a.m. ET Tue., May 13, 2008 Where:
Gotham Hall, Grand Ballroom 1356 Broadway at 36th Street New York, N.Y. (Credentialed media check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. in the lobby) Background:
The Frank Sinatra commemorative stamp will be available nationwide May 13 with the younger Sinatras participating in dedication ceremonies taking place in New York City, Las Vegas and Hoboken, NJ. The events occur on the eve of the 10th anniversary of Sinatra's death and are free and open to the public.
Nothing but the Best
- At 3 p.m. ET (noon PT), Tina Sinatra joins Postal Service Governor James Bilbray in dedicating the stamp in Las Vegas at the Bellagio Fountains main alcove on Las Vegas Boulevard. Frank Sinatra stamp artist Kazuhiko Sano will also participate in this first-day-of-issue ceremony.
- At 3 p.m. ET, Frank Sinatra, Jr., joins Rep. Albio Sires (D-NJ) and USPS Northern New Jersey District Manager Maria Morse in a first-day-of-sale ceremony in Hoboken, NJ, Sinatra's hometown. The event takes place at Pier A Park at 1st Street and Frank Sinatra Drive. The park, near the Hoboken Post Office, which was renamed the Frank Sinatra Post Office in 2002. A 10-ft. image of the stamp will be unveiled with the New York City skyline in the background.
Video Streams: Nothing but the Best
- Come Fly With Me
- The Best Is Yet To Come
- The Way You Look Tonight
- Luck Be A Lady
- The Good Life
- The Girl From Ipanema
- Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words)
- Summer Wind
- Strangers In The Night
- Call Me Irresponsible
- Somethin' Stupid
- My Kind of Town
- It Was A Very Good Year
- That's Life
- Moonlight Serenade
- Nothing But The Best
- Drinking Again
- All My Tomorrows
- My Way
- Theme From New York, New York
- Body And Soul - bonus track w/new arrangement