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Thursday, September 21 2017 23:57

"Ultimate Christmas" is the Latest Frank Sinatra Holiday Collection...

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Each year, it seems that there's a "new" collection of Frank Sinatra holiday music, and for 2017 that tradition continues with ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS, a new compilation from Frank Sinatra Enterprises and Capitol/UMe. Ultimate Christmas features 20 festive and warm holiday classics from Sinatra's Capitol and Reprise catalogs. The new collection also honors the Sinatra Family's holiday traditions with Frank joined by his children, Nancy, Tina and Frank Jr., on three songs. Ultimate Christmas is available now for preorder in CD, digital, and 180-gram 2LP black vinyl editions, as well as a limited 2LP white vinyl edition exclusively offered for preorder on the Sinatra Store and UDiscover Music. The album arrives on October 6.

Ultimate Christmas showcases Sinatra's merry best, from the tranquil and traditional "White Christmas," "Silent Night," "It Came Upon A Midnight Clear," "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas," "I'll Be Home For Christmas," and "The First Noël" to the rollicking "Jingle Bells," Santa Claus Is Coming To Town," and "Mistletoe And Holly." Sinatra's children add their voices to "The Twelve Days Of Christmas," "The Bells Of Christmas (Greensleeves)," and "I Wouldn't Trade Christmas." The collection's iconic recordings span 1954 to 1991, with arrangements by Nelson Riddle, Don Costa, Gordon Jenkins, and Johnny Mandel, among others.

Frank Sinatra: Ultimate Christmas [CD; Digital; 180g 2LP Black Vinyl; Exclusive, Limited Edition 2LP White Vinyl]

  1. White Christmas
  2. The Christmas Waltz
  3. It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
  4. Jingle Bells
  5. The First Noël
  6. Mistletoe And Holly
  7. The Christmas Song
  8. I'll Be Home For Christmas
  9. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
  10. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
  11. An Old Fashioned Christmas
  12. I Heard The Bells on Christmas Day
  13. The Little Drummer Boy
  14. Whatever Happened To Christmas
  15. The Twelve Days Of Christmas – with Nancy, Frank Jr. and Tina
  16. The Bells Of Christmas (Greensleeves) – with Nancy, Frank Jr. and Tina
  17. I Wouldn't Trade Christmas – with Nancy, Frank Jr. and Tina
  18. A Baby Just Like You 
  19. Christmas Memories
  20. Silent Night
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