Frank Sinatra fans (and who isn't?) already have November 20 marked on their calendars as the release date of A Voice on Air (1935-1955), Columbia/Legacy's new 4-CD box set collecting the future Chairman of the Board's rare radio performances. Now, Eagle Rock Entertainment has announced the same date for the arrival on Blu-ray and DVD of Frank Sinatra: All or Nothing At All, director Alex Gibney's acclaimed four-hour Sinatra documentary.
The film, which originally aired earlier this year on HBO in two parts, wove archival footage of Sinatra with his own voiceover remembrances and those of family, friends and colleagues to paint a detailed portrait of the artist both onstage and off. Director Gibney crafted All or Nothing At All around Sinatra's June 1971 "retirement concert" at Los Angeles' Ahmanson Theatre. The retirement itself didn't last long; by June 1973 he was back in the studio recording Ol' Blue Eyes is Back. But the concert, with its eleven-song set list amounting to a musical autobiography of Sinatra, remained a high point in a career filled with them, and the footage included in the film revealed a performer at the height of his powers.
The retirement concert will be the centerpiece of the deluxe 4-DVD/1-CD box set of All or Nothing At All. The box includes the documentary on 2 DVDs plus the complete retirement concert on both CD and DVD and Sinatra's 1965 interview with Walter Cronkite on another DVD. Two booklets (one of which is a reproduction of the Life feature about the concert) and a collection of six art cards round out this package. All or Nothing At All will also be available, sans the additional discs, on 2 DVDs or 2 Blu-rays. (All editions feature bonus material including additional interviews with Mia Farrow, Jerry Lewis, Quincy Jones and others.) Unfortunately, the deluxe edition package will not be available with Blu-rays, so a fan wishing to acquire the documentary in its best possible quality as well as the retirement concert discs would have to purchase both the standalone 2-BD release and the DVD box set.
Frank Sinatra: All or Nothing At All arrives from Eagle Rock Entertainment on November 20 and can be pre-ordered at the links below! We've also included a track listing for the retirement concert CD and DVD below.
4-DVD/1-CD Deluxe Edition Box Set: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. TBD
2-DVD Edition: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
2-BD Edition: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
Frank Sinatra, The Retirement Concert (included in Deluxe Edition only)
- All or Nothing at All
- I've Got You Under My Skin
- I'll Never Smile Again
- Ol' Man River
- That's Life
- Try a Little Tenderness
- Fly Me to the Moon
- Nancy (With the Laughing Face)
- My Way
- The Lady Is a Tramp
- Angel Eyes
bob schmeizer says
i'm a huge Frank fan. This is great news.
Rob Maurer says
It's ridiculous to put all of that effort into the DVD box and not make it all available on Blu-ray as well. Buy both sets? Please.
Frank Sinatra's 100th Anniversary, and the only special issues are a 4CD radio box (Columbia) and this?
The Family totally blew this major anniversary. No comprehensive box sets, Nothing really huge. No repair of the Capitol recordings. A few minor issues. All we have is this and the radio box. Very nice stuff, but nothing that matches the magnitude of the artist and the 100th anniversary, all of which happen during the Christmas market season.
Unbelievable. Completely unbelievable. They could have sold 20,000 copies of the Complete Capitol Years in a flash
John Ryan Horse says
Totally agree with Kevin. This recalls to my mind the Rolling Stones' limp 3-cd compilation "Grrr..." from 2012, released to celebrate that band's historic 50 years together. Ugly package, compressed sound, bleh...The best way to hear Frank at present is on Mobile Fidelity LPs. Again, the Capitol CDs are in need of sonic upgrade, and a Capitol box, containing the CDs would indeed do well this season. As would one containing new analog remasters of the Capitols on vinyl with a great book...Legacy did well with Columbia & RCA Victor material on 2007's "A Voice In Time," though it too could be bettered.
BERT WARNER says
I had hoped the Family would have released all those 57-58 TV shows. I know some are out among collecters, but it would have been wonderful to enjoy them all.