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.
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