This performance was recorded in Dallas, October 24, 1987. It was released off the 1995 Sinatra 80th album.
In reality I fell in love with it in 1976 watching The Main Event and prefer that version with the Woody Herman Orchestra. But the sound quality of the versions I found from that TV special on YT were horrific.
No one I know could sing a song in an arena of thousands but make it sound as if it was in a shrunken down saloon as he described in that concert.
Hot 87°F Sunny Beautiful Day In Detroit.
And what better song could best describe it. So enjoy it while it lasts.
Frank Sinatra could make any song shine but he swooned this one out like aged fine wine. Absolutely Bellisimo!
Composer – Cole Porter
Arranged and conducted by Nelson Riddle
Aired Live At New York’s Madison Square Garden October 12, 1974.
Frank Sinatra – Vocals
Woody Herman and the Young Thundering Herd
Jeff Brillinger – Drums
Bill Miller – Conductor
And what a “Main Event” it was. I remember watching this on TV when I was 17 (i believe there’s another song here somewhere lol) with my parents. And oh yes when they bought the album I stole it! Literally.