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CD Review: Frank Sinatra and Antonio Carlos Jobim, “The Complete Reprise Recordings”

When it comes to the music of romantic longing, it’s hard to top the songs of Antonio Carlos Jobim, especially when set to the languid bossa nova rhythms that he helped to pioneer. Add Frank Sinatra to the mix as a vocalist, and you have an unstoppable combination. In 1967, Sinatra and Jobim recorded the album Francis Albert Sinatra/Antonio Carlos Jobim for Sinatra’s Reprise Records. The album reached #18 on the Billboard chart, and stayed on the chart for 28 weeks, quite an achievement at the height of the rock era. Forty-four years later Concord Music Group, in cooperation with Frank Sinatra Enterprises, has released the 20-song Sinatra/Jobim: The Complete Reprise Recordings. The album includes the ten songs from the original album, seven songs from a later collaboration, and three songs from the session that have only seen the light of day previously as part of a box set. The whole thing has been remastered, and there are expanded liner notes from Stan Cornyn, longtime head of creative services at Warner/Reprise. The Sinatra represented on …