Originally posted by Nancy SinatraLIVE AND SWINGIN'
The Rat Pack were the ultimate forefathers of cool. With their stage act, a jubilant, swaggering brew of comic camaraderie and vocal bravado, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr. worked the room like none before or ever since. In his liner notes, acclaimed Sinatra scribe Bill Zehme observes that what transpired when these famous pallies convened was, “a miracle…a sublime chemical collision between three grown boys in formal wear…absolute equals in the loftiest of realms. You had to be there.” You CAN be with this historic package capturing two of their legendary ’60s performances.
Album Facts 2-disc set (CD+DVD), each with it's own rare Rat Pack performance at a great price!
CD contains staggering ultra-rare performances from “the boys’” notorious 6-night run at the infamous Villa Venice Night Club in November 1962.
DVD boasts the only known filmed Rat Pack concert performance recorded in 1965 (never-before-released), with over 90 minutes of classic Rat Pack music and hijinks.
Deluxe booklet packed with archival photos plus liner notes by Bill Zehme, author of the 1997 best-seller The Way You Wear Your Hat: Frank Sinatra And The Lost Art Of Livin’.
Best...2-disc set...EVER. Jack Daniels for everybody!
What a great album! These guys take U2, Radiohead, Coldplay and a bit of the Cure and make it their own thing. And they do it really well! It's a small group (a drummer, a keyboard player and the singer) who manage to sound really big.