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International Pop - Released October 5, 2018 | Jube Pops

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International Pop - Released October 27, 2017 | Jube Legends

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International Pop - Released April 23, 2017 | Do Re Mi

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Crooners - Released April 11, 2017 | Rarity Music

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Crooners - Released December 1, 2016 | Shami Media Group 3

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International Pop - Released September 9, 2016 | Laneway Music

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International Pop - Released August 26, 2016 | Columbia

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The follow-up to 2014's Partners, Barbra Streisand's 2016 studio effort, Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway, finds the acclaimed vocalist duetting with high-profile guest singers on a set of well-curated Broadway compositions. The difference this time out is that rather than simply singing the songs, wherever possible Streisand also includes the dialogue that frames the songs in their respective musical productions. The result is an album that straddles the line between a traditional pop album and musical theater recording. Helping to achieve this theatrical balance are Streisand's guests, all of whom can sing, but who, like Alec Baldwin, are primarily known as actors. On that score, Baldwin acquits himself nicely with his usual wry charm on the lightly swinging "The Best Thing That Ever Has Happened to Me" from Road Show. Not surprisingly, the more Broadway-experienced guests here, like Hugh Jackman on "Any Moment" from Smile and Patrick Wilson on "Loving You" from Passion, work both ends of the spectrum from acting to singing with seamless verve. Similarly effective are her duets with Family Guy creator turned classic crooner Seth MacFarlane on "Pure Imagination," and Melissa McCarthy on the buoyantly playful "Anything You Can Do," from Annie Get Your Gun. Particularly impressive is Star Trek's Chris Pine, whose nuanced baritone melds perfectly with Streisand on the yearning medley "I'll Be Seeing You/I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face," from Right This Way and My Fair Lady. It's also fun to hear Streisand play off more than one performer, as she does here with Anne Hathaway and Star Wars' Daisy Ridley on "At the Ballet," from A Chorus Line. Kudos also go to Streisand for choosing the late Anthony Newley for the digitally created duet on "Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)" from The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd. Much like her Elvis duet on Partners, her turn with the acclaimed British performer is a highly unexpected one and makes for a gloriously dramatic homage to Broadway in the '60s. ~ Matt Collar
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Crooners - Released November 20, 2015 | Columbia - Legacy

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Filling in a gap in Frank Sinatra's history, Legacy's 2015 box A Voice on Air collects over 100 radio broadcasts recorded between 1935 and 1955. This is the first collection to chronicle this era -- over 90 of its 100 tracks are previously unreleased -- and it's pulled from a variety of sources, including the Sinatra estate's vaults, the Library of Congress, and the Paley Center for Media, each strand assisting in sterling re-creations of original broadcasts from Frank's bobbysocks days, World War II, and the nascent saloon singer of the '50s. Sinatra wound up singing some of these songs in the studio but not necessarily in these arrangements, a wrinkle that would be tantalizing enough but a good portion of A Voice on Air is devoted to songs he only sang on the air. Some of these are little more than novelties -- the flashiest being "(Li'l Abner) Don't Marry That Gal," a song co-written by cartoonist Al Capp cashing in on his hit strip -- and there is a fair share of duets, with both musicians (Nat King Cole, Slim Gaillard) and cultural figures (Gov. Jimmie Davis comes in to sing his "You Are My Sunshine"). Part of the appeal of this set is how the very fact that it's grounded in specific years accentuates transience: there are jokes that need footnotes, broadcasts from World War II, commercials for cigarettes, and other musty conventions that never quite seep onto Sinatra's studio recordings. Here, they're part of the main text. There might be a fair amount of standards peppered throughout the set but they're unwitting anchors for a set that's proudly not timeless. Instead, it showcases a Sinatra on the rise, a singer relying on his inventive phrasing and incandescent charisma, elements that are undeniable and vital even when heard in these appealing old-fashioned surroundings. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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Crooners - Released January 1, 1959 | CAPITOL CATALOG MKT (C92)

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Crooners - Released October 7, 2014 | Columbia - Legacy

There have been several classic Christmas albums by Frank Sinatra, but this 2014 release from Columbia/Legacy primarily sources the first, the 1948 10" LP Christmas Songs by Sinatra. All eight of the LP's tracks are on this 14-track collection, with the rest either recorded sometime between 1946 and 1949 and not seeing release until much later, or it’s the 1950 ringer of "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" This means it doesn't exactly replicate the 1994 edition of Christmas Songs by Sinatra, which had a four-song radio broadcast tacked on as bonus, but it also means it holds together slightly better, consisting of studio performances that still sound classic all these years later. It's a nice way to get seasonal music that never goes out of style. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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Crooners - Released October 8, 2013 | Columbia - Legacy

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Crooners - Released October 1, 2013 | Legacy Recordings

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Crooners - Released September 27, 2013 | Columbia

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Crooners - Released April 9, 2013 | Columbia - Legacy

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Crooners - Released April 9, 2013 | Columbia - Legacy

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Crooners - Released April 9, 2013 | Columbia - Legacy

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Crooners - Released April 9, 2013 | Columbia - Legacy

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Crooners - Released April 9, 2013 | Columbia - Legacy

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Crooners - Released April 9, 2013 | Columbia - Legacy

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Crooners - Released April 9, 2013 | Columbia - Legacy