For vocal perfection, there are countless classics recorded in the studio over five decades. But to hear — and see — the quintessential full-throttle of Frank Sinatra, check out the just-released DVD of his standing-room-only 1978 show at Caesar’s Palace.
This gem of a disc serves as the linchpin of a boxed set that includes four CDs of also never-before-released Sin City performances spanning three decades. The DVD shows off the Chairman of the Board in his many facets: brass, class, humor, heartache, comedy, camaraderie.
Here, bourbon in hand, a bit of a glow on, he’s entertaining to the max, swinging, dancing, teasing some of the lyrics, while romping through many of his evergreen standards. But part of his charisma — and his legend — is his colorful political incorrectness. That’s delightfully exhibited here in monologues between the songs.
Set comes with a lavish 60-page book detailing Sinatra’s unrivaled impact on the desert city’s image, growth and grosses.