On May 13, Reprise will release “NOTHING BUT THE BEST,” a single-disc collection from Sinatra’s Reprise Years that features 22 classic cuts remixed and remastered from the original master tapes, plus a previously unreleased recording of “Body And Soul” featuring a new arrangement. The compilation will be available in physical and digital formats, online at www.franksinatra.com, and in more than 7,000 Post Offices across the country. For a limited time, each CD will contain a collectible, commemorative Sinatra stamp with official USPS first-day issue cancellation. The stamp was unveiled in December 2007 by the U.S. Postal Service and will go on sale May 13.
Read all about the free Frank Sinatra stamp dedication day events after the jump.
Frank Sinatra Stamp Dedication Events: May 13, 2008
New York, NY
What: 42-cent Frank Sinatra stamp dedication ceremony.
Who: Frank Sinatra’s children, Nancy Sinatra and Frank Sinatra Jr., Frank Sinatra’s granddaughter, A.J. Lambert (Nancy’s daughter), Chairman, U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors, Alan Kessler Rep. José E. Serrano (D-NY), a lifelong Sinatra fan who learned to speak English from listening to his father’s Sinatra records.
When: 10 a.m. ET Tue., May 13, 2008
Where: Gotham Hall, Grand Ballroom 1356 Broadway at 36th Street New York, N.Y.
Background: The Frank Sinatra commemorative stamp will be available nationwide May 13
Las Vegas, NV
At 3 p.m. ET (noon PT), Tina Sinatra joins Postal Service Governor James Bilbray in dedicating the stamp in Las Vegas at the Bellagio Fountains main alcove on Las Vegas Boulevard. Frank Sinatra stamp artist Kazuhiko Sano will also participate in this first-day-of-issue ceremony.
At 3 p.m. ET, Frank Sinatra, Jr., joins Rep. Albio Sires (D-NJ) and USPS Northern New Jersey District Manager Maria Morse in a first-day-of-sale ceremony in Hoboken, NJ, Sinatra’s hometown. The event takes place at Pier A Park at 1st Street and Frank Sinatra Drive. The park, near the Hoboken Post Office, which was renamed the Frank Sinatra Post Office in 2002. A 10-ft. image of the stamp will be unveiled with the New York City skyline in the background.
The events occur on the eve of the 10th anniversary of Sinatra’s death and are free and open to the public.