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Interview: Charles Pignone

It’s the end of another calendar year at The Vinyl District’s Radar podcast and to all of our listeners - and readers - we wish you the happiest of holidays and a very wonderful new year in 2024. Thank you - also - to all of the fabulous guests who took time out of their busy schedules to join us here for a chat. 

Frank Sinatra was born on December 12th, 1915 in Hoboken, NJ and his voice is often heard during this season, so what better time to delve into a newly released box set that highlights some of Frank’s prime cuts for Capitol Records in celebration of his signing to the label 70 years ago. The set is simply titled, Platinum.

Frank Sinatra Platnium Vinyl Record Set

Featuring 44-tracks on 4LPs (for the vinyl box, at least) the records are housed in a hardback, large format package including rare photos, an introductory essay and quotes from Sinatra and his arrangers. The man behind the project is Charles Pignone who was curator of the set and who also serves as President of Frank Sinatra Enterprises.

So, we end the year with a toast and a cheer taking a moment out of the hustle and bustle to celebrate the man who had one of the greatest voices any of us has had the fortune to hear: Frank Sinatra. Join Charlie and me as we discuss the process of putting together this beautiful new box set, how he became a part of the Sinatra team, and listen as I try to find out what Sinatra fans might expect in the near future. 

So, cheers to everyone and - while you’re enjoying yourself this season - you might want to make sure that Francis Albert’s voice is coming through the speakers wherever you are. I mean, really. When Frank comes on, it’s hard to turn him off. Happy Birthday to the Chairman of the Board.


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