In 2007, a box of unmarked 16mm film was found in a Studio City warehouse storing Frank Sinatra material. It turned out to be a Frank Sinatra recording session at Capitol Records from sometime in the 60s. A very, very young Quincey Jones can be seen directing the orchestra in the original.
Turns out Frank didn’t like the arrangement so that particular recording was never released.
When this footage was found, the legendary Torrie Zito (John Lennon’s Imagine string arranger) was commissioned to create a new arrangement and the hottest ticket in Hollywood was a seat at Studio A in Capitol Records, where Frank Sinatra’s original vocals from a different recording in April of 1984 were paired perfectly with this new arrangement and a remarkable reunion of Sinatra’s favorite musicians.
Frank Sinatra Jr. conducted the 50-piece orchestra and the result is an unforgettable new take on an enduring classic.
Editorially it was a challenge because the original recording for the 16mm film was fast be-pop and the new arrangement was slow and mellow. Had to do all sorts of slow-downs and speedups to get it to lip-sync, and although some shots where Frank was scatting and vamping unfortunately were unusable, for the most part it works fairly effectively.