Well, I've been listening to Spohr all night, but your posts stimulated me to put on some Frank - first CD from the 3-CD Capitol compilation now playing - nothing to say - just superlative!
Yes, thats a nice set which I also have. Although its kinda redundant now 'cause I bought the 21 cd Capitol boxset of all his capitol albums which is just great. Worth mentioning that his albums, especially during the Capitol years, were structured as 'theme' or 'concept' albums so really are best appreciated in their original sequencing. FAS had alot of input into track selection and running order.
My feeling is that his Capital years were his best........
Yes, he really was at his peak both in voice and creative vision during these years.
But as I've dived deeper into his catalogue I've discovered much to enjoy during all his various phases. I have a soft spot for the Tommy Dorsey years; lots of great stuff on The Song is You
5cd boxset. Also I'm developing an appreciation for his romantic crooning during the Columbia years; I have the 4cd set. During his Reprise years there several classic concept albums like the '67 album with Antonio Carlos Jobin, Watertown
, and A Man Alone
written for him by Rod Mckeun.
Certainly an amazing artist with a long career.