This set combines four separate television concerts from the early 1970s and 80s: two from America and one each from the U.K. and Japan. Each is about an hour long. Before his purported retirement, Sinatra performed for an appreciative audience in 1970 at London's Royal Festival Hall. Introduced by Princess Grace of Monaco, he sings a slew of his greatest hits, as well as the Beatles' "Something" and "I Have Dreamed" from The King and I.
"The marvelous moments continue with 'Ol Blue Eyes Is Back' (1973), which heralded the singer's 'return from retirement,' and which features an ingenious segment with Sinatra and guest Gene Kelly set to 'Nice 'n' Easy' with Kelly tap dancing note for note to his pal's vocals. The special also boasts one of the best renditions of 'Street of Dreams' you'll ever hear. The rest of the set includes the Madison Square Garden 'Main Event' (1974), where Sinatra arrives like a boxer for a prizefight; a rare print of (and finally U.S. release of) his concert at Tokyo's Budokan Hall in 1985, where the 70-year-old is in prime form ('Come Rain or Come Shine' is a dazzler) and the audience is one of the most reserved he probably ever performed for."—Chicago Sun-Times