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Reprise Records is a record label that was founded in 1960 by Frank Sinatra. It is operated by Warner Brothers under the Warner Music Group.


Early years[]

Sinatra originally founded the label for himself to have more freedom with his recordings than Capitol Records allow. The first album Sinatra, and all of Reprise, that was released was Ring-a-Ding-Ding!. With only a few resources for the label, Sinatra found friends in his fellow Rat Pack members as well as other household names such as Bing Crosby and Jo Stafford.

Late Sinatra[]

In the 1970s, as Sinatra's musical style became less popular, Reprise Records started to crumble as well. While losing parts of their great roster of artists, Reprise still managed to keep a high profile, but in 1976, Reprise was deactivated by Warner Brothers. In doing so, all the artists excluding Sinatra and Neil Young were moved elsewhere. However, 11 years later, Reprise was reactivated under Lenny Waronker.


Today, Reprise's only artist that has stayed with them is Neil Young. However, several new artists have entered such as Green Day, Michael Bublé, My Chemical Romance, Eric Clapton, among several others.

Albums released by Frank Sinatra under Reprise[]

Main article: List of Frank Sinatra Albums
Name Year Label Arranger
Ring-a-Ding-Ding! 1961 Reprise Johnny Mandel
Swing Along with Me 1961 Reprise Billy May
I Remember Tommy... 1961 Reprise Sy Oliver
Point of No Return 1962 Capitol Axel Stordahl
Sinatra and Strings 1962 Reprise Don Costa
Sinatra and Swingin' Brass 1962 Reprise Neil Hefti
Frank Sinatra Conducts Music from Pictures and Plays 1962 Reprise Harry Sukman
Sinatra Sings Great Songs from Great Britain 1962 Reprise Robert Farnon
All Alone 1962 Reprise Gordon Jenkins
Sinatra-Basie: An Historic Musical First 1963 Reprise Neal Hefti
The Concert Sinatra 1963 Reprise Nelson Riddle
Sinatra's Sinatra 1963 Reprise Nelson Riddle
Sinatra Sings Days of Wine and Roses, Moon River, and Other Academy Award Winners 1964 Reprise Nelson Riddle
It Might as Well Be Swing 1964 Reprise Quincy Jones
America, I Hear You Singing 1964 Reprise Nelson Riddle
Softly, as I Leave You 1964 Reprise Nelson Riddle
September of My Years 1965 Reprise Gordon Jenkins
My Kind of Broadway 1965 Reprise Nelson Riddle
A Man and His Music 1965 Reprise Nelson Riddle
Moonlight Sinatra 1966 Reprise Nelson Riddle
Strangers in the Night 1966 Reprise Nelson Riddle
That's Life 1966 Reprise Ernie Freeman
Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim 1967 Reprise Claus Ogerman
The World We Knew 1967 Reprise Gordon Jenkins · Claus Ogerman
Francis A. & Edward K. 1968 Reprise Billy May
The Sinatra Family Wish You a Merry Christmas 1968 Reprise Nelson Riddle
Cycles 1968 Reprise Don Costa
My Way 1969 Reprise Don Costa
A Man Alone: The Words and Music of McKuen 1969 Reprise Don Costa
Watertown 1970 Reprise Bob Gaudio
Sinatra & Company 1971 Reprise Eumir Deodato · Don Costa
Ol' Blue Eyes Is Back 1973 Reprise Gordon Jenkins
Some Nice Things I've Missed 1974 Reprise Don Costa
Trilogy: Past Present Future 1980 Reprise Billy May · Don Costa · Gordon Jenkins
She Shot Me Down 1982 Reprise Gordon Jenkins
Syms by Sinatra 1982 Reprise Don Costa
L.A. Is My Lady 1984 Reprise Quincy Jones