Friday, December 15, 2006

Frank Called These "Suicide Songs"

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Many fans agree that these two albums are the best representation of Sinatra's supreme interpretation for ballads. Both of these albums were arranged & scored by the inimitable Nelson Riddle, widely regarded as Sinatra's greatest collaborator (and a fellow New Jersey boy). In The Wee Small Hours was recorded shortly after Sinatra's divorce from Ava Gardner, and it was Nelson who remarked that "It took Ava to teach Frank how to sing a torch song."

Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely is hands-down the darkest, bleakest album Sinatra has ever recorded (despite the silly album cover). Of all the revered albums Sinatra recorded with Nelson Riddle, this is easily the best one, and cited by Sinatra as his own favorite. This album is very much like the man himself, you can talk constantly about it yet never define it.

Frank Sinatra - In The Wee Small Hours [1954]
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1. In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning
2. Mood Indigo
3. Glad To Be Unhappy
4. I Get Along Without You Very Well
5. Deep In A Dream
6. I See Your Face Before Me
7. Can't We Be Friends?
8. When Your Lover Has Gone
9. What Is This Thing Called Love
10. Last Night When We Were Young
11. I'll Be Around
12. Ill Wind
13. It Never Entered My Mind
14. Dancing On The Ceiling
15. I'll Never Be The Same
16. This Love Of Mine

Frank Sinatra - Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely [1958]
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1. Only The Lonely
2. Angel Eyes
3. What's New?
4. It's A Lonesome Old Town
5. Willow Weep For Me
6. Good-Bye
7. Blues In The Night
8. Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out To Dry
9. Ebb Tide
10. Spring Is Here
11. Gone With The Wind
12. One For My Baby
13. Sleep Warm
14. Where Or When

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for re-upping TV Dinners - The 60's.

"Frank Sinatra - Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely [1958", is great as Well.

Amazed...and grateful.

- Mr D.

Anonymous said...

Frank Sinatra - In The Wee Small Hours [1954]is so "phkng" deep. I know this album from a long time ago -- almost 53 years, but it still seem incredibly resonant...and beautiful.

- D, again.

Licorice Pizza said...

Thanks for the Franks! and more...Great site here. I have linked you at my place. LP

http://my.opera.com/Licorice%20Pizza/blog/

Vince said...

I HAVE SPENT SEVERAL DAYS DOWNLOADING YOUR FABULOUS SELECTIONS OF MUSIC.
I WANT TO THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR HARD WORK.
I LOVE THE SINATRA ALBUMS AS WELL AS ALL THE OTHER GREAT ALBUMS I FOUND HERE. VINCENT

Vince said...

BEFORE I FORGETT:
LOVE FORBIDDEN PLANET.
HOPE ONE DAY TO FIND A GAL WHO LOVES IT FOR .. " A MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING" THAT WAS EARL HOLLIMANS LINE WAS TO THE CAPT. WHEN HE ASKED WHERE THE COOK(EARL) WAS AND WHAT HE WAS DOING WITH THE ROBOT. DRINKING KANSAS CITY BURBON. WENT TO BUY THE RIGHTS BUT DREAMWORKS GOT THEM AGAIN AND WILL SIT ON THEM TILL THE ORIGINAL STARS PASS, I THINK. DAVID THWOY WRITER DIRECTOR OF RIDDICK SERIES TOLD ME HE TALKED TO SPIELBERG ABOUT A FP SEQUEL AND STEVE NEVER ANSWERED HIM. AND DAVID IS A GREAT DIRECTOR AND WRITER.

ALSO LOVED THE BOSSA NOVAVILLE, DISCO 3 CD SET, GREAT NELSON RIDDLE, JOHN WAYNE AND THE 3 CD SET OF MANCINI.
P.S. I WROTE A SEQUEL TO FP. IN 2005. I

hochvonoben said...

dude,
so many thanx for the ratpack stuff. don't think yo're the only one out there, that wishes we had automatic restaurants and 10 cents a 1/4 mile cabs again.

you're doing the right thing, spending your "life in the pursuit & acquisition of music nobody else listens to" almost in tears and most thankful

a giant hug
hart

Silent 3 said...

Thanks for this one. My father had it and played it all the time. Brings back memories.

And you're right, it IS a Tacky Album Cover.

Anonymous said...

Really nice blog you have here. That twin pack of O'l Blue Eyes doing "In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning" and "Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely" are hard to top, arguably his best productions during the Capitol years. Adding a little Nelson Riddle on top is like adding icing to an already tasty cake. Dark as all can be, but that's right where we all are sooner or later.

Thanks again for the quality shares .. and the bittersweet memories.

Mark P said...

Thanks for these Sinatra posts. I obtained many of these Capitol releases in vinyl cut-outs back in the early '80s. Thanks for posting them. I'll be back, if I don't slit my wrists.

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU and THANK YOU for the double shot of Frank Sinatra.

Mark said...

Thank you so much for these