Sings for Only the Lonely
1 x LP
+ 1 bonus tracks
2012 reissue on 180gLP =a landmark 1958 concept album that remains one of Sinatra's most legendary statements. Feat. tracks: "Angel Eyes," "Spring Is Here," "One for My Baby," this cornerstone of the American songbook is a must-have for every...
Release date 12-03-2012(originally released in 1958)
2012 EU reissue on 180g LP =Nobody does heartbreak like Frank Sinatra. Well-versed in what it means to be down-and-out, desperate, depressed, and doleful, the singer reaches profound emotional depths on Frank Sinatra Sings for Only the Lonely, a landmark 1958 concept album that remains one of Sinatra's most legendary statements. Featuring the absolute definitive versions of time-honed standards such as the title track, "Angel Eyes," "Spring Is Here," and, of course, the famous "One for My Baby," this cornerstone of the American songbook is a must-have for every music fan.
A1 Only the Lonely
A2 Angel Eyes
A3 What's New?
A4 It's a Lonesome Old Town
A5 Willow Weep for Me
B1 Blues in the Night
B2 Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out to Dry
B3 Ebb Tide
B4 Spring Is Here
B5 Gone With the Wind
B6 One for My Baby
Detailed, spacious, and crystal clear, the reference-caliber sonics bring the performances to light in a way never imagined. Here is irrefutable proof that Sinatra's voice doesn't crack, fade, waver, strain, drift, or break at any point. For the first time, MoFi invites you to hear just how persuasive, uncompromised, and utterly believable Ol' Blue Eyes sounds—and how atmospheric the brilliantly orchestrated string and woodwind sections sound as they evoke solitary settings of empty sidewalks, smoky bars, and foggy sodium-lit nights. This, friends, is the ultimate scotch and cigarettes album.
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Originally, Frank Sinatra had planned to record Only the Lonely with Gordon Jenkins, who had arranged his previous all-ballads album, Where Are You. Jenkins was unavailable at the time of the sessions, which led Sinatra back to his original arranger at Capitol, Nelson Riddle. The result is arguably his greatest ballads album. Only the Lonely follows the same formula as his previous down albums, but the tone is considerably bleaker and more desperate. Riddle used a larger orchestra for the album than he had in the past, which lent the album a stately, nearly classical atmosphere. At its core, however, the album is a set of brooding saloon songs, highlighted by two of Sinatra's tour de forces -- "Angel Eyes" and "One for My Baby." Sinatra never forces emotion out of the lyric, he lets everything flow naturally, with grace. It's a heartbreaking record, the ideal late-night album.
Bonus(cd,single,download): 1 bonus tracks
Label: Wax Time
Originally released: 1958
This release: 2012