Frank Sinatra: All Alone CD Track Listing

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Frank Sinatra All Alone (1962)
Originally Released 1962\nCD Edition Released August 1992\nImport CD Edition Released December 28, 1999\n\nAMG EXPERT REVIEW: Originally, All Alone was going to called Come Waltz With Me. Although the title and the accompanying specially written title song were dropped before the album's release, the record remained a stately collection of waltzes, arranged and conducted by Gordon Jenkins. Out of all the arrangers Sinatra regularly worked with, Jenkins had the most overt classical influences in his writing, making him the perfect choice for the project. Nevertheless, All Alone is an uneven album, even as it is one of the most intriguing records Sinatra recorded. Divided between standards and relatively recent tunes, the most distinctive element of the album are the rich, neoclassical arrangements by Jenkins. Sinatra doesn't strictly follow Jenkins' intentions. Instead of playing close to the vest, he wrenches the emotions out of the songs. Most of the time, the results are quite moving, especially on the opening and closing Irving Berlin ballads, "All Alone" and "The Song Is Ended." When the results aren't quite as successful, they are still interesting, and the elegant, rumanative music makes All Alone a necessary listen for dedicated Sinatra fans. -- Stephen Thomas Erlewine\n\nAmazon.com Album Details\nOut of Print in the USA as of 5/4/99. 1962 Release Conducted & Arranged by Gordon Jenkins.\n\nAmazon.com Customer Review\nMerely More Perfection, July 13, 2003 \nReviewer: Samuel Chell (Kenosha,, WI United States) \nSomehow this one never caught my attention until now. I suspect I may not be all alone in being unaware of the existence of this neglected masterpiece. Its contemporary generation, on the cusp of the Beatles revolution, would undoubtedly be unimpressed if not put off by a program of 1920's sentimental favorites; an older generation, on the other hand, would balk at the songs of their youth not performed at a lilting, sing-along tempo.\n\nAll twelve tunes are waltzes, but the combination of Jenkins' rich orchestral palette and Sinatra's deliberative, deeply meditative readings all but erases consciousness of 3/4 meter. Sinatra sings not just of the past but of the tragic sense of time passing and the impossibility of reclaiming what is over except through art. The 1920s and 30s produced much popular material of undeniable melodramatic sentiment, and Sinatra mines this vein to the fullest, even in the face of a record-buying public that, especially during the 60s and 70s, preferred denial of the past and living in a knife-edge present.\n\nThis program is even more difficult to handle in a single session than "Only the Lonely" and "September of My Years," but that doesn't make it any less indispensable. Jenkins' arrangements might justify charges of over-ripeness for any singer other than Sinatra (he even throws in a soprano voice on "All Alone" and "The Melody Lingers On"). For the Master Storyteller, the settings serve as foils to unflinching, soul-searching, achingly beautiful, introspective journeys. Even "I lost the gladness that turned into sadness" is a phrase that acquires depth and resonance as Sinatra tells it.\n\nLet's hope this conceptual gem, already consigned to Japanese exile, survives the parting out and chop-shop treatment to which Nancy and her fellow executors seem prone. \n\nAmazon.com Customer Review\nA DRAMATIC AND MELANCHOLY MASTERPIECE, November 22, 2001 \nReviewer: Stephan Mayer (sacramento, ca United States) \nThis is perhaps one of Frank's and Gordie's most underrated albums. It is better than any of their work at CAPITOL records as Sinatra's voice on this album is fuller and richer than on the CAPITOL albums.\n\nThe arrangements are superb and sould extremely lush; Frank probably had Gordie get a large orchestra as he very seldom spared any expense on REPRISE albums. I also like the perfect amount of reverb on Frank and the orchestra; overall the sound is very good.\n\nSome of the waltzes do not have extremely deep lyrics and may sound a bit corny or old fashioned but Sinatra and Gordie literally squeeze every bit of emotion out of them and turn them into masterpieces. The ultimate cut on this album is REMEMBER. Just look at what Sinatra and Jenkins do with this song containing relatively simple lyrics - they turn into a dramtic and sad story. Only Frank could do that.\n\nWhy did the album only hit 25 on the BILLBOARD charts? Well, probably it was overshadowed by SINATRA AND STRINGS which is a bit more modern sounding but does not have the extreme sadness of this one. If Sinatra would have only waited to release this one..........\n\nSHAME on Nancy Sinatra for deleting this one from the US REPRISE catalog. \n\nAmazon.com Customer Review\nA Masterful Collection of Ballads, October 6, 1998 \nReviewer: A music fan \nThis CD is nothing short of a masterpiece. Sinatra is in top Vocal Form as once again he guides us through the sorrows of lost loves,hopes & dreams. He doesn't just sing the music, he sings the words! Words by master songcrafter Irving Berlin are embellished by Sinatra's full emotional range and delivered expertly to the listener with lush Arrangements by Gordon Jenkins. My favorite cut is "Oh How I Miss You Tonight".The bonus Track "Come Waltz With Me" was originally intended to be the title of this 3/4 time collection. Don't Miss This One! \n\nHalf.com Album Notes\nFrank Sinatra sings unaccompanied.
This misc cd contains 12 tracks and runs 40min 29sec.
Freedb: a2097b0c
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  1. Frank Sinatra - All Alone (02:44)
  2. Frank Sinatra - The Girl Next Door (03:19)
  3. Frank Sinatra - Are You Lonesome Tonight? (03:31)
  4. Frank Sinatra - Charmaine (03:20)
  5. Frank Sinatra - What'll I Do? (03:18)
  6. Frank Sinatra - When I Lost You (03:45)
  7. Frank Sinatra - Oh, How I Miss You Tonight (03:24)
  8. Frank Sinatra - Indiscreet (03:54)
  9. Frank Sinatra - Remember (03:26)
  10. Frank Sinatra - Together (03:23)
  11. Frank Sinatra - The Song Is Ended (03:27)
  12. Frank Sinatra - Come Waltz With Me (02:53)

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