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Songs For Young Lovers & Swing Easy [CD]

Frank Sinatra Audio CD
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Only Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson can rival Frank Sinatra for biggest-selling solo artist of all time. His jazz-influenced singing remained internationally renowned whatever whims, fashions or innovations were introduced by new generations. In a solo career that included over 70 albums and hundreds of singles, from the late-30s until the mid-90s, Sinatra remained universally loved even as ... Read more in Amazon's Frank Sinatra Store

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  • Audio CD (21 Sep 1992)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B0000073TP
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 28,847 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. My Funny Valentine
2. The Girl Next Door
3. A Foggy Day
4. Like Someone In Love
5. I Get A Kick Out Of You
6. Little Girl Blue
7. They Can't Take That Away From Me
8. Violets For Your Furs
9. Just One Of Those Things
10. I'm Gonna Sit Right Down (And Write Myself A Letter)
11. Sunday
12. Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams (And Dream Your Troubles Away)
13. Taking A Chance On Love
14. Jeepers Creepers
15. Get Happy
16. All Of Me

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Frank Sinatra was king of a vast showbusiness empire and an Oscar winning film star, but above all, he was a Voice that cast its spell over millions, from the bobbysoxers of the 1940s to the Rat Pack fans of the 1960s. Frank learned his trade with the big bands of Harry James and Tommy Dorsey, It was Dorsey's brilliant trombone phrasing that taught Sinatra his own unbeatable technique with a song--turning new songs into standards, and standards into something fresh and new again. This album contains three such examples: "My Funny Valentine", "I Get A Kick Out Of You" and "Jeepers Creepers". An extra element of excitement is added by the presence of the Nelson Riddle Orchestra, whose sweeping orchestrations sublimely display the Voice and take songs to their soaring heights. --F.B.Hawkes

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(EMI CAPITOL) 16 tracks, 1950sMedium 1
  1. My Funny Valentine
  2. The Girl Next Door
  3. A Foggy Day
  4. Like Someone In Love
  5. I Get A Kick Out Of You
  6. Little Girl Blue
  7. They Can't Take That Away From Me
  8. Violets For Your Furs
  9. Just One Of Those Things
  10. I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself...
  11. Sunday
  12. Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams
  13. Taking A Chance On Love
  14. Jeepers Creepers
  15. Get Happy
  16. All Of Me

Customer Reviews

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure Class.... 18 April 2002
Format:Audio CD
I am a huge fan of the great singers of the 50's and sixties. I love Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Tony Bennett, Peggy Lee etc. Ella would be top of my list of favourite female singers of all time.
As for the top male voice of the last century of popular song though, there is no contest, it has to be Frank Sinatra. His years recording with the Capitol label were his best. He recorded with some great bands and orchestra's, and the best conducters and arrangers of the time.
Ol' Blue Eyes had a great relationship with the conducter/arranger Nelson Riddle. They recorded with each other many times, and they both seemed to bring out the best in each other.
I can never find the words to describe Frank Sinatra's voice. It is at once smooth, grainy, full of pain and full of joy. He can bring you to the edge of tears when he sings ballads or make you smile from ear to ear with his swing numbers. I'm afraid Robbie Williams doesn't even come close to having such skill.
'Swing Easy' is an album which includes two original Capitol records ('Swing Easy' and 'Songs for Young Lovers'). They were the first two albums recorded on the Capitol record label, and the first he recorded with Nelson Riddle If you want to collect Sinatra's albums, this is a great place to start, as it includes both ballads and swing numbers.
Each song on 'Swing Easy' is a classic. From the opening swing of 'Just one of those things' to the dreamy sadness of 'Violets for your furs' each song is an absolute jem. Great arrangement from Nelson Riddle, always swinging and never taking the shine from Sinatra's beautiful velvety vocals. Each arrangement is simple but very effective, and there is more jazz and improvisation from the band on this album than on some of Sinatra's later recordings.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Probably the best Sinatra album 11 Feb 2006
Format:Audio CD
I've got a few Sinatra albums and this is probably the pick of the bunch. The CD is actually 2 albums "Swing Easy" and "Songs for Young Lovers" combined (both original albums were very short). It is difficult to tell the difference between the 2 albums and they make a whole seamlessly.
Recorded in 1953/4 with arrangements by Nelson Riddle, this is classic Sinatra, with the restored recordings sounding amazing considering they were largely recorded live in those days. The classic tracks are "Taking a Chance on Love", "Jeepers Creepers", "My Funny Valentine", "A Foggy Day", "I Get a Kick Out of You" and "They Can't Take That Away from Me" but all the rest are great too. "Like Someone In Love" is one of my favourites (mainly because I first heard the song on Bjork's Debut album and it made me cry).
To sum up - if you like Sinatra (and who doesn't?) then this is an essential purchase.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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A wonderful evocation of Sinatra at his most mellow, most tuneful and haunting. I 'found' this record as a child and the sorrowful words and lyrical tunes are evocative of a past time. This is why Sinatra will always be amongst the stars. If you buy this CD, you'll be singing these songs for weeks.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Smooth 18 Nov 2004
Format:Audio CD
The songs on this album really do live up to the name of 'Swing Easy'. The laid back mood music shows the style of the time and how the oldies really do fit into any collection. Although there were some versions of his songs that I had never heard before I found this album a classic, and enjoyed the best part of it.
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