'Songs for Young Lovers'.
'Songs for Swinging Lovers'.
'In the Wee Small Hours'.
Three knock-out mid-fifties albums.
51 Tracks (On My Pressing at least...Amazon's track
listing for 'In the Wee Small Hours' is slightly variant
...but hey, for less than a fiver I'm not going to be picky!)
Highlights ? Crikey there's so many I hardly know where to start!
"It Happened In Monterey"; "A Foggy Day (In London Town)";
"It Worries Me"; "Can't We Be Friends?"; "I'll Be Around".
(Just wait until you hear that dangerously sustained
"...terrifffffffffffff...icaly too" in the second verse
of "I Get A Kick Out Of You" !!)
All definative performances. Confirmation, if ever there needed
to be, that Mr Sinatra was and remains one of the greatest
interpreters of some of the most marvelous songs ever written.
The CD transfers are warm, faithful and of very good quality.
Listening to "Ill Wind" right now, a fine whiskey by my side
and for a few short minutes this crazy world feels just a little
better than it did when I read my newspaper this morning.