Ol' Blue Eyes Is Back CD
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Top Customer Reviews
The material is much stronger than those 60's albums, and much less commercial, too. A couple of these numbers could also fall into the "Art Song" category. Take "Send In The Clowns" for instance or, even better, is the very moving "There Used To Be A Ballpark". The latter is one of the best songs Sinatra ever recorded and it is a pity that we don't find it on any of his live albums. Musically and lyrically difficult, putting this on a comeback album was very daring indeed.
"You Will Be My Music" is an anthemic opener. Other highlights include "Let Me Try Again" (written by Paul Anka), "Nobody Wins" and the much-maligned, gospel-flavoured "Noah" which really isn't half as bad as anyone would have you believe.
"Ol' Blue Eyes Is Back" is not an easy listen, it requires concentration to get to know these songs, but it is worth the effort.
And so I had to track down the recording and here it is on this album which served as my introduction to Sinatra (well - not entirely. I took liberties with that old geezer comment. Everyone always knows who Sinatra is.)
But what about the rest of the album? Well I suppose that, especially from the present perspective, much of it could easily be sneered at. The 70s was an era in which, it's fair to say, Sinatra didn't feel at home. Perhaps he felt he had two basic choices - to continue with the old time stuff in the old time manner and be considered an anachronism or try to get "with it" with some more "rock" oriented stuff (which he despised) and be considered ridiculous.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this as a present for my dad and he loves it, and it was very reasonably priced and came within 2 days, fantastic !!Published 3 months ago by christine williams
My late husband gave me this as a present when it first came out on an LP, I mislaid some years back, so when I saw it on CD on Amazon I sent for it right away. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Barbara Hughes
fantastic performance, charisma in abundance. A must for any Sinatra fan.Published on 14 July 2014 by rcs
A great CD for all Frank Sinatra lovers. There is nothing more to say than that is there? No-one comes close.Published on 9 Jun. 2014 by Mrs AM
I bought this as easy listening in the car. It is relaxing & comforting, even our 2 year old Granddaughter will listen to it. Infact it helps send her to sleep, brilliant! Read morePublished on 24 May 2014 by annemargaret