THIS 1964 ALBUM OF MOVIE SONGS CONTAINS TEN NEW RECORDINGS AND 'ALL THE WAY' FROM THE PREVIOUS YEARS 'SINATRA'S SINATRA'. IT IS AN ALTOGETHER ENJOYABLE OUTING WITH NELSON RIDDLE PROVIDING THE ARRANGEMENTS. ANY SINATRA/RIDDLE COLLABORATION DESERVES THE CLOSEST EXAMINATION AND ,HOPEFULLY, YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED HERE. THE SWINGERS ARE ESPECIALLY GOOD. 'DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES', 'THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT', IN THE COOL...OF THE EVENING' ALL SWING WELL. 'THE CONTINENTAL' IS A REFRESHING ALTERNATIVE TO MOST VERSIONS AND THE OLD CROSBY CHESTNUT 'SWINGIN' ON A STAR' IS HARD DRIVEN AND BEAUTIFULLY PHRASED. THE BALLADS SUFFER BY COMPARISON. 'THREE COINS...' , 'MOON RIVER' AND 'IT MIGHT AS WELL BE SPRING'DON'T REALLY HIT THE SPOT (COMPARE THE LATTER WITH THE 'SINATRA AND STRINGS' VERSION TO SEE WHAT I MEAN). HOWEVER, 'SECRET LOVE' IS SPLENDID AND ON 'LOVE IS A MANY SPLENDOURED THING' MR SINATRA PULLS OUT ALL THE STOPS. TO SUM UP, ENTERTAINING LISTENING WITH FRANK IN GOOD FORM, RIDDLE DRIVING THE BAND HARD AND WELL WORTH THE PURCHASE PRICE.
On this CD you have 11 songs that are not always immediately linked to Frank Sinatra, other stars being more connected to the song. From the very 1st track Mr Sinatra is in good form. His voice and delivery are a joy to listen to. Moon River, a classic song, looses none of its appeal and Franks delivery certainly enhances the best track on the CD. The other tracks are well known and Franks singing of them grows on you the more you listen to them. A special mention for his rendition of The Way You Look Tonight which is a must to hear. In all a CD for all Sinatra fans, new and old,