16 Songs, 48 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

If Sinatra's Capitol era recordings seemed to quickly fall into a pattern — upbeat crowd-pleaser followed by quiet brooder — the resulting albums were nothing short of epochal. This 1957 collection might have been the shrewd, de facto sequel to the previous year's Songs For Swingin' Lovers, but the singer and arranger Nelson Riddle showed little interest in resting on their laurels, instead taking the opportunity to cast the Sinatra's effervescent voice and playful phrasing in a considerably brassier musical framework that breaths new life into even familiar chestnuts like the Gershwins' "I Got Plenty of Nuthin'" and "Stars Fell On Alabama." This reissued edition also features one of Sinatra's most legendary performances as a bonus cut, a swaggering take on "The Lady Is a Tramp" that was cut from the original album in favor of the Pal Joey soundtrack.

EDITORS’ NOTES

If Sinatra's Capitol era recordings seemed to quickly fall into a pattern — upbeat crowd-pleaser followed by quiet brooder — the resulting albums were nothing short of epochal. This 1957 collection might have been the shrewd, de facto sequel to the previous year's Songs For Swingin' Lovers, but the singer and arranger Nelson Riddle showed little interest in resting on their laurels, instead taking the opportunity to cast the Sinatra's effervescent voice and playful phrasing in a considerably brassier musical framework that breaths new life into even familiar chestnuts like the Gershwins' "I Got Plenty of Nuthin'" and "Stars Fell On Alabama." This reissued edition also features one of Sinatra's most legendary performances as a bonus cut, a swaggering take on "The Lady Is a Tramp" that was cut from the original album in favor of the Pal Joey soundtrack.

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