by Frank Sinatra



Frank Sinatra's "concept" albums are the cornerstones of American popular singing. Such masterpieces as In the Wee Small Hours, Songs for Swingin' Lovers, Only the Lonely, and Come Dance with Me are fairly bursting with magnificent performances from Sinatra, then at the peak of his vocal powers. The arrangements, by the great Nelson Riddle and other noted orchestrators, wrap themselves perfectly around Sinatra's voice. And the material! All the great American composers are accounted for, as well as plenty more -- testament to the singer's unimpeachable taste. Rarities among this 16-CD set include Close to You and Tone Poems of Color, an instrumental project conducted by Sinatra. The Capitol years were Sinatra's finest, and this set -- enclosed in an elegant set with a hardbound book -- distills the best of the best.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/26/2000
Label: Capitol
UPC: 0724352300426
catalogNumber: 23004


Disc 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 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

Disc 2

  1. In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning
  2. Mood Indigo
  3. Glad to Be Unhappy
  4. I Get Along Without You Very Well
  5. Deep in a Dream
  6. I See Your Face Before Me
  7. Can't We Be Friends?
  8. When Your Lover Has Gone
  9. What Is This Thing Called Love?
  10. Last Night When We Were Young
  11. I'll Be Around
  12. Ill Wind
  13. It Never Entered My Mind
  14. Dancing on the Ceiling
  15. I'll Never Be the Same
  16. This Love of Mine

Disc 3

  1. You Make Me Feel So Young
  2. It Happened in Monterey
  3. You're Getting to Be a Habit with Me
  4. You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me
  5. Too Marvelous for Words
  6. Old Devil Moon
  7. Pennies from Heaven
  8. Love Is Here to Stay
  9. I've Got You Under My Skin
  10. I Thought About You
  11. We'll Be Together Again
  12. Makin' Whoopee
  13. Swingin' Down the Lane
  14. Anything Goes
  15. How About You?

Disc 4

  1. White
  2. Green
  3. Purple
  4. Yellow
  5. Gray
  6. Gold
  7. Orange
  8. Black
  9. Silver
  10. Blue
  11. Brown
  12. Red

Disc 5

  1. Close To You
  2. P.S. I Love You
  3. Love Locked Out
  4. Everything Happens to Me
  5. It's Easy to Remember
  6. Don't Like Goodbyes
  7. With Every Breath I Take
  8. Blame It on My Youth
  9. It Could Happen to You
  10. I've Had My Moments
  11. I Couldn't Sleep a Wink Last Night
  12. The End of a Love Affair
  13. If It's the Last Thing I Do
  14. There's a Flaw in My Flue
  15. Wait Till You See Her

Disc 6

  1. Night and Day
  2. I Wish I Were in Love Again
  3. I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'
  4. I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plans
  5. Nice Work If You Can Get It
  6. Stars Fell on Alabama
  7. No One Ever Tells You
  8. I Won't Dance
  9. Lonesome Road
  10. At Long Last Love
  11. You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To
  12. I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)
  13. From This Moment On
  14. If I Had You
  15. Oh! Look at Me Now
  16. The Lady Is a Tramp

Disc 7

  1. Jingle Bells
  2. The Christmas Song
  3. Mistletoe and Holly
  4. I'll Be Home for Christmas
  5. The Christmas Walz
  6. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  7. The First Noel
  8. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
  9. O Little Town of Bethlehem
  10. Adeste Fideles (O, Come All Ye Faithful)
  11. It Came upon a Midnight Clear
  12. Silent Night
  13. White Christmas
  14. The Christmas Waltz

Disc 8

  1. Where Are You?
  2. The Night We Called It a Day
  3. I Cover the Waterfront
  4. Maybe You'll Be There
  5. Laura
  6. Lonely Town
  7. Autumn Leaves
  8. I'm a Fool to Want You
  9. I Think of You
  10. Where Is the One?
  11. There's No You
  12. Baby Won't You Please Come Home
  13. I Can Read Between the Lines
  14. It Worries Me
  15. Rain (Falling from the Skies)
  16. Don't Worry 'Bout Me

Disc 9

  1. Come Fly With Me
  2. Around the World
  3. Isle of Capri
  4. Moonlight in Vermont
  5. Autumn in New York
  6. On the Road to Mandalay
  7. Let's Get Away from It All
  8. April in Paris
  9. London by Night
  10. Brazil
  11. Blue Hawaii
  12. It's Nice to Go Trav'ling
  13. Chicago
  14. South of the Border
  15. I Love Paris

Disc 10

  1. Only the Lonely
  2. Angel Eyes
  3. What's New?
  4. It's a Lonesome Old Town
  5. Willow Weep for Me
  6. Goodbye
  7. Blues in the Night
  8. Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out to Dry
  9. Ebb Tide
  10. Spring Is Here
  11. Gone With the Wind
  12. One for My Baby (And One More for the Road)
  13. Sleep Warm
  14. Where or When

Disc 11

  1. Come Dance With Me
  2. Something's Gotta Give
  3. Just In Time
  4. Dancing in the Dark
  5. Too Close For Comfort
  6. I Could Have Danced All Night
  7. Saturday Night (Is the Loneliest Night of the Week)
  8. Day in - Day Out
  9. Cheek to Cheek
  10. Baubles, Bangles and Beads
  11. The Song Is You
  12. The Last Dance
  13. It All Depends on You
  14. Nothing in Common
  15. Same Old Song and Dance
  16. How Are Ya' Fixed for Love?

Disc 12

  1. When No One Cares
  2. A Cottage for Sale
  3. Stormy Weather
  4. Where Do You Go?
  5. I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance With You
  6. Here's That Rainy Day
  7. I Can't Get Started
  8. Why Try to Change Me Now?
  9. Just Friends
  10. I'll Never Smile Again
  11. None But The Lonely Heart
  12. The One I Love (Belongs to Somebody Else)
  13. This Was My Love
  14. I Could Have Told You
  15. You Forgot All the Words (While I Still Remember the Tune)

Disc 13

  1. Nice 'N' Easy
  2. That Old Feeling
  3. How Deep Is the Ocean?
  4. I've Got a Crush on You
  5. You Go to My Head
  6. Fools Rush In
  7. Nevertheless (I'm in Love with You)
  8. She's Funny That Way
  9. Try a Little Tenderness
  10. Embraceable You
  11. Mam'selle
  12. Dream
  13. The Nearness of You
  14. Someone to Watch over Me
  15. Day in - Day Out
  16. My One and Only Love

Disc 14

  1. When You're Smiling (The Whole World Smiles With You)
  2. Blue Moon
  3. S'posin'
  4. It All Depends on You
  5. It's Only A Paper Moon
  6. My Blue Heaven
  7. Should I?
  8. September in the Rain
  9. Always
  10. I Can't Believe That You're in Love With Me
  11. I Concentrate on You
  12. You Do Something to Me
  13. Sentimental Baby
  14. Hidden Persuasion
  15. Ol' Mac Donald

Disc 15

  1. Day by Day
  2. Sentimental Journey
  3. Almost Like Being in Love
  4. Five Minutes More
  5. American Beauty Rose
  6. Yes, Indeed!
  7. On the Sunny Side of the Street
  8. Don't Take Your Love from Me
  9. That Old Black Magic
  10. Lover
  11. Paper Doll
  12. I've Heard That Song Before
  13. I Love You
  14. Why Should I Cry over You?
  15. How Could You Do a Thing Like That to Me
  16. River, Stay 'Way from My Door
  17. I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues

Disc 16

  1. When the World Was Young
  2. I'll Remember April
  3. September Song
  4. A Million Dreams Ago
  5. I'll See You Again
  6. There Will Never Be Another You
  7. Somewhere Along the Way
  8. It's a Blue World
  9. These Foolish Things
  10. As Time Goes By
  11. I'll Be Seeing You
  12. Memories of You
  13. Day in - Day Out
  14. Don't Make a Beggar of Me
  15. Lean Baby
  16. I'm Walking Behind You

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Frank Sinatra   Primary Artist,Conductor,Vocals
Gordon Jenkins   Conductor,Choir Master
Billy May   Conductor
Keely Smith   Track Performer
Skip Martin   Conductor
Nelson Riddle   Conductor
Axel Stordahl   Conductor

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Felix Mendelssohn   Composer
Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky   Composer
Kurt Weill   Composer
Frank Sinatra   Composer
Brown   Composer
Gordon Jenkins   Arranger
Billy May   Arranger
Mel Tormé   Composer
Joe Bushkin   Composer
Matt Dennis   Composer
Tyree Glenn   Composer
Heine Beau   Arranger
Hollywood String Quartet   Contributor
Dick Jurgens   Composer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Ned Miller   Composer
Buck Ram   Composer
Robert Maxwell   Composer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Franz Gruber   Composer
Jerry Bock   Composer
Fred E. Ahlert   Composer
Paul Atkinson   Reissue Producer
Alan Bergman   Composer
Marilyn Bergman   Composer
Rube Bloom   Composer
Lew Brown   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer,Liner Notes
Betty Comden   Composer
J. Fred Coots   Composer
Buddy DeSylva   Composer
Sammy Fain   Composer
Dorothy Fields   Composer
Mark Fisher   Composer
David Franklin   Composer
Will Friedwald   Liner Notes
Kim Gannon   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Haven Gillespie   Composer
Voyle Gilmore   Producer
Joe Goodwin   Composer
Adolph Green   Composer
Bud Green   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Otto Harbach   Composer
Ray Henderson   Composer
Ben Homer   Composer
Eddy Howard   Composer
Irving Kahal   Composer
Bert Kalmar   Composer
Michael Keith   Composer
Walter Kent   Composer
Benny Krueger   Composer
Skip Martin   Arranger
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Nelson Riddle   Arranger
Peter Norman   Composer
David Raksin   Composer
Ralph Rainger   Composer
Leo Robin   Composer
Harry Ruby   Composer
Henry W. Sanicola   Composer
Carl Sigman   Composer
Axel Stordahl   Arranger
Jule Styne   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer,Liner Notes
Bernie Wayne   Composer
George David Weiss   Composer
Pete Welding   Liner Notes
Robert Wells   Composer
Sam M. Lewis   Composer
Bill Westbrook   Composer
Tommy Steele   Art Direction
John Reading   Composer
Charles Wesley   Composer
Harry Archer   Composer
Jack Wolf   Composer
John DeVries   Composer
DuBose Heyward   Composer
Rudyard Kipling   Composer
Frederick Oakeley   Composer
Lou Quadling   Composer
Joe Young   Composer
Maxwell Anderson   Composer
Richard Storrs Willis   Composer
Ted Koehler   Composer
Harold Adamson   Composer
Tom Adair   Composer
Richard A. Whiting   Composer
Joseph Mohr   Composer
Seymour Simons   Composer
Gerald Marks   Composer
Neil Moret (Chas. N. Daniels)   Composer
John Blackburn   Composer
Sammy Gallop   Composer
Clarence Gaskill   Composer
Larry Shay   Composer
Karl Suessdorf   Composer
Harry Tobias   Composer
Bill Miller   Producer
John Klenner   Composer
Edward Redding   Composer
William Sandys   Composer
Fritz Schulz-Reichel   Composer
Norman Sickel   Poetry
Oley Speaks   Composer
Lew Spence   Composer
Harlan Thompson   Composer
Phillips Brooks   Composer
Chester Conn   Composer
Bobby Worth   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Bickley S. Reichmer   Composer
Joel Herron   Composer
Allan Roberts   Composer
Larry Holofcener   Composer
Dave Cavanaugh   Producer
R. Getzov   Composer
Sol Parker   Composer
E.H. Jay   Composer
Charles Kisco   Composer
Angele Vannier   Composer
Lewis Redner   Composer
Robert Wright   Composer
Herman Hupfeld   Composer
James Pierpont   Composer
E. H. Sears   Composer
Michel Philippe-Gérard   Composer

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Concepts 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Both B&N and AMG reviewers should have checked out the NEW package for the Concepts box, rather than pull out 8-year old reviews of the wooden box package. However, that doesn't deter from the great music contained. All 16 CDs have been digitally remastered and the new cloth-covered deluxe box set with hardbound book is gorgeous. For those who love Sinatra and want music from the best part of his career, this is the set to buy.