Only the Lonely [60th Anniversary Edition]

Only the Lonely [60th Anniversary Edition]

by Frank Sinatra


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Originally, Frank Sinatra had planned to record Only the Lonely with Gordon Jenkins, who had arranged his previous all-ballads album, Where Are You. Jenkins was unavailable at the time of the sessions, which led Sinatra back to his original arranger at Capitol, Nelson Riddle. The result is arguably his greatest ballads album. Only the Lonely follows the same formula as his previous down albums, but the tone is considerably bleaker and more desperate. Riddle used a larger orchestra for the album than he had in the past, which lent the album a stately, nearly classical atmosphere. At its core, however, the album is a set of brooding saloon songs, highlighted by two of Sinatra's tour de forces -- "Angel Eyes" and "One for My Baby." Sinatra never forces emotion out of the lyric, he lets everything flow naturally, with grace. It's a heartbreaking record, the ideal late-night album.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/19/2018
Label: Capitol
UPC: 0602567709886
catalogNumber: 002860202
Rank: 9367

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Frank Sinatra   Primary Artist
Felix Slatkin   Conductor

Technical Credits

Gordon Jenkins   Composer
Matt Dennis   Composer
Bob Haggart   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Robert Maxwell   Composer
Johnny Burke   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Nelson Riddle   Arranger
Carl Sigman   Composer
Jule Styne   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Allie Wrubel   Composer
Vartan   Art Direction
Earl Brent   Composer
Harry Tobias   Composer
Charles Pignone   Liner Notes,Reissue Producer
Dave Cavanaugh   Producer
Charles Kisco   Composer
Ann Ronnell   Composer
Nick Volpe   Cover Art
Herb Magidson   Composer
Nicholas Volpe   Cover Painting

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