1. Frank Sinatra - In The Wee Small Hours (1955)
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
It's Sinatra, but not as you know it. He had recently broken up with Ava Gardner and this is Sinatra's ultimate breakup Album. I am not usually a big Sinatra fan, but I have to admit I was pleasently surprised by this Album. There is definitely a depth of feeling here not present on his more chirpy releases, and that -- and the fact that its tracks have not been as overplayed as the more "casino-friendly" Sinatra -- really helps you hear him with a new frame of mind. The guy was good. Amazing? No, not really, but much better than I was prepared to give him credit for.
I was actually discussing this with my friend Adam this morning, about how we have put so much importance on the singer/composer/songwriter combo, and how actually for a long time this was not at all done. Sinatra is a good example of that time, he is a superb performer of songs that other people wrote and composed. Still, he manages to instill I Get Along Without You Very Well with a longing that can only be compared to Chet Baker's version.
I got the full album for streaming on Napster. (I will tell you where I get the albums in case you want to do the same)
Buy it at Amazon: UK or US
1. I Get Along Without You Very Well,
2 .Mood Indigo,
3 .In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning,
4. Last Night When We Were Young
Dancing on the Ceiling on this Album was not later made famous by Lionel Ritchie. Just thought you should know.