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America, I Hear You Singing
America, I Hear You Singing
General information
Artist
Arranger
Release date(s)
1964
Recorded
January 2–February 4, 1964
Record Label
Producer
Sonny Burke
Product code
Track information
Discs
1
Total tracks
10
Length
32:29
Singles
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Reception
2½ / 5[1]
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Chronology

America, I Hear You Singing is an album released in 1964 that featured not only Frank Sinatra, but also Bing Crosby and Fred Waring and his Singers. It is Sinatra's forty-first studio album.

The album's production was started due to Sinatra's friend and political associate John F. Kennedy being assassinated during his years in the Presidency. The album follows a theme of talking about the beauty of the United States of America.

Track listing Edit

All tracks feature Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians

  1. "America, I Hear You Singing (arr Tom Scott)"
  2. "This Is A Great Country" (Bing Crosby, arr. Dick Reynolds / Jack Halloran)
  3. "The House I Live In (That's America to Me)" (Frank Sinatra, arr. Nelson Riddle; Lewis Allan, Earl Robinson) – 3:39
  4. "The Hills of Home" (arr. Roy Ringwald)
  5. "This Land is Your Land" (Bing Crosby, arr. Dick Reynolds/ Jack Halloran)
  6. "Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor (arr. Roy Ringwald)"
  7. "You're a Lucky Fellow, Mr. Smith" (Frank Sinatra, arr. Dick Reynolds / Jack Halloran; Francis Burke, Hughie Prince, Don Raye) - 3:46
  8. "A Home In the Meadow" (Bing Crosby, arr. Hawley Ades)
  9. "Early American" (Frank Sinatra, arr. Nelson Riddle; Burke, Van Heusen) - 3:34
  10. "You Never Had It So Good" (Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, arr. Dick Reynolds / Jack Halloran; Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen) – 3:01
  11. "Let Us Break Bread Together" (Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, arr. Roy Ringwald) - 3:39
  12. "The Stars And Stripes Forever" (arr. Harry Simeone)

Reception Edit

Allmusic gave the album a low score of only two and a half stars out of five. Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic claimed that "the album isn't an engaging, suffering from hackneyed arrangements and dull songs."[1]

America, I Hear You Singing peaked at #116 on the Billboard 200 charts in 1964.[2]

Personnel Edit

Personnel
Bing Crosby Vocals
Frank Sinatra Vocals
Fred Waring Piano, Violin
Fred Waring's Pennsylvanians Vocals

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Allmusic review
  2. http://www.allmusic.com/album/america-i-hear-you-singing-r66453/charts-awards

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