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For the song "My Way," see "My Way (song)." For other uses, see "My Way."
My Way
My Way
General information
Artist
Arranger
Release date(s)
March 1969
2009
Recorded
December 30, 1968
February 18, 1969
February 20, 1969
February 24, 1969
Record Label
Producer
Sunny Burke
Product code
Track information
Discs
1
Total tracks
10 (1969 LP)
12 (2009 CD)
Length
32:54
Singles
Reception
3 / 5[2]
3 / 5[3]
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Alternate cover art
My Way (2009)
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My Way, released in 1969, is a studio album Frank Sinatra released under Reprise Records. My Way is Sinatra's fifty-sixth studio album.

The album, arranged by Don Costa, features some of the time's most famous hits such as "Watch What Happens", "For Once in My Life", "Yesterday", and the title song, "My Way". "My Way" later became one of Sinatra's concert staples and became a pseudo theme song for Sinatra.

In 2009, a 40th anniversary version of the album was released; this special edition included two live performances made by Sinatra: one of "For Once in My Life" and the other of "My Way."

Track listing Edit

  1. "Watch What Happens" (Norman Gimbel, Michel Legrand) – 2:17
  2. "Didn't We?" (Jimmy Webb) – 2:55
  3. "Hallelujah, I Love Her So" (Ray Charles) – 2:47
  4. "Yesterday" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) – 3:56
  5. "All My Tomorrows" (Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen) – 4:35
  6. "My Way" (Paul Anka, Claude François, Jacques Revaux, Gilles Thibault) – 4:35
  7. "A Day in the Life of a Fool" (Luiz Bonfá, Carl Sigman) – 3:00
  8. "For Once in My Life" (Ron Miller, Orlando Murden) – 2:50
  9. "If You Go Away" (Jacques Brel, Rod McKuen) – 3:30
  10. "Mrs. Robinson" (Paul Simon) – 2:55
    40th Anniversary re-release tracks:
  11. "For Once in My Life" – 4:11 studio rehearsal, NBC Studio 2, Burbank, California, August 13, 1969
  12. "My Way" – 3:09 live performance at the Reunion Arena, Dallas, Texas, October 24, 1987

Singles Edit

The only single to be released for My Way was its title track, which was released with the song "Blue Lace."[1]

Reception Edit

Allmusic thought that My Way had a "more varied selection of material and a more focused, gutsy performance from Frank Sinatra" than the previous year's Cycles. They also claimed that My Way was "successful in creating a middle ground between the traditional pop Sinatra loves and the contemporary pop/rock that dominated the charts in the late 60s." Allmusic's review scored My Way at three out of five stars.[2]

Mojo magazine scored the album in its 194th, January 2010 issue. Here, My Way also scored a three out of five stars.[3]

Personnel Edit

Personnel
Abbey Anna Production Assistant
Rikka Arnold Editorial
Sonny Burke Producer
Chris Clough A&R
Larissa Collins Art Direction
Stan Cornyn Author
Don Costa Arranger, Conductor, Producer
Jacques Demy Composer
Hal Gaba Executive Producer
Evelyn Haddad Production Assistant
Dan Hersch Mastering
Lee Herschberg Engineer
Jimmy Hole Design
John Lennon Composer
Joe McEwen A&R
Nick Phillips Production Assistant
Charles Pignone Producer, Tape Realizations
Leon J. Smith III Audio Restoration
Jeffrey Spector Production Assistant
Larry Walsh Engineer, Mixing, Tape Realizations

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 http://sinatrafamily.com/single-list/
  2. 2.0 2.1 Allmusic review
  3. 3.0 3.1 Andrew Male Mojo, January 2010, Issue 194.

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