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Point of No Return
Point of No Return
General information
Artist
Arranger
Release date(s)
March 1962
1987
2002
Recorded
September 11-12, 1961
Record Label
Producer
Dave Cavanaugh
Product code
Track information
Discs
1
Total tracks
15 (1962 LP)
16 (1987 CD)
Length
50:42
Reception
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Chronology

Point of No Return is the final studio album Frank Sinatra recorded for Capitol Records. It is his twenty-seventh studio album. Released in 1962, Sinatra had already begun his recordings for his self-founded recording label, Reprise.

Sinatra, to fulfill his contract, only took a two-day session in September 1961 to record and finish up his work at Capitol with this album.

Track listing Edit

  1. "(Ah, the Apple Trees) When the World Was Young" (Johnny Mercer, M. Philippe-Gerard, Angele Marie T. Vannier) - 3:48
  2. "I'll Remember April" (Don Raye, Gene de Paul, Patricia Johnston) - 2:50
  3. "September Song" (Kurt Weill, Maxwell Anderson) - 4:21
  4. "A Million Dreams Ago" (Lew Quadling, Eddie Howard, Dick Jurgens) - 2:41
  5. "I'll See You Again" (Nöel Coward) - 2:44
  6. "There Will Never Be Another You" (Mack Gordon, Harry Warren) - 3:09
  7. "Somewhere Along the Way" (Kurt Adams, Sammy Gallop) - 3:01
  8. "It's a Blue World" (Bob Wright, Chet Forrest) - 2:49
  9. "These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You)" (Jack Strachey, Harry Link, Holt Marvell) - 3:59
  10. "As Time Goes By" (Herman Hupfeld) - 3:17
  11. "I'll Be Seeing You" (Sammy Fain, Irving Kahal) - 2:47
  12. "Memories of You" (Eubie Blake, Andy Razaf) - 3:53
    Cd re-release bonus tracks:
  13. "Day In, Day Out" (Rube Bloom, Mercer) - 3:19
  14. "Don't Make a Beggar of Me" (Al Sherman) - 3:05
  15. "Lean Baby" (Billy May, Roy Alfred) - 2:35
  16. "I'm Walking Behind You" (Billy Reid) - 2:57

Singles Edit

Only one song from Point of No Return was released as a single. "I'll Remember April" was released as an A-side single along with Come Swing with Me!'s "Five Minutes More."[1]

Reception Edit

Allmusic gave the album an average score of three out of five stars. Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic recalled on the album saying "though the Voice gave a more heartfelt, dedicated performance than expected, the project was rushed along, necessitating the use of a ghost-arranger, Heine Beau, for several tracks." The central issue with Point of No Return is the standing argument that "Sinatra was no longer interested in giving his record label first-rate material, preferring to save that for his new label, Reprise."[2]

Point of No Return peaked at #19 on the Billboard 200 charts of 1962.[3]

Personnel Edit

Personnel
Dave Cavanaugh Producer
Voyle Gilmore Producer
Herman Hupfeld Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
M. Philippe-Gerard Composer
Frank Sinatra Vocals
Axel Stordahl Arranger, Conductor
Angele Marie T. Vannier Composer
Pete Welding Liner Notes
Robert Wright Composer

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 http://sinatrafamily.com/single-list/
  2. Allmusic review
  3. http://www.allmusic.com/album/point-of-no-return-r26325/charts-awards

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