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Sinatra Sings Great Songs From Great Britain
General information
Release date(s)
February 22, 2010[1]
London - June 12–14, 1962
Record Label
Product code
Track information
Total tracks
2 / 5 [2]
Alternate cover art

Sinatra Sings Great Songs From Great Britain is a 1962 Reprise album by Frank Sinatra. It is Sinatra's thirty-fifth studio album.

The tracks of the album all originated in Great Britain. In addition to originating in Britain, Sinatra recorded this album in Britain, however, these recordings were only released in Britain as an LP. This was Sinatra's only studio album recorded outside the United States.[3]

Track listing Edit

  1. "The Very Thought of You" (Ray Noble) – 3:34
  2. "We'll Gather Lilacs in the Spring" (Ivor Novello) – 3:15
  3. "If I Had You" (Jimmy Campbell, Reginald Connelly, Ted Shapiro) – 4:07
  4. "Now Is the Hour" (Maewa Kaihan, Clemnet Scott, Dorothy Stewart) – 2:51
  5. "The Gypsy" (Billy Reid) – 3:21
  6. "Roses of Picardy" (Frederic E. Weatherly, Hayden Wood) – 3:01
  7. "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square" (Eric Maschwitz, Manning Sherwin) – 3:54
  8. "A Garden in the Rain" (James Dyrenforth, Carroll Gibbons) – 3:24
  9. "London by Night" (Carroll Coates) – 3:20
  10. "We'll Meet Again" (Hughie Charles, Ross Parker) – 3:44
  11. "I'll Follow My Secret Heart" (Nöel Coward) – 3:16

Reception Edit

Sinatra Sings Great Songs from Great Britain was given below average reviews from publications such as Allmusic. Allmusic claims that the arragnements of the album "are more interesting than the actual songs" and "Sinatra was simply not in good shape for the sessions."[2]

Personnel Edit

Hughie Charles Composer
Robert Farnon Arranger, Conductor
Alan Freeman Producer
Benny Green Liner Notes
Lee Herschberg Digital Mastering, Mastering, Remixing
James Isaacs Liner Notes
Maewa Kaihan Composer
Maewa Kaihau Composer
Ross Parker Composer
Clement Scott Composer
Merle Shore Art Direction
Frank Sinatra Vocals
Dorothy Stewart Composer
Frederick Edward Weatherly Composer

References Edit

  1. HMV
  2. 2.0 2.1 Allmusic review
  3. Ol' Blue Eyes of Bayswater, Radio Two, January 2011, presented by Paul Sexton [1] [2]

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