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Softly, as I Leave You
Softly, as I Leave You
General information
Artist
Release date(s)
November 1964 (LP)
February 1989
2002
2006 (CD)
Recorded
August 27, 1962 - October 3, 1964
Record Label
Producer
Sonny Burke
Product code
Track information
Discs
1
Total tracks
12
Length
33:33
Reception
3 / 5 [2]
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Alternate cover art
Chronology
For the song, "Softly, as I Leave You", see "Softly, as I Leave You (song)".

Softly, as I Leave You is a 1964 studio album by Frank Sinatra; it was his forty-fourth studio album. It was also Sinatra's first attempt at singing close to early rock and roll music

Track listing Edit

  1. "Emily" (Johnny Mandel, Johnny Mercer) – 2:58
  2. "Here's to the Losers" (Robert Wells, Jack Segal) – 3:05
  3. "Dear Heart" (Jay Livingston, Ray Evans, Henry Mancini) – 2:43
  4. "Come Blow Your Horn" (Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen) – 3:07
  5. "Love Isn't Just for the Young" (Bernard Knee) – 2:57
  6. "I Can't Believe I'm Losing You" (Don Costa, Phil Zeller) – 2:43
  7. "Pass Me By" (Cy Coleman, Carolyn Leigh) – 2:25
  8. "Softly, as I Leave You" (Hal Shaper, Antonio DeVito, Giorgio Calabrese) – 2:50
  9. "Then Suddenly Love" (Ray Alfred, Paul Vance) – 2:15
  10. "Available" (Cahn, Ned Wynn, L.B. Marks) – 2:47
  11. "Talk to Me Baby" (Robert E. Dolan, Mercer) – 3:00
  12. "The Look of Love" (Cahn, Van Heusen) – 2:43

Singles Edit

The first track of Softly as I Leave You was released in 1963, featuring "I Have Dreamed" and "Come Blow Your Horn," a song from the motion picture of the same name. The title track of the album, "Softly, as I Leave You," was released along with "Then Suddenly Love" as a single in 1964. The song "Available" was later released with "Anytime at All" in a 1965 single.[1]

Reception Edit

Allmusic gave the album a three out of five stars. They praised the title track of the album, claiming it had a "subdued but forceful and steady backbeat." However, "the album is pieced together from leftovers from various early-'60s sessions" meaning it loses closure.[2]

Softly, as I Leave You peaked at #19 on the Billboard 200 charts in 1965.

Personnel Edit

Personnel
Jimmy Bowen Producer
Sonny Burke Producer
Sammy Cahn Composer
Giorgio Calabrese Composer
Cy Coleman Composer
Stan Cornyn Liner Notes
Don Costa Arranger, Composer
Antonio de Vita Composer
Ray Evans Composer
Ernie Freeman Arranger
Bernie Knee Composer
Carolyn Leigh Composer
Jay Livingston Composer
Henry Mancini Composer
Billy May Arranger
Marty Paich Arranger
Nelson Riddle Arranger
Hal Shaper Composer
Frank Sinatra Vocals
Ed Thrasher Art Direction
Ned Wynn Composer
Phil Zeller Composer

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 http://sinatrafamily.com/single-list/
  2. 2.0 2.1 Allmusic review

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