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For the song "That's Life," see "That's Life (song)."
That's Life
That's Life
Cover art by Bill George
General information
Artist
Arranger
Release date(s)
November 18, 1966
1974 (LP)
May 1, 1998 (CD)
Recorded
October 18, 1966 - November 18, 1966
Record Label
Reprise
FS 1020
Producer
Jimmy Bowen
Product code
Track information
Discs
1
Total tracks
10
Length
25:36
Singles
Reception
3 / 5[2]
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Alternate cover art
Chronology

That's Life is a 1966 Reprise Records album performed by Frank Sinatra; it is Sinatra's fiftieth studio album. The album was conducted by Ernie Freeman.

The overall theme of the album starts off with the hit song, of which the album is titled, "That's Life". Other tracks in the album include such songs as "Winchester Cathedral" and "The Impossible Dream (The Quest)".

Track listing Edit

  1. "That's Life" (Dean Kay, Kelly Gordon) – 3:10
  2. "I Will Wait for You" (Michel Legrand, Norman Gimbel, Jacques Deny) – 2:19
  3. "Somewhere My Love (Lara's Theme)" (From Doctor Zhivago) (Paul Francis Webster, Maurice Jarre) – 2:19
  4. "Sand and Sea" (Gilbert Bécaud, Maurice Vidalin, Mack David) – 2:29
  5. "What Now My Love" (Gilbert Bécaud, Carl Sigman, Pierre Leroyer) – 2:32
  6. "Winchester Cathedral" (Geoff Stephens) – 2:38
  7. "Give Her Love" (Jim Harbert) – 2:14
  8. "Tell Her (You Love Her Each Day)" (Samuel Ward, Charles Watkins) – 2:42
  9. "The Impossible Dream (The Quest)" (Joe Darion, Mitch Leigh) – 2:34
  10. "You're Gonna Hear from Me" (Andre Previn, Dory Previn) – 2:51

Singles Edit

Only one single was released for That's Life — the title track. "That's Life" was released as a single in 1966 along with the title track to Sinatra's 1965 September of My Years.[1]

Reception Edit

Allmusic gave the album a score of three out of five stars, criticizing the blues feel of the title track "wasn't attempted for the entire album."[2]

That's Life peaked at #6 on the Billboard 200 charts of 1967. In 1966, the title track of the album peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts and #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart. "That's Life" also peaked at #25 on the R&B singles chart of 1967.[3]

Personnel Edit

Personnel
Gilbert Bécaud Composer
Jimmy Bowen Producer
Eddie Brackett Engineer
Jimmy Brown Producer
Stan Cornyn Liner Notes
Joe Darion Composer
Mack David Composer
Jacques Demy Composer
Ernie Freeman Arranger, Conductor
Ernie Freeman Combo Arranger, Conductor
Bill George Artwork, Cover Art, Illustrations
Norman Gimbel Composer
Kelly Gordon Composer
Lee Herschberg Engineer
Michel Legrand Composer
Mitch Leigh Composer
Pierre Leroyer Composer
Carl Sigman Composer
Frank Sinatra Vocals
Dean Kay Thompson Composer
Ed Thrasher Art Direction
Maurice Vidalin Composer
Samuel A. Ward Composer
Charles Watkins Composer

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 http://sinatrafamily.com/single-list/
  2. 2.0 2.1 Allmusic review
  3. http://www.allmusic.com/album/thats-life-r26370/charts-awards

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