Frank Sinatra No One Cares on Numbered Edition Hybrid SACD from Mobile Fidelity
1959 Capitol Torch Album Reunites
Sinatra and Arranger Gordon Jenkins: Bluesy, Slow Songs Underline Themes
of Loneliness and Despair
Mastered from the Original Master Tapes: Mobile Fidelity SACD Hones In On Every Last Breath and Fragile Note
Sentimental Feel True to Album Title and Cover Art: Sense of Tragedy, Heartbreak Channeled Through String and Vocal Performances
Sometimes it’s okay to judge a book by its cover. Depicting a down-and-out Frank Sinatra
entrenched in his own private world while glamorous couples dance and
swirl around him, oblivious to his presence and condition, the artwork
to the aptly titled No One Cares testifies on behalf of
the music and moods within the record’s grooves. One of the crooner’s
top-flight ballads efforts, the 1959 Capitol effort again finds him
pairing with sympathetic arranger Gordon Jenkins and inhabiting each note of every song.
Hear the fruits of this timeless collaboration in fresh light on Mobile Fidelity’s numbered-edition hybrid SACD. Mastered from the original master tapes, this newly minted version of No One Cares
caresses the senses via its profound instrumental depth, widescreen
soundstage, front-to-back perspective, transparent high-frequency
responses, and dynamic midrange. Neither too close-up nor too distant, Sinatra’s
voice is rendered with realistic scale and gorgeous balance to the
extent that nothing is artificially sweetened or heightened. Akin to Mobile Fidelity’s previous Sinatra
reissues, this digital edition is meticulously rendered to the highest-possible
standards, ensuring that the fidelity is in line with the timeless
performances and the iconic singer’s exacting standards.
Often viewed as the sister album to 1957’s Where Are You?, this third pairing of Sinatra and Jenkins yields slower tempos, more deliberate textures, and lonelier emotions.
A profound sense of tragedy burrows into both the luscious strings and
Sinatra’s timbre, laced with ache, wanderlust, and dismay. Jokingly referred to by Ol’ Blue Eyes
as one of his “suicide albums,” it instead harnesses the wrenching
agony, painful solitude, and desolate helplessness that accompany
romantic loss and failure of fulfillment. They’re universal
sentiments, and sensations Sinatra convincingly conveys, envisioning
himself as the protagonist in each of the songs.
Rich and fully developed, the arrangements consistently trace Sinatra’s
footsteps rather than ever overwhelming or competing with him.
Instrumental flourishes accent the Voice’s own swells and silences,
while a classically stated elegance and plaintive devices contribute to
an underlying subtlety. Rare has a singer achieved frank introspection and reflective intimacy in such hurtful, believable fashion. Sinatra’s
voice comes on without a hiccup, his phenomenal baritone and breath
control epitomizing ageless singing. You don’t want to be without this
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Frank Sinatra No One Cares Track Listing:
1. When No One Cares
2. A Cottage for Sale
3. Stormy Weather
4. Where Do You Go?
5. I Don’t Stand a Ghost of a Chance With You
6. Here’s That Rainy Day
7. I Can’t Get Started
8. Why Try to Change Me Now?
9. Just Friends
10. I’ll Never Smile Again
11. None But the Lonely Heart