Frank Sinatra Close To You on LP
Throughout his 60-year career, Ol' Blue Eyes demonstrated a remarkable ability to thrive in changing times, moving deftly from the swing era to the rock-and-roll era. He performed on more than 1,400 recordings, was awarded 31 gold, nine platinum, three double platinum and one triple platinum album by the Recording Industry Association of America. He also appeared in 58 films and produced eight motion pictures.
Sinatra began the golden age in which American popular music became a universal language and this extraordinary creative genius is its most articulate spokesman worldwide. His contribution to our life and times extends far beyond his music, to embrace an exuberance, a zest for life, a sense of style and a glorious self-confidence that define, for all time, what it meant to be young at heart and have the world on a string. His spirit and vision continue to be defined by the wisdom and insight from the legacy of work he left behind.
1957's Close To You finds The Chairman of the Board performing twelve intimate and elegant torch numbers with the Hollywood String Quartet as sympathetically arranged by the great Nelson Riddle. Although Sinatra always makes it sound effortless, the romantic and downbeat affair took eight months and five separate sessions to perfect.
Frank Sinatra Close To You Track Listing:
1. Close To You
2. P.S. I Love You
3. Love Locked Out
4. Everything Happens To Me
5. It's Easy To Remember
6. Don't Like Goodbyes
7. With Every Breath I Take
8. Blame It On My Youth
9. It Could Happen To You
10. I've Had My Moments
11. I Couldn't Sleep A Wink Last Night
12. The End of a Love Affair