Frank Sinatra In The Wee Small Hours 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.
Frank 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. Sinatra's 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.
The greatest break-up and broken-hearted albums are continually debated. Yet no discussion of the sort is worth merit without the inclusion of In the Wee Small Hours. One of the genre’s pillars, the 1955 gem pairs Frank Sinatra and Nelson Riddle to wondrous effect, and represents the first time the Voice recorded material specifically for a 12-inch LP. An intimate and honest meditation on loss, heartache, loneliness, and hope against hope, the album stands as one of the most iconic pop statements ever made.
Directly inspired by the dissolution of his relationship with Ava Gardner, evocative renditions of the title track, “I Get Along Without You Very Well,” “I See Your Face Before Me” and “When Your Lover Has Gone” drip with longing and melancholy while transcending eras, gender, and style.
Frank Sinatra In The Wee Small Hours Track Listing:
1. In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning
2. Mood Indigo
3. Glad to Be Unhappy
4. I Get Along Without You Very Well (Except Sometimes)
5. Deep In a Dream
6. I See Your Face Before Me
7. Can’t We Be Friends?
8. When Your Lover Has Gone
9. What Is This Thing Called Love?
10. Last Night When We Were Young
11. I’ll Be Around
12. Ill Wind
13. It Never Entered My Mind
14. Dancing on the Ceiling
15. I’ll Never Be the Same
16. This Love of Mine