Frank Sinatra Sinatra Sings Great Songs From Great Britain 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.
For several weeks during the spring of 1962, London’s music scene buzzed with the rumor that Frank Sinatra was to record a new album there. Indeed, in June of that year, the iconic star traveled to the U.K. to record Sinatra Sings Great Songs From Great Britain. Recorded over three consecutive nights at London’s CTS Studios, Great Songs From Great Britain would be the only album Sinatra would ever record outside of the United States. The historic 11-song set was superbly arranged and conducted by Robert Farnon and features all British composers and accompaniment.
Frank Sinatra Sinatra Sings Great Songs From Great Britain Track Listing:
1. The Very Thought of You
2. We'll Gather Lilacs in the Spring
3. If I Had You
4. Now Is the Hour
5. The Gypsy
6. Roses of Picardy
7. A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
8. A Garden in the Rain
9. London by Night
10. We'll Meet Again
11. I'll Follow My Secret Heart