Saturday, October 20, 2018

Celebrate 60 Years Of Frank Sinatra Singing For "Only The Lonely" With A New Deluxe Edition Release

Arriving October 19th from Capitol Records/UMe, is the new 60th anniversary reissue of Frank Sinatra's Grammy-winning album "Frank Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely." It features a brand-new, 2018 stereo mix of the album, plus 4 bonus tracks (2 previously unreleased). A deluxe two-CD release of the album also includes a newly remastered version of the original 1958 mono recording of the album, along with the new 2018 stereo mix.

This album does not feature the swinging jazz numbers of Sinatra's previous album, "Come Fly With Me," but instead his voice and music slowly and quietly shuffles through your speakers. It features some of Sinatra's best vocal contributions of his career as his voice is stellar on the opener "Only The Lonely" and the classic "One For My Baby" has mended a lot of broken hearts. The new remaster of the mono mix of the album delivers that nostalgic tone as you may discover the amazing orchestra that supports Sinatra's voice on this album. Songs like "Willow Weep For Me" and "Gone With The Wind" showcase the beautiful music that was once again conducted by his long-time collaborator, Nelson Riddle. The first disc features an alternative take of "Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out To Dry," which sounds as if less instruments were used on this version. The other bonus track puts your right in the recording booth as Sinatra runs through multiple takes of the bar room ballad "Angel Eyes."

The new 2018 stereo version of the album was mixed by Larry Walsh and mastered by Ron McMaster at Capitol studios from the original recording tapes. It displays more depth to the recordings as it utilizes the multiple microphones that were placed in the studio to record Sinatra's vocals. You will instantly notice how much more direct his voice is on this stereo mix as songs like "What's New?" and "Blues In The Night" will grab your attention. This new version turns this album from a lush, quiet soundtrack that could be played in the background, to a dominant, therapeutic push for recovery from broken relationships. This second disc closes with a couple more bonus tracks, including a previously unreleased version of "Lush Life" and a test track version of "One For My Baby," which feels more subtle and spontaneous than the original released version. To find out more about the new 60th anniversary release of Frank Sinatra's iconic album "Frank Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely," please visit onlythelonely.sinatra.com.

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