Frank Sinatra Sings for Only the Lonely (1958, also known as Sings for Only the Lonely or simply Only the Lonely) is an album by Frank Sinatra. The album consists of a collection of torch songs, following a formula similar to Sinatra's previous albums In the Wee Small Hours (1955) and Where Are You? (1957)
At 1959’s inaugural Grammy Awards ceremony, the album won the award for Best Recording Package.
Frank Sinatra Sings for . .has been added to your Cart. Every single "suicide song" (as Sinatra liked to call 'em) on Only the Lonely is a stunner that will take your breath away. Nelson Riddle's arrangements are like shadows, almost colorless and motionless, so that all you hear is the ache in the singer's voice. Angel Eyes" and "One for My Baby" each deserve an album to themselves- so exquisitely moving that at the end of three minutes you feel like you've just heard a lifetime of loneliness. Only the Lonely While I prefer Frank's swingin' titles this album has managed to work it's way under my skin. And if you're looking for this on CD there are only two versions to consider; the very expensive and out of print MFSL Gold mono version or the still affordable & in print Larry Walsh mastered stereo version (UPC 077774847124).
The result is arguably his greatest ballads album. Only the Lonely follows the same formula as his previous down albums, but the tone is considerably bleaker and more desperate. Riddle used a larger orchestra for the album than he had in the past, which lent the album a stately, nearly classical atmosphere. At its core, however, the album is a set of brooding saloon songs, highlighted by two of Sinatra's tour de forces - "Angel Eyes" and "One for My Baby. Sinatra never forces emotion out of the lyric, he lets everything flow naturally, with grace.
Back in 1958, Frank Sinatra made what many fans and critics consider his greatest album, Frank Sinatra Sings for Only the Lonely. The record went to number one and stayed on the charts for two years. The disc contained some of what are now considered Sinatra's signature songs, including Harold Arlen/Johnny Mercer's "Blues in the Night" and "One for My Baby (And One More for the Road)". Sinatra and conductor Nelson Riddle purposely selected and arranged the dozen tracks because of their melancholy themes
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What do people think of Frank Sinatra Sings for Only the Lonely? See opinions and rankings about Frank Sinatra Sings for Only the Lonely across various lists and topics. The album's front cover features Sinatra as a sullen, Pagliacci-like clown. Sketched on the album's back cover is one of Sinatra's recurrent visual motifs: a lamppost.
|1||Only The Lonely||4:09|
|4||It's A Lonesome Old Town||4:16|
|5||Willow Weep For Me||4:49|
|7||Blues In The Night||4:45|
|8||I Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out To Dry||4:02|
|10||Spring Is Here||4:46|
|11||Gone With The Wind||5:15|
|12||One For My Baby (And One More For The Road)
Piano – Bill Miller
|14||Where Or When
Piano – Bill Miller
|W 1053||Frank Sinatra||Frank Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely (LP, Album, Mono, Los)||Capitol Records||W 1053||US||1958|
|ECP-80796||Frank Sinatra||Frank Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely (LP, Album)||Capitol Records||ECP-80796||Japan||1973|
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