Δευτέρα, 1 Ιουλίου 2013

Frank Sinatra - In The Wee Small Hours

Expanding on the concept of Songs for Young Lovers!, In the Wee Small Hours (released in 1954) was a collection of 16 ballads arranged by Nelson Riddle. The first 12" album recorded by Sinatra, Wee Small Hours was more focused and concentrated than his two earlier concept records. It's a blue, melancholy album, built around a spare rhythm section featuring a rhythm guitar, celesta, and Bill Miller's piano, with gently aching strings added every once and a while. Within that melancholy mood is one of Sinatra's most jazz-oriented performances - he restructures the melody and Miller's playing is bold throughout the record. Where Songs for Young Lovers! emphasized the romantic aspects of the songs, Sinatra sounds like a lonely, broken man on In the Wee Small Hours. Beginning with the newly written title song, the singer goes through a series of standards that are lonely and desolate. In many ways, the album is a personal reflection of the heartbreak of his doomed love affair with actress Ava Gardner, and the standards that he sings form their own story when collected together. Sinatra's voice had deepened and worn to the point where his delivery seems ravished and heartfelt, as if he were living the songs.

Track List:

1. In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning (3:00) 2. Mood Indigo (3:30) 3. Glad To Be Unhappy (2:35) 4. I Get Along Without You Very Well (3:42) 5. Deep In A Dream (2:48) 6. I See Your Face Before Me (3:23) 7. Can't We Be Friends? (2:48), 8. When Your Lover Has Gone (3:09), 9. What Is This Thing Called Love (2:34), 10. Last Night When We Were Young (3:17) 11. I'll Be Around (2:59), 12. Ill Wind (3:46), 13. It Never Entered My Mind (2:41), 14. Dancing On The Ceiling (2:57), 15. I'll Never Be The Same (3:05), 16. This Love Of Mine 3:33)...

Total Time: 50 minutes.

2 σχόλια:

JK O SΚΡΟΥΤΖΑΚΟS είπε...

Ειχα πολυ καιρο να ερθω απο εδω στο μπλοκ σου.Δεν ξεχνώ ποτέ τους μπλοκόφιλους και ετσι περνάω σήμερα για ν αφησω πολλές ευχες για εναν ομορφο μηνα.Καλο καλοκαιρι να περάσεις * • ♫ ♫ ♫ • *** • ♫ ♫ ♫ • ***Θα τα λεμε στο face Φοβερος ο frank sinatra!!!!!!

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