Frank Sinatra Sings for Only the Lonely - Deluxe Edition Announced - October 19, 2018*

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Bob F, Jun 4, 2018.

  1. paulmock

    paulmock Forum Resident

    Hollywood, CA
    It's out already??????
  2. No, I don't believe so.
  3. paulmock

    paulmock Forum Resident

    Hollywood, CA
    I thought I was Rip Van Winkle (or Dino) and fell asleep and lost a whole week! :p
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  4. Rob Hughes

    Rob Hughes Forum Resident

    I'm really looking forward to this! I hope it does justice to Sinatra's recording (and thus does justice to my hopes)!
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  5. SBC

    SBC Forum Resident

    Will be anxious to hear it. I wasn't totally for the Angel Eyes single I heard. Seemed to be a little on the loud side. Orchestra seemed drier on the echo and the echo applied to Sinatra's voice was different. Not spread as wide stereo wise.
  6. CWillman

    CWillman Forum Resident

    L.A., CA
  7. Bob F

    Bob F Senior Member Thread Starter

    @CWillman: Nice job on the “Lush Life” article. Thanks!

    I expect the video will be available non-exclusively on YouTube tomorrow?
  8. CWillman

    CWillman Forum Resident

    L.A., CA
    Thanks... Yeah, for anyone who can't see the video through the link in the article, I'm told it is set to go live/wide tonight at 9 PT/midnight ET.
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  9. Ronald Sarbo

    Ronald Sarbo Forum Resident

    NY, NY, USA
    Barnes and Noble Union Square only had ONE copy of "Standing Room Only" the day it came out.

    Saw Tony Bennett at his book signing there Oct 1. They have many copies of his CD/LP and book.

    This is the difference....we are without the living, breathing presence of Sinatra. That cannot be recreated or duplicated.

    If there is only ONE copy of OTL there Oct. 19.....something is terribly wrong.
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  10. Bob F

    Bob F Senior Member Thread Starter

    So you were the one who bought that ONE copy! :winkgrin:
  11. paulmock

    paulmock Forum Resident

    Hollywood, CA
    Listening to clean, clear copy of this ("Lush Life"), I am on the fence as to whether or not it would have ever really fit on on OTL.

    Let's start with that piano tinkle intro....
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  12. kennyluc1

    kennyluc1 Forum Resident

    The arrangement does not jibe with the rest of the album. Is the arrangement definitely by Nelson ?
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  13. Pants Party

    Pants Party One Leg At A Time

    Washington, DC
    No, I agree. But it's a beautiful feel. It would have been a fantastic fit for something like Song For Young Lovers.

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  14. Bob F

    Bob F Senior Member Thread Starter

    In the Learn-Something-New Department:

    “The girls I knew had sad and sullen gray faces—with distingué traces […]”

    DISTINGUÉ? All these years, I thought those girls’ faces had DISTANT GAY traces! No wonder Frank put it aside.
  15. paulmock

    paulmock Forum Resident

    Hollywood, CA


    1. having a distinguished manner or appearance.
      "he was lean and distingué, with a small goatee"
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  16. paulmock

    paulmock Forum Resident

    Hollywood, CA
    Surely doesn't fit in with the rest of the positive-themed tunes. And it would need to be stripped down to the bear-bones of a chamber music group.
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  17. Bob F

    Bob F Senior Member Thread Starter

    I think we should leave Mitch Miller out of this.

    Which reminds me of this interesting on-topic fact: When ‘Frank Sinatra Sings for Only the Lonely’ hit No. 1 on the Billboard album chart on October 4, 1958, the album it knocked from the top position was ‘Sing Along with Mitch’ on Columbia. (Talk about karma.)
  18. roda12


    Berlin, Germany
    Always loved the arrangement or what can be heard of it.
    The piano tinkle intro is a bow to Bix Beiderbecke's "In a mist" recording.
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  19. MLutthans

    MLutthans That's my spaghetti, Chewbacca! Staff

    Marysville, WA
  20. DABarrios

    DABarrios Forum Resident

    I mean, it's a song written from the perspective of someone who is very financially privileged. It always gave me a rarified air, like if Fred Astaire had had an existential crisis after striking out with Ginger Rogers and developed a serious alcohol issue.
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  21. Davidmk5

    Davidmk5 Forum Resident

    Marlboro , ma. usa
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  22. DmitriKaramazov

    DmitriKaramazov Forum Resident

    That is Bill Miller, yes?
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  23. marmil

    marmil It's such a long story...

    I have a similar problem, but mine is "I cannot for the life of me find a brick and mortar store near me!"
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  24. Simon A

    Simon A Arrr!

    For a lyric video, it oozes Class.
  25. The only national store remaining that may carry it is Barnes & Noble. They have been pretty good at getting in Sinatra releases.
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