The absolute Frank Sinatra masterpiece - now as a deluxe edition!
'Only The Lonely' is Frank Sinatra's saddest album, for many also his best. For the 60th anniversary it was released as a remastered deluxe edition.
The cover shows Sinatra as a sad clown, the album itself is a first-class selection of the saddest American ballads, interpreted with style, class and deep feeling, arranged by a master of his craft: Nelson Riddle. When the LP was released in 1958, it stayed in the charts for an incredible 120 weeks, 5 of them at number 1.
No wonder that artists like Bob Dylan, Iggy Pop or Elvis Costello are declared admirers of the now mythically revered album. The iconic cover is one of the most quoted images in music history, generations of singers took their cue from the album's evocative mood, countless films made use of its music. With the new deluxe edition, you can now (re)discover 'Only The Lonely' brand new and in all its glory.
2-CD deluxe edition: original album in the original 1958 mono mix and 2018 stereo mix plus four bonus tracks (two of them previously unreleased).
Media: 'The way Sinatra faced his private tragedies on it, the way he created songs for the ages with arranger Nelson Riddle, ensured that it remains one of the most quoted works of jazz today.' Recorded in three all-night sessions, the songs reveal a very special mood...' (Good Times, December 2018 / January 2019)
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It started with a quartet called "Hoboken Four', which didn't get much further than a radio show: "Major Bowes Amateur Hour'. The four gave up, but Frank Sinatra made it alone with a solo version of "Night and Day". Remarkable appearances around New York followed. Harry James and Tommy Dorsey got him as band singers. Before the Second World War he became the main singer on the radio programme "Your Hit Parade', then got his own DBS radio show "Songs By Sinatra'. In 1943 he made his film debut in "Reveil|e With Beverley'.
Three years later Frank Sinatra received an Oscar for his performance in "The House I Live ln'. In 1953 he won another Oscar for his role as Maggio in'Damned for all eternity'. Between 1943 and 1953 his career went steeply upwards, suddenly falling steeply to a depth from which few thought he could return.
In the 50's and 60's his film career gained new recognition. When Frank Sinatra saw a one-man television show entitled'Frank Sinatra: A Man And His Music' at Christmas 1965, in which he gave a musical review of the 25 years of his career, he was successful and received the Peabody Award.
Break from 1971 to 1973, then return and as a result an album of beautiful, carefully selected songs. Tours followed. "The Voice' or also "The People's Choice', as Gordon Jenkins called him, is back. As long as Frank's around, millions of Sinatra worshippers are happy.