Genre: Jazz
Label: DOL
Format: 33RPM,
Size: 12"


Frank Sinatra In The Wee Small Hours 180g Import LP (Green Vinyl)

Frank Sinatra

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180g Limited Edition Green Vinyl with Die-Cut Sleeve!
Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 282/500!

Frank Sinatra's ninth studio album, In The Wee Small Hours has been called one of the first concept albums as it deals with themes such as loneliness, introspection, lost love, failed relationships, depression, and night life. In 2020, Rolling Stone magazine ranked it the 282nd greatest album of all time.

"Expanding on the concept of Songs for Young Lovers!, In the Wee Small Hours was a collection of 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." - Stephen Thomas Erlewine,

• Limited Edition 180g Green Vinyl
• Limited Edition Die-Cut Sleeve
• Bonus tracks
• Import

Frank Sinatra, vocals
Victor Bay, Alexander Beller, Harry Bluestone, Nathan Ross, Mischa Russell, Paul Shure, Felix Slatkin, Marshall Sosson, violins
James Arkatov, Cy Bernard, Armand Kaproff, Ray Kramer, Edgar Lustgarten, Kurt Reher, Joseph Saxon, Eleanor Slatkin, celli
Arthur Gleghorn, Luella Howard, Jules Kinsler, George Poole, flutes
John Cave, Vincent DeRosa, Joseph Eger, Richard Perissi, French horns
Bill Miller, piano
George Van Eps, 7-string guitar
Phil Stephens, bass
Lou Singer, Alvin Stoller, drums
Kathryn Julye, harp
Peanuts Hucko, clarinet
Paul Smith, celesta

Side One:

1. In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning
2. Mood Indigo
3. Glad To Be Unhappy
4. I Get Along Without You Very Well*
5. Deep In A Dream
6. I See Your Face Before Me
7. Can't We Be Friends?*
8. When Your Lover Has Gone*
Side Two:
1. What Is This Thing Called Love
2. Last Night When We Were Young
3. I'll Be Around
4. Ill Wind*
5. It Never Entered My Mind*
6. Dancing On The Ceiling
7. I'll Never Be The Same*
8. This Love Of Mine

*Bonus Track

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