Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Frank Sinatra
"Cycles" (Vinyl)

Sinatra (or, rather, his collaborators) had a way of evolving with the times.  While we certainly know and remember the "Capitol-era" years with Nelson Riddle and Count Basie, Sinatra continued recording for decades after this.

Don Costa arranged and conducted Sinatra's backing ensemble on this record.  It's worth noting the flower-powered, folk rock influence in Costa's arrangements.

While this is necessary for the avid Sinatra fan, I think I'll prefer to remember/concentrate on the earlier Sinatra era that made him legendary.

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