Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Frank Sinatra
"All the Way" (Vinyl)

Released in 1961, this album showed a record label's ability to capitalize on an in-demand artist like Sinatra from an early age.

This entire album is made up of b-sides from previously released singles.   This is kind of shocking, especially when you realize that songs like "All the Way," and "Witchcraft," were originally b-sides!

Other songs, like "High Hopes" and "Old McDonald Had a Farm" are quirky and out of place, but Nelson Riddle's arrangements keep the good times flowin', no matter the tune.

The fit and finish of this album aren't as good as many of Sinatra's Capitol releases.  I couldn't find Riddle's involvement until the almighty internet told me; it's not printed anywhere on the jacket.

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