A Man Alone: The Words and Music of McKuen
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General information
Release date(s)
March 19-21 1969
Record Label
Sonny Burke
Product code
Track information
Total tracks
2 / 5 [2]
Alternate cover art

A Man Alone: The Words and Music of McKuen (commonly seen as simply "A Man Alone") is a 1969 studio album by American singer Frank Sinatra. It was Sinatra's fifty-seventh studio album.

Arranged by Don Costa, all the songs featured in A Man Alone were written by poet, Rod McKuen.

Track listing[edit | edit source]

  1. "A Man Alone" – 3:47
  2. "Night" (Spoken) – 2:25
  3. "I've Been to Town" – 3:13
  4. "From Promise to Promise" (Spoken) – 1:31
  5. "The Single Man" – 3:01
  6. "The Beautiful Strangers" – 2:41
  7. "Lonesome Cities" – 3:18
  8. "Love's Been Good to Me" – 3:27
  9. "Empty Is" (Spoken) – 2:46
  10. "Out Beyond the Window" (Spoken) – 2:45
  11. "Some Traveling Music" (Spoken) – 2:36
  12. "A Man Alone (Reprise)" – 1:30

Singles[edit | edit source]

One single was released for A Man Alone. The title track of the album was released as a single along with the album's "Love's Been Good to Me." The latter track peaked #75 on the singles charts.[1]

Reception[edit | edit source]

Allmusic claimed the album to be, "as it stands, an intriguing listen, but ultimately a failure." The fact that "A Man Alone was intended to be a serious statement, but much of it comes off as embarrassing posturing" left the album to be even more so of a failure. The overall score A Man Alone received was a two out of five.[2]

A Man Alone peaked at #30 on the Billboard 200 charts of 1969. One of the singles of the album, "Love's Been Good to Me," peaked at #75 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts during 1969.[3]

Personnel[edit | edit source]

John Bryson Cover Photo, Photography
Sonny Burke Producer
Don Costa Arranger, Conductor
Leonard Feather Liner Notes
Hy Fujita Photography
Lee Herschberg Engineer
Rod McKuen Associate Producer, Composer, Liner Notes
Frank Sinatra Vocals
Ed Thrasher Art Direction

References[edit | edit source]

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