General information
Release date(s)
November 1968 (LP)
May 1999 (CD)
July 24–November 14, 1968
Record Label
Don Costa
Product code
Track information
Total tracks
2 / 5 [2]
Alternate cover art

Cycles is a 1968 studio album of Frank Sinatra. It is Sinatra's fifty-fifth studio album.

The album was arranged and conducted by Don Costa.

Track listing[edit | edit source]

  1. "Rain in My Heart" (Teddy Randazzo, Victoria Pike) – 3:20
  2. "From Both Sides, Now" (Joni Mitchell) – 2:55
  3. "Little Green Apples" (Bobby Russell) – 5:00
  4. "Pretty Colors" (Al Gorgoni, Chip Taylor) – 2:35
  5. "Cycles" (Gayle Caldwell) – 3:07
  6. "Wandering" (Caldwell) – 2:45
  7. "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" (Jimmy Webb) – 3:55
  8. "Moody River" (Gary D. Bruce) – 2:33
  9. "My Way of Life" (Bert Kaempfert, Herb Rehbein, Carl Sigman) – 3:05
  10. "Gentle On My Mind" (John Hartford) – 3:25

Singles[edit | edit source]

Three songs featured in Cycles were released as singles. The title track and "My Way of Life" were released together in 1968. In 1969, Sinatra's rendition of "Rain in My Heart" was released as the third and final single, featuring the song "Star!."[1]

Reception[edit | edit source]

Allmusic gave Cycles a low score of two out of five stars mostly because of its "material associated with folk-rock." In addition, Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic claims that "some of the material isn't well-suited for Sinatra" or that "there simply isn't enough variety to sustain interest."[2]

Cycles peaked on the Billboard 200 charts of 1969 at #18. The singles of Cycles did well on the Adult Contemporary charts, having the title track peat at #2 with the other two singles, "My Way of Life" and "Rain in My Heart," peaking at #3 respectively. However, on the Billboard 200 charts, the title track made its way to #23, leaving "My Way of Life" at #64 and "Rain in My Heart" at #62.[3]

Personnel[edit | edit source]

Gayle Caldwell Composer
Judith Caldwell Composer
Don Costa Arranger, Producer
Al Giorgoni Composer
Hal Halverstadt Liner Notes
Lee Herschberg Engineer
Frank Laico Engineer
Bill Miller Conductor
Victoria Pike Composer
Teddy Randazzo Composer
Frank Sinatra Vocals
Chip Taylor Composer
Ed Thrasher Art Direction, Photography
Bill Tole Trombone

References[edit | edit source]

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