I Remember Tommy... is an album by Frank Sinatra, released in 1961; it was Sinatra's thirtieth studio album.
I Remember Tommy was meant to be a tribute to the famous bandleader, Tommy Dorsey, whom Sinatra had a standing career with in the 1940s. The tracks of the album had been performed by Sinatra before with Dorsey, and had Sy Oliver, a fellow Dorsey collaborator, arrange the new renditions of the songs.
Track listing[edit | edit source]
- "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You" (George Bassman, Ned Washington) – 3:42
- "Imagination" (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen) – 3:05
- "There Are Such Things" (George W. Meyer, Stanley Adams, Abel Baer) – 3:13
- "East of the Sun (and West of the Moon)" (Brooks Bowman) – 3:24
- "Daybreak" (Ferde Grofe, Harold Adamson) – 2:43
- "Without a Song" (Vincent Youmans, Billy Rose, Edward Eliscu) – 3:39
- "I'll Be Seeing You" (Sammy Fain, Irving Kahal) – 2:49
- "Take Me" (Rube Bloom, Mack David) – 2:19
- "It's Always You" (Burke, Van Heusen) – 2:49
- "Polka Dots and Moonbeams" (Burke, Van Heusen) – 3:43
- "It Started All Over Again" (Carl T. Fischer, Bill Carey) – 2:32
- "The One I Love (Belongs to Somebody Else)" (Isham Jones, Gus Kahn) – 2:48
- 1993 bonus tracks
- "In the Blue of Evening" (Tom Montgomery, Tom Adair, Al D’Artega) – 4:03
- "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You" (Reprise) – 0:49
Singles[edit | edit source]
Throughout 1961, all of the songs from I Remember Tommy... charted and were released as five respective A/B side singles. The first of these releases was of "I'll Be Seeing You" and "The One I Love (Belongs to Somebody Else)." Later came "Imagination" and "It's Always You." The third of these releases was one of "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You" and "East of the Sun (and West of the Moon)," and fourth was of "Without a Song" and "It Started All Over Again." The final single from the album featured "Take Me" and "Daybreak."
Reception[edit | edit source]
I Remember Tommy received moderate and average reviews, though never saw any reviews at the height of the charts. Allmusic for example, rated the album a 3 out of 5 stars, claiming "the new versions pale in comparison to the originals."
I Remember Tommy peaked #3 on The Billboard 200 charts.
Personnel[edit | edit source]
|Ted Allan||Cover Design|
|Benny Green||Liner Notes|
|Lee Herschberg||Digital Mastering|
|George W. Meyer||Composer|
|Sy Oliver||Arranger, Conductor|
|Merle Shore||Art Direction|
|George T. Simon||Liner Notes|