Ol' Blue Eyes Is Back is a 1973 studio album by Frank Sinatra; it is Sinatra's sixtieth studio album. The name of the album is named as it is because Sinatra recorded this album right after returning from his brief retirement.
Track listing[edit | edit source]
- "You Will Be My Music" (Joe Raposo) – 3:52
- "You're So Right (For What's Wrong in My Life)" (Victoria Pike, Teddy Randazzo, Roger Joyce) – 4:03
- "Winners" (Raposo) – 2:50
- "Nobody Wins" (Kris Kristofferson) – 5:10
- "Send in the Clowns" (Stephen Sondheim) – 4:10
- "Dream Away" (John Williams, Paul Williams) – 4:22
- "Let Me Try Again" ("Laisse Moi le Temps") (Paul Anka, Sammy Cahn, Michel Jourdon) – 3:31
- "There Used to Be a Ballpark" (Raposo) – 3:34
- "Noah" (Raposo) – 4:22
Singles[edit | edit source]
The two Ol' Blue Eyes Is Back singles were released in 1973. The first of the two featured "Let Me Try Again" and "Send in the Clowns," whereas the second A/B side single featured "You Will be My Music" and "Winners." In 1976, "Send in the Clowns" was later re-released as a single, this time featuring the song "I Love My Wife."
Reception[edit | edit source]
Allmusic gave the album a low score of merely two out of five stars. Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic claimed that "most of the songs wind up making a small impression, if they make one at all" and "much of the material is unmemorable, featuring slight melodies and clichéd, underdeveloped lyrics."
Ol' Blues Is Back peaked at #13 on the Billboard 200 charts of 1973.
Personnel[edit | edit source]
|Stan Cornyn||Liner Notes|
|Don Costa||Arranger, Producer|
|Gordon Jenkins||Arranger, Conductor|
|Ed Thrasher||Art Direction, Photography|