She Shot Me Down
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General information
Release date(s)
November 1981
April 8 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, and July 20, 21, August 19, September 10, 1981
Record Label
Don Costa
Product code
Track information
Total tracks
3½ / 5 [2]
Alternate cover art

She Shot Me Down is a 1981 studio album by Frank Sinatra and is his last work with his self-founded label, Reprise. The album is Sinatra's sixty-third studio album.

Track listing[edit | edit source]

  1. "Good Thing Going (Going Gone)" (Stephen Sondheim) – 3:53
  2. "Hey Look, No Crying" (Jule Styne, Susan Birkenhead) – 4:27
  3. "Thanks for the Memory" (Leo Robin, Ralph Rainger) – 4:25
  4. "A Long Night" (Alec Wilder, Loonis McGlohon) – 3:44
  5. "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)" (Sonny Bono) – 3:24
  6. "Monday Morning Quarterback" (Don Costa, Pamela Phillips-Oland) – 4:38
  7. "South - To a Warmer Place" (Wilder, McGlohon) – 3:45
  8. "I Loved Her" (Gordon Jenkins) – 4:04
  9. Medley: "The Gal that Got Away"/"It Never Entered My Mind" (Harold Arlen, Ira Gershwin)/(Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) – 5:05

Singles[edit | edit source]

Only one song from She Shot Me Down was released as a single. "Good Thing Going (Going Gone)" was released along with the song "Say Hello" in 1981.[1]

Reception[edit | edit source]

Allmusic praised Jenkin's arrangements, as She Shot Me Down "largely consists of contemporary material, including five that were basically tailored for Sinatra." In comparison to 1980's Trilogy: Past Present Future, Stephen Thomas Erlewine claimed that in She Shot Me Down, "Sinatra's vocals are more alive and rich in detail than on Trilogy, and the concept is more concise and well-executed."[2]

The album peaked at #52 on the Billboard 200 charts of 1982. She Shot Me Down peaked at #12 on the Jazz Albums charts of 1982 as well.[3]

Personnel[edit | edit source]

Irving Cottler
Ted Brosnan Assistant Engineer
Gene Cherico Bass
Don Costa Arranger, Conductor, Producer
Ken Deane Mixing
Lee Herschberg Engineer
Gordon Jenkins Arranger, Conductor
Frank Laico Engineer
Joseph Malin Music Coordinator
Vladimir Meller Mastering
Tony Mottola Guitar
Tony Posk Violin
Vijay Raghav Rao Conductor
Nelson Riddle Arranger
Frank Sinatra Vocals
Harold Tarowski Assistant Engineer
Ed Thrasher Design, Photography
Irving Weiss Coordination

References[edit | edit source]

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