Academy Award Winners
Sinatra Sings Days of Wine and Roses, Moon River, and Other Academy Award Winners.jpg
General information
Release date(s)
March 1964
January 27–January 28, 1964,
Record Label
Sonny Burke
Product code
Track information
Total tracks
3 / 5[1]
Alternate cover art

Sinatra Sings Days of Wine and Roses, Moon River, and Other Academy Award Winners, or simply, Academy Award Winners is Frank Sinatra's fortieth studio album. Arranged by Nelson Riddle, Academy Award Winners was released under Reprise Records in 1964.

The overall focus of the songs are those that had won the Academy Award for Best Song. The album sports some of Sinatra's famous covers of songs such as "Moon River", "All the Way", and "The Way You Look Tonight". Sinatra also records new arrangements for previously recorded songs such as "The Continental" and "It Might as Well Be Spring."

Track listing[edit | edit source]

  1. "Days of Wine and Roses" (Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer) - 2:16
  2. "Moon River" (Mancini, Mercer) - 3:20
  3. "The Way You Look Tonight" (Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields) - 3:22
  4. "Three Coins in the Fountain" (Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne) - 3:46
  5. "In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening" (Mercer, Hoagy Carmichael) - 1:51
  6. "Secret Love" (Paul Francis Webster, Sammy Fain) - 3:54
  7. "Swinging on a Star" (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen) - 2:53
  8. "It Might as Well Be Spring" (Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II) - 3:26
  9. "The Continental" (Herb Magidson, Con Conrad) - 3:14
  10. "Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing" (Webster, Fain) - 3:22
  11. "All the Way" (Cahn, Van Heusen) - 3:27

Reception[edit | edit source]

Allmusic gave Academy Award Winners a three out of five star review. Allmusic claimed that the album was "charming and lively," but criticizes the album over how it "plays as a series of individual moments."[1]

Personnel[edit | edit source]

Peter Hook
Gillian Gilbert Composer
Stephen Morris Composer
Nelson Riddle Arranger, Conductor
Philip K. Scheuer Liner Notes
Frank Sinatra Vocals
Bernard Sumner Composer
Triumph Composer

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