Sinatra and Strings
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General information
Release date(s)
January, 1962
November 20, 21, 22, 1961
Record Label
Sonny Burke
Product code
Track information
Total tracks
10 (12 in CD re-release)
3½ / 5
Alternate cover art

Sinatra and Strings is a 1962 album by Frank Sinatra;[3] it is Sinatra's thirty-first studio album. Sinatra's first album with arranger Don Costa, Sinatra and Strings was well-reviewed featuring entirely ballads and low-key songs such as "Stardust", "Night and Day", and "That's All".

Track listing[edit | edit source]

  1. "I Hadn't Anyone Till You" (Ray Noble) – 3:44
  2. "Night and Day" (Cole Porter) – 3:37
  3. "Misty" (Erroll Garner, Johnny Burke) – 2:41
  4. "Stardust" (Hoagy Carmichael, Mitchell Parish) – 2:48
  5. "Come Rain or Come Shine" (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) – 4:06
  6. "It Might as Well Be Spring" (Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II) – 3:15
  7. "Prisoner of Love" (Russ Columbo, Leo Robin, Clarence Gaskill) – 3:50
  8. "That's All" (Bob Haymes, Alan Brandt) – 3:21
  9. "All or Nothing at All" (Jack Lawrence, Arthur Altman) – 3:43
  10. "Yesterdays" (Otto Harbach, Jerome Kern) – 3:45
    1991 CD bonus tracks:
  11. "As You Desire Me" (Allie Wurbel) – 2:53
  12. "Don't Take Your Love from Me" (Henry Nemo) – 4:05

Singles[edit | edit source]

Sinatra and Strings featured Sinatra's second rendition of "Stardust;" this version of the song was charted as a single along with the song "Come Rain or Come Shine."[1]

Reception[edit | edit source]

Allmusic praises Don Costa's luch arrangements on the album, however, claims that they are too similar to that of Sinatra's earlier Columbia recordings. Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusicgave Sinatra and Strings a "three and a half out of five" stars.[2]

Sinatra and Strings peaked at #8 on the Billboard 200 charts in 1962.

Personnel[edit | edit source]

West Arkeen Composer
Keith Blake Digital Mastering
Johnny Burke Composer
Don Costa Arranger, Conductor
Erroll Garner Composer
Gregg Geller Producer, Reissue Producer
Del James Composer
J.J. Johnson Composer
Clyde Otis Composer
Kelly Owens Composer
Bill Putnam Engineer
M.T. Putnam Engineer
Axl Rose Composer
Merle Shore Art Direction
Frank Sinatra Vocals
Phil Stern Cover Art, Cover Design

References[edit | edit source]

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