- For the song, "Softly, as I Leave You", see "Softly, as I Leave You (song)".
Softly, as I Leave You is a 1964 studio album by Frank Sinatra; it was his forty-fourth studio album. It was also Sinatra's first attempt at singing close to early rock and roll music
- "Emily" (Johnny Mandel, Johnny Mercer) – 2:58
- "Here's to the Losers" (Robert Wells, Jack Segal) – 3:05
- "Dear Heart" (Jay Livingston, Ray Evans, Henry Mancini) – 2:43
- "Come Blow Your Horn" (Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen) – 3:07
- "Love Isn't Just for the Young" (Bernard Knee) – 2:57
- "I Can't Believe I'm Losing You" (Don Costa, Phil Zeller) – 2:43
- "Pass Me By" (Cy Coleman, Carolyn Leigh) – 2:25
- "Softly, as I Leave You" (Hal Shaper, Antonio DeVito, Giorgio Calabrese) – 2:50
- "Then Suddenly Love" (Ray Alfred, Paul Vance) – 2:15
- "Available" (Cahn, Ned Wynn, L.B. Marks) – 2:47
- "Talk to Me Baby" (Robert E. Dolan, Mercer) – 3:00
- "The Look of Love" (Cahn, Van Heusen) – 2:43
The first track of Softly as I Leave You was released in 1963, featuring "I Have Dreamed" and "Come Blow Your Horn," a song from the motion picture of the same name. The title track of the album, "Softly, as I Leave You," was released along with "Then Suddenly Love" as a single in 1964. The song "Available" was later released with "Anytime at All" in a 1965 single.
Allmusic gave the album a three out of five stars. They praised the title track of the album, claiming it had a "subdued but forceful and steady backbeat." However, "the album is pieced together from leftovers from various early-'60s sessions" meaning it loses closure.
Softly, as I Leave You peaked at #19 on the Billboard 200 charts in 1965.
|Stan Cornyn||Liner Notes|
|Don Costa||Arranger, Composer|
|Antonio de Vita||Composer|
|Ed Thrasher||Art Direction|