Where Are You? (Later referred to as The Night We Called It a Day), released in 1957, is the sixteenth studio album by Frank Sinatra.
The first time Sinatra recorded in stereo, Sinatra recorded these tracks under Gordon Jenkins. Where Are You? was the pair's first album together, and began their long partnership until Sinatra's final Reprise album, 1981's She Shot Me Down.
Track listing[edit | edit source]
- "Where Are You?" (Harold Adamson, Jimmy McHugh) – 3:30
- "The Night We Called It a Day" (Matt Dennis, Tom Adair) – 3:28
- "I Cover the Waterfront" (Johnny Green, Edward Heyman) – 2:58
- "Maybe You'll Be There" (Rube Bloom, Sammy Gallop) – 3:07
- "Laura" (Johnny Mercer, David Raksin) – 3:28
- "Lonely Town" (Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden, Adolph Green) – 4:12
- "Autumn Leaves" (Jacques Prévert, Mercer, Joseph Kosma) – 2:52
- "I'm a Fool to Want You" (Frank Sinatra, Jack Wolf, Joel Herron) – 4:51
- "I Think of You" (Jack Elliott, Don Marcotte) – 3:04
- "Where Is the One?" (Alec Wilder, Edwin Finckel) – 3:13
- "There's No You" (Tom Adair, Hal Hopper) – 3:48
- "Baby Won't You Please Come Home" (Charles Warfield, Clarence Williams) – 3:00
- CD re-release bonus tracks:
- "I Can Read Between the Lines" (David Franklin, Ray Getzov) – 2:43
- "It Worries Me" (Fritz Schultz-Reichelt, Carl Sigman) – 2:53
- "Rain (Falling from the Skies)" (Robert Mellin, Gunther Finlay) – 3:25
- "Don't Worry 'Bout Me" (Rube Bloom, Ted Koehler) – 3:08
Reception[edit | edit source]
Allmusic rated Where Are You? at five out of five stars, praising Sinatra's lush vocal sound blended with Gordon Jenkins's sumptuous strings. In comparison to In the Wee Small Hours, Allmusic' Stephen Thomas Erlewine says "It doesn't have the stark despair of In the Wee Small Hours, but its luxurious sadness makes Where Are You? a majestic experience of its own."
Rolling Stone also rated the album a perfect score of five out of five stars.
Where Are You? Peaked at #3 on the Billboard 200 charts of 1957.
Personnel[edit | edit source]
|Gordon Jenkins||Arranger, Conductor|
|Nelson Riddle||Arranger, Conductor|
|Pete Welding||Liner Notes|