Frank Sinatra, New York New York – His Greatest Hits (1983)
This, really, was my introduction to Frank Sinatra – which is to say I’d heard of him and knew some of the songs but we got this (as a family) on CD and we were all into it; my mum and dad hearing music all over again, my brother and I for the first time. And though I came to learn that this was really the cheesiest end of the spectrum for Frank it still was important and there’s still – obviously – some magic here Some of these really are his greatest hits, his signature songs, the big ones. But it isn’t the Frank Sinatra I love the most. Yet, sometimes, you just have to acknowledge your introduction; the album that got you to the dance. And that’s why I bought this on vinyl and keep it in my collection. I almost never play it. But I’ve been thinking about Sinatra a lot lately and playing some of my favourite records. Getting them all together to put in a little place where I can access them. And so thinking of this too – but unlikely I might ever play this right through again.
Sample Track: Strangers In The Night
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