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Romance - Songs from the Heart
     

Romance - Songs from the Heart

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by Frank Sinatra
 
Frank Sinatra never stopped singing love songs; arguably, it was what he did best. From the start of his career, Sinatra positioned himself as a singer of romantic songs, and he was believable in the role -- who could fail to fall to that voice? The holders of Sinatra's other major-label output -- Sony and Warner Bros. -- have previously released collections of the

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Frank Sinatra never stopped singing love songs; arguably, it was what he did best. From the start of his career, Sinatra positioned himself as a singer of romantic songs, and he was believable in the role -- who could fail to fall to that voice? The holders of Sinatra's other major-label output -- Sony and Warner Bros. -- have previously released collections of the key love songs Sinatra recorded for them, so it's surprising that it took Capitol this long because many of his greatest romantic ballads and up-tempo swingers were the product of his tenure with that label (a good many of them were found on 1955's momentous Songs for Swingin' Lovers! album). Romance could easily have been built around that album alone, but only three of its songs are here; wisely, the compilers chose judiciously from Sinatra's other '50s and early-'60s sides for the label as well, including such essentials as "Day by Day," "As Time Goes By," "My Funny Valentine," "In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning," "All the Way" and "Where or When," each of which became a cornerstone of his repertoire. Sinatra was not a wide-eyed optimist when it came to singing of affairs of the heart, and the compilation benefits from the inclusion of tracks that are melancholy in tone (his In the Wee Small Hours album could be downright depressing, but therein lied its honest appeal). That may not make this the perfect Valentine's Day collection (it was released in January, 2007, in time for that year's annual onslaught of love comps) but it does make it a more well-rounded survey of the legend's love song work for Capitol.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/16/2007
Label:
Capitol
UPC:
0094636337722
catalogNumber:
63377

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Frank Sinatra   Primary Artist
Billy May   Conductor
Nelson Riddle   Conductor
Axel Stordahl   Conductor

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
David Mann   Composer
Billy May   Arranger
Jimmy Campbell   Composer
Matt Dennis   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Alan Bergman   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Sammy Fain   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Bob Hilliard   Composer
Irving Kahal   Composer
Michael Keith   Composer
Alan Jay Lerner   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Nelson Riddle   Arranger
Cole Porter   Composer
Axel Stordahl   Arranger,Composer
Jule Styne   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Paul Weston & His Orchestra   Composer
George Whiting   Composer
Frederick Loewe   Composer
Jack Fulton   Composer
Reginald Connelly   Composer
Earl Brent   Composer
Lew Spence   Composer
Nat Bonx   Composer
Moe Jaffe   Composer
James Ritz   Liner Notes
Susan Lavoie   Art Direction
Herman Hupfeld   Composer

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Romance - Songs from the Heart 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is really good. Capitol Records has put out another great collection. "At Long Last Love" and "My Funny Valentine" are my favorite songs on here. Play the samples.
drbcabarete More than 1 year ago
As a Sinatra follower for more than 55 years, how can he miss. A great compilation of tracks and even if many are already in other albums, this one is well put together. Enjoy them all.