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That's Life
     

That's Life

by Frank Sinatra
 
Following the across-the-boards success of Strangers in the Night, That's Life continued Frank Sinatra's streak of commercially successful albums that straddled the line between traditional and contemporary pop music. Adding more pop music techniques to his repertoire of show tunes, That's Life made contemporary pop concessions while satisfying

Overview

Following the across-the-boards success of Strangers in the Night, That's Life continued Frank Sinatra's streak of commercially successful albums that straddled the line between traditional and contemporary pop music. Adding more pop music techniques to his repertoire of show tunes, That's Life made contemporary pop concessions while satisfying Sinatra's own taste for weightier, more respected material. Although it was a pop-oriented record, Sinatra had not begun to rely on rock-influenced productions; instead, arranger/conductor Ernie Freeman contributed charts that alternated between bluesy, brassy swingers and mildly schmaltzy string arrangements, supported by an overbearing backing chorus. While the title track was the hardest blues Sinatra ever tried, that approach wasn't attempted for the entire album. A few tracks -- particularly a rearrangement of the New Vaudeville Band's campy "Winchester Cathedral" and the static version of "The Impossible Dream" -- fall flat, but the album works when Sinatra is either tearing into the song (like "That's Life") or coaxing life out of mid-level ballads like "You're Gonna Hear From Me."

Product Details

Release Date:
12/28/1999
Label:
Warner Bros Uk
UPC:
0075992703925
catalogNumber:
927039

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Frank Sinatra   Primary Artist,Vocals
Ernie Freeman   Conductor
Ernie Freeman Combo   Conductor

Technical Credits

Michel Legrand   Composer
Gilbert Bécaud   Composer
Kelly Gordon   Composer
Jimmy Bowen   Producer
Eddie Brackett   Engineer
Joe Darion   Composer
Jacques Demy   Composer
Ernie Freeman   Arranger
Norman Gimbel   Composer
Lee Herschberg   Engineer
Mitch Leigh   Composer
Carl Sigman   Composer
Jimmy Brown   Producer
Samuel A. Ward   Composer
Stan Cornyn   Liner Notes
Ed Thrasher   Art Direction
Pierre Leroyer   Composer
Mack David   Composer
Dean Kay Thompson   Composer
Maurice Vidalin   Composer
Charles Watkins   Composer
Ernie Freeman Combo   Arranger
Bill George   Artwork,Illustrations,Cover Art

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