Frank Sinatra

A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening [Satril]

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There are many compilations of Frank Sinatra's work, each one focusing on a different phase of his long career. Invariably they are of differing quality; some can succinctly capture a mood or an era in 20 songs, some are just a way for a small record label to make a buck.

This compilation, unfortunately, falls into the latter category. It contains many great songs from Sinatra's early solo career (1940-46), but some of the songs are presented here in an unlistenable fashion. Songs like "I'm In The Mood For Love," "Let Me Love You Tonight," "My Shining Hour" and "Now Is The Hour" sound as if they were taped from a warped 78 r.p.m. record.

There are acceptably reproduced songs, however, and they are a pleasure to hear. "Day By Day," "Five Minutes More" and "Close to You " are OK. Still, it is unacceptable to release a CD containing recordings from warped records. Let the buyer beware.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 3:11
2 2:22
3 3:17
4 3:06
5 3:12
6 2:31
7 2:52
8 3:03
9 3:09
10 3:29
11 2:09
12 3:03
13 2:54
14 2:51
15 2:31
16 3:03
17 2:18
18 3:18
19 3:15
20 2:50
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