Frank Sinatra

The Capitol Years

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AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Released to coincide with Frank Sinatra's 75th birthday, the three-disc set The Capitol Years has an abundance of classic Sinatra performances; however, it isn't the best place to hear most of these cuts. Sinatra's Capitol albums were designed as cohesive works and it is disconcerting to hear all of the different moods jammed together on one collection, with a handful of singles used as breathers. There is certainly plenty of wonderful music here, and the box is somewhat of an effective sampler, but to really appreciate what the singer achieved during the '50s, it is necessary to listen to the original albums.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Frank Sinatra feat: Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra 02:10
2 Frank Sinatra feat: Axel Stordahl & His Orchestra 02:34 Amazon
3 Frank Sinatra feat: Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra 02:27 Amazon
4 Frank Sinatra feat: Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra 02:50
5 Frank Sinatra feat: Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra 02:59 Amazon
6 Frank Sinatra 01:58
7 Frank Sinatra feat: Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra 02:54
8 Frank Sinatra feat: Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra 02:50
9 Frank Sinatra feat: Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra 03:04
10 Frank Sinatra feat: Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra 02:07
11 Frank Sinatra feat: Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra 02:13
12 Frank Sinatra feat: Nelson Riddle 02:57
13 Frank Sinatra feat: Nelson Riddle 02:33
14 Frank Sinatra feat: Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra 03:00
15 Frank Sinatra feat: Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra 03:01
16 Frank Sinatra feat: Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra 03:15
17 Frank Sinatra feat: Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra 02:38
18 Frank Sinatra feat: Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra 02:58
19 Frank Sinatra feat: Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra 03:19 Amazon
20 Frank Sinatra feat: Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra 02:29
21 Frank Sinatra feat: Nelson Riddle 02:55
22 Frank Sinatra feat: Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra 02:54
23 Frank Sinatra feat: Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra 03:43
24 Frank Sinatra feat: Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra 02:28
25 Frank Sinatra feat: Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra 04:50
26 Frank Sinatra feat: Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra 02:38

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Frank Sinatra feat: Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra 02:21 Amazon
2 Frank Sinatra feat: Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra 02:17 Amazon
3 Frank Sinatra feat: Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra 03:58
4 Frank Sinatra feat: Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra 02:38
5 Frank Sinatra feat: Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra 03:14
6 Frank Sinatra feat: Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra 02:28
7 Frank Sinatra feat: Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra 03:15
8 Frank Sinatra feat: Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra 04:00
9 Frank Sinatra feat: Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra 03:54
10 Frank Sinatra feat: Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra 02:35
11 Frank Sinatra feat: Billy Jenkins 03:29
12 Frank Sinatra feat: Gordon Jenkins & His Orchestra 04:51
13 Frank Sinatra feat: Nelson Riddle 02:53
14 Frank Sinatra feat: Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra 03:15 Amazon
15 Frank Sinatra feat: Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra 02:53
16 Frank Sinatra feat: Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra 02:12 Amazon
17 Frank Sinatra feat: Billy May 02:10
18 Frank Sinatra feat: Billy May 04:36
19 Frank Sinatra feat: Billy May 03:18
20 Frank Sinatra feat: Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra 03:43
21 Frank Sinatra feat: Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra 03:03
22 Frank Sinatra feat: Nelson Riddle 03:12
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Frank Sinatra feat: Billy May 02:43
24 Frank Sinatra feat: Nelson Riddle 03:45

Track Listing - Disc 3

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Frank Sinatra feat: Nelson Riddle 04:00
2 Frank Sinatra feat: Nelson Riddle 03:16
3 Frank Sinatra feat: Nelson Riddle 04:35
4 Frank Sinatra feat: Nelson Riddle 04:04
5 Frank Sinatra feat: Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra 02:56
6 Frank Sinatra feat: Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra 02:59
7 Frank Sinatra feat: Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra 02:43
8 Frank Sinatra feat: Billy May 02:24
9 Frank Sinatra feat: Billy May 01:54
10 Frank Sinatra feat: Billy May 02:40
11 Frank Sinatra feat: Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra 02:02
12 Frank Sinatra feat: Gordon Jenkins & His Orchestra 03:04
13 Frank Sinatra feat: Gordon Jenkins & His Orchestra 03:43
14 Frank Sinatra feat: Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra 02:43
15 Frank Sinatra feat: Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra 02:42
16 Frank Sinatra feat: Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra 03:44
17 Frank Sinatra feat: Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra 02:17
18 Frank Sinatra feat: Nelson Riddle 03:24
19 Frank Sinatra feat: Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra 02:45
20 Frank Sinatra feat: Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra 02:26
21 Frank Sinatra feat: Billy May 02:42
22 Frank Sinatra feat: Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra 02:30
23 Frank Sinatra feat: Billy May 02:03
24 Frank Sinatra feat: Axel Stordahl & His Orchestra 02:47
25 Frank Sinatra feat: Skip Martin Orchestra 02:58
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