You are hardly going to go wrong with a 28-cut single-disc by Frank Sinatra of all '50s material when his concept records were being cut can you? Nope, you can't. While many would argue it was Frank's Warner period when he was most creative, they tend to be people from his own generation. Sinatra defined hipster cool in image -- before rock & roll anyway -- and performance as every single one of these cuts will evidence. Whether it's signing a tony ballad like "Little Girl Blue" or "My Funny Valentine," or swingers like "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter" or "Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams" or "Lean Baby," he's got it cold, especially with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra keeping him on task. "Like Someone in Love" is one of the many stunners here, as is the seductive "Violets for Your Furs" and the theme "From Here to Eternity." This is a monstrously fine collection.
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