Released: Jan 1961
Label: Frank Sinatra Enterprises
This monster swinger with arranger Billy May combines the moods of their earlier Capitol successes to make for one of Sinatra's all-time best platters. He and the band are jazzy, loose and unrelenting, slowing down only on the old swing-era weeper "Don't Cry, Joe." Sinatra and May could handle any kind of emotional or musical hurdle, and May even does a couple of numbers closer to the strings 'n' swing style of his friend Nelson Riddle. Every tune is essential and near-definitive, particularly "Love Walked In," "Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone" and "Have You Met Miss Jones?" This is a life-affirming joy.