Released: Jan 1962
Label: Frank Sinatra Enterprises
Frank Sinatra caused an industry stink when he created his own label, Reprise Records. Columbia and Capitol retaliated by flooding the market with a number of inexpensive Sinatra collections. He fought back with this LP, on which he recut a selection of his signature tunes with his greatest orchestrator, Nelson Riddle. The stereo sound is rich and full, and Sinatra always phrases things differently than he did in the earlier versions, even though Riddle's backings are almost identical. Standouts include "Nancy," a jazzier reading of "Witchcraft" and a shimmering "Put Your Dreams Away."