Some Nice Things I've Missed
Released: Jul 1974
Label: Frank Sinatra Enterprises
His second post-retirement album finds Frank Sinatra covering soft-rock hits, though a few times he brings in solid jazz for the swingers. Overall, the ballads suffer from heavy (yet somehow feeble) Don Costa string charts. The only ballad that really stands out is the Gordon Jenkins-arranged "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life" (a Michel Legrand movie theme). The swings are slight but fun -- the clear highlight is the delightful "Satisfy Me," though it says something about Sinatra's skill that he makes Neil Diamond's rocker "Sweet Caroline" and "Tie a Yellow Ribbon" work for him. Really!