Frank Sinatra’s ‘Ol’ Blue Eyes Is Back’ is an album recorded on June 4 and August 20, 1973 and released in October 1973 by Reprise.
Track listing : 1.You Will Be My Music (Joe Raposo) – 03:52 . 2.You’re So Right (For What’s Wrong in My Life) (Victoria Pike, Teddy Randazzo, Roger Joyce) – 04:03 . 3.Winners (Joe Raposo) – 02:50 . 4.Nobody Wins (Kris Kristofferson) – 05:10 . 5.Send in the Clowns (Stephen Sondheim) – 04:10 . 6.Dream Away (John Williams, Paul Williams) – 04:22 . 7.Let Me Try Again (Laisse-moi le temps) (Paul Anka, Sammy Cahn, Michel Jourdan) – 03:31 . 8.There Used to Be a Ballpark (Joe Raposo) – 03:34 . 9.Noah (Joe Raposo) – 04:22 .
Musicians : Frank Sinatra – Vocals . Gordon Jenkins – Arranger, Conductor . Don Costa – Arranger, Conductor .
Production Produced by Don Costa . Ed Greene – Remixing . Don MacDougall – Engineer . Donald MacDougall – Engineer .
Packaging : Dave Bhang – Design . Stan Cornyn – Liner Notes . Ed Thrasher – Art Direction, Photography .
Recorded June 4, 1973-August 20, 1973 Hollywood .
Released on October 1973 by Reprise.
The album is supposed to showcase the talents of Sinatra’s new fave writer, Joe Raposo of Sesame Street, who composed four of its nine songs. What a disservice. There is no way of evaluating them since they are taken at a snail’s pace and bellowed with a patriarchal grandiosity that is grotesque. […]
The album is highlighted by “Send in the Clowns” and the moving “There Used to Be a Ballpark,” both featuring sublime, subtle arrangements from Gordon Jenkins and outstanding singing by Sinatra. […]
Sondheim’s Send In The Clowns is given a tired treatment(the live version in the similarly titled television special is much better) and Let Me Try Again didn’t fool the voters who kept it out of the Top 50. Those who had waited so long deserved better. […]