‘Frank Sinatra Sings for Only the Lonely’

‘Frank Sinatra Sings for Only the Lonely’ is an album (also known as ‘Sings for Only the Lonely’ or simply ‘Only the Lonely’) recorded on May 29, June 24 & 26 1958 and released in September 1958 By Capitol.

Track Listing : 1.Only The Lonely (Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen) – 04:10 . 2.Angel Eyes (Matt Dennis, Earl Brent) – 03:46 . 3.What’S New? (Bob Haggart, Johnny Burke) – 05:13 . 4.It’S A Lonesome Old Town (Harry Tobias, Charles Kisco) – 04:18 . 5.Willow Weep For Me (Ann Ronell) – 04:49 . 6.Goodbye (Gordon Jenkins) – 05:45 . 7.Blues In The Night (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) – 04:44 . 8.Guess I’Ll Hang My Tears Out To Dry (Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne) – 04:00 . 9.Ebb Tide (Robert Maxwell, Carl Sigman) – 03:18 . 10.Spring Is Here (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) – 04:47 . 11.Gone With The Wind (Allie Wrubel, Herb Magidson) – 05:15 . 12.One For My Baby (And One More For The Road) (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) – 04:23

Musicians : Frank Sinatra – Vocals . Nelson Riddle – Conductor . Felix Slatkin – Conductor . Bill Miller – Piano . Gus Bivona – Alto Saxophone

Production : Produced By Dave Cavanaugh . Nelson Riddle

Arrangements : Nelson Riddle

Recorded On May 29, June 24, 26 1958 At Capitol Studio A, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.

Released In September 1958 By Capitol.


Before its release, “Only the Lonely” really felt — at first, even to Sinatra himself — far more temperamentally suited to Gordon Jenkins, the man most closely associated with much of Frank Sinatra’s string-oriented, darker work. But Sinatra and Riddle went way back. […]

Having picked out just two songs it’s only right to say that every song is just about perfect, from the unadorned beauty of ‘Angel Eyes’, the dynamics on the latter song, especially, show how brilliantly the Capitol engineers had mastered the new studio in the Capital Tower. […]

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There’s really no use going through every song: each note Sinatra sings is perfect and filled with gut-wrenching sincerity, probably due to his recent divorce from Ava Gardner. And the entire album has some of the most haunting orchestral arrangements I know of. […]


‘Frank Sinatra Sings for Only the Lonely’