Frank Sinatra’s ‘September of My Years’ is a studio album arranged by Gordon Jenkins, recorded between April 13 and May 27, 1965 and released in September 1965 by Reprise.
Track Listing : 1.The September Of My Years (Jimmy Van Heusen, Sammy Cahn) – 03:12 . 2.How Old Am I? (Gordon Jenkins) – 03:30 . 3.Don’T Wait Too Long (Sunny Skylar) – 03:04 . 4.It Gets Lonely Early (Van Heusen, Cahn) – 02:57 . 5.This Is All I Ask (Gordon Jenkins) – 03:03 . 6.Last Night When We Were Young (Harold Arlen, E.Y. Harburg) – 03:33 . 7.The Man In The Looking Glass (Bart Howard) – 03:25 . 8.It Was A Very Good Year (Ervin Drake) – 04:25 . 9.When The Wind Was Green (Henry Stinson) – 03:22 . 10.Hello, Young Lovers (Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein Ii) – 03:41 . 11.I See It Now (Alec Wilder, William Engvick) – 02:50 . 12.Once Upon A Time (Charles Strouse, Lee Adams) – 03:30 . 13.September Song (Kurt Weill, Maxwell Anderson) – 03:30
Musicians : Frank Sinatra — Vocals . Gordon Jenkins — Conductor
Production : Produced By Sonny Burke . Gordon Jenkins . Lowell Frank – Engineer
Arrangements : Gordon Jenkins
Package : Stan Cornyn – Liner Notes . Ed Thrasher – Art Direction
Recorded Between April 13 And May 27, 1965.
Released In September 1965 By Reprise.
It’s more difficult still to do so in a way that still bears the unmistakable stamp of the vocalist. Sinatra’s talent is of the level that doing so seems effortless. As a clutch of emotional songs delivered with the perfect balance of pathos and musing, September of My Years is a perfect record. […]
Sinatra here explores aging, and although he was reportedly initially uncomfortable with exploring a subject so uncomfortably close to his own privately-held sentiments, he gave it his all, and delivered what some fans consider to be one of his very finest albums […]
Most of the songs are new or relatively recent numbers; every cut fits into a loose theme of aging, reflection, and regret. Sinatra, however, doesn’t seem stuck in his ways — though the songs are rooted in traditional pop, they touch on folk and contemporary pop. […]