Frank Sinatra records for Reprise, ‘Sinatra and Strings’ arranged by Don Costa (1961)

Frank Sinatra‘s ‘Sinatra and Strings’ is an album (his first with arranger Don Costa) recorded on November 20, 21, 22, 1961 and released in January 1962 by Reprise.

Track Listing : 1.I Hadn’T Anyone Till You (Ray Noble) – 03:44 . 2.Night And Day (Cole Porter) – 03:37 . 3.Misty (Erroll Garner, Johnny Burke) – 02:41 . 4.Stardust (Hoagy Carmichael, Mitchell Parish) – 02:48 . 5.Come Rain Or Come Shine (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) – 04:06 . 6.It Might As Well Be Spring (Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein Ii) – 03:15 . 7.Prisoner Of Love (Russ Columbo, Leo Robin, Clarence Gaskill) – 03:50 . 8.That’S All (Bob Haymes, Alan Brandt) – 03:21 . 9.All Or Nothing At All (Jack Lawrence, Arthur Altman) – 03:43 . 10.Yesterdays (Otto Harbach, Jerome Kern) – 03:45

Phil Stern

Musicians : Frank Sinatra – Vocals . Don Costa – Conductor

Production : Produced By Gregg Geller . Bill Putnam – Engineer . M. T. Putnam – Engineer

Package : Merle Shore – Art Direction . Phil Stern asterisques RVM – Cover Art

Recorded On November 20, 21, 22, 1961 At Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.

Released In January 1962 By Reprise.

(Source Frank Sinatra – Sinatra and Strings | The Official Frank Sinatra Website)


The pair take some chances with their arrangements — “Stardust” never reaches the chorus, for instance — but Sinatra and Strings remains a definitive ballads album, […]

Sinatra Guide
Although the sound and overall vibe is similar to Sinatra’s work with Alex Stordahl while they were at Columbia, Sinatra’s deeper, richer voiceand sophisticated maturity brings new layers of meaning to even these well-worn songsand he sings with such finesse and commitment that everything old sounds new again. […]

bhw1972 @ RateYourMusic
This album contains Frank’s version of Misty. A great song given the wonderful Sinatra treatment. Prisoner of Love is another great arrangement. Sinatra does Colombo and Como proud with this outstanding rendition. […]


Frank Sinatra records for Reprise, ‘Sinatra and Strings’ arranged by Don Costa (1961)


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