Frank Sinatra records ‘Watertown’ for Reprise (1969)

Frank Sinatra‘s ‘Watertown’ is a studio album (and the only one he ever voiced over pre-recorded orchestral tracks) recorded on July 14, 17 and August 25-27, 1969 and released in March 1970 by Reprise..

Track Listing : 1.Watertown (Bob Gaudio, Jake Holmes) – 03:36 . 2.Goodbye (She Quietly Says) (Bob Gaudio, Jake Holmes) – 03:06 . 3.For A While (Bob Gaudio, Jake Holmes) – 03:09 . 4.Michael & Peter (Bob Gaudio, Jake Holmes) – 05:10 . 5.I Would Be In Love (Anyway) (Bob Gaudio, Jake Holmes) – 02:31 . 6.Elizabeth (Bob Gaudio, Jake Holmes) – 03:38 . 7.What A Funny Girl (You Used To Be) (Bob Gaudio, Jake Holmes) – 03:00 . 8.What’S Now Is Now (Bob Gaudio, Jake Holmes) – 04:04 . 9.She Says (Bob Gaudio, Jake Holmes) – 01:51 . 10.The Train (Bob Gaudio, Jake Holmes) – 03:26

Musicians : Frank Sinatra – Vocals . Charles Calello – Conductor . Joe Scott – Conductor . Dick Hyman – Piano . Moe Wechsler – Piano . Jay Berliner – Guitar . Ralph Casale – Guitar . Vincent Bell – Guitar . Willard Suyker – Guitar . Stuart Scharf – Classic Guitar . Richard Davis – Bass . Russell George – Bass . Alvin Rogers – Drums . David Carey – Percussion . Wayne Andre – Trombone . Warren Covington – Trombone . Urbie Green – Trombone . Jimmy Knepper – Trombone . Tony Studd – Bass Trombone . Ray Alonge – French Horn . James Buffington – French Horn . Brooks Tillotson – French Horn . Phil Bodner – Woodwind . Wally Kane – Woodwind . Romeo Penque – Woodwind . William Slapin – Woodwind . Mannie Green – Concert Master, Violin . Mannie Green – Violin . Max Cahn – Violin . Julius Held – Violin . Joe Malin – Violin . George Ockner – Violin . Rocco Pesile – Violin . Raoul Poliakin – Violin . Rocco Pesile – Violin . Aaron Rosand – Violin . Max Pollikoff – Violin . Tosha Samaroff – Violin . Aaron Rosand – Violin . Julius Schachter – Violin . Hemi Aubert – Violin . Alfred Brown – Viola . Harold Coletta – Viola . Richard Dickler – Viola . Cal Fleisig – Viola . George Ricci – Vie . Harvey Shapiro – Vie . Margaret Ross – Harp . Jamie Alexander Aka James Rocco – Background Vocals . Diane Dell – Background Vocals

Production : Produced By Bob Gaudio

Recorded On July 14, 17 And August 25-27, 1969

ReleasedIn March 1970 At Reprise.

(Source Frank Sinatra‘s ‘Watertown’ | The Official Frank Sinatra Website)

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Watertownology – A Study of Frank Sinatra‘s album, Watertown
In all of Sinatra’s concept albums, the order of the playlists was carefully assembled, though not crucial to the total enjoyment. In Watertown, the order is significantly more important, at least for your first few playings. […]

The Paris Review
Those underlying elements of everyday life and the epiphanies that come along with them have been relevant from Shakespeare to Tolstoy to Joyce to Louis C.K. Watertown was the one time Frank Sinatra wasn’t singing about emotions that seemed as though they could be bought in a box. […]

Sci-Ence! Justice Leak!
Then do like I just had to, having listened to that album once already while writing thisand have a little cry on the shoulder of your spouse or closest approximation thereto. […]

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