Frank Sinatra Sings for Only the Lonely (1958, also known as Sings for Only the Lonely or simply Only the Lonely) is an album by Frank Sinatra. The album consists of a collection of torch songs, following a formula similar to Sinatra's previous albums In the Wee Small Hours (1955) and Where Are You? (1957)
Along with "In The Wee Small Hours Of the Morning", this Sinatra lp is again a bit of a concept album. Sinatra lost in a thick romantic fog. This is Sinatra as saloon singer, to my ear, his best pose. If a man could fake sincerity, Sinatra is the man (much like Jagger fakes anarchy). There's some real anxiousness and bitterness here. The often overlooked "Angel Eyes" sees Frankie as some sort of phantom, seeking his Angel Eyes.
At 1959’s inaugural Grammy Awards ceremony, the album won the award for Best Recording Package.
The result is arguably his greatest ballads album. Only the Lonely follows the same formula as his previous down albums, but the tone is considerably bleaker and more desperate. Riddle used a larger orchestra for the album than he had in the past, which lent the album a stately, nearly classical atmosphere. At its core, however, the album is a set of brooding saloon songs, highlighted by two of Sinatra's tour de forces - "Angel Eyes" and "One for My Baby. Sinatra never forces emotion out of the lyric, he lets everything flow naturally, with grace.
Tracklist: 1. Only The Lonely, 2. Angel Eyes, 3. What’s New, 4. It’s A Lonesome Old Town, 5. Willow Weep For Me, 6. Good-Bye, 7. Blues In The Night, 8. Guess I’ll Hang My Tears Out To Dry, 9. Ebb Tide, 10. Spring Is Here, 11. Gone With The Wind, 12. One For My Baby. More albums from Frank Sinatra: Hello Young Lovers by Frank Sinatra. Live At The Meadowlands by Frank Sinatra. Ol’ Blue Eyes Is Back by Frank Sinatra. Nice ‘N’ Easy by Frank Sinatra. Swing Along With Me by Frank Sinatra.
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|A||Only The Lonely
Composed By – Sammy Cahn-Jimmy Van Heusen*
|B||Blues In The Night
Composed By – Harold Arlen-Johnny Mercer*
- Conductor – Nelson Riddle
- Vocals – Frank Sinatra
|EAP-1-1053, EAP1 1053||Frank Sinatra||Sings For Only The Lonely (7", EP)||Capitol Records, Capitol Records||EAP-1-1053, EAP1 1053||UK||1958|
|EAP 1-1053||Frank Sinatra||Sings Only The Lonely (7", EP)||Capitol Records||EAP 1-1053||Italy||1959|
|EAP 1 1053, 1-1053||Frank Sinatra||Sings For Only The Lonely (7", EP)||Capitol Records, Capitol Records||EAP 1 1053, 1-1053||US||1958|
|ALBUM 1053||Frank Sinatra||Sings For Only The Lonely (7", EP)||Capitol Records||ALBUM 1053||US||1958|
|EAP 1-1053||Frank Sinatra||Only The Lonely (7", Single)||Capitol Records||EAP 1-1053||US||Unknown|