I was a long-time fan of Frank Sinatra's while in college, and finally got to see him perform live on his last concert tour. The songs Sinatra chose were timeless classics, as evidenced by the fact that performers are still resurrecting and recording them.
To those who condemn `pop singers' for recording Sinatra's classic old songs, I can only say that Sinatra was a pop singer in his own time, and the songs he recorded were the "pop" songs of his age.
Westlife's brilliant recording of selected songs by Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Tony Bennett, Bobby Darin, and Andy Williams is not only a superb recording, it is also an undeniable reminder of how talented and versatile these four young men are.
For those who are familiar with these songs, this CD is a timeless reminiscence with lavish orchestrations and the lush harmonies that can only be described as `the Westlife Sound." For those who are coming to this music for the first time, this CD is an excellent place to begin.
My only criticism of the album is that it is too short. I wanted more! But, given everything else going on with the group in the past year, I will overlook that.
Thank you, Westlife, for the enormous pleasure you have provided me over the past six years, and thank you for this fabulous album. I hope I am still around to write comments on your 12th CD.