- Audio CD (Jan. 26 2010)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import
- ASIN: B002W9J5HG
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Audio Cassette | LP Record
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
This 1966 album marked a comeback of sorts for Frank Sinatra. He hadn't had a number 1 album since 1960's "Nice And Easy", and hadn't had a big hit single for quite some time. The "Strangers In The Night" album all changed that. The album went to number one and spawned a pair of hit singles: the title track, which knocked "Paperback Writer" by The Beatles off the top of the charts, and "That's Life", which became a number 4 hit in Decmeber, 1967. And though it wasn't a hit, "The Summer Wind" became one of his most popular songs. There are more great songs here, too. He does an expertice cover of Petula Clark's "Downtown", and his reworking of his first hit, "All Or Nothing At All" (recorded when he worked with Harry James),as it is much more uptempo and his older - sounding voice gives the song more of an edge. His version of "The Most Beautiful Girl In The World" ranks as one of his best vocal performances ever. The other songs are good but not worth mentioning.
This cd is a great cd for both noivice and expert Sinatra fans. I still think it's his best 1960s' album. I know it's one of my favorite albums of all time. Buy it today.
Also, I must correct a previous reviewer - this is not the final collaboration between Sinatra and Nelson Riddle. They recorded together in the studio a few times in the mid- to late-1970s and performed together live many times up through the early 1980s. However, this is the last of Sinatra's concept albums to primarily feature Riddle as the arranger/conductor.