Top critical review
ABSOLUTELY DREADFUL! Avoid at all costs!
January 28, 2000
True fans of Sinatra will be appalled at the lack of sincerity, range, phrasing and finesse of Darren's singing on this album. With the notable exceptions of one arrangement each by Pat Wiliiams and Sammy Nestico, the charts are pedestrian and lackluster - like what one would hear at a mediocre supperclub. But the worst offender is Darren - whose limited vocal range precludes his even coming CLOSE to the actual melodies - and who sounds utterly disconnected from the proceedings - like he "phoned in" his part! This album is a waste of the resources afforded it: great songs - poorly done, lots of promotion dollars spent on a worthless product. This is the Celebrity Machine at its worst - championing the truly atrocious in the name of commerce and a false sense of nostalgia. No matter how suave his smile, Darren does NOT have the chops to do this material. This one's a REAL STINKER, folks! - from the SEWER, not "from the heart"!