When Sinatra sang for broken hearts…

In The Wee Small Hours, the ultimate breakup record and bible for broken hearts, has finally been released in 24bit! The ninth studio album from Frank Sinatra, which came out in the spring of 1955 with Capitol, is still considered today to be the timeless soundtrack for those tormented by love. The crooner clearly knows what he’s talking about, as the start of the 50s was incredibly emotoinally chaotic for him, torn as he was between two women, Nancy Barbato and Ava Gardner… The album's tone is naturally melancholic, whilst his velvety voice juggles the charming themes of loneliness, introspection, loves lost, depression and nocturnal wanderings… In this regard In The Wee Small Hours was in its own way the first 'conceptual' album. Supporting Frank in his ocean of torment, Nelson Riddle and his orchestra work wonders; their arragements are incredibly classy, whilst the violins are played to perfection. In a similar vein, in 1958 Frank signed the equally amazing record Sings For Only The Lonely. His prowess in swing was simply unparalleled, especially when he sang with a broken heart... In brief, it is a masterpiece that almost makes you happy that you've been dumped. To celebrate this rerelease in HD 24bit, subsequent versions of two songs are present on the album, I Get Along Without You Very Well and Can’t We Be Friends?, sang in a duo with Ella Fitzgerald.

Frank Sinatra - I Get Along Without You Very Well


Frank Sinatra & Ella Fitzgerald - Can't We Be Friends


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