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Frank Sinatra - Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Rock, Broadway & Vocalists
As very few of the 11 songs in this collection even made it onto the charts, the title of this record is something of a misnomer. This does, however, offer an intriguing snapshot of Sinatra's late-'60s/early-'70s career. W... more »
As very few of the 11 songs in this collection even made it onto the charts, the title of this record is something of a misnomer. This does, however, offer an intriguing snapshot of Sinatra's late-'60s/early-'70s career. While there's only one bona-fide classic in the bunch ("My Way"), you get interesting takes on contemporary pop numbers like Little Anthony's "Goin' Out of My Head" and George Harrison's "Something," along with samples from such perennially underrated albums as The September of My Years and Watertown. Hardly a definitive collection, but intermittently rewarding, just the same. --Dan Epstein
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This features TWO GREAT HARD TO FIND tunes!
S. Henkels | Devon, Pa United States | 12/07/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"And most of the other reviewers seem to agree. "Cycles" is again Frank as "everyman", though it's hard to think he "got fired" from any job. "Love's Been Good to Me" is the other,a wistful look at a man who is probably alone,but looking back at past loves and travels.Both belong in the ultra Sinatra collection."My Way" ,okay maybe it helps sell the album. "A Man Alone" also very fine,but on the big Reprise collection. "Star" reasonable enough,and hard to find elsewhere. "Sept of my Years" an all-time misty eyed nostalgic beauty,available on many Reprise collections. The rest is mainly forgettable,especially "Going Out of My Head",another big hit of the time (Was it Dionne Warwick?),which seems embarrassing today. But yes,a treasure, if only for the first two terrific rarities."
SHOULD BE CALLED - SINATRA'S EASY LISTENING COLLECTION
Stephan Mayer | sacramento, ca United States | 07/16/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this album for two songs: CYCLES (which was a top 40 single, GOLD album) and LOVE'S BEEN GOOD TO ME (the album it was on hit TOP 40). Besides those two, MY WAY and SEPTEMBER OF MY YEARS the rest is commercial stuff.Buy this CD if it's on sale ..., otherwise don't waste the money."
Better than nothing
Sarah Bellum | Dublin, OH United States | 09/01/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"If you think you have never heard of some of these songs because the title is not familiar, that's because this collection has been (rightfully) forgotten. If you are an occasional Sinatra listener (shame on you, by the way) looking for a Sinatra collection because you do not want to invest a small fortune for original albums on CD, look elsewhere. There is only one essential song here, which is "My Way," which can be found on "Sinatra Reprise: The Very Good Years." The remaining ten songs are quite good, but would probably appeal only to his biggest fans. (Only a Sinatra fan would take his version of Kermit the Frog's "Bein' Green" seriously) If you are a Sinatra fan (congratulations, by the way), you will likely purchase the individual albums on CD. Whatever your category, there isn't really any reason to purchase this CD. It isn't digitally mastered and the running time is short, as if you need more reasons to not purchase this. Despite my preceding negative review, I must also say that it is better to have even an inferior Sinatra CD than no Sinatra CD at all."