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Moonlight Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
Moonlight Sinatra
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
  •  Track Listings (10) - Disc #1

Out of Print in the USA as of 5/4/99.


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All Artists: Frank Sinatra
Title: Moonlight Sinatra
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Warner Bros UK
Release Date: 5/17/1999
Album Type: Import
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Traditional Jazz & Ragtime, Vocal Jazz, Easy Listening, Oldies, Vocal Pop, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 075992703628, 603497977291


Album Details
Out of Print in the USA as of 5/4/99.

CD Reviews

"The Stars Are Aglow As He Sings . . . Moonlight Serenade"
Rebecca*rhapsodyinblue* | CA USA | 06/05/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

""I stand at your gate and the song that I sing is of moonlight
I stand and I wait for the touch of your hand in the June night
The roses are sighing . . . a moonlight serenade." ~ "Moonlight Serenade" ~ Beautiful Music and Lyrics by Glenn Miller and Mitchell Parish

The great Nelson Riddle and the legendary Frank Sinatra were perfectly made for each other . . . musically, that is. Together they have recorded the best Sinatra music that we enjoy listening to always and forever. Whatever it was that Mr. Sinatra elicited on all his recordings, it must be a real magic to one's ears. He had a special ability to interpret songs passionately and make them his own and leave lasting impressions on them. Thus, making these songs charming and timeless like the repertoire in this lovely and romantic CD, songs about the moon and moonlight, which are synonymous to love.

Just like the Chairman who once told an interviewer that his favorite kind of music was "all the great Glenn Miller things," my absolute favorite of course is Glenn Miller and Mitchell Parish's classic, "Moonlight Serenade." I set it up on a 'repeat' mode so I could listen to it eternally. That's how I love this gem of a song. Mr. Riddle's lavish strings arrangement is simply superb and Mr. Sinatra's perfect-in-every-way style of singing is simply spellbinding.

I also like his renditions of Jimmy Van Heusen and Johnny Burke's "Moonlight Becomes You" and "Oh, You Crazy Moon," ("you broke my heart!"), Irving Berlin's "Reaching For The Moon" and Harold Adamson and Peter De Rose "Moonlight Mood."

Another remarkable track is a song based on a composition by the great classical master, Peter Tchaikovsky's "Fifth Symphony: Second Movement" and written by Mack David, Mack Davis and Andre Kostelanetz, "Moon Love."

Listen to this wonderful CD and let Mr. Sinatra "stand at your gate" and serenade you with these 'moon' songs on a June night such as this. How lovely!
A Very Under-rated FS album-35 years old,still sounds fresh
S. Henkels | Devon, Pa United States | 12/23/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"One wonders why this 1966 album seems to have disappeared from the scene, and is so scarce these days. True, it was never a big Frank album, and in 1966, the youth set practically ruled the air waves as it continues to do. This may not be essential Frank,but when you've heard all the great and familiar FS numbers,this will be a pleasant surprise. This is Frank and Nelson mining some gems from Bing Crosby's days, and for me, is a really fresh-sounding album, with four scarce diamonds, and where every song is first rate. The diamonds are REACHING FOR THE MOON with it's own mysterious sound, including a terrific counterpoint string-based solo;O YOU CRAZY MOON, one of my all-time faves,even with the silly lyrics. The flowing rhythms and trumpet/sax swing make this one.MOON LOVE, a take-off on Tchaikovsky, as good as the original IMHO; and THE MOON WAS YELLOW, a Spanish flamengo close to perfection all the way. If you can find it, and like a different sound, go for it...BTW, Frank's vocals here are just about the top,right before the inevitable cragginess which really begins in the late 60's."
Robin L. Horewitz | Pennsylvania | 01/25/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Some of Sinatra's best. Frank's definately at his peak. If you have the chance to buy this title - RUN DON'T WALK before it's out of print. Soft, romantic but not sleepy. You will enjoy it and play it over and over and over....."