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Some Nice Things I've Missed
Frank Sinatra
Some Nice Things I've Missed
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Rock, Broadway & Vocalists
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Out of Print in the USA as of 5/4/99. 1974 Release.


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All Artists: Frank Sinatra
Title: Some Nice Things I've Missed
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Warner Bros UK
Release Date: 5/17/1999
Album Type: Import
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Rock, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Traditional Jazz & Ragtime, Vocal Jazz, Easy Listening, Soft Rock, Oldies, Vocal Pop, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 075992721523


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Out of Print in the USA as of 5/4/99. 1974 Release.

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Sinatra's Greatest Contemporary LP
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This album, recorded a mere 5 days after his nation-wide tour that celebrated his coming out of retirement, shows a middle aged Sinatra singing songs of the day, 1974 to be exact. With the exception of 'You Turned My World Around', 'The Summer Knows', 'If', and 'What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?', this album is all upbeat. This is an album that is actually fun to listen to. In my opinion, the best songs include Satisfy Me One More Time (his most sexually explicit song), I'm Gonna Make It All The Way (semi-country), If (much better than the original), and Bad, Bad Leroy Brown. While the songs on this album are not the best choices for him to sing, he sounds like he is having a blast singing them. And, to me anyway, if the singer sounds like he is enjoying himself, it makes the album a pleasure to listen to. This is a must for anyone who likes Sinatra's later material."
Too much Don Costa and not enough Gordon Jenkins
Lawrance M. Bernabo | The Zenith City, Duluth, Minnesota | 09/22/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)

"The initial excitement over Frank Sinatra's return caused by "Ol' Blue Eyes Is Back" dissipates somewhat with his next effort, "Some Nice Things I've Missed." As the title indicates, most of the tracks on this album are songs that were popular during the period of Sinatra's retirement such as Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline," Jim Croce's "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown," David Gates' "If," and Stevie Wonder's "You Are the Sunshine of My Life." However, there are some bad choices in terms of how some of these songs are produced. Apparently in keeping with the idea of Sinatra doing things his way, most of these songs are turned into big band efforts. I suppose "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" can work as a big band number, but "Sweet Caroline" does not. The end result is that the better tracks are those that are slowed down and scored simply, such as "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?" The other decent tracks are "You Are the Sunshine of My Life," "If," "The Summer Knows," and "You Turned My World Around," only the two of which actually fit the motif of the album. On both albums there are two arrangers, Don Costa and Gordon Jenkins, and the results are the same both times. Jenkins provides the 5 star material and Costa the 3 star; the balance tips up on the first album but down on this one, resulting in a 3.5 album where we have to round down. Put all the Jenkins tracks together and you would have the last great album of Frank Sinatra's career. Instead you have one above average and one below average effort."
Sinatra's worst album
Robert L. Smith | 11/17/2003
(2 out of 5 stars)

"Listening to this, one cannot help but think that Sinatra had lost his way, musically speaking. He wanted to remain relevant, but at the same time there were few songs being written that were suitable to him. On this album, there's two tracks I like very much, one that's a lost opportunity, and the rest are pretty much unworthy of such a great singer. "The Summer Knows" is a great Michel Legrand song, well arranged by Gordon Jenkins. "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" is one of the few songs written during the seventies good enough to be called a standard, and Don Costa writes a nifty, swinging arrangement. The lost opportunity is "What Are you Doing the Rest of Your Life?," a great song which I don't think has ever been definitively interpreted by any singer. But the rest of the album is pretty much dreck, though there are amusing moments during "I'm Gonna Make it All the Way." If you must have Sinatra singing LeRoy Brown, the Main Event Concert version is better. For completists only."