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No One Cares
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Essentially the sequel to 1957's Where Are You? this 1959 release finds Frank Sinatra once again singing tales of woe to the lush accompaniment of Gordon Jenkins's classically influenced arrangements. Torch songs this time... more »
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Essentially the sequel to 1957's Where Are You? this 1959 release finds Frank Sinatra once again singing tales of woe to the lush accompaniment of Gordon Jenkins's classically influenced arrangements. Torch songs this time around include "Just Friends," "None but the Lonely Heart," "Stormy Weather," and "When No One Cares," all delivered with minimal vocal acrobatics and maximum ache by Ol' Blue Eyes. Some fans may prefer the sparer arrangements of such Nelson Riddle collaborations as In the Wee Small Hours, but this still makes for superior late-night listening. --Dan Epstein
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Big Daddy | Spring, Texas United States | 05/02/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I had this album in the dark ages when everything was on vinyl. I missed the great pensive songs on this album and decided to buy the CD. It was a good decision and I have thoroughly enjoyed the trip back in time. When it is time relax and have some soothing background music on, this album hits the spot!"
Excellent! Worth every penny.
Basil Rathbook | Florida | 10/02/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The compilation of these songs is the perfect showcase for Sinatra's smooth and sultry voice. The music is a complimentary backdrop to his singing style. My absolute favorite Frank Sinatra recording."
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Matthew G. Sherwin | last seen screaming at Amazon customer service | 02/18/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"No One Cares is a fine Frank Sinatra album of torch songs that truly showcases Frank's singular ability to deliver a song with a certain ache in his heart that really sticks in your mind. The quality of the sound is excellent and the artwork is more than just fine; but the real stuff here is, of course, the words and music and they just couldn't be better. This is great material!
"When No One Cares" begins the track set of melancholy songs with Frank making this all his own with his great sense of timing and fine diction. The violins and the other instruments fit in perfectly with Frank's vocals and they never drown him out--wonderful. "A Cottage For Sale" is another lovely ballad even if it is sad; Frank sings this with class and listen especially for "Stormy Weather." "Stormy Weather" is a song I first heard performed by Lena Horne in the movie "Cabin In The Sky," but Frank's version is just as good if not better--you can really hear the hurt and the angst in Frank's voice as he delivers this with all his heart and soul.
"I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You" is pretty much a song about what you think it would be about; unfortunately, Frank's character doesn't get his love returned and that's truly sad--but very beautiful when Frank does this one up right! "Why Try To Change Me Now?" is another stunning ballad in Frank's most capable hands; and I really like "Why Try To Change Me Now?" The musical arrangement for "Why Try To Change Me Now?" is very lush, too.
"Just Friends" explores the feelings about a love that has faded; and this is clearly a major highlight of this album. "I'll Never Smile Again" is yet another stunning, sensitive ballad that Frank delivers without a fault; he makes this sound like silk even though the subject matter isn't exactly happy. "I'll Never Smile Again" was always one of my very favorite torch ballads and just one listen may show you why this number is so special. "The One I Love (Belongs To Somebody Else)" shines like silver and gold when Frank sings it with all his sophistication. Frank massages these lyrics as only a pro like him could ever do and the effect is to make "The One I Love (Belongs To Somebody Else)" a grand ballad.
"This Was My Love" has another great arrangement; and the CD ends with Frank performing two exceptional numbers entitled "I Could Have Told You" and "You Forgot All The Words (While I Still Remember The Tune)." In particular, "You Forgot All The Words (While I Still Remember The Tune)" is a timeless torch song of unrequited love that Frank delivers with heart, soul, and a pain in his voice to make this a most memorable number.
No One Cares is an absolute "must-have" CD for Frank Sinatra fans. This is also a great album for people who enjoy torch songs, especially as sung from a man's point of view.