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Frank Sinatra - Strangers in the Night
[FS 1017]

Reprise Records Stereo 1966

This album marked Sinatra's return to #1 on the pop album charts in the mid-1960s, and it consolidated the comeback he started in 1966. Combining pop hits with show tunes and standards, the album creates a balance between big band and pop instrumentation. The single "Strangers in the Night" also reached #1 on the pop single charts, while "Summer Wind" would slowly become a classic, used for television commercials and mood-setting entrances by the 2000s.

At the Grammy Awards of 1967 Sinatra garnered two Grammy Awards for his efforts on this album, including the Record of the Year for the title track "Strangers in the Night", as well as Best Male Vocal Performance for the same song. (He also won a further Grammy award that same year, the Album of the Year for A Man and His Music). Ernie Freeman's arrangement of the title track won him the Grammy Award for Best Arrangement Accompanying a Vocalist or Instrumentalist.

This is the final album Sinatra performed with long-time arranger/conductor Nelson Riddle and his orchestra.

Side 1.

1."Strangers in the Night" (Bert Kaempfert, Charles Singleton, Eddie Snyder) 2:25
2. "Summer Wind" (Heinz Meier, Hans Bradtke, Johnny Mercer) 2:53
3. "All or Nothing at All" (Arthur Altman, Jack Lawrence) 3:57
4. "Call Me" (Tony Hatch) 3:07
5. "You're Driving Me Crazy!" (Walter Donaldson) 2:15

Side 2.

1. "On a Clear Day (You Can See Forever)" (Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe) 3:17
2. "My Baby Just Cares for Me" (Donaldson, Gus Kahn) 2:30
3. "Downtown" (Hatch) 2:14
4. "Yes Sir, That's My Baby" (Donaldson, Kahn) 2:08
5. "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World" (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) 2:24

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