Frank Sinatra's Greatest Hits

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Frank Sinatra's Greatest Hits!
Greatest hits album by Frank Sinatra
Released August 1968 (LP)
May 1998 (CD)
Recorded July 17, 1964 – July 24, 1967
Genre Vocal jazz, Easy Listening
Length 33:40
Label Reprise
FS 1025
Producer Jimmy Bowen; Sonny Burke
Frank Sinatra chronology
Francis A. & Edward K.
(1968)
Frank Sinatra's Greatest Hits!
(1968)
The Sinatra Family Wish You a Merry Christmas
(1968)
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]

Frank Sinatra's Greatest Hits! is Frank Sinatra's first compilation released on his own Reprise Records. It concentrates on mostly single releases from the mid to late 60's, which fluctuates between adult contemporary pop and jazzy swing. The album opens up with Sinatra's recent number one hit "Strangers in the Night" and continues through the varies styles of music Sinatra recorded in the 60's, from easy listening ballads like "It Was a Very Good Year" and "Softly, as I Leave You" to contemporary pop like "When Somebody Loves You" and "That's Life". Greatest Hits was a modest hit, peaking at #55 on the album charts in late 1968. A second volume was issued in 1972, Frank Sinatra's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2. Both albums have since been supplanted with newer and more cohesive compilations.

Track listing[edit]

  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. "It Was a Very Good Year" (Ervin Drake) - 4:25
  4. "Somewhere in Your Heart" (Russell Faith, Clarence Keltner) - 2:26
  5. "Forget Domani" (Norman Newell, Riz Ortolani) - 2:36
  6. "Somethin' Stupid" (with Nancy Sinatra) (Carson Parks) - 2:35
  7. "That's Life" (Kelly Gordon, Dean Kay Thompson) - 3:07
  8. "Tell Her (You Love Her Each Day)" (Gil Ward, Charles Watkins) - 2:40
  9. "The World We Knew (Over and Over)" (Kaempfert, Herb Rehbein, Carl Sigman) - 2:47
  10. "When Somebody Loves You" (Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen) - 1:54
  11. "This Town" (Lee Hazlewood) - 3:06
  12. "Softly, as I Leave You" (Hal Shaper, Antonio DeVita, Giorgio Calabrese) - 2:50

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