Frank Sinatra's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2

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Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
Greatest hits album by Frank Sinatra
Released May 1972 (LP)
May 1998 (CD)
Recorded May 27, 1965-October 26, 1970
Genre Easy Listening, Vocal jazz
Length 37:38
Label Reprise
FS 1034
Producer Don Costa, Sonny Burke, Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra chronology
Sinatra & Company
(1971)
Frank Sinatra's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
(1972)
Ol' Blue Eyes Is Back
(1973)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Frank Sinatra's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 was Sinatra's second compilation of material released by Reprise Records, which like its predecessor, consisted of singles and songs from movie soundtracks. Vol. 2 picks up where Frank Sinatra's Greatest Hits leaves off, so all of the tracks date from 1968 to 1971, except for "The September of My Years", which dates back to 1965. Though the song "My Way" became Sinatra's signature song, it was not a big hit in the U.S. In the U.K. it went to #5 and spent 75 weeks in the Top 40. The highest charting U.S. single in this collection is "Cycles" which peaked at #23. The remaining tracks represent the sound of Sinatra's music in the late 60s, which was more laid back than his early 60's swinging tunes, with the B-side "Star!" being a notable exception. Vol. 2 peaked at #88 on the album charts in the summer of 1972 during Sinatra's brief retirement from show business.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "My Way" (Paul Anka, Claude François, Jacques Revaux, Gilles Thibault) - 4:34
  2. "A Man Alone" (Rod McKuen) - 3:46
  3. "Cycles" (Judith Caldwell) - 3:13
  4. "Bein' Green" (Joe Raposo) - 3:00
  5. "Love's Been Good To Me" (McKuen) - 3:26
  6. "I'm Not Afraid" (Jacques Brel, Gérard Jouannest, McKuen)- 3:42
  7. "Goin' Out of My Head" (Teddy Randazzo, Bobby Weinstein) - 2:47
  8. "Something" (George Harrison) - 3:34
  9. "What's Now is Now" (Bob Gaudio, Jake Holmes) - 4:04
  10. "Star!" (Jimmy Van Heusen, Sammy Cahn) - 2:36
  11. "The September of My Years" (Van Heusen, Cahn) - 3:15

Personnel[edit]

  • Frank Sinatra - vocals
  • Nelson Riddle - arranger, conductor
  • Don Costa
  • Gordon Jenkins
  • Joseph Scott
  • Lennie Hayton

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