My Way: The Best of Frank Sinatra

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My Way: The Best of Frank Sinatra
Compilation album by Frank Sinatra
Released 2000
Recorded December 20, 1960 - October 30, 1986
Genre Classic pop
Jazz
Length 124:34
Label Reprise
Frank Sinatra chronology
Robin and the 7 Hoods
(1997)
My Way: The Best of Frank Sinatra
(1997)
Love Songs
(2001)

My Way: The Best of Frank Sinatra is a compilation double album of singer Frank Sinatra's greatest hits.

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Steve Legget awarded the album 4 stars stating "Although there are many who feel that Frank Sinatra's greatest material was recorded in the 1950s, there are others who hold that his best studio singing really came during his time with Capitol and with his own label, Reprise, in the '60s and '70s. It is probably an unsolvable debate, but as this two-disc, 46-track set of key cuts from his Capitol and Reprise years shows, Sinatra grew comfortably into his voice and phrasing during these years, learning to stay away from his limitations and work steadily toward his strengths, all with a clear sense of his public image. As a result, the songs collected here are probably the casual fan's main recollection of Sinatra, and for that reason alone this anthology makes a fine place to start. The songs that built his modern image -- "My Way," "Strangers in the Night," "My Kind of Town"—are all here.".[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Track listing[edit]

Disc one[edit]

  1. "My Way" (1968) (Paul Anka, Claude Francois, Jacques Revaux, Gilles Thibaut) - 4:36
  2. "Strangers in the Night" (1966) (Bert Kaempfert, Charles Singleton, Eddie Snyder) - 2:25
  3. "Theme from New York, New York" (1979) (Fred Ebb, John Kander) - 3:26
  4. "I Get a Kick Out of You" (1962) (Cole Porter) - 3:11
  5. "Somethin' Stupid" with Nancy Sinatra (1967) (Carson Parks) - 2:45
  6. "Moon River" (1964) (Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer)
  7. "What Now My Love" (1966) (Gilbert Bécaud, Pierre Leroyer, Carl Sigman) – 2:32
  8. "Summer Wind" (1966) (Heinz Meyer, Hans Bradtke, Mercer) - 2:53
  9. "For Once in My Life" (1969) (Ron Miller, Orlando Murden)
  10. "Love and Marriage" (1965) (Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen)
  11. "They Can't Take That Away from Me" (1962) (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
  12. "My Kind of Town" (1964) (Cahn, Van Heusen) - 3:10
  13. "Fly Me to the Moon" with Count Basie and His Orchestra (1964) (Bart Howard) - 2:30
  14. "I've Got You Under My Skin" (1963) (Porter) - 3:26
  15. "The Best Is Yet to Come" with Count Basie and His Orchestra (1964) (Cy Coleman, Carolyn Leigh) - 3:10
  16. "It Was a Very Good Year" (1965) (Ervin Drake) - 4:25
  17. "Come Fly with Me" (1965) (Cahn, Van Heusen) - 3:11
  18. "That's Life" (1966) (Kelly Gordon, Dean Kay Thompson) - 3:11
  19. "The Girl from Ipanema" (1967) (Antonio Carlos Jobim, Norman Gimbel, Vinícius de Moraes) - 3:00
  20. "The Lady Is a Tramp" (1974) (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) - 2:56 live performance at Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, October 13, 1974
  21. "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" (1973) (Jim Croce) - 2:49
  22. "Mack the Knife" (1986) (Marc Blitzstein, Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill) - 4:53
  23. "Love's Been Good to Me" (1969) (Rod McKuen) - 3:27
  24. "L.A. Is My Lady" with Quincy Jones and Orchestra (1984) (Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, Quincy Jones, Peggy Lipton Jones) - 3:12

Disc two[edit]

  1. "Let's Face the Music and Dance" (1960) (Irving Berlin) - 2:58
  2. "Come Rain or Come Shine" (1961) (Harold Arlen, Mercer) - 4:05
  3. "Night and Day" (1961) (Porter) - 3:37
  4. "The Very Thought of You" (1962) (Ray Noble) - 3:34
  5. "Pennies from Heaven" (1962) (Arthur Johnston, Johnny Burke) - 3:27
  6. "Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered" (1963) (Rodgers, Hart) - 3:02
  7. "America, the Beautiful" (1963) (Katharine Lee Bates, Samuel Ward) - 2:21
  8. "All the Way" (1963) (Cahn, Van Heusen) - 3:27
  9. "In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning" (1963) (David Mann, Bob Hilliard) - 2:41
  10. "The Way You Look Tonight" (1964) (Dorothy Fields, Jerome Kern) - 3:22
  11. "Three Coins in the Fountain" (1964) (Cahn, Jule Styne) - 3:46
  12. "Softly, as I Leave You" (1964) (Hal Shaper, Antonio DeVito, Giorgio Calabrese) - 2:50
  13. "All or Nothing at All" (1966) (Jack Lawrence, Arthur Altman) - 3:56
  14. "Yesterday" (1969) (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) - 3:56
  15. "Moonlight Serenade" (1965) (Glenn Miller, Mitchell Parish) - 3:26
  16. "Somewhere My Love (Lara's Theme) (1965) (From Doctor Zhivago)" (Maurice Jarre, Paul Francis Webster) - 2:12
  17. "Mrs. Robinson" (1968) (Paul Simon) - 2:55
  18. "Something" (1970) (George Harrison) - 3:34
  19. "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" (1974) (Stevie Wonder) - 2:37
  20. "Send in the Clowns" (1973) (Stephen Sondheim) - 4:10
  21. "It Had to Be You" (1979) (Isham Jones, Gus Kahn) - 3:53
  22. "The Best of Everything" (1984) (Ebb, Kander) - 2:45

Personnel[edit]

  • Frank Sinatra - vocals
  • Nancy Sinatra - vocals
  • Antonio Carlos Jobim - vocals, guitar
  • Nelson Riddle - arranger, conductor
  • Don Costa
  • Gordon Jenkins
  • Ernie Freeman
  • Billy Strange
  • Johnny Mandel
  • Clause Ogerman
  • Billy May
  • Quincy Jones
  • Neal Hefti
  • Count Basie and his Orchestra
  • Woody Herman and his Orchestra

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA)[2] Platinum 70,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[3] Gold 25,000x
Belgium (BEA)[4] Platinum 50,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[5] 3× Platinum 300,000^
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[6] 2× Platinum 200,000^
Sweden (GLF)[7] Platinum 80,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[8] 5× Platinum 1,500,000^
Summaries
Europe (IFPI)[9] 3× Platinum 3,000,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Legget, S. Allmusic Review accessed August 15, 2012
  2. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2002 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  3. ^ "Austrian album certifications – Frank Sinatra – My Way - Best Of" (in German). IFPI Austria.  Enter Frank Sinatra in the field Interpret. Enter My Way - Best Of in the field Titel. Select album in the field Format. Click Suchen
  4. ^ "Ultratop − Goud en Platina – 2007". Ultratop & Hung Medien / hitparade.ch. 
  5. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Frank Sinatra – My Way - The Best Of Frank Sinatra". Music Canada. 
  6. ^ "Spanish album certifications – Frank Sinatra – My Way - The Best Of" (PDF) (in Spanish). Productores de Música de España.  Select the "Chart", enter 2008 in the field "Year". Select '' in the field "Semana". Click on "Search Charts"
  7. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat − År 1987−1998" (PDF) (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-05-21. Retrieved 2013-02-23. 
  8. ^ "British album certifications – Frank Sinatra – My Way - Best Of". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter My Way - Best Of in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Platinum in the field By Award. Click Search
  9. ^ "IFPI Platinum Europe Awards – 2002". International Federation of the Phonographic Industry.