My Way (Frank Sinatra album)

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My Way
Studio album by Frank Sinatra
Released March 1969
Recorded December 30, 1968, February 18, 20, 24, 1969, Oceanway Recording in Hollywood, Los Angeles
Genre Traditional pop, Vocal jazz
Length 32:54
Label Reprise
FS 1029
Producer Don Costa, Sonny Burke
Frank Sinatra chronology
Cycles
(1968)
My Way
(1969)
A Man Alone
(1969)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Mojo 3/5 stars[2]
My Way: 40th Anniversary Edition
Studio album by Frank Sinatra
Released May 5, 2009
Recorded December 30, 1968, February 18, 20, 24, 1969, Hollywood, Los Angeles, August 13, 1969, NBC Studio 2, Burbank, California, October 24, 1987, Reunion Arena, Dallas, Texas
Genre Traditional pop, Vocal jazz
Length 40:14
Label Concord
Producer Don Costa, Sonny Burke
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[3]

My Way is an album by American singer Frank Sinatra, released in 1969.[3]

The album is a collection of contemporary pop songs, such as Simon and Garfunkel's "Mrs. Robinson", and The Beatles' "Yesterday", French songs such as "If You Go Away", and of course the anthemic title song "My Way", which effectively became Sinatra's theme song in this latter stage of his career.

My Way was recorded and mixed at EastWest Studios, then called Oceanway Recording. Later it was remixed and reissued by Concord Records in 2009 to mark its 40th Anniversary. Two bonus tracks were included, and new liner notes from Bono. The bonus tracks were a rehearsal of "For Once in My Life" from 1969, for Sinatra's eponymous Emmy Award nominated 1969 television special, Sinatra, and a live 1987 performance of "My Way" at the Reunion Arena, Dallas, Texas.

Bono's liner notes had previously appeared as his New York Times Op-ed column on January 9, 2009. The article discussed Bono's personal relationship with Sinatra, and Sinatra's thoughts on Miles Davis. Bono also mused on Sinatra's performances of "My Way", and the new year.[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Watch What Happens" (Norman Gimbel, Michel Legrand, Jacques Demy) – 2:17
  2. "Didn't We?" (Jimmy Webb) – 2:55
  3. "Hallelujah, I Love Her So" (Ray Charles) – 2:47
  4. "Yesterday" (Lennon–McCartney) – 3:56
  5. "All My Tomorrows" (Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen) – 4:35
  6. "My Way" (Paul Anka, Claude François, Jacques Revaux, Gilles Thibault) – 4:35
  7. "A Day in the Life of a Fool" (Luiz Bonfá, Carl Sigman) – 3:00
  8. "For Once in My Life" (Ron Miller, Orlando Murden) – 2:50
  9. "If You Go Away" (Jacques Brel, Rod McKuen) – 3:30
  10. "Mrs. Robinson" (Paul Simon) – 2:55
    Bonus tracks included on the 2009 reissue:
  11. "For Once in My Life" – 4:11 studio rehearsal, NBC Studio 2, Burbank, California, August 13, 1969
  12. "My Way" – 3:09 live performance at the Reunion Arena, Dallas, Texas, October 24, 1987

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Andrew Male Mojo, January 2010, Issue 194.
  3. ^ a b My Way at AllMusic
  4. ^ "The New York Times". Notes from the Chairman. 2009-01-11. Retrieved 2009-02-06.