Nice 'n' Easy

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Nice 'n' Easy
Studio album by Frank Sinatra
Released 1960
Recorded March 1 – 3, April 13, at Capitol Studio A, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California
Genre Vocal Jazz, Classic pop
Length 51:30
Label Capitol
Producer Dave Cavanaugh
Frank Sinatra chronology
No One Cares (1959) Nice 'n' Easy
(1960)
All the Way (1961)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[1]

Nice 'n' Easy is a 1960 album by Frank Sinatra.[2]

All the songs, with the notable exception of the title song, are sung as ballads and were arranged and conducted by Nelson Riddle. The title song was a last-minute substitute for the originally planned "The Nearness of You", that did not appear on the original LP.

The album spent nine weeks at number one on the Billboard stereo album chart, and one week at number one on the corresponding mono album chart.[3] At the 1960 Grammy Awards, Nice 'n' Easy was nominated for the Grammy Award as Album of the Year, Best Male Vocal Performance, Best Arrangement.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Nice 'n' Easy" (Alan Bergman, Marilyn Keith, Lew Spence) – 2:45
  2. "That Old Feeling" (Lew Brown, Sammy Fain) – 3:33
  3. "How Deep Is the Ocean?" (Irving Berlin) – 3:15
  4. "I've Got a Crush on You" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 2:16
  5. "You Go to My Head" (J. Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie) – 4:28
  6. "Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear to Tread)" (Rube Bloom, Johnny Mercer) – 3:22
  7. "Nevertheless" (Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby) – 3:18
  8. "She's Funny That Way" (Neil Moret, Richard A. Whiting) – 3:55
  9. "Try a Little Tenderness" (Jimmy Campbell, Reginald Connelly, Harry M. Woods) – 3:22
  10. "Embraceable You" (G. Gershwin, I. Gershwin) – 3:24
  11. "Mam'selle" (Mack Gordon, Edmund Goulding) – 2:48
  12. "Dream" (Mercer) – 2:57
    Bonus tracks included on the CD reissue:
  13. "The Nearness of You" (Hoagy Carmichael, Ned Washington) – 2:43
  14. "Someone to Watch Over Me" (G. Gershwin, I. Gershwin) – 2:57
  15. "Day In, Day Out" (Bloom, Mercer) – 3:07
  16. "My One and Only Love" (Robert Mellin, Guy Wood) – 3:12

Selected personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Nice 'n' Easy at AllMusic
  3. ^ Joel Whitburn, Top Pop Albums 1955-2001 (Menomonee Falls, WI: Record Research, 2001), 1177.