The World We Knew

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The World We Knew
Studio album by Frank Sinatra
Released August 1967
Recorded February 1 – July 24, 1967 Hollywood
Genre Traditional pop music
Length 26:32
Label Reprise
FS 1022
Producer Jimmy Bowen
Frank Sinatra chronology
Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim
(1967)
The World We Knew
(1967)
Francis A. & Edward K.
(1968)

The World We Knew, also known as Frank Sinatra, is a 1967 studio album by American singer Frank Sinatra.[1]

The title track reached #30 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and #1 on the Easy Listening chart in 1967, while the Frank/Nancy Sinatra duet "Somethin' Stupid" reached #1 on both charts.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

The Allmusic review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine awarded the album two and a half stars, and described it as "More of a singles collection than a proper album...Much of this has a rock-oriented pop production, complete with fuzz guitars, reverb, folky acoustic guitars, wailing harmonicas, drum kits, organs, and brass and string charts that punctuate the songs rather than provide the driving force...the songs Sinatra tackles with a variety of arrangers are more ambitious than most middle-of-the-road, adult-oriented soft rock of the late '60s." Erlewine described "Drinking Again" as "exceptional, nuanced" and said that it "ranks among the best songs Sinatra cut during the '60s." [1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The World We Knew (Over and Over)" (Bert Kaempfert, Herbert Rehbein, Carl Sigman) – 2:50
  2. "Somethin' Stupid" (with Nancy Sinatra) (Carson Parks) – 2:45
  3. "This Is My Love" (James Harbert) – 3:37
  4. "Born Free" (Don Black, John Barry) – 2:05
  5. "Don't Sleep in the Subway" (Tony Hatch, Jackie Trent) – 2:22
  6. "This Town" (Lee Hazlewood) – 3:05
  7. "This Is My Song" (Charlie Chaplin) – 2:30
  8. "You Are There" (Harry Sukman, Paul Francis Webster) – 3:31
  9. "Drinking Again" (Johnny Mercer, Doris Tauber) – 3:13
  10. "Some Enchanted Evening" (Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II) – 2:34

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "The World We Knew". Allmusic. Retrieved July 2, 2011.