Cycles (Frank Sinatra album)

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Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 1968 (LP)
May 1999 (CD)
RecordedJuly 24 – November 14, 1968, New York City and Hollywood
FS 1027
ProducerDon Costa
Frank Sinatra chronology
The Sinatra Family Wish You a Merry Christmas
My Way
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic2/5 stars [1]

Cycles is a studio album by American singer Frank Sinatra, released in 1968.

Released just before Christmas in 1968, there was a ten-month gap between the release of Francis A. & Edward K. and this album, which was the longest period in Sinatra's Reprise years in which he did not commercially record music (barring his contributions to The Sinatra Family Wish You a Merry Christmas).

Sinatra sang a variety of folk-rock oriented songs, including Judy Collins' hit "Both Sides Now" (written by Joni Mitchell) and the Glen Campbell hits "Gentle on My Mind" (written by John Hartford) and "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" (written by Jimmy Webb). The title song was released as a single, reaching #23 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and #2 on the Easy Listening chart, while the album peaked at #18 on the Billboard 200 chart.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Rain in My Heart" (Teddy Randazzo, Victoria Pike) – 3:20
  2. "From Both Sides, Now" (Joni Mitchell) – 2:55
  3. "Little Green Apples" (Bobby Russell) – 5:00
  4. "Pretty Colors" (Al Gorgoni, Chip Taylor) – 2:35
  5. "Cycles" (Gayle Caldwell) – 3:07
  6. "Wandering" (Caldwell) – 2:45
  7. "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" (Jimmy Webb) – 3:55
  8. "Moody River" (Gary D. Bruce) – 2:33
  9. "My Way of Life" (Bert Kaempfert, Herb Rehbein, Carl Sigman) – 3:05
  10. "Gentle On My Mind" (John Hartford) – 3:25