Nice 'n' Easy

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Nice 'n' Easy
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 25, 1960
RecordedMarch 1 – 3, April 13, at Capitol Studio A, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California
ProducerDave Cavanaugh
Frank Sinatra chronology
No One Cares
Nice 'n' Easy
All the Way
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic5/5 stars[1]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music5/5 stars[2]

Nice 'n' Easy is a 1960 album by Frank Sinatra.[3]

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," which 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.[4] 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. The song "Nice 'n' Easy" was released as a single in 1960 and made it to number 60 on the charts. It was also recorded by Charlie Rich in 1964, Peggy Lee in 1966, Michael Buble in 2004, Natalie Cole in 2008, and Barbra Streisand in 2011. Nancy Sinatra recorded a cover version as single Reprise Records RS.20756 "Happy" b/w " Nice 'n' Easy" and is also included in her album "Nancy" CD version as bonus track.

In 2000 it was voted number 545 in Colin Larkin's All Time Top 1000 Albums.[5]

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]


Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[6] Gold 500,000^

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


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Larkin, Colin (2007). Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4th ed.). Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0195313734.
  3. ^ Nice 'n' Easy at AllMusic
  4. ^ Joel Whitburn, Top Pop Albums 1955-2001 (Menomonee Falls, WI: Record Research, 2001), 1177.
  5. ^ Colin Larkin (2000). All Time Top 1000 Albums (3rd ed.). Virgin Books. p. 187. ISBN 0-7535-0493-6.
  6. ^ "American album certifications – Frank Sinatra – Nice 'N' Easy". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.