Sinatra Sings Days of Wine and Roses, Moon River, and Other Academy Award Winners

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Sinatra Sings Days of Wine and Roses, Moon River and Other Academy Award Winners
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Studio album by Frank Sinatra
Released 1964
Recorded January 27–28, 1964, Hollywood
Genre Vocal jazz, traditional pop
Length 32:29
Label Reprise
FS 1011
Producer Sonny Burke
Frank Sinatra chronology
Sinatra's Sinatra
(1963)
Sinatra Sings Days of Wine and Roses, Moon River, and Other Academy Award Winners
(1964)
America, I Hear You Singing
(1964)

Sinatra Sings Days of Wine and Roses, Moon River, and Other Academy Award Winners (or simply Academy Award Winners) is a 1964 album by Frank Sinatra, focusing on songs that won the Academy Award for Best Song. The orchestra is arranged and conducted by Nelson Riddle.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Stephen Thomas Erlewine writing for Allmusic.com gave the album a lukewarm review, describing it as a 'professional and stylish album' but saying that it 'only yields a handful of true gems'. Erlewine found neither Sinatra or Riddle at fault, but said that the record plays as 'a series of individual moments, not as a cohesive collection'. Erlewine praises "The Way You Look Tonight" as one of Sinatra's 'classic performances', and rates "Three Coins in the Fountain" and "All the Way" highly.[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Days of Wine and Roses" (Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer) - 2:16
  2. "Moon River" (Mancini, Mercer) - 3:20
  3. "The Way You Look Tonight" (Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields) - 3:22
  4. "Three Coins in the Fountain" (Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne) - 3:46
  5. "In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening" (Mercer, Hoagy Carmichael) - 1:51
  6. "Secret Love" (Paul Francis Webster, Sammy Fain) - 3:54
  7. "Swinging on a Star" (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen) - 2:53
  8. "It Might As Well Be Spring" (Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II) - 3:26
  9. "The Continental" (Herb Magidson, Con Conrad) - 3:14
  10. "Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing" (Webster, Fain) - 3:22
  11. "All the Way" (Cahn, Van Heusen) - 3:27

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