- Come Fly with Me (Frank Sinatra album)
Come Fly with Me Studio album by Frank Sinatra Released 1958 Recorded October 1, 3, 8, 1957, Capitol Studio A, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California Genre Vocal Jazz, Traditional pop music Length 46:08 Label Capitol Producer Voyle Gilmore Frank Sinatra chronology A Jolly Christmas From Frank Sinatra
Come Fly with Me
This Is Sinatra Volume 2
Sinatra's first collaboration with arranger/conductor Billy May, Come Fly With Me was designed as a musical trip around the world. Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen wrote the title track at Sinatra's request.
In his autobiography All You Need is Ears, famed producer George Martin writes of having visited the Capitol Tower during the recording sessions for the album. According to Martin's book, Sinatra expressed intense dislike for the album cover upon being first shown a mock-up by producer Voyle Gilmore, suggesting it looked like an advertisement for TWA.
The album reached #1 on the Billboard album chart in its second week, and remained at the top for five weeks. At the inaugural Grammy Awards Come Fly with Me was nominated for the Grammy Award for Album of the Year.
Though recorded in true stereo, "Come Fly With Me" was released to record stores in 1958 in monaural only; a standard practice by Capitol records at the time. The label finally released the stereo version in 1962. The differences between the 1958 monaural and subsequent 1962 stereo recording of "Come Fly With Me" are striking. Some view the 1958 mono recording as having a depth and warmth, most especially in specific string and brass sections, which is lacking in the stereo remix of the album released by Capitol as SW-920 in 1962. While all Capitol CDs reproduce only the 1962 stereo version, the newly released (November, 2009) 180 gram LP reissue from Capitol, although bearing the cover, sleeve, label, and catalog number (SW-920) of the stereo issue, is, in fact, a re-issue of the original mono mix, now available (perhaps by error on the part of Capitol Records, LLC) for the first time in over 40 years. (In December 2009, the recent LP release was officially recalled by Capitol Records, citing the fact it was a mono LP packaged in the stereo sleeve.)
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- "Come Fly With Me" (Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen) – 3:19
- "Around the World" (Victor Young, Harold Adamson) – 3:20
- "Isle of Capri" (Will Grosz, Jimmy Kennedy) – 2:29
- "Moonlight in Vermont" (Karl Suessdorf, John Blackburn) – 3:32
- "Autumn in New York" (Vernon Duke) – 4:37
- "On the Road to Mandalay" (Oley Speaks, Rudyard Kipling) – 3:28
- "Let's Get Away from It All" (Matt Dennis, Tom Adair) – 2:11
- "April in Paris" (Duke, E.Y. Harburg) – 2:50
- "London By Night" (Carroll Coates) – 3:30
- "Aquarela do Brasil" (Ary Barroso, Bob Russell) – 2:55
- "Blue Hawaii" (Leo Robin, Ralph Rainger) – 2:44
- "It's Nice to go Trav'ling" (Cahn, Van Heusen) – 3:52
- Cd reissue bonus tracks not included on the original 1958 release:
- "Chicago" (Fred Fisher) – 2:14
- "South of the Border" (Jimmy Kennedy, Michael Carr) – 2:50
- "I Love Paris" (Cole Porter) – 1:49
On the Road to Mandalay
"On the Road to Mandalay", based on Rudyard Kipling's poem Mandalay was replaced on some versions of the album after the Kipling family objected to Sinatra's interpretation. When the album was initially released in the United Kingdom, the song "French Foreign Legion" replaced "Mandalay", while the song "Chicago" (and "It Happened in Monterey" on some pressings) were used in other parts of the British Commonwealth. Sinatra sang the song in Australia, during a concert tour in 1959, and relayed the story of the Kipling family objection to the song and how the Australian release of Come Fly with Me came to contain "Chicago".
- ^ Songs By Sinatra: Records - Albums Page
- ^ Songwriters Hall of Fame
- ^ http://books.google.com/books?id=4Yoio9MewhcC&pg=PA84&dq=%22george+martin%22+%2B+%22frank+sinatra%22&hl=en&ei=dS9TTJbpFsagnQfXsemuDw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CC8Q6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=%22come%20fly%20with%20me%22&f=false
- ^ Joel Whitburn, Top Pop Albums 1955-2001 (Menomonee Falls, WI: Record Research, 2001), 797.
- ^ http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showpost.php?p=5025828&postcount=167
- ^ "Allmusic review". http://www.allmusic.com/album/r76505.
Frank Sinatra Studio albums
1940s–1950sThe Voice of Frank Sinatra · Songs by Sinatra · Christmas Songs By Sinatra · Frankly Sentimental · Dedicated to You · Sing and Dance with Frank Sinatra · Songs for Young Lovers · Swing Easy! · In the Wee Small Hours · Songs for Swingin' Lovers! · Close to You · A Swingin' Affair! · Where Are You? · A Jolly Christmas from Frank Sinatra · Come Fly with Me · Frank Sinatra Sings for Only the Lonely · Come Dance with Me! · No One Cares
1960sNice 'n' Easy · Sinatra's Swingin' Session!!! · Ring-a-Ding-Ding! · Come Swing with Me! · Sinatra Swings · I Remember Tommy · Sinatra and Strings · Point of No Return · Sinatra and Swingin' Brass · All Alone · Sinatra Sings Great Songs from Great Britain · Sinatra–Basie: An Historic Musical First · The Concert Sinatra · Sinatra's Sinatra · Sinatra Sings Days of Wine and Roses, Moon River, and Other Academy Award Winners · America, I Hear You Singing · It Might as Well Be Swing · 12 Songs of Christmas · Softly, as I Leave You · September of My Years · My Kind of Broadway · A Man and His Music · Moonlight Sinatra · Strangers in the Night · That's Life · Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim · The World We Knew · Francis A. & Edward K. · The Sinatra Family Wish You a Merry Christmas · Cycles · My Way · A Man Alone
Live albumsSinatra at the Sands · The Main Event – Live · Sinatra Saga · Sinatra Saga, Vol. 2 · Sinatra & Sextet: Live in Paris · Sinatra 80th: Live in Concert · With Red Norvo Quintet: Live in Australia, 1959 · Sinatra '57 in Concert · Live from Las Vegas · Sinatra: Vegas · Frank Sinatra: The Greatest Concerts · Live at the Meadowlands · Sinatra: New York · Best of Vegas CompilationsThis Is Sinatra! · This Is Sinatra Vol. 2 · Look to Your Heart · All the Way · Sinatra Sings of Love and Things · Sinatra '65: The Singer Today · Frank Sinatra's Greatest Hits · Frank Sinatra's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 · Portrait of Sinatra - Forty Songs from the Life of a Man · Sinatra–Jobim Sessions · New York New York: His Greatest Hits · All-Time Greatest Dorsey/Sinatra Hits, Vol. 1-4 · Capitol Collector's Series · Sinatra Reprise: The Very Good Years · Sinatra Sings the Songs of Van Heusen & Cahn · Sinatra: Soundtrack To The CBS Mini-Series · The Best of the Capitol Years · Christmas Songs by Sinatra · Gold Collection · Frank Sinatra Sings the Select Johnny Mercer · Frank Sinatra Sings the Select Rodgers & Hart · The Complete Recordings Nineteen Thirty-Nine · Sinatra 80th: All the Best · Everything Happens to Me · Frank Sinatra Sings the Select Cole Porter · Frank Sinatra Sings the Select Sammy Cahn · Greatest Hits: Early Years · The Very Best of Frank Sinatra · Portrait of Sinatra: Columbia Classics · Lucky Numbers · Classic Sinatra: His Greatest Performances 1953–1960 · Super Hits · My Way: The Best of Frank Sinatra · Love Songs · Greatest Love Songs · Christmas with the Rat Pack · The Platinum Collection · Frank Sinatra Christmas Collection · Romance · Duets/Duets II: 90th Birthday Limited Collector's Edition · Romance: Songs from the Heart · Sinatra at the Movies · Nothing But the Best · From the Heart · Seduction: Sinatra Sings of Love · Classic Sinatra II · Christmas with Sinatra & Friends · 36 Greatest Hits! · Come Fly Away · Sinatra/Jobim: The Complete Reprise Recordings · Sinatra/Basie: The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings · Sinatra: Best of the Best Soundtrack albumsHigh Society · Young at Heart · Robin and the 7 Hoods Other albums Box setsSinatra–Jobim Sessions · Screen Sinatra · The Reprise Collection · The Capitol Years · Concepts · The Complete Recordings · The Song Is You · The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings · The Complete Capitol Singles Collection · 1943-1952 · 1943-1952: The V-Discs · Frank Sinatra & the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra · The Capitol Years · Reprise Musical Repertory Theatre · Frank Sinatra in Hollywood · The Real Complete Columbia Years V-Discs · The Voice: Frank Sinatra, the Columbia Years (1943–1952) · The Reprise Years Tribute albums Tribute films VideographyA Man and His Music · A Man and His Music – Part II · A Man and His Music + Ella + Jobim · Francis Albert Sinatra Does His Thing · Sinatra · Sinatra in Concert at the Royal Festival Hall · Ol' Blue Eyes Is Back · Sinatra - The Main Event · Sinatra and Friends · The First 40 Years · The Man and His Music Related
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