Review Summary: Thank you Mr. Sinatra
How do you describe Frank Sinatra? Undoubtedly one of the greatest voices in music of all time, or maybe a forgotten legend to many today. Sinatra is nostalgia. His music reminds every listener of a more simple time for music. 60 years earlier, listeners did not have a music industry with the amount of different genres and flooded with a large amount of both amazing and terrible artists as we do today. Keeping up with everything today is difficult enough as it is. Yet at the end of the day there are classics that take listeners back to that simple time. Mr. Sinatra, this reviewer at least, thanks you for that.
Come Fly with Me
was recorded in 1957, released in 1958, and composed by Billy May. Its concept was to be a musical journey around the World. Judging by the songs titles, and tone of music within the album, the concept works pretty well. Whether you prefer somber and relaxing songs like Autumn in New York
and Moonlight in Vermont
, or more upbeat jazzy songs such as Come Fly with Me
and It's Nice to go Trav'ling
, it is all brilliant and relaxing to listen to. Granted this is just a general review over the 1957 release, not the later CD re-issued version. Pieces such as Blue Hawaii
, and Brazil
are also brilliant. They have a sound and tone very relative to their titles, or themed locations for the songs.
Sinatra's voice is one of a generation, and to this day it still inspires and intrigues listeners. There would not be a stand-out moment here. In retrospect, this whole body of work, as an album is a standout performance. Even with Mr. Sinatra's amazing voice, it can be understood where some people can get bored with this genre of music. Objectively, trying to figure out why to this reviewer is difficult, yet it can be understood, hence why this record is a classic, but possibly shy a perfect classic. In overview however, something as simple and beautiful as this will still out-do a large number of albums out today. To have this kind of lasting legacy, no matter how big or small, is an accomplishment that many artists will not have 60 years down the road.
Mr. Sinatra, you gave the masses beautiful music for many many years. This record is only one testament as to why there are still a good few people who appreciate what your voice has done for music overall. It might be overlooked , but never forgotten. Come Fly with Me
Is an outstanding piece of work. To this day is shines bright, there is also a feeling that it will continue to do so for an even longer time.
Recommended Songs (if you can find the originals)
Come Fly with Me
Autumn in New York
Its Nice to go Trav'ling