Frank Sinatra
Come Fly With Me


4.5
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Review

by CaptainHadouken USER (22 Reviews)
April 21st, 2013 | 10 replies | 1,333 views


Release Date: 1958 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Thank you Mr. Sinatra

3 of 3 thought this review was well written

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
Brazil
Its Nice to go Trav'ling



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kingsoby1
Emeritus
April 21st 2013



4830 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

excellent record

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CaptainHadouken
April 21st 2013



1960 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Yeah, surprised no one else had reviewed it.

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
April 21st 2013



18620 Comments


insta pos this is classic stuff. u a fan of bing crosby?

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CaptainHadouken
April 21st 2013



1960 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I have heard a few songs that i like, I have just started to branch out from Sinatra honestly. Got a whole folder of Frank's stuff and kinda branching out and going from there.

Storm In A Teacup
April 21st 2013



12688 Comments


Fuck yeah Sinatra's awesome pos

Calc
April 21st 2013



10874 Comments


Back when flying somewhere was cool..

Hep Kat
April 21st 2013



14022 Comments


classic album. I wish I coulda shook Sinatra's hand

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Hep Kat
April 21st 2013



14022 Comments


the hoodlum from Hoboken, jersey fre$h

CaptainHadouken
April 21st 2013



1960 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Yeah, it was good choice for a sunday jam.

sithlord416
April 21st 2013



66 Comments


Great review. I wish pop/jazz was as good today as it was then.



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