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CLOSE TO YOU (Frank Sinatra album)

Close to You (Frank Sinatra album) 1957

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Released 1957
Recorded March 8, April 4 – 5, November 1, 1956 at Capitol Studio A, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California
Genre Vocal jazz, classic pop
Length 43:31
Label Capitol
Producer Voyle Gilmore

Close to You is the eleventh studio album by American musician Frank Sinatra, accompanied by the Hollywood String Quartet.

The album was recorded over a period of eight months and five different sessions, and was arranged by Nelson Riddle.

For its CD release, the album was retitled Close to You and More, referencing the bonus tracks.

Track listing

“Close to You” (Al Hoffman, Carl G. Lampl, Jerry Livingston) – 3:37
“P.S. I Love You” (Gordon Jenkins, Johnny Mercer) – 4:21
“Love Locked Out” (Max Kester, Ray Noble) – 2:41
“Everything Happens to Me” (Tom Adair, Matt Dennis) – 3:20
“It’s Easy to Remember (And So Hard to Forget)” (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) – 3:34
“Don’t Like Goodbyes” (Harold Arlen, Truman Capote) – 4:51
“With Every Breath I Take” (Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin) – 3:38
“Blame It on My Youth” (Edward Heyman, Oscar Levant) – 2:58
“It Could Happen to You” (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen) – 3:13
“I’ve Had My Moments” (Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn) – 3:47
“I Couldn’t Sleep a Wink Last Night” (Harold Adamson, Jimmy McHugh) – 3:25
“The End of a Love Affair” (Edward Redding) – 4:11
CD reissue bonus tracks not included on the original 1957 release:
“If It’s the Last Thing I Do” (Sammy Cahn, Saul Chaplin) – 4:00
“There’s a Flaw in My Flue” (Burke, Van Heusen) – 2:41
“Wait till You See Her” (Rodgers, Hart) – 3:08

Selected personnel

Frank Sinatra – vocals
The Hollywood String Quartet:
Felix Slatkin – violin, leader
Paul Shure – violin
Eleanor Aller – cello
Alvin Dinkin – viola
Nelson Riddle – arranger, conductor