Frank Sinatra In the Wee Small Hours 180g LP
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Remastered on 180g Vinyl!
Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 101/500!
In the Wee Small Hours is the ninth studio album by American vocalist Frank
Sinatra. It was released in April 1955 on Capitol Records and produced by Voyle
Gilmore with arrangements by Nelson Riddle. The songs on the album deal with
themes such as loneliness, introspection, lost love, failed relationships,
depression and night-life. As a result, In the Wee Small Hours is generally
regarded as one of the first concept albums. The album's cover artwork reflects
these themes and portrays a reflective-looking Sinatra on an eerie and deserted
street awash in blue-tinged street lights. Sinatra would successfully continue
the "concept" formula with later albums such as Songs for Swingin' Lovers! and
Only the Lonely. He had been developing the idea since 1946 with his first album
release, The Voice.
The album was a commercial success, reaching number 2 on the US charts where it
stayed for 18 weeks, being Sinatra's highest charting album since his 1947
release Songs by Sinatra. As of 2002, it has been certified Gold by the RIAA,
selling over 500,000 units. The album was also a critical success, and is listed
as the third most acclaimed album of the 50s. Rolling Stone called it the 101st
greatest album of all time.
"Sinatra's voice had deepened and worn to the point where his delivery seems
ravished and heartfelt, as if he were living the songs." -Stephen Thomas
• 180g Vinyl
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1. In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning
2. Mood Indigo
3. Glad to Be Unhappy
4. I Get Along Without You Very Well
5. Deep in a Dream
6. I See Your Face Before Me
7. Can't We Be Friends?
8. When Your Lover Has Gone
9. What Is This Thing Called Love
10. Last Night When We Were Young
11. I'll Be Around
12. Ill Wind
13. It Never Entered My Mind
14. Dancing On the Ceiling
15. I'll Never Be the Same
16. This Love of Mine