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Recorded: 1960-1965 *
Charted: December 25, 1965

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Rating: 3.000 (average of 1 ratings)

Genre: traditional pop

Quotable: --

Album Tracks, Disc 1:

  1. Put Your Dreams Away for Another Day
  2. All or Nothing at All
  3. I’ll Never Smile Again
  4. There Are Such Things
  5. I’ll Be Seeing You
  6. The One I Love Belongs to Somebody Else
  7. Polka Dots and Moonbeams
  8. Night and Day
  9. Oh! What It Seemed to Be
  10. Soliloquy
  11. Nancy with the Laughing Face
  12. The House I Live In
  13. From Here to Eternity

Album Tracks, Disc 2:

  1. Come Fly with Me
  2. How Little It Matters How Little We Know
  3. Learnin’ the Blues
  4. In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning
  5. Young at Heart
  6. Witchcraft
  7. All the Way
  8. Love and Marriage
  9. I’ve Got You Under My Skin
  10. Ring-a-Ding Ding
  11. The Second Time Around
  12. The Summit
  13. The Oldest Established
  14. Luck Be a Lady
  15. Call Me Irresponsible
  16. Fly Me to the Moon
  17. Softly, As I Leave You
  18. My Kind of Town
  19. The September of My Years


sales in U.S. only 1 million
sales in U.K. only - estimated --
sales in all of Europe as determined by IFPI – click here to go to their site. --
sales worldwide - estimated 1 million


peak on U.S. Billboard album chart 9
peak on U.K. album chart 9

Singles/Hit Songs: *

  • All or Nothing at All (recorded 9/17/39) #1 US. Platinum single.
  • I’ll Be Seeing You (recorded 2/26/40) #4 US, #12 AC
  • I’ll Never Smile Again (6/29/40) #1 US. Platinum single.
  • The One I Love Belongs to Someone Else (8/31/40) #11 US
  • Night and Day (3/28/42) #16 US
  • There Are Such Things (10/24/42) #1 US. Platinum single.
  • Nancy with the Laughing Face (12/8/45) #10 US
  • The House I Live In (1/19/46) #22 US
  • Oh! What It Seemed to Be (2/16/46) #1 US
  • From Here to Eternity (9/26/53) #15 US
  • Young at Heart (2/13/54) #2 US, #12 UK. Platinum single.
  • Learnin’ the Blues (5/7/55) #1 US, #2 UK
  • Love and Marriage (11/5/55) #5 US, #3 UK
  • How Little It Matters How Little We Know (5/19/56) #13 US
  • All the Way (10/28/57) #2 US, #3 UK
  • Witchcraft (1/20/58) #6 US, #12 UK
  • The Second Time Around (3/6/61) #50 US
  • Call Me Irresponsible (4/6/63) #78 US, #20 AC
  • Softly, As I Leave You (9/5/64) #27 US, #4 AC
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Notes: This album is not a true compilation in that it features versions of Sinatra’s hits which were rerecorded between 1960 and 1965. The originals date back as far as 1939; the chart information above is for the original songs.


Album of the Year Grammy winner. Click to go to awards page.

A Man and His Music
Frank Sinatra
“Released around his 50th birthday, A Man and His Music is an ambitious double-album set that provides a brief history of Frank Sinatra’s career. Though the concept sounds quite promising in theory, the execution is somewhat lacking. Instead of using the original recordings – which were made for RCA, Columbia, and Capitol, not his then-current label, Reprise – Sinatra re-recorded the majority of the album’s songs” (Erlewine).

“That in itself isn’t bad. Many of the new versions are quite enjoyable, with lively, inspired vocals. However, there is also an intrusive narration from Sinatra that runs throughout the album. Although it does offer some amusing anecdotes and gives a sense of his long, complex history, the narration prevents the album from being a consistently engaging listen” (Erlewine).

However, Grammy voters thought it was the best album of 1966, giving Sinatra a rare coup of two consecutive Grammys for Album of the Year; September of My Years, released just a few months before A Man and His Music, won for 1965.

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Last updated April 13, 2008.