The title track off of Sinatra’s 9th studio album. Focusing solely on an individual’s downward spiral into shady night life, sadness and loss, Frank successfully completed one of the first Concept Albums in music history. The album was released as 2 10 inch LPs, or, one 12 inch, another music industry first. Many people speculate, the album’s concept of lost love, was based on Sinatra’s failed and tumultuous relationship with Ava Gardner
A Day in the Life of a Fool. A Foggy Day. A Garden in the Rain. A Million Dreams Ago. Ain'tcha Ever Coming Back. I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance with You. I Get along without You Very Well. I Got Plenty o' Nuttin. I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues. I Hadn't Anyone till You. I Have Dreamed. I Left My Heart in San Francisco.
This song is the title track from one of the first concept albums in music history. Charles Pignone, Senior Vice President of Frank Sinatra Enterprises, explained Frank Sinatra's thought of concept albums in a songfacts. com interview, "He had envisioned that instead of people just making singles, to do a whole album thematically so it would hold people's attention. Carly Simon made a cover version of this song which was used on the soundtrack to "Sleepless in Seattle" (1993).
In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning" is a 1955 popular song composed by David Mann, with lyrics by Bob Hilliard. It was introduced as the title track of Frank Sinatra's 1955 album In the Wee Small Hours. It was composed by Mann and Hilliard during a post-midnight session at Hilliard's New Jersey home. Mann was about to depart for New York when Hilliard insisted he remain to try some impromptu songwriting.
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