Music to write by – 2

 

This was a great discovery when I was writing my novella set in 1950s America. I had never been keen on Sinatra’s ‘anthem’ type songs in the ’60s and ’70s but these three albums are superb. You can just imagine him leaning against a piano with a glass of whiskey in one hand and a cigarette in the other effortlessly singing these songs. I tracked down the CD and bought it and the sleeve contains interesting information about the three albums, how one was recorded when Sinatra had broken up a relationship and the other two when he was much happier. The production is excellent on all the tunes and the arrangements of Nelson Riddle unbeatable. Give them a try!

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