Frank Sinatra – Where Are You? (1957) [MFSL 2013]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 41:57 minutes | Scans included | 747 MB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 424 MB
MONO | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab # UDSACD 2109 | Genre: Vocal Jazz
Following the hard-driving A Swingin’ Affair, Frank Sinatra released another all-ballads record, Where Are You? The album was the first he recorded at Capitol without Nelson Riddle, as well as the first he recorded in stereo. Where Riddle’s down beat albums are stately and sullen, Jenkins favors lush, melancholy arrangements played by large, string-dominated orchestras. Jenkins’ arrangements suggested classical textures, although the tempos alluded to Billie Holiday’s ballad style. Where Are You? primarily consists of torch songs, including “The Night We Called It a Day,” “I Cover the Waterfront,” and “Lonely Town.” Throughout the record, Sinatra blends with Jenkins’ sumptuous strings, making his voice sound rich, relaxed and regretful. It doesn’t have the stark despair of In the Wee Small Hours, but its luxurious sadness makes Where Are You? a majestic experience of its own.
01. Where Are You?
02. The Night We Called It A Day
03. I Cover The Waterfront
04. Maybe You’ll Be There
06. Lonely Town
07. Autumn Leaves
08. I’m A Fool To Want You
09. I Think Of You
10. Where Is The One
11. There’s No You
12. Baby Won’t You Please Come Home
Mastered by Rob LoVerde at Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, Sebastopol, CA.