Celebrating 50 Years of Frank Sinatra’s ‘My Way’

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A 50th anniversary edition of Frank Sinatra’s classic album, My Way, is being released with several bonus tracks – including a duet with Willie Nelson – on October 11, via Capitol/UMe and Frank Sinatra Enterprises.

Released on Reprise in March 1969, and produced by Don Costa and Sonny Burke, My Way features a varied collection of contemporary pop songs, including “Yesterday,” “Mrs. Robinson,” “For Once in My Life,” and the iconic title track. Recorded on December 30, 1968, in just one take, “My Way” long considered one of Sinatra’s signature songs, peaked at just #27 in the U.S. (It stayed on the U.K. charts for a record-breaking 75 weeks.)

Related: Our interview with Paul Anka, who wrote the song’s lyrics

The My Way 50th anniversary set features four bonus tracks, including a live version of the title track, recorded at the Ahmanson Theatre in 1971.

Listen to the duet with Willie Nelson

Also coming October 11: Sinatra Sings Alan & Marilyn Bergman, a compilation of songs written by the esteemed, Academy Award winning songwriting duo, including the title track from Sinatra’s 1960 Grammy-nominated album, Nice ‘N’ Easy. “As lyric writers,” say Alan and Marilyn Bergman in liner notes, “to have a singer understand and be able to communicate what you wrote, whether it be about love or love lost or songs that needed a humorous approach, Frank got it… his readings were always on the money and more than what we heard in our minds.”

Frank Sinatra: My Way (50th Anniversary Edition) Track Listing
1.Watch What Happens
2. Didn’t We
3. Hallelujah, I Love Her So
4. Yesterday
5. All My Tomorrows
6. My Way
7. A Day In The Life Of A Fool
8. For Once In My Life
9. If You Go Away
10. Mrs. Robinson

Bonus Tracks: (*Not on LP version)
11. My Way – duet with Willie Nelson
12. My Way – duet with Luciano Pavarotti
13. My Way – Live at Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, June 13, 1971
14. My Way – Live at the Reunion Arena, Dallas, TX, October 14, 1987

Sinatra Sings Alan & Marilyn Bergman Track Listing
1. Nice ‘N’ Easy
2. Ol’ MacDonald
3. Sentimental Baby
4. Love Looks So Well On You
5. Sleep Warm
6. What Are You Doing The Rest of Your Life?
7. The Summer Knows
8. Summer Me, Winter Me
9. L.A. Is My Lady
10. How Do You Keep The Music Playing?

Bonus Tracks: (*Not on LP version)
11. Christmas Memories
12. Leave It All To Me – previously unreleased
13. How Do You Keep The Music Playing? (1983) – previously unreleased

Throughout his seven-decade career, Sinatra performed on more than 1,400 recordings and was awarded 31 gold, nine platinum, three double platinum, and one triple platinum album by the Recording Industry Association of America. The Oscar® winner also appeared in more than 60 films and produced eight motion pictures.

Sinatra was awarded Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Recording Academy, the Screen Actors Guild and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), as well as the Kennedy Center Honors, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal.

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  1. WeeTammy
    #1 WeeTammy 26 August, 2019, 07:53

    I think The Man was very much at the end of his singing career when this was recorded. Nonetheless a collector’s item for fans of THE GREATEST ENTERTAINER OF ALL TIME!!!!

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