Songs for Young Lovers
is the fifth Studio Album by Frank Sinatra
, his first released for Capitol Records
. It was released as a 10" LP as a set of eight songs.
The tracks were conducted by Nelson Riddle
, the sessions for this album and the preceding singles ("I've Got the World on a String
" and "From Here to Eternity
") initiating a long-standing collaboration between the arranger and singer that would continue for the next twenty years. All the arrangements, except for Riddle's own "Like Someone in Love
", were by Sinatra's uptempo man from his days at Columbia Records
, George Siravo, whose charts Sinatra had continued to use in recent club appearances.Songs For Young Lovers
followed a formula similar to Sinatra's previous releases for Columbia
- rather than compiling a potentially inconsistent set of former hits, a set of newly recorded songs would be arranged around a specific theme or concept. This time around, the singer had more artistic freedom, and producer Voyle Gilmore
was supportive of the album's consistent format. In addition, the state-of-the-art Capitol studios were capable of producing a more detailed sound, which gave Riddle more freedom in his arrangements and orchestrations. The album was re-released in 1960, combined with Swing Easy!
, as a 12 inch LP with four extra songs added - "Someone To Watch Over Me", "My One And Only Love", "It Worries Me", and "I Can Read Between the... Read More