Frank Sinatra: Watertown (50th Anniversary Deluxe

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Catalog: B003505402
Format: CD

"Watertown" may well be called Frank Sinatra's most ambitious concept album and at the same time a rather tricky work Not only does it tell a comprehensive story, but it is also his clearest attempt at rock-oriented pop. Since the main composer of "Watertown" is Bob Gaudio, the author of the Four Seasons hits "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You," "Walk Like a Man" and "Big Girls Don't Cry," this is not surprising Together with Jake Holmes, Gaudio created a song cycle about a middle-aged man living in a small town whose wife has left him with the children. The songs, which consist of a series of short lyrical snapshots that read like letters or soliloquies, culminate in an atmosphere of loneliness, just such, however, without much hope or romance - it is the story of a broken man Producer Charles Calello arranged a musical background, that underscores the despair of the lyrics. Through the interplay of prominent electric guitars, keyboards, drums and bright strings, Calello uses pop/rock instrumentation and production techniques, but that doesn't stop Sinatra from warming up to the material. In fact, he delivers a wonderful performance, extracting every emotion from the lyrics and adding depth to the album's character.

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