Frank Sinatra: Change Partners


Change Partners


Frank Sinatra (vocals)


Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim (Reprise)

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Frank Sinatra (vocals),

and orchestra arranged and conducted by Claus Ogerman


Recorded: January 30, 1967


Rating: 98/100 (learn more)

Recorded six months after the Strangers In the Night LP, this bossa nova album is Sinatra’s best- produced package since his Capitol years. Gone momentarily is the cocky swagger and bachelor-pad attitude. Every track on this album is sublime, but “Change Partners” is still a cut above. Claus Ogerman’s flutes-on-strings chart is perfectly matched to the odd-man-out lyrics, and the acoustic guitar’s open-chord exhale at the end is a nice touch. Sinatra’s patient balladry here is reminiscent of his romantic Columbia period of the 1940s.

Reviewer: Marc Myers


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