Frank Sinatra: Here's to the Losers
Here's to the Losers
Frank Sinatra (vocals)
Softly As I Leave You (Reprise)
Frank Sinatra (vocals),
and orchestra arranged and conducted by Marty Paich.
Recorded: July 31, 1963
Rating: 97/100 (learn more)
This is Sinatra at his underdog best, a tribute to those who can’t seem to land right-side up. Like a Coleman Hawkins solo, Sinatra’s singing is wide open. Paich’s arrangement accelerates beautifully and is a tip of the snap-brim to Nelson Riddle—from the call and response intro between reeds and trombones to the crafty use of strings, harp and even bongos. And dig the chime that follows Sinatra’s jabbing lyric: “To the girl who sighs with envy / when she hears that wedding bell.” Ding.
Reviewer: Marc Myers