Frank Sinatra: Nevertheless (I'm in Love with You)


Nevertheless (I'm in Love With You)


Frank Sinatra (vocals)


The Best of the Columbia Years (1943-1952): The Complete Recordings (Sony)

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Frank Sinatra (vocals),

with an orchestra featuring Billy Butterfield on trumpet


Arranged by George Siravo and conducted by Axel Stordahl


Recorded: October 9, 1950


Rating: 98/100 (learn more)

Most of Sinatra’s sides for Columbia are notable for their dramatic string arrangements and double-thick romantic mood. On this track, Sinatra’s voice is relaxed and at its peak during this period. Listen as he takes vocal risks that resolve beautifully. Billy Butterfield plays trumpet behind Sinatra, making this side an early example of the singer-and-wandering-horn formula that would become so successful in the 1950s. Listen to the 'outro' where Butterfield and Sinatra seem to complete each other’s musical thoughts.

Reviewer: Marc Myers


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