Thursday, February 19, 2009

Favorite Album Covers: Frank Sinatra - That's Life

It's time for another one of my favorite album covers. This is That's Life by Frank Sinatra. The album was released in 1966 if I remember correctly. I love the title track. It's one of my favorite Sinatra tunes. This album in and of itself is a mixed bag. Some songs are better than others. The problem isn't Sinatra. You can't really go wrong with his voice. Any fault I have is more with the arrangement on this album. For Sinatra completists, I'm sure you would want to have a copy of it in your collection. Most others would be better satisfied with other Sinatra albums. While it's not one of the best albums by Sinatra, I'm a big fan of the cover. The purpose of posts like this is to focus on the album cover and not necessarily the music contained within. I love the artistic rendering of Sinatra here. This is such a cool image of Ol' Blue Eyes. I hope you like it. Cheers!

thatslife

20 comments:

Rev. Fred Phantom said...

The title track is one of my all time favorite songs ever. Late 60's is actually my favorite Sinatra era.

Farbror Sid said...

Yesterday I bought an old Sammy Davis Jr LP album... "As long as she needs me" 1963. When I see one of the Rat Pack's albums in the Secondhand store i buy them.

Keith said...

Hey Rev. Thanks for the comments. I love "That's Life." It's one of my favorite Sinatra songs. Cheers!

Keith said...

Hey Sid. Thanks for the comments. Good for you. That's awesome. I don't blame you. I buy them too. Cheers!

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie Keith, the cover is very much a product of it's times...our Dino has one or two much likes this...very very classic...

Keith said...

Hey pallie DMP. Thanks for the comments. Yeah, I think many of those singers had at least one cover like this. I love those. Cheers!

Dooder City said...

This is kind of random but maybe you would appreciate this..I started watching 'Guess Who's Coming To Dinner' with Katherine Hepburn in it. My mom told me to watch it since I was a kid, it's really good.
My dad loves Sinatra (we're Italian). I grew up on all his music with pasta cooking on Sundays.

Keith said...

Hey there. Thanks for the comments. I love "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner." I watch a lot of movies from the 50's and 60's. I'm glad you liked it. I grew up hearing Sinatra, Dino, etc. when I was a kid. My paternal grandmother is part Italian. That was a big part of my childhood. Glad you grew up hearing that kind of music too. Cheers!

Allison said...

I like the album cover for this a lot! "That's Life" is such an awesome Sinatra song - I remember listening to my grandfather play it in the car when I was young, so it also has a sense of nostalgia.
Very fun! :)

C.K. Dexter Haven said...

Around 1999, I was scouring town for two (then) out of print Frank albums, "Moonlight Sinatra" and "That's Life." I never did find "That's Life", but I did score the CD to "Moonlight Sinatra" and it remains one of my favorites of his---and I never have heard "That's Life" other than the title track!

Tonygirl said...

I love this album even though it's not one of frank's best . The song "that's life" is timeless and perfect for the realities of life. I really love how much fun he has on the song "Winchester cathedral". LOL

Keith said...

Hey Allison. Thanks for the comments. Glad you enjoy the title song. I love it too. It's one of my favorite Sinatra tunes. I can remember hearing it a lot at my grandparents' house when I was a kid. Cheers!

Keith said...

Hey C.K. Thanks for the comments. That's cool that you could get your hands on "Moonlight Sinatra." I heard "That's Life" years ago. My grandmother had the album. I wish I had her record collection now though. Cheers!

Keith said...

Hey Mel. Thanks for the comments.
This album does have some good songs on it. It's not his best album, but any Sinatra album is a good one. "That's Life" is a perfect song to make one reflect on life. Cheers!

Nancy Sinatra Fan said...

I got this album as an import. It's not my favorite album by him, but it's still a good one. I do love the title track.

Planet Mondo said...

great album cover - love that artwork

Keith said...

Hey Phoebe. Thanks for the comments. I remember you telling me you had this album.

Keith said...

Thanks Dave. Glad you like it.

Tonygirl said...

I love this album and cover. I love the song "winchester cathedral" Frank is having so much fun on the album.

Keith said...

Thanks Mel. Glad you're a fan of this album and cover. That is a good song you mentioned.