Prime Music
Buy New
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by
Gift-wrap available.
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35.00. Details
Sold by: GenuineBookMasters
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
  • Songs for Swingin Lovers
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player

Songs for Swingin Lovers Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered

See all 29 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Listen Instantly with Prime Music Album
Other Formats & Versions Amazon Price New from Used from
Audio CD, Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered, September 8, 1998
"Please retry"
$6.43 $3.50
Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.
Provided by Amazon Digital Services, Inc. Terms and Conditions. Does not apply to gift orders.
Complete your purchase to save the MP3 version to your music library.

Listen to Samples and Buy MP3s

Songs from this album are available to purchase as MP3s. Click on "Buy MP3" or view the MP3 Album.

Song Title Time Price
listen  1. You Make Me Feel So Young (1998 Digital Remaster) 2:56$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. It Happened In Monterey (1998 Digital Remaster) 2:36$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me (1998 Digital Remaster) 2:18$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. You Brought A New Kind Of Love To Me (1998 Digital Remaster) 2:48$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Too Marvelous For Words (1998 Digital Remaster) 2:27$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Old Devil Moon (1998 Digital Remaster) 3:56$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Pennies From Heaven (1998 Digital Remaster) 2:43$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Love Is Here To Stay (1998 Digital Remaster) 2:42$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. I've Got You Under My Skin (1998 Digital Remaster) 3:43$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. I Thought About You (1998 Digital Remaster) 2:30$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. We'll Be Together Again (1998 Digital Remaster) 4:25$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. Makin' Whoopee (1998 Digital Remaster) 3:06$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen13. Swingin' Down The Lane (1998 Digital Remaster) 2:53$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen14. Anything Goes (1998 Digital Remaster) 2:43$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen15. How About You? (1998 Digital Remaster) 2:45$1.29  Buy MP3 

Amazon's Frank Sinatra Store


Image of album by Frank Sinatra


Image of Frank Sinatra


Sinatra Duets Twentieth Anniversary Super Deluxe Box Set Animated Product Shot


Only Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson can rival Frank Sinatra for biggest-selling solo artist of all time. His jazz-influenced singing remained internationally renowned whatever whims, fashions or innovations were introduced by new generations. In a solo career that included over 70 albums and hundreds of singles, from the late-30s until the mid-90s, Sinatra remained universally loved even as ... Read more in Amazon's Frank Sinatra Store

Visit Amazon's Frank Sinatra Store
for 758 albums, 11 photos, 5 videos, discussions, and more.

Frequently Bought Together

Songs for Swingin Lovers + A Swingin' Affair!
Price for both: $22.98

Buy the selected items together

Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 8, 1998)
  • Original Release Date: 1985
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Capitol
  • ASIN: B00000AEVA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (127 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,571 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Product Description

This 1956 chart-topper (#2) featured Nelson Riddle's arrangements.

Sinatra already had one youthful career behind him by the time he made Songs for Swingin' Lovers! His were no longer the lustrous pipes of the kid crooner from Hoboken--the voice that made bobbysoxers swoon--but from the first notes of the opening track ("You Make Me Feel So Young") he seems to have discovered a musical fountain of youth that fully justifies the exclamation point in the album title. There's a buoyant new spring in his step, accented by Nelson Riddle's lighter-than-air arrangements, that makes the Columbia records of Sinatra's younger days sound stiff and stodgy in comparison. Even chestnuts like "Old Devil Moon," "Pennies from Heaven," "Makin' Whoopee," and "Anything Goes" are rejuvenated by his vibrant touch. Put this alongside his previous Capitol album, In the Wee Small Hours, and you have the definitive statements by both sides of Sinatra's mature musical personality: the lonely "saloon singer" and the swaggering, sophisticated swinger. Sinatra's carefree confidence achieves its supreme expression in "I've Got You Under My Skin," a performance that builds steadily to an ecstatic climax. Cole Porter may have hated his lyrical embellishments, but by the time the singer jauntily breaks the "fourth wall" on "Anything Goes" ("...may I say before this records spins to a close..."), you can't deny he's taken the title to heart. --Jim Emerson

Customer Reviews

Look, BUY the album!
Nelson Riddle, Frank Sinatra's regular arranger and conductor, called SONGS FOR SWINGIN' LOVERS one of his favorites of his many album collaborations with the singer.
His voice is smooth, his phrasing superb and every song combines a swinging melody with wonderful lyrics that you just can't get out of your head.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

45 of 48 people found the following review helpful By bruce horner on August 22, 2000
Format: Audio CD
The consensus (which happens to be true) is that Sinatra's best period was the middle one, the years he recorded for Capitol Records, 1953-61. His best Capitol material was the recordings he made with Nelson Riddle as arranger. Finally, Songs for Swingin' Lovers, from 1956, is with good reason considered to be the finest Sinatra/Riddle Capitol album, at least of a swinging, non-ballad sort. Personally, A Swingin' Affair, recorded later the same year but released in 1957, comes so close that it depends on which I've listened to most recently. Certainly, if you want to convince someone that, despite his boorish personality and many musical compromises, Sinatra DID sometimes record worthwhile music, you'd do well to play them Songs for Swingin' Lovers. This is also the album that fans most often throw on the stereo when they don't want to pick nits about production, arrangements, vocals, or song selection. Everything came together perfectly---Sinatra was at his vocal peak, in simpatico settings, interpreting some of the best songs of Tin Pan Alley, and brimful of confidence and spotaneity. There's just the right mixture of tenderness and swagger; listen to the rendition of "I've Got you Under My Skin", which counts as one of the four or five best Sinatra performances on record. "You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me," "Too Marvelous For Words," "I Thought About You", "Swingin' Down the Lane," "Anything Goes," "How About You?"---so many of the songs here are top-drawer, both as songs and performances, that it's mind-boggling. And there are a lot of them too---15 songs in all, uncommonly generous for the early LP era.Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
31 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Steve Vrana HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on March 19, 2005
Format: Audio CD
These recordings are now nearly fifty years old, but they contain an excitement that doesn't diminish with time. Following quickly on the heels of his success with IN THE WEE SMALL HOURS, a 40-year-old Frank Sinatra teamed up once again with arranger/conducter Nelson Riddle and created what is arguably his best album of a stellar career. Sinatra is one of those artists that each generation rediscovers for itself. As an aging Baby Boomer, I hope that audiences will continue to listen to the Beatles a hundred years from now; but I KNOW they will be listening to Sinatra--class simply never goes out of style! If you own only one Sinatra album, this is it. ESSENTIAL
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
45 of 50 people found the following review helpful By clay on December 11, 1999
Format: Audio CD
This is one of the greatest albums ever made. It also sounds like snot. My Shortwave radio sounds better than this remastering job! I don't know if they were asleep at the mastering studios, or what, but it really is awful. Everything sounds like it's under a fog - Frank may as well have a gag in, it's so muffled. Besides that, there's too much bass. I kept thinking I had the treble on my reciever down or something.
Case and point : BUY THIS ALBUM, BUT BUY THE OLDER COPY. Easy way to spot it : the newer, often-bad remasters have "Voice Of the Century" printed on the clear side of the jewel case. The first issues from back in the late 80's do not. The Songs For Young Lovers/Swing Easy reissue suffers from the same problem. Sheesh, what a mess.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
31 of 34 people found the following review helpful By PatrickO VINE VOICE on February 23, 2007
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
You'll see other postings here that discuss the details of what Capitol's engineer did on this 1998 release to reduce hiss, etc. Believe it. Compared to the 1991 version of the disc or the better Mobile Fidelity gold disc (1990) this version is awful. It's like a bucket of mud was dumped over his vocals. There are a bunch of threads on this topic on the forums of Steve Hoffman, one of the best sound engineers in the business. But the bottom line is most people who care about this music would like to see Capitol go back to the original master tapes and treat Frank right. The mastering issues apply to a lot of the 1998 Sinatra discs labeled "Entertainer of the Century" on the side.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Caponsacchi HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on May 24, 2000
Format: Audio CD
This was my introduction to Sinatra, thanks to the rave reviews it received from Downbeat critics and readers upon its release in the fifties. It still holds up as Sinatra's best-balanced, most polished swing album, the standard by which his later versions of the same songs can be compared. This is not to say that the interpretations he gives here are the definitive ones: some listeners may prefer later, looser versions of "I've Got You Under My Skin" or "Pennies from Heaven." But without this album it's pointless to judge the later versions--by Sinatra or anyone else. With this album Sinatra, more than any other male vocalist, showed what distinguishes a jazz singer from a pop crooner.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By ucrsue on June 7, 2005
Format: Audio CD
I'm sorry, but isn't this just about the most happiest, "swingin'-est" album ever?

Again, I'm sorry, but isn't Nelson Riddle at his best? And Frank is certainly at his best. Other than one song, all the songs were recorded just a scant month after Sinatra turned . . .dare I say it? 40! God, may I be 40 again!? Okay, I just turned 50.

I'm writing this because, after reading almost all of the posts regarding this album, I wanted to weigh in with my opinion. Look, BUY the album! This is NOT the Sinatra of "My Way". And if you can't get past the idea that it is Sinatra, which would be your loss then, you must listen to the Nelson Riddle arrangements. This is not "swing", you can definitely "hear" the change occurring in "big orchestras", and you'll see it mirrored in changes on Broadway at that time, too. (Yeah, check out the PBS Broadway series.)

There is not a bad song on this sucker! I've been listening to it several times today, just to review my feelings about it.

Look, the worst is . . .you gals buy it . . .you sing along . . .and, like me, you DANCE to it while you clean up the kitchen! I'm not kidding! I often feel like I'm a Rockette or a Minsky girl while it's on! Strut, boom, strut, boom, strut, boom . . .I'm tellin' ya, my house is cleaner with Frank! It has great rhythm, and great lyrics in the songs.

And while every song is ab fab, you can't not appreciate "I've Got You Under My Skin." Really, listen to Frank, and then listen to it again, paying attention to Nelson Riddle's arrangements! Jeez! What a combination!

This is one of my 5 albums on a deserted island: also "In The Wee Small Hours (Frank)," "Judy Garland Live At Carnegie Hall," "Patsy Cline's Greatest Hits," and "Killin' Time (Clint Black)". Okay, go figure . . .

Trust me, you will not go wrong with this album, and actually, you'd be surprised who you know that also likes it, and also who will be impressed when you play it!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again


There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?