And what years those were for Sinatra, as he set the standard for standard singing. This superb collection culls 20 of his greatest tracks: I've Got the World on a String; I Get a Kick Out of You; Young at Heart; In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning; Love and Marriage; (Love Is) The Tender Trap; I've Got You under My Skin; The Lady Is a Tramp; Night and Day; Witchcraft; All the Way; Come Fly with Me; High Hopes , and more.
This is a flawless single-disc condensation of the three-CD Capitol Years
box featuring many of Sinatra's most famous songs of the '50s and early-'60s period he spent making masterpieces for the label. Sinatra displays at least as many emotional shadings here as there are songs on the disc; not only is there the unfettered ebullience of "I've Got the World on a String" or the desolation of "What Is This Thing Called Love?" but a riotously insouciant reading of the ostensibly heartbroken "South of the Border" and a wise interpretation by the middle-aged Sinatra of "You Make Me Feel So Young." --Rickey Wright