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Frank Sinatra - Sings For Only The Lonely album

Frank Sinatra - Sings For Only The Lonely album Performer: Frank Sinatra
Title: Sings For Only The Lonely
Style: Vocal
Date of release: 1959
Country: US
Size MP3: 1668 mb
Size FLAC: 1536 mb
Rating: 4.9

Frank Sinatra Sings for Only the Lonely (1958, also known as Sings for Only the Lonely or simply Only the Lonely) is an album by Frank Sinatra. The album consists of a collection of torch songs, following a formula similar to Sinatra's previous albums In the Wee Small Hours (1955) and Where Are You? (1957)

At 1959’s inaugural Grammy Awards ceremony, the album won the award for Best Recording Package.

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The result is arguably his greatest ballads album. Only the Lonely follows the same formula as his previous down albums, but the tone is considerably bleaker and more desperate. Riddle used a larger orchestra for the album than he had in the past, which lent the album a stately, nearly classical atmosphere. At its core, however, the album is a set of brooding saloon songs, highlighted by two of Sinatra's tour de forces - "Angel Eyes" and "One for My Baby. Sinatra never forces emotion out of the lyric, he lets everything flow naturally, with grace.

Tracklist: 1. Only The Lonely, 2. Angel Eyes, 3. What’s New, 4. It’s A Lonesome Old Town, 5. Willow Weep For Me, 6. Good-Bye, 7. Blues In The Night, 8. Guess I’ll Hang My Tears Out To Dry, 9. Ebb Tide, 10. Spring Is Here, 11. Gone With The Wind, 12. One For My Baby. More albums from Frank Sinatra: Hello Young Lovers by Frank Sinatra. Live At The Meadowlands by Frank Sinatra. Ol’ Blue Eyes Is Back by Frank Sinatra. Nice ‘N’ Easy by Frank Sinatra. Swing Along With Me by Frank Sinatra.

Only The Lonely" lyrics. Frank Sinatra Lyrics. Each place I go only the lonely go Some little small cafe The songs I know only the lonely know Each melody recalls a love that used to be. The dreams I dream only the lonely dream Of lips as warm as May That hopeless scheme only the lonely scheme That soon somewhere you'll find the one that used to care. And you recall each fun time Those picnics at the beach when love was new It well could be the one time A hopeless little dream like that comes true

Frank Sinatra - Frank Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely - (Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Mono). This is a no-brainer really. Frank Sinatra at the height of his considerable powers. Yet having purchased the CD I was still stunned by his singing. The control, phrasing and pitch are perfect. Never for Sinatra the frankly vulgar ways some modern recording artists attempt to wring emotion from every word. I'm a fan of Sinatra singing swing, preferably with the Count Basie Orchestra, but the orchestrations here are perfect for a set list of melancholy pieces. As previous reveiewers have said "One for my Baby" is the classic track, amongst an album full of classic tracks.

Four bonus tracks from the mono session recordings are also featured, including studio takes making their release debuts: Angel Eyes (alternate session takes – May 5, 1958) and Lush Life (session takes – May 29, 1958).

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Only The Lonely
Written-By – Sammy Cahn - Jimmy Van Heusen*
A2 Angel Eyes
Written-By – Earl Brent*, Matt Dennis
A3 What's New
Written-By – Bob Haggart, Johnny Burke
A4 It's A Lonesome Old Town
Written-By – Charles Kisco, Harry Tobias
A5 Willow Weep For Me
Written-By – Ann Ronell
A6 Good-Bye
Written-By – Gordon Jenkins
B1 Blues In The Night
Written-By – Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer
B2 Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out To Dry
Written-By – Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn
B3 Ebb Tide
Written-By – Carl Sigman, Robert Maxwell
B4 Spring Is Here
Written-By – Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers
B5 Gone With The Wind
Written-By – Allie Wrubel, Herb Magidson*
B6 One For My Baby
Written-By – Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer

Companies, etc.

  • Copyright (c) – Capitol Records, Inc.
  • Manufactured By – Capitol Records, Inc.
  • Manufactured For – Essex Productions, Inc.
  • Pressed By – Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Scranton


  • Conductor, Arranged By – Nelson Riddle
  • Liner Notes – Jimmy Van Heusen, Sammy Cahn


Late 1959 pressing with labels having rainbow color band around outer-edge and a narrow diamond-shaped spire piercing a bluish Capitol logo on the left-side of the center-hole. Printing along bottom edge of label includes patent number.
Anvil-shaped symbol ☖ for Scranton pressing plant in the dead wax runout.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Label matrix no.): W1-1053
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Label matrix no.): W2-1053
  • Matrix / Runout (Machine-stamped, Side A runout, variant 1, 2): - W1-1053-N17 #4 1S ☖
  • Matrix / Runout (Machine-stamped, Side B runout, variant 1): - W2-1053-N18 "#2 1S ☖
  • Matrix / Runout (Machine-stamped, Side B runout, variant 2): - W2-1053-N18 1S ☖

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
W 1053 Frank Sinatra Frank Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely ‎(LP, Album, Mono, Los) Capitol Records W 1053 US 1958
SW1053 Frank Sinatra Frank Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely ‎(LP, Album) Capitol Records SW1053 US 1959
SW 1053, SW-1053 Frank Sinatra Frank Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely ‎(LP, Album, RE) Capitol Records, Capitol Records SW 1053, SW-1053 US 1962
7243 4 94756 2 5 Frank Sinatra Only The Lonely ‎(CD, Album, RM) Capitol Records 7243 4 94756 2 5 Canada 1998
SM-501053 Frank Sinatra Frank Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely ‎(LP, Album, Club, RE) Capitol Records SM-501053 Canada 1975
User reviews
The songs may be fine, but this certainly should be on a list of worst album covers in history. Although, John Wayne Gacy might like it.
My copy has side two label on both sides? Is it common on this pressing?
I have cat. # SM 1053, yellow label "Capitol" in red lettering. Late 60s reissue?
I have a copy with runouts W1 1053-N13, am I missing something?
The numbers after the N are sequencial . . . my copy is N15#2/N17