Gary Williams Meets Frank Sinatra

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"neatly juxtaposed vintage stylings and modern flair" Rosemary Riddle Acerra

It's been a long time coming but I have finally got around to recording a Sinatra tribute album with full big band and strings provided by Chris Dean and his Orchestra. As you know, the last thing I consider myself is a Sinatra impersonator; this is simply me singing some of my favourite Sinatra songs. It was be released in the UK simultaneously with "The Best of Abbey Road"on the 1st June 2010, and in Japan on 2011.

CD available here or download from iTunesAmazon UK or Amazon USA. Here are the links for the Japanese release of the album: HMVSinatra Society JapanCatfish Records.

Review from In Tune Magazine:

I'm delighted to say that Nelson Riddle's daughter, Rosemary, has generously provided the sleeve notes. I had the good fortune to work with her a couple of years ago in Ireland with the RTE Concert Orchestra and Big Band for the 50th anniversary of "Songs for Swingin' Lovers". It's a measure of that single album's influence on popular song that "Gary Williams Meets Frank Sinatra" includes Under My Skin, How About You, and You Brought A New Kind of Love to Me.

Track listing:

  1. All or Nothing at All
    (Altman/Lawrence) arr. Nelson Riddle 4:05
  2. I Get a Kick Out of You
    (Porter) arr. Neal Hefti 3:57
  3. Moonlight Serenade
    (Miller/Parish) arr. Nelson Riddle 3:27
  4. You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me
    (Connor/Fain/Kahal) arr. Nelson Riddle 2:29
  5. Dancing In The Dark
    (Schwartz/Dietz) arr. Billy May 2:14
  6. Where or When
    (Rodgers/Hart) arr. Nelson Riddle 2:18
  7. Brazil
    (Russell/Barroso) arr. Billy May 2:47
  8. The Girl from Ipanema (A Garota de Ipanema)
    (Jobim/Gimbel/de Moraes) arr. Claus Ogerman 3:25
  9. Please Be Kind
    (Chaplin/Cahn) arr. Neal Hefti 2:34
  10. Day In, Day Out
    (Mercer/Bloom) arr. Billy May 2:52
  11. How About You?
    (Lane/Freed) arr. Nelson Riddle 2:36
  12. Nancy (with the Laughing Face)
    (van Heusen/Silvers) arr. Nelson Riddle 3:47
  13. I’ve Got You Under My Skin
    (Porter) arr. Nelson Riddle 3:37
  14. The Way You Look Tonight
    (Kern/Fields) arr. Nelson Riddle 3:00
  15. They All Laughed
    (Gershwin/Gershwin) arr. Billy May 2:46
  16. Luck Be a Lady
    (Loesser) arr. Billy May 4:55
  17. Let’s Face the Music and Dance
    (Berlin) arr. Billy May 2:39
“These CDs are superb... I can't recall a vocal production of this quality coming out of a British studio since the days of Matt Monro's best work. Not only Gary’s voice, which is just so on song now, but the orchestrations and the performances of Chris Dean and co - and the wonderful audio engineering - all come together to make a breath-taking listening experience.”  Roy Oakshot Radio 2 Producer