Title: Frank Sinatra – Watertown Format: Vinyl Label: UMC Cat Num: Barcode: 0602445338474
Release date: June 17th 2022
Released in 1970, Watertown is a lost masterpiece. It was a turning point for Frank Sinatra: a concept album from the man who pioneered the concept album, written by Bob Gaudio, of Four Seasons fame, and Jake Holmes, who previously had written the Four Seasons’ own concept album. Despite a top 5 AC chart showing for the single “I Would Be In Love (anyway),” the album was poorly received at the time, but has gone through a re-evaluation in recent years and is now considered one of Sinatra’s finest recordings. LP – All tracks have been newly mixed from the original session tapes, with the LP edition featuring the original 10-track sequence, a package with all original lyrics, a printed sleeve with new liner notes, a track-by-track breakdown from Mr. Gaudio, and a 12” X 24” poster. CD -All tracks have been newly mixed from the original session tapes, with the CD and digital deluxe editions including previously unreleased bonus material featuring session outtakes and “Lady Day,” a tribute to Billie Holiday, not included on the original album.