Post by Peter Percival
I don't like Sinatra at all, but I like many of the songs he sings.
Agreed. I very often prefer other people's recordings of songs sung by
As an example (and a shameless plug for my friend Wendy Lanchin), Angel
Eyes. An excerpt from Wendy's recording is here:
(Scroll to the bottom of the page and play Angel Eyes - excerpt.) I
genuinely prefer this to Sinatra's version,
because I think you get a good song well sung rather than an
unsympathetic arrangement and lot of vocal showing off with the song as
a peg to hang it on.
(Wendy is shocked that I should think this - she loves Sinatra and
thinks I'm badly misguided, as does most of the rest of the world.)
Sid (Make sure Matron is away when you reply)