The album is filled with standards which fit his musical comfort zone and his genius of interpretation. “My Baby Cares For Me” (1928), “You’re Driving Me Crazy” (1930), “Yes Sir, That’s My Baby” (1925), and “The Most Beautiful Girl In The Word” (1935) were all given the Sinatra treatment and remain an excellent listen today.
Other than the title song my favorite track is “Summer Wind” which was a German tune with English lyrics by Johnny Mercer. It would top the Easy Liestening charts in The United States. The only real miss is his rendition of “Downtown.” Petula Clark’s hit version just cannot be beat.
The bonus tracks include live versions of “Strangers In The Night” and “All Or Nothing” which were recorded in Japan on April 18, 1985 and were previously unreleased. An alternate version of “Yes Sir, That’s My Baby” from 1966 completes the album.
Strangers In The Night found Sinatra at the top of his form back in 1966. It’s return 44 years later should delight both his old and new fans.