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Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim

Frank Sinatra

1967

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Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim

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3.33

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Like a limp dick dipped in cold custard.

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I think I most like the one where he’s actively trying to bang a woman that's dancing with a man she seems to be both in love with and married to.

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"When 4chan cries, nae nae to me." - Frank Sinatra Great album, great vibe. Sinatra is in my blood, so of course I love this. None of his most classic hits, but clearly going for a specific atmosphere in this pairing with Jobim. I can't say I pulled out a ton of notable tracks, but the whole thing is great. I'd definitely listen to this again. Favorite tracks: The Girl from Ipanema (Amy Winehouse did it better), I Concentrate On You, Meditation. Album art: Love the smoky studio picture. I also love the framing around the picture. It's a really regal album cover, and I also love the use of full names. Great job, fellas. 4/5

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Frankie is always pleasant, but he just doesn't seem as comfortable trying to adapt his style to bossa nova and it comes off as a little forced/trend-hoppy. He's smooth as butter, but butter doesn't go on everything.

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I bet Sinatra was a total prick asshole and a shitty driver, but I love those sweet pipes of his... mmmm.... Sinatra is no replacement for Astrud Gilberto, however. Sinatra is a classic in himself and I wish he wouldn't have tried rewriting some of these Bossa Nova classics. Stay in your own damn lane, Frank! This is borderline offensive, is what it is.

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Is Frank Sinatra cool by modern standards. Like, he is, but what I mean is like, is he problematic. Like by today’s standards should he be canceled? Anyway great album.

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Quel bonheur... Après une semaine difficile, marquée par une accumulation d'albums notés d'une simple paire d'étoiles, celle-ci s'annonce radieuse. Elle commence en ce lundi avec l'album Frankie Bossa Nova, qui, soit dit en passant, est une réussite. J'ai particulièrement aimé le morceau Ai Se Eu Te Pego même si ma préférée reste évidemment le tube Coup de Boule dans lequel Sinatra démarre en trombe avec son célèbre gimmick "attention c'est la danse du coup de boule !" Le crooner à la voix de velours est décidément à l'aise dans tous les styles.

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This was a nice retro way to while away the morning. Frank's voice is always smooth and easy.

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I'm sure Sinatra was just an insufferable asshole in real life, but you can't argue with the hits.

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I know he's supposed to be the King of Croon and the Sultan of Smooth but, to me, Sinatra always comes across as a sleazy egomaniac. That's what's on display here. The album gets three stars from me not because of Sinatra but in spite of him. Jobin is an amazing musician forced to play second fiddle to Sinatra's ego and it's a shame. I could have used ten times more Jobin and way less of ol' Frankie Blue Eyes.

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Waiting room music for the insufferable.

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The best album ever. Tanvi also said the same.

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Frank, an absolute classic. My housemates and I listen to this stuff during dinner and it's amazing. The soft intent of these songs make our dining just a little special even when it's just the 5 of us.

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As expected from both artists, it's a great chill album.

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If it was possible to make nails on a chalk board sound good, he would have been the one to be able to do it

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Maybe Frank’s last truly great album?

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I love this album, this is not my first time hearing it, so it's great to revisit it. Frank Sinatra's voice fits bossa nova so perfectly, so I am so grateful that this album even exists. Right from the start we get a classic. This isn't as good as the Gilberto version, but the guitar and horn section of this song give it a much grander feeling. Every song is so smooth, I got a nostalgic and emotional response from so many of these tracks, there's just something about them that hits me. I love the reworks of the American songs into bossa nova style, it works so well that I have a hard time imagining them as anything else. The synergy that Sinatra and Jobim have on these songs is astounding. I can just imagine them in the studio, cigarette smoke in the air, joking around in a manner that reflects the light and relaxed nature of the music. This is probably the smoothest and softest that I, and many others, have heard Sinatra, especially at the time in his career that this was released, I think it was a brave venture for him. I belive this album was very important for getting bossa nova into the American mainstream. I just want to reiterate that I love this album, and I could listen to it over and over again. Favorite Track: Baubles Bangles and Beads

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Love me some franky

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Just beautiful, what else can I say. We grew up with Frankie in the house and it was great listening to a whole album by him and this album is definitely one of his best ones. What can beat The Girl From Ipanema, absolutely nothing? Well maybe Girl from the North Country but, a paisan like Frank Sinatra blows Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan outta da water. "Fughetta Bout it!" -Joseph Klein, Yes this is an original quote by me.

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How pleasant and warm

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Obra maestra.

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Absolutely fantastic!

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Perfeito. Finalmente algo bom após dias e dias de música ruim

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It's like it knew I was joining on Friday

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Beautiful, the type of album that can transport you to another time and place, makes me forget some of the bad.

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So smooth.

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a very relaxing experience. So glad to revisit thIs gem.

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Wat een geweldig album. Heerlijk relaxed. Vijf sterren.

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Девушка из ипонемы!

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Really enjoyed this Bossa Nova banger

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Rating: 10/10

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November 1, 2021 Maybe I'm just in the right mood for this, but I guess I like Frank Sinatra. And/or bossa nova? Particular standouts were "How Insensitive" and "I Concentrate On You"

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Крутой альбом

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Unbelievably fantastic audio quality.. Sinatra's voice is really something else.. absolutely amazing album

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luvvvvvv

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Straight up 5-star without even having to listen much. Seriously, this is an absolute winner.

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Two masters doing what they do best.

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Love bossa nova and Sinatra fits into this very well.

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So smooth. Transports you to a different, more romantic place.

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soooo beautiful

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Crooning is always great

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Esse álbum é extraordinário. Você simplesmente se sente em uma época da qual não viveu. Ideal para imaginar que é rico, tomar uma taça de vinho e fumar vários cigarros depois de um dia fodido de trabalho!

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Sublime.

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was very nice!

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Cigarette soaked voice over some Bosa Nova I'm all about it.

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Great listening album. Frank Sinatra was a Rock Star then and still is a Rock Star today. Music will never be forgotten!!!!

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Love me some Sinatra

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Super chill. Easy to listen to. Will come back for another listen for sure.

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Loved it! So classy

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8,7

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Just a good, consistent album. Sinatra’s voice never disappoints. 8.1/10

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One of my favourite Sinatra albums.

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I love Frank. I love Jobim. I love Bossa Nova. I love 60s orchestral arrangements. Have nostalgic attachment to this one.

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Frank Sinatra always nice to listen to.

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Dit is zo rustgevend. Puur genieten van de stem en de warme klanken. Frank is een legend

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Such a new and exciting sound from Rio de Janeiro.

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sweet, easy, elegant, charming and the first track is all of that ^ x10 ❤️‍🔥

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The vocals are so easy to listen to

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I like it. Interesting that this was the start of bossa nova. Sometime we just kind of take for granted as existing music.

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super smooth, and what a picture of its time. i don't love it, but it's a great view into what things must've been like for the squares in 1967.

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No notes needed

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Perfect for a romantic dinner!

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Tres bon album. Frank sinatr 3st toujorus egal a lui meme mais j’aime beaucoup les arrangements de guitare dans celui-ci. 4

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This is lovemaking music, pure and simple. Frank and Antonio go well together. I think I prefer Stan Getz and his version of The Girl From Ipanema a bit more. But this is still great.

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A true artisan, Frank serves up the goods as always

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I’ve said it before, but…FINALLY. Frank Sinatra was a huge figure for me growing up. He was the Christmas CD we listed to each year. His greatest hits album was something I have listened to falling asleep from back when I stayed in Plano with my grandparents to a few days ago. My grandpa loved Frank and I do too. I’d been waiting to get an album of his but didn’t expect it to be this one. Pretty wild to name the title of your album the full names of both the performers, it’s a mouthful. I do love the album cover of Frank puffing and recording...that 1967 haze. It was a different time. I honestly don’t know much about Frank as a person but I’ve heard some things so when I say I love him, I mean as a musician. Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars was my favorite from this album but this is a perfect evening listening to album or something when going to sleep or to calm down. I’m always happy to listen to my favorite crooner.

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I enjoyed it a lot, very mellow and a little wistful overall. Will be returning to it.

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Always love a little Frank. This one was an album I had never heard. It was a nice alternative from his typical big band sound, and had a more stripped down “island” sound. My main issue was that a lot of the songs sound the same. Other than that, a fantastic album from the Chairman himself.

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A delightful blend of Sinatra’s dulcet tones and Jobim’s musicality gives a different flavour to these songs, a number of which I knew from Astrid Gilberto renditions. Very pleasant indeed

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Love of bit of Frankie. The man has such a smooth voice and such a massive hog of a cock. Yes, Frank son. Charming the ladies with your tone and then slamming them with your bone. What an icon.

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goede achtergrond muziek, lekkere vibe

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Didn’t listen but he’s a legend so

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Love all of his music

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Yeah, this smoooooooth. I like both Sinatra and Jobim, but I'm not a huge buff of either, and never heard their collaborative material before. It's bossa nova filtered through the big band tradition, as you might expect. Silky smooth and understated orchestra, with Jobim's gossamer guitar and Sinatra in his effortless lounge mood. The whole thing is chilled and quiet to the point of somnolent. But it's a thing of beauty. Ten tracks in under thirty mins too, which works perfectly for this style. One or two tracks aren't true perfection, so it's 4.5 from me. If you haven't heard this before you die, play it at your funeral.

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Great easy listening, something I wouldn’t usually listen to but enjoyed.

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Smooth and silky, a true Sinatra Gem. This album has a touch of bossa nova mixed with his talented vocals.

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Repetitive but nice. First track really sets the tone mega bop. The samba(?) guitar throughout goes crazy

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Sweet dulcet tones... Remember the 60/70s latin influence.

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super pleasant ah. brazilian singer fits right in, he participated in the songwriting for like half the songs too im too lazy to look up more though thats just whats on the spotify credits say. his singing alone is a nice addition. honestly i have to say its not my thing at all but i really liked it, sounds really nice and i can see myself coming back to it when in a particular mood lol maybe. only thing i don't like is the occasional ding ding ding sounds that someone's making??? is it antonio doing that orrr?? the two last tracks are interesting, normally i dont want to listen the same song twice in the same album but this is just short bits stitched together maybe i kind of lost track at some point but i was enjoying still, felt like little behind the scenes moments. but each day when she walks to the sea she looks straight ahead not at me the entirety of 'if you never come to me' and maybe 'how insensitive'

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Gives me all the romantic feels

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Stærk start med Girl from Ipanema. Dejligt album. Perfekt til en stille weekend-morgen. Kommer lige op på 4 stjerner - på det rigtige tidspunkt.

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Very relaxed and chilled album. The last track went on too long, although it was multiple takes of the same song live recorded.

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No like

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Bossa nova: Sinatra style. Chill music :)

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consistent album with a definite style, sadly dominated in a top-heavy way by the presence of Girl from Ipanema. However, Sinatra's silky vocals never fail to transport to somewhere far more classy.

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I've been generally cynical so far in my reviews. Maybe I'm star-struck by the name "Sinatra", but I don't think so. This album is excellent. A majority of songs really land with me, taking me on a slow dance, emotion rising and falling, all the while comforted by Sinatra's sultry voice. Best album so far.

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Love how he sounds like a normal everyday guy who just happens to sing well. Didn’t realize how these songs were probably largely popular thanks to this album. Pretty cool. And the ending—perfect.

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4/5

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Exquisitely crafted music from some serious pros. Great to have on and tune into to a greater or lesser degree from time to time.

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made me dance :)) liked it!

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love me those crooners!

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What makes Sinatra one of the greatest is his constant change. He loved music and singing and was always looking to new artists and influences and learning from them. Antonio Jobem was as hot as Sinatra and the Beatles in his home country of Brazil. When his Bossanova sound became popular worldwide he paired up with Sinatra for this classic. Sintra's velvet voice is tested for the slowed down pace and lower range than he's used to. Not one of my favorite Sintara albums, but it still gets a spin on occasion.

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Always smooth Sinatra sings several version of Girl of Ipanema.

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Sinatra versionando canciones.

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I can't say that I ever expected to hear a Frank Sinatra album like this, but it works really well. 4/5

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A fascinating record and an opportunity for Sinatra to show a softer, quieter side compared with his usual belting vocals. And whilst this album doesn’t hit the heights of his run of albums on the Capitol label, this is one of Sinatra’s better releases on his own Reprise label. Expressive and moving, Insensitive is a real highlight, fitting neatly alongside a slow tempo I Concentrate On You. The orchestrations throughout are marvellous and Jobim’s guitar playing is enchanting. What a special talent he was.

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American, 70s, Jazz/Bossa nova + Legend, wonderful, relax = Male, restaurant - Alike {2/12}

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Sinatra's voice is perfection.

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4 stars because Frank Sinatra is good, not really my cup of tea though.

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This is lovely, but it's essentially twelve versions of the same song. One tempo, one mood. Slightly melancholy, very romantic.

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I was not expecting to like this, but lay that melancholy upon me! This album luxuriates with infinite sadness, like you're heartbroken but you're lying on the beach in Rio so it's not wholly bad. Each song takes it time, taking the listener one step deeper into sadness. There is no solution, not upbeat "you'll get over it" vibes. No, the album leaves you on that beach with tears in your eyes and the realisation that being there means nothing when there's no one by your side.

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Francis Albert Sinatra... Esa no me la esperaba jajaja. Frank Sinatra cantando bossa... Esa tampoco la esperaba. Disco divertido, ameno y muy muy apropiado mientras estoy trabajando. Me ha gustado mucho, este va a la biblioteca. Trascendencia: 4, un disco más de nicho que otra cosa. Género: 10, gran mezcla de géneros y artistas. Personal: 8.

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Great and smooth album. Some nice bossanova as well. Feels like christmas in New York.

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Not his best but still a classic listen

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I thought this was very lovely and relaxing!

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Oh bossa nova grooves and Sinatra swooning over it - what’s not to like - end to end lovely record

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The Girl from Impanea is a classic! I feel like I've heard a lot of these from movies. Makes me want to drink a martini and hit the dance floor and sit in a big red leather booth.

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Lovely piece of work, if a little sedate.

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2 ganz Große. Nicht der ganz große Wurf.

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Haven't heard much Frank Sinatra or Bossa Nova beforehand but it sounds like combining the two makes some beautiful music.

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This was a very pleasant surprise. Knowing the big band sound Sinatra usually gives, this was different, that bossa nova style. The Girl From Ipanema is pretty much required if you're playing bossa nova, though, isn't it? The one song, "Wave".... Frank really went for that low note, didn't he? He was almost at the legendary brown note, he was singing so low. And he kept NAILING it. Really dug this, it was nice to hear, something to listen to on a quiet Sunday afternoon, except for maybe "Wave." That "cling togeTHERRRRR" would be a little disturbing.

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Absolute classic! Jobim and Sinatra are a great duo and their version of Girl from Ipanema is a must listen.

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Sinatra versionando canciones.

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skuzila sam da je album bossa nova pa sam ipak poslusala hehe. Naravno da mi se jako svidilo.

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Pretty classic.

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It was very good

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Very smooth, and very chill. Two great artists bouncing off each other in harmony.

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What a voice!

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Croon Street

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Feels like very casual music to me, and I like that about it. Sinatra's voice is really smooth, and the instrumentation is pretty lush. Highlights: 1, 3, and 7.

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Nice, laid back listening with lovely bossa nova arrangements. Perfect for a Sunday morning.

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Probably the best voice there has ever been. Not my sort of music, though.

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It's no secret that I love Frank Sinatra, but this is not him in his best light. Never been the biggest fan of Bossa Nova either. 4

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It's nostalgia week apparently.. I've listen to a ton of Sinatra in my life, most of it not by choice. I definitely over the years learn to appreciate his music and dare I say enjoy some of it. Sinatra recorded a ton albums and murdered a ton of songs, this album however isn't one, I enjoyed it. I really enjoyed Jobim arrangements. Might be one of the few people under 75 that likes this.

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Heerlijk zomers album. 'The Girls from Ipanema' heeft de hele dag in mijn hoofd gezeten 4*

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A couple of Great American Songbook classics, a touch of easy cool bossa nova and Sinatra's inimitable swing amounts to a great album. 4 stars because it is not too long - any longer and there would be too much filler. As it is, there is a little dip around halfway through.

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Don’t generally like Frank, but this was pretty enjoyable and relaxing.

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Good but not my style

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Decent album, does fail to live up to expectations though because there's hardly any influence of Jobim visible

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So many classics but also a decent amount of snoozers. This record does sound amazing on my sound system, though.

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Classico

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It's lovely music, but not something I'd ever really seek out. It fits certain settings where it would be perfect and I'd be glad to be listening. A swanky bar for example.

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2classy4me

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Not a big fan of the album, i'm really not into crooning. It was nice enough though.

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Mellow vibes. Not bad, but not the Frank that I was expecting

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If we are here to judge albums then this one is bad. It has 3 times the same song. Even if it is a nice song... Good music, bad collections of songs... definitely not a concept album.

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Not much use made out of the collaboration to give it the branding of a Bossa Nova album, but it’s not a bad listen for the background. It simply just doesn’t capture Sinatra at his best or anything remotely Brazilian. For that reason it left an average impression.

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Mnja

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I mean, great sound. Girl from Ipanema is fantastic as well.

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Lounge. Chill. Croon. Vegas. Mafia. Frank.

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Croony goodness

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Chillaso dandee latino

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I prefer big brass Sinatra, but this is still good.

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Welcome change up

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Highlight is Girl from Ipanema. Otherwise just mostly relaxing and doesn't stand out to me. Don't care to listen to again.

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Girl from ipanema is one of my favorite songs of all time but Frank’s version is not tops. If this played any day aside from Sunday, it prob would have gotten a 2

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Big time old school club feelz

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Avslappende og fint. Virker som det går an å drikke et glass vin til denne og nyte en fin solnedgang. Ikke noe jeg ville hørt på på egenhånd.

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Deilig album! Perfekt som en fin og behagelig soundtrack for sene kvelder eller bare avslapping. Kanskje ikke noe jeg ville hørt på i så mange andre settinger.

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The girl from ipanena Change partners Meditation I concentrate on you

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This album is nice.

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Ok but repetitive and generic

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Interesante faceta de Sinatra.

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Really enjoyed Jobim’s guitar and lyrics. Pleasant instrumentals backed Sinatra throughout but there was very little energy in his vocals. Less playful or confident than you would expect from him. Good dinner time record.

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Good Sinatra vibes but not a total banger

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I knew the first song. And then the rest happened. It didn't change much and Frank didn't wanna fuck around singing for too long with all those cocktails to drink. Short and sharp. Not my kinda lyrics but I was genuinely taken by the horns and string sections. I liked it. I see why old cunts love it.

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Really enjoyed the Portuguese backing and style, not a big fan of Sinatra’s voice though

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I liked it more than I thought I would. Great sounds. What a voice.

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A nice album. Of its time. Better for vinyl I reckon but a nice listen.

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Solid. In his feelings.

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a relic of its time, not for me these days, but not terrible.

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3* alright background music

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Normally I like this kind of stuff, but Sinatra doesn't sound as good on it as a Bossa Nova specialist. Still, relaxing and soft on the ears.

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Je n'ai rien a dire aujourd'hui, à très vite.

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Sinatra does bossa nova. And surprisingly, it works pretty well. Real laid back, it’s just a few guys trying to put out a solid record, not change the world. Mission accomplished.

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Umm it was Frank Sinatra. That was the interesting part

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Great recording.

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Smooth listen, but nothing revolutionary or outstanding from this album.

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First off, kudos to Sinatra for realizing that Jobim is a major songwriting talent and for having the balls to cover his songs. Sinatra even kind of pulls it off. There is a very delicate balancing act going on here. On the one hand, this is a Sinatra album, with all that entails, so it can't be too Brazilian, both because that would alienate Sinatra's fan base, but also because it would make Sinatra look foolish. But bringing Jobim himself aboard, and allowing him to accompany on guitar and vocals, gives the album a touch of genuine Brazilian flavor. Choosing Claus Ogerman to orchestrate was a wise choice as well--the strings have a more international flair than say, those of Nelson Riddle, one of Sinatra's usual collaborators. And while Sinatra's technical gifts were just beginning to falter, it's hard to imagine an American singer from that time period who would be a better match for the material. Frank had his brassy side, but he could also do delicate emotional ballads, as on his landmark album, Only The Lonely, and he was a master of the insouciance required for songs like I Get A Kick Out Of You, both of which play a large part in Jobim's material. So, in the end, Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim is about as good as you could possibly expect. Frank doesn't embarrass himself and even moves the listener a time or two. And, for those of us who don't speak Portuguese, allowing us to hear these wonderful lyrics in English is a public service. Really, for English language listeners who want to dip their toes in the ocean of Brazilian music, it's not bad. Which brings me to my main complaint. There are dozens, maybe hundreds of much better, real Brazilian albums that could have taken this spot on the list. It's a little like going to China to get Peking duck and getting it at Costco.

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Fantastic singer singing some mediocre tunes.

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I have a movie version of what the Rat Pack was like in my head and when I hear Frank Sinatra songs, that's what I imagine. I'm pretty sure that if I had been alive in 1967 this would not have been what I was listening to. But it's a very pro album made by lots of pros and there are several good tracks here, so who's arguing?

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Some nice easy listening

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Love Brazilian music, don't get Frank Sinatra.

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Decent background music. Nothing that crazy by modern standards, but I am sure the bossa nova sound getting more mainstream was big at the time. Doubt I would listen again. 3/5

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It's good. That's it.

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3.5 - Sort of sounds like someone had to pay off some gambling debts. I’m not mad at it but I do prefer Astrid Gilberto on these tunes.

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I've never been able to take Sinatra seriously and I still can't. Jobim is great, but this album would have been better as an instrumental.

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Sinatra makes great background music. This could be the ambiance at a dinner party, an art gallery, or a movie scene of a meeting of one of the 5 families where their rival busts in, springs a well planned trap, and guns them all down. And Frank, who is in on it, just continues to sing on stage through the whole assault. Once it’s over he and the rival mafia leader nod and wink at each other as if to say, “job well done.”

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3.5/5 I'll have to relisten to figure it out.

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I do love a good bossa nova. There's a reason many of these songs have become jazz standards...this is a great pairing of talents.

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Enjoyed

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Meh He can really sing - obviously, but it all feels a little polished and stilted for me. Decent background music though, and reminds me of my grandad, so that's nice.

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Sinatra sings bossa nova. Has the girl from ipanima.

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Unexpected good

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Kenne nur "The Girl from Ipanema" Respekt. Trotzdem nicht mein Ding

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This was lovely. but I was a bit sick of the girl from Ipanema by the end

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5/10

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Frank Sinatra is not exactly my thing, but this was a good album and good for the holiday season.

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Satisfactory

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It felt like waiting room music, and I don't mean that in a good way...

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I like Frank Sinatra a lot, but this album didn't really have any stand out tracks for me. Good listening in the background for sure. Easy listening.

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Quite lovely throughout. Not my favorite Sinatra work, but that's alright. Jobim is a great songwriter. A few songs a really liked, and some I could be fine without. I'll always admire how the stuff Sinatra sings has so much more complexity than the average sappy song today. It legitimately baffles me how difficult it is to find a modern popular slow song or love song that uses more than 4, MAYBE 5, chords. Like yes we get it you copied the same 4 I-IV-V-VI-chords that have been in every song for eons. It's maddening. I don't even love this album, but at least from an artistic, technical standpoint, it's quite great. There are chord progressions here that you'd never DREAM of hearing on the radio anymore.

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Pleasant background music.

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I thought I would enjoy this more than I did. I love Sinatra most of the time, but this was almost too mellow for me. It didn’t show off the power of his voice.

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Bossa nova Sinatra record. Not really sure how to rate due to the form of his music. Frank is obviously legendary but I don’t have the best grasp on his work to judge musically, So 3 stars.

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First album I've never heard before. After the initial Frank resistance (AKA oh gawd the 'My Way' guy), this is very listenable. All about phrasing and being on, ahead or behind the beat. Subtle and seductive.

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Girl From Ipanema is very good, it feels bright and sunny. Lost interest after that though.

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Nothing special about songs, but nice voice on Francis

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I listened to the album several times. Across multiple days. Maybe I'm too busy right now to full appreciate it, but I found it boring. Maybe I just don't appreciate the bossa nova style. Whatever the case, it was average for me.

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a little boring. 3

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Wasn't expecting much from this album, but was pleasantly surprised. Smooth jazz, a likeable backdrop sound

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It was good. Probably wouldn't seek it out again.

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A nice chill listen, but while I love Sinatra I’m not sure he was suited to this style of music. It’s still good, but it’s no Getz/Gilberto

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Boring, it brought out the worst of both artists.

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it's Frankie

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Bastante rollo, no me gusta la bossa nova .... pero bueno, les pondré un 3.

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prefer my samba a bit more psych!

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lagan album, možd više paše što je malo snijeg napado, pa kao taj feeling ovo ono, ali vjerujem da je isto i za noćne sate. sve u svemu, lijep.

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Solid frank album. Didn’t seem to hear much of the other guy but it was good all around

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Franco has a great voice but this is too slow and all too similar for my liking

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King of cool

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At its essence, it's simply more Frank Sinatra, which is never a bad thing. This album is a little more relaxed and acoustic, presumably from collaborating with Jobim. However, I prefer Sinatra's more big band albums and songs. That's not to say this is a bad album; it's just not what I would pick to listen to out of his discography. Favorite track: I Concentrate On You

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Monta kertaa läpi sunnuntai-iltapäivän kokkailujen ja ruokailujen lomassa, hyvän tuulen levy

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Mukava levy jota oli helppo kuunnella.

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What a goddamn wallower. Quite boring and monotonous, despite good music. 2.5/5.

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Lush, smooth, sophisticated, wallpaper.

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The coolest man ever to be named 'Francis' roles out another collection of smooth swing with Latin rhythms. Pretend you're in the 50s with this (even though it was released in the mid sixties these two refused to change it seems). It's better than catching polio. Best Tracks: The Girl From Ipanema; Change Partners; Baubles, Bangles and Beads

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Everything kind of blends into one another a while, a little one note. Although in saying that, it is a soothing note. Would be a good album to put on for background music if you're into this type of music.

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It's good. That's it.

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On one hand it’s Frank Sinatra and that’s very cool. On the other it’s not exactly all Sinatra. I liked the mix and it was good but not 5/5

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The album was alright. Only one song sounded familiar. There are better Frank Sinatra albums and songs. I do not think I would willfully listen to this album again, but if it was playing I would listen.

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Not bad. Some ok songs.

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Homenatge a la bossa nova en la etapa tardia de Sinatra. La veu sona delicada i vulnerable. I la pressència de Jobim és un plus, així com la versió à là Sinatra de "The Girl from Ipanema".

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Ok, I didn’t hate it. I like bossa nova. Some of the orchestra and strings is a bit much for me. I like it stripped down. Sinatra has such a smooth voice and his phrasing goes well with the style. But I’d rather listen to a “real” bossa nova record.

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The first song sounds vaguely familiar. A legendary singer with an amazing voice. While I wouldn't listen to this regularly it is very beautiful and easy to listen to.

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Haha wow this is smarmy music

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Besides a couple of the alternate versions of Impanema, it sounds like Ol' Blue Eyes was phoning it in.

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Nice vocals but it wasn’t for me tbh

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smooooooooth bossa nova is a pretty specific mood genre though, so it sounds good and is a classic but it's not something i'd necessarily put on a lot

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These have to be one of the worst lyrics I've heard... and it's booooooooooooooooring and repetitive. Giving 2 stars because I do enjoy the beat sometimes and they might have influenced Jack Johsnon, but that's it.

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Meh, too slow for me

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Lounge music to have a cocktail by

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Pretty slow boring music

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Not really feeling it, but sounded alright

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Not my favorite style from Sinatra but he's still a legend.

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Just fine.

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well its frank

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La voz de Sinatra es demasiado pesada para la dulzura que necesita la Bossa Nova. Sorprende un poco que lo consideren imprescindible cuando ninguno de ellos encaja

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Monday album - One word Monday = Overrated.

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Slow and crooning. Something you would put on to impress a date, but not listen to besides that

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Tedious, even by old crooner standards. It's harmless, but it does nothing I don't expect, even on songs I haven't heard before. I know exactly what the melody will do, what word rhymes will be used, where the tune will go. I assume this wasn't the case upon its release, but it is now. When I hum aimlessly to myself, this is how it sounds.

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- pleasant but....

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Listenable Sinatra due to the latin vibe

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An inoffensive 28 minutes of Frank Sinatra's dulcet tones with a South American twist. Cool album cover.

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Like being in an endless lift.

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Sounds like Mad Men waiting room muzak. Not my bag.

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Favourite Song: The Girl from Ipanema

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*Won't you change partners and dance with me?* Bossa Nova gir meg ikke så mye assa. Vil muligens sette den på hvis jeg har en brasilianer på romantisk middag, ellers ser jeg ikke noen grunn til å høre flere ganger. Kan ikke akkurat gi den 1 stjerne, for bossa nova er jo per def ikke ubehagelig å høre på, og den skal ha litt pluss for å være raskt ferdig. Beste låter: ingen skiller seg ut tbh

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Oh interesting!! Love Jobim. Let's see how this works. I dunno, this is kinda boring. The music is pretty but his voice kinda ruins it, weirdly. I want to hear Jobim. It's not bad but I don't know if I'd ever need to listen to this again.

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Sinatra: None of the memorable ones The Girl from Ipanema is obviously the high point, but Getz / Gilberto is superior So, why bother with this?

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Not exactly a criticism, but i just have no need to listen to this ever again.

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Every bit as precious as the title suggests. Give me Mrs. Miller singing the praises of the bossa nova over this any day.

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Frank sounds like Frank even when he pairs up with a Brazilian musician. Fun fact, this album lost out to "Sgt. Pepper" for the 1968 Grammy.

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3/10 Frankies snoozer album

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Dit is een heel goed uitgevoerd album! Helaas vind ik de meeste liedjes maar saai. Herkenbaar is natuurlijk "The Girl from Ipanema", maar de nummers "Change Partners" en "I Concentrate on You" zijn ook leuk. **

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Nice music, a bit boring in the end though. Frank has a beautiful warm voice, but the man really can hit the notes. He is actually a terrible singer.

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Sinatra definitely has a great voice, but I just can't get much out of this. It hasn't aged very well and just sounds sooo old. I did like Quiet Night Of Quiet Stars, maybe because it has a more full-bodied sound than the rest of the album.

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Mum and Dad would like this!

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Not an unpleasant listen but more lift muzak than something I would choose to listen to.

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Lovely but very samey. Won't revisit.

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Aburrido

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A generous 2 as he was singing bossanova instead of his usual rubbish

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Dull.

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Very pleasant samba swing but somewhat forgettable.

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Not really my thing, mostly sound the same to me. Girl from Ipanema slaps though

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This is an album where I liked the less well known songs.

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This stuff is really boring to me

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Not my cuppa

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Sinatra has always reminded me of loser guys who think crooning and smelling like old spice is "dapper". The sort of guys that wouldn't use quotes when saying the word "dapper". So I've always just kinda written his music off as a load of shit by proxy. Never heard anything beyond the big hits. Realistically though, it's just a bit of a boring collection of oldies crud. Maybe it IS "dapper", I dunno. Or care. 2/5.

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Sinatra's heart wasn't in it, and neither was mine.

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Didn’t know there was a Sinatra bossa nova album. Not my favorite version of The Girl From Ipanema, but it’s still always a banger

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I can appreciate the talent that went into this. It's fine in the background, but I don't see myself seeking it out.

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Ol’ blue eyes is a brilliant crooner and has a mellifluous voice, but I find listening to this like being in a lift in an enormous hotel and it is going nowhere really slowly.

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My Dad would have got a kick out of me listening to this for sure. I can respect it but it just doesn't do anything for me.

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Ako izbacimo vokale, dost tog doslovno je elevator/lobby waiting music. Jebiga, uvijek sam za jazz dok tu nije Sinatra. Čudim se šta onaj Brian Eno nije skočio i na taj žanr.

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Ugh,.I want to like this album because the instrumentals are really great (especially the acoustic guitar) but Sinatra's voice just ruins it. It's not that he's a bad singer, I just don't think he fits this type of music. If it was just thr Portuguese parts it would honestly be better. The lyrics are quite boring too and most songs sound very similar to each other.

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Not for me. Can’t listen to if for that long. I know Frank Sinatra but it’s more elevator music to me

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not in his strings

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flott eða eitthvað

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Frank has a classic voice. But the songs and the lyrical content hasn’t aged well. I feel like I’m at a stuffy boring dinner party full of accountants and mortgage brokers who think they’re so sophisticated. This crooner shit ain’t for me.

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Frekar litlaust.

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Swanky. Worth a listen but not gonna live in my long term memory for long.

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I get why people would enjoy this. I do not.

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bossa-nova standards, not thrilling

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This 1967 album from Frank Sinatra is performed by an orchestra in the bossa nova style. It was a well produced album that highlights Frank's singing voice and gives the listener a broad range of his music to appreciate it. In my opinion I didn't find any songs on this album sticking out to me, but it was a great album to listen to while relaxing.

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I've never been a fan of Sinatra and this album didn't change my mind. Not so bad I wanted to turn it off, though

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Found this just a bit dull

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Not for me

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Not for me.

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Another boring one-note album. Best track: The Girl from Ipanema

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I love Bossa Nova, but this album is some kind of Frank Sinatra sings his English/American versions of classic Bossa Nova songs. I'm not really feeling it. Also, I have always preferred the Brazilian version of The Girl From Ipanema, and if you ask nicely I can sing some of it to you in Portuguese. It gets one star and that is only because of Jobim.

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I just find this really boring. His voice is smooth but so monotone and emotionless.

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I understand the appeal, but not for me Very chill beat

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Dull

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Soothing, it is quite nice for a change. I was unable to sustain my listening. I needed more grrrrrr..

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Not Frankie's finest hour... creepy songs about obession over women who clearly aren't interested (not charming lol), the weird attempt at bossa nova stay in your lane mate. This isn't the usual soothing charming Frank, it's just boring. Glad this isn't his only album on this list because I love him, just not on this album.

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“Some day I may buy her a ring, ringle-lingle” oh my god shut up you absolute asshole

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The bossa nova sound of this album is interesting for like 5 minutes but soon becomes annoying. A song will fade out but seem to start up again because all the songs start and end the same. It’s actually funny how noticeable it is that the same drums and guitars play over every song. Something band kids play.

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Tedium incarnate. The second side may have been better than the first but I'll never know cos I gave up before then.

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I was forced to listen to a lot of Sinatra in high school. I still hate Sinatra.

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C'est ok mais sans plus. Les arrangements sont bien, mais c'est ce qu'on retrouve un peu partout à cette époque. J'aime ce genre d'arrangements, mais cet enregistrement n'est pas le plus dynamique. C'est intéressant d'entendre la collaboration entre Frank Sinatra et Antonio Carlos Jobim, mais ce n'est pas un trésor caché.

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C’est pas le meilleur matériel de Sinatra, ni de Jobim. C’est fromage à souhait, avec les cordes à l’unisson. J’aurais aimé que Jobim chante plus. Là, il ne fait que du comping de guitare un peu plate. J’aurais aimé que Sinatra sonne comme quelqu’un qui a envie d’être là. Autrement, ça fait une belle musique de fond pour boire un Gin Tonic au soleil.

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A guy obviously in love with the sound of his own voice. This is the third Sinatra album on this list and the most boring of the lot.

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Love this album. I've not listened to Frank Sinatra at length before. But all I want to do is slow shuffle dance with Erica with this in the background. SUPER GOOD

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