Frank Sinatra – Cycles
Released just before Christmas in 1968, there was a ten month gap between this album and the release of Francis A. & Edward K., which was the longest period in Sinatra's Reprise years in which he did not commercially record music (barring his contributions to The Sinatra Family Wish You a Merry Christmas).
Appropriately, Sinatra sang a variety of folk-rock oriented fare, including Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now" and the Glen Campbell hits "Gentle on My Mind" and "By the Time I Get to Phoenix", as well as darker material with more of a majestic, classical sound, such as "Rain In My Heart" and "My Way of Life." The title song was released as a single, reaching #23 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, while the album peaked at #18 on the Billboard 200 chart.
Recorded: July 24–November 14, 1968, New York City and Hollywood.