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Frank SinatraWatertown

Label:Reprise Records – FS 1031
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo
Country:US
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Genre:Jazz, Pop
Style:Ballad

Tracklist

A1Watertown3:37
A2Goodbye (She Quietly Says)3:08
A3For A While5:11
A4Michael & Peter3:10
A5I Would Be In Love (Anyway)2:28
B1Elizabeth3:38
B2What A Funny Girl (You Used To Be)3:03
B3What's Now Is Now4:03
B4She Says1:50
B5The Train3:25
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Embossed gatefold sleeve.
Includes a poster of Sinatra sitting by the railroad tracks, printed in silver inks.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A-side label): 31,011
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side label): 31,012
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout, mostly etched): FS-1031-A 31011-1A A 6 [DC logo] Ƨ\
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout, mostly etched): FS-1031-B 31012-1A 2\ A2 [DC logo] Ƨ

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Watertown (LP, Album, Stereo, Gatefold)Reprise RecordsRSLP 1031UK1970
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Watertown (LP, Album, Club Edition, Stereo)Reprise Records, Reprise Records, Reprise Records, Reprise RecordsSMAS-93119, SMAS 93119, FS 1031, 1031US1970
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Watertown (LP, Album, Stereo, Gatefold Sleeve)Reprise Records, Reprise RecordsSRV. 1031, FS. 1031France1970
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Watertown (LP, Album, Stereo, Embossed, Gatefold)Reprise RecordsSRI 1031Italy1970
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Watertown (LP, Album, Stereo)Reprise RecordsFS 1031Germany1970

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  • ArneW1's avatar
    ArneW1
    There must be a later c. 1976-82 U.S. pressing of this record that is not yet on discogs. I remember seeing it only once or twice in the racks of our local record store in the mid-80s, but it has to be out there.
    • monkeycat's avatar
      monkeycat
      Much as I like Frank Sinatra, I can’t help wondering what this album would have sounded like if Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons had recorded it, as a follow up to Genuine Imitation Life. It is a lovely album and I agree one of his best and undiscovered.
      • willneville1892's avatar
        Anyone know the exact release date? Some time in Mar '70 I believe
        • Beatthat's avatar
          Beatthat
          This is Sinatra at his most melancholy and clearly vulnerable. The songs and subject matter are heart wrenching but heartfelt and beautiful in their sincerity – 'Goodbye (She Quietly Says)', 'For A While'. This is Frank at his most soulful; his most gentle, his most solemn.
          He was 53 when he recorded ‘Watertown’ but there’s a youthful quality to his delivery - childlike almost. This manifests itself in the nursery rhyme simplicity of, 'She Says'. The voice slightly breaks occasionally but perceptively. This is a broken man. This is a man lost. That said, he still tries to be positive and freely gives compliments to the mother of his children in, 'Michael & Peter'.
          This is hardly a jazz album. Instead the band is playing it straight. Gone is the big band. Gone is the big bold brass section. Still the arrangements are reassuringly tight and peppered with strings, woodwind and subtle brass. They do let go more in 'What’s Now Is Now'. I love this album. It is seemingly underrated – but a true gem.
          • Rolling_Hills_Music's avatar
            Definitely agree that this is a very underrated album in Frank's catalog.
            • JMBWITHCATS's avatar
              JMBWITHCATS
              One of Frank's best - a very understated, moody album.

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