- Released: March 1, 1988
- Originally Released: 1998
- Label: Capitol
- 1.When You're Smiling (The Whole World Smiles With You)
- 2.Blue Moon
- 4.It All Depends On You
- 5.It's Only A Paper Moon
- 6.My Blue Heaven
- 7.Should I
- 8.September In The Rain
- 10.I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me
- 11.I Concentrate On You
- 12.You Do Something To Me
- 13.Sentimental Baby
- 14.Hidden Persuasion
- 15.Ol' MacDonald
Personnel includes: Frank Sinatra (vocals); Nelson Riddle (conductor).
Recorded in Los Angeles, California between August 22 and September 1, 1960.
All tracks have been digitally remastered using 20-bit technology.
Never before could an album title be taken so literally. Sinatra is at his peak on SINATRA'S SWINGIN 'SESSION!!!, working in the big-band setting that is his metier. There is a palpable confidence in his voice as he redefines chestnuts like "My Blue Heaven," "Always," and "When You're Smiling" for the swing generation. With his brother-in-swing Nelson Riddle in the arranger's chair, these songs achieve an effervescence that decades of popular singers have bent over backwards trying in vain to approach.
An added enticement on the CD reissue are three extra tracks that were recorded at the same sessions as the rest of the album but ended up on two later albums. Thus, the listener gets to hear "Sentimental Baby," "Hidden Persuasion" and Sinatra's hep update of "Ol' MacDonald" in their original context. The extended song list also lengthens the simple enjoyment of Sinatra and Riddle's bright, jazzy expertise, proving you can't have too much of a good thing.