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September of My Years is a 1965 studio album by American singer Frank Sinatra, released on Reprise Records
Reprise Records
in September 1965 on LP and October 1986 on CD. The orchestral arrangements are by Gordon Jenkins, their fifth album collaboration. It peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard Pop Albums chart.

Contents

1 Background 2 Track listing 3 Personnel 4 References

Background[edit] Sinatra
Sinatra
was to turn 50 years old in December 1965, and the release of this album along with A Man and His Music and Strangers in the Night marked a surge of popularity in his music. Both September of My Years and A Man and His Music won the Grammy Award for Album
Album
of the Year. CBS
CBS
television cameras were rolling the night Sinatra
Sinatra
recorded "It Was a Very Good Year". The edited result was included in a Walter Cronkite CBS
CBS
News special about the singer's 50th birthday, broadcast on November 16, 1965. Sinatra's performance of "It Was a Very Good Year" won the Grammy Award for Best Vocal Performance, Male, at the Grammy Awards of 1966. Arranger Gordon Jenkins was awarded the Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement
Arrangement
Accompanying Vocalist(s) for the same song. This was the first album Sinatra
Sinatra
and Jenkins had recorded together since 1962's All Alone. Jenkins and Sinatra
Sinatra
would next work together on the 1980 album Trilogy: Past Present Future. The album was remastered for compact disc and released on October 10, 1986, as part of the Entertainer of the Century series done together by Reprise and Capitol Records. That version is currently out of print. Concord Records reissued the album again, newly remastered on compact disc, on August 31, 2010. This version includes two bonus tracks, a live performance of "This Is All I Ask" recorded at Carnegie Hall in June of 1984, and the single mix of "How Old Am I?" released in 1968. Track listing[edit]

"The September of My Years" (Jimmy Van Heusen, Sammy Cahn) – 3:12 "How Old Am I?" (Gordon Jenkins) – 3:30 "Don't Wait Too Long" (Sunny Skylar) – 3:04 "It Gets Lonely Early" (Van Heusen, Cahn) – 2:57 "This Is All I Ask" (Jenkins) – 3:03 "Last Night When We Were Young" (Harold Arlen, E.Y. Harburg) – 3:33 "The Man in the Looking Glass" (Bart Howard) – 3:25 "It Was a Very Good Year" (Ervin Drake) – 4:25 "When the Wind Was Green" (Don Hunt, Henry Stinson)[1] – 3:22 "Hello, Young Lovers" (Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II) – 3:41 "I See It Now" (Alec Wilder, William Engvick) – 2:50 "Once Upon a Time" (Charles Strouse, Lee Adams) – 3:30 "September Song" (Kurt Weill, Maxwell Anderson) – 3:30

Bonus tracks included on the 2010 reissue:

"This Is All I Ask" – 3:49 "How Old Am I?" – 3:42

Notes

The Orchestra on “September of My Years” features 9 Violins[5] The Orchestra on Tracks 2-13 and 15 features 16 Violins Henry Stinson is also known as Donald Henry Stinson[6]

Personnel[edit]

Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
– vocals (All Tracks) Bob Bain – guitar (1)[5] Max Bennett – additional bass guitar (15)[3] Buddy Collette
Buddy Collette
– saxophone, woodwind (1) Joe Comfort – string bass (1) Irv Cottler – drums (1, 14)[5][7] Alvin Dinkin – viola (1-2, 4-5, 7-9, 11-12, 15)[3][7][8][9][10] Melinda Eckels – oboe (2, 4-5, 7-8, 15)[11][12], flute (3, 6, 9-13)[13][14] Nick Fatool
Nick Fatool
– drums (2-13, 15) Bert Gassman – oboe (3, 6, 9-13) Chuck Gentry – saxophone, woodwind (1) Justin Gordon – saxophone, woodwind (1) Stanley Harris – viola (1) Al Hendrickson – guitar (9, 11-12)[6] Lloyd Hildebrand – bassoon (2-13, 15), flute (3, 6, 9-13) Clyde Hylton – clarinet (2-13, 15), flute (3, 6, 9-13) Gordon Jenkins – arranger (All Tracks), conductor (1-13, 15) Kathryn Julye – harp (1) Armand Kaproff – cello (1-2, 4-5, 8-9, 11-12, 15) Louis Kievman – viola (2, 4-5, 7-9, 11-12, 15) Harry Klee – clarinet (2-13, 15), flute (3, 6, 9-13), saxophone, woodwind (1) Arnold Koblentz – oboe (2, 4-5, 7-8, 15) Cappy Lewis – trumpet (1) Edgar Lustgarten – cello (1) Ray Menhennick – viola (3, 6, 10, 13)[15][16] Bill Miller – piano (1-13, 15) Dick Nash – trombone (1) Tommy Pederson – trombone (1) Bill Pitman
Bill Pitman
– guitar (1) Kurt Reher – cello (3, 6, 10, 13) George Roberts – bass trombone (1) Paul Robyn – viola (2-13, 15) Mike Rubin – string bass (1-13, 15) Sanford Schonbach – viola (3, 6, 10, 13) Willie Schwartz – saxophone, woodwind (1) Tom Shepard – trombone (1) Barbara Simons – viola (1) Eleanor Slatkin – cello (1) Wayne Songer – clarinet (2-13, 15) Vincent Terri – guitar (2-8, 10, 13, 15) Kathryn Thompson Vail – harp (2-13, 15) Joe Parnello – piano, conductor (14) Tommy Mottola – guitar (14)

References[edit]

^ a b c Albin, Steve. "Frank...The Reprise Years". Jazz Discography. 20 March 2016. http://www.jazzdiscography.com/Artists/Sinatra/reprise.php ^ AllMusic Review ^ a b c Sinatra, Frank. "How Old Am I?" Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
Sessionography. https://sinatrafamily.com/session/-/-/-/-/0/How%20Old%20Am%20I ^ a b Sinatra, Frank. "September of My Years" ( Album
Album
Notes). Concord Records. 2010. ^ a b c Sinatra, Frank. “September of My Years”. Frank Sinatra Sessionography. https://sinatrafamily.com/session/-/-/-/-/0/September%20of%20my%20Years ^ a b Sinatra, Frank. “When the Wind Was Green”. Frank Sinatra Sessionography. https://sinatrafamily.com/session/-/-/-/-/0/When%20the%20Wind%20Was%20Green ^ a b Sinatra, Frank. "This Is All I Ask". Frank Sinatra Sessionography. https://sinatrafamily.com/session/-/-/-/-/0/This%20is%20All%20I%20Ask ^ Sinatra, Frank. “It Gets Lonely Early”. Frank Sinatra Sessionography. https://sinatrafamily.com/session/-/-/-/-/0/It%20Gets%20Lonely%20Early ^ Sinatra, Frank. “I See It Now”. Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
Sessionography. https://sinatrafamily.com/session/-/-/-/-/0/I%20See%20It%20Now ^ Sinatra, Frank. “Once Upon a Time”. Frank Sinatra Sessionography. https://sinatrafamily.com/session/-/-/-/-/0/Once%20upon%20a%20time ^ Sinatra, Frank. “Man in the Looking Glass”. Frank Sinatra Sessionography. https://sinatrafamily.com/session/-/-/-/-/0/Man%20in%20the%20looking%20glass ^ Sinatra, Frank. “It Was a Very Good Year”. Frank Sinatra Sessionography. https://sinatrafamily.com/session/-/-/-/-/0/It%20was%20a%20very%20good%20year ^ Sinatra, Frank. “Don’t Wait Too Long”. Frank Sinatra Sessionography. https://sinatrafamily.com/session/-/-/-/-/0/Don’t%20Wait%20Too%20Long ^ Sinatra, Frank. “Last Night When We Were Young”. Frank Sinatra Sessionography. https://sinatrafamily.com/session/-/-/-/-/0/Last%20Night%20When%20We%20were%20young ^ Sinatra, Frank. "Hello, Young Lovers". Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
Sessionography. https://sinatrafamily.com/session/-/-/-/-/0/Hello%20young%20lovers ^ Sinatra, Frank. “September Song”. Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
Sessionography. https://sinatrafamily.com/session/-/-/-/-/0/September%20Song

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Frank Sinatra

Early life Political life Records Songs Filmography Awards Personal life Style Concerts

Studio albums

Columbia

The Voice
The Voice
of Frank Sinatra Songs by Sinatra Christmas Songs by Sinatra Frankly Sentimental Dedicated to You Sing and Dance with Frank Sinatra

Capitol

Songs for Young Lovers Swing Easy! In the Wee Small Hours Songs for Swingin' Lovers! Close to You A Swingin' Affair! Where Are You? A Jolly Christmas from Frank Sinatra Come Fly with Me Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
Sings for Only the Lonely Come Dance with Me! No One Cares Nice 'n' Easy Sinatra's Swingin' Session!!! Come Swing with Me! Point of No Return Duets Duets II

Reprise

Ring-a-Ding-Ding! Sinatra
Sinatra
Swings I Remember Tommy Sinatra
Sinatra
and Strings Sinatra
Sinatra
and Swingin' Brass All Alone Sinatra
Sinatra
Sings Great Songs from Great Britain Sinatra–Basie: An Historic Musical First The Concert Sinatra Sinatra's Sinatra Sinatra
Sinatra
Sings Days of Wine and Roses, Moon River, and Other Academy Award Winners America, I Hear You Singing It Might as Well Be Swing 12 Songs of Christmas Softly, as I Leave You September of My Years My Kind of Broadway A Man and His Music Moonlight Sinatra Strangers in the Night That's Life Francis Albert Sinatra
Sinatra
& Antônio Carlos Jobim The World We Knew Francis A. & Edward K. The Sinatra
Sinatra
Family Wish You a Merry Christmas Cycles My Way A Man Alone Watertown Sinatra
Sinatra
& Company Ol' Blue Eyes Is Back Some Nice Things I've Missed Trilogy: Past Present Future She Shot Me Down

Qwest

L.A. Is My Lady

Live albums

Sinatra
Sinatra
at the Sands The Main Event – Live Sinatra
Sinatra
Saga Sinatra
Sinatra
Saga, Vol. 2 Sinatra
Sinatra
& Sextet: Live in Paris Sinatra
Sinatra
80th: Live in Concert With Red Norvo Quintet: Live in Australia, 1959 Sinatra
Sinatra
'57 in Concert Live from Las Vegas Sinatra: Vegas Frank Sinatra: The Greatest Concerts Live at the Meadowlands Sinatra: New York Best of Vegas Sinatra: London Sinatra: World On a String

Compilations

This Is Sinatra! This Is Sinatra
Sinatra
Vol. 2 Look to Your Heart All the Way Sinatra
Sinatra
Sings of Love and Things Sinatra
Sinatra
'65: The Singer Today Frank Sinatra's Greatest Hits Frank Sinatra's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 Portrait of Sinatra
Sinatra
– Forty Songs from the Life of a Man Sinatra–Jobim Sessions Screen Sinatra All-Time Greatest Dorsey/ Sinatra
Sinatra
Hits, Vol. 1-4 Capitol Collector's Series Sinatra
Sinatra
Reprise: The Very Good Years Sinatra
Sinatra
Sings the Songs of Van Heusen & Cahn Sinatra: Soundtrack to the CBS
CBS
Mini-Series The Best of the Capitol Years Christmas Songs by Sinatra Gold Collection Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
Sings the Select Johnny Mercer Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
Sings the Select Rodgers & Hart The Complete Recordings Nineteen Thirty-Nine Sinatra
Sinatra
80th: All the Best Everything Happens to Me Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
Sings the Select Cole Porter Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
Sings the Select Sammy Cahn Greatest Hits: Early Years The Very Best of Frank Sinatra Portrait of Sinatra: Columbia Classics Lucky Numbers Classic Sinatra: His Greatest Performances 1953–1960 Super Hits My Way: The Best of Frank Sinatra Love Songs Greatest Love Songs Christmas with the Rat Pack Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
Christmas Collection Romance Duets/ Duets II: 90th Birthday Limited Collector's Edition Romance: Songs from the Heart Sinatra
Sinatra
at the Movies Nothing but the Best Seduction: Sinatra
Sinatra
Sings of Love Classic Sinatra
Sinatra
II Christmas with Sinatra
Sinatra
& Friends 36 Greatest Hits! Come Fly Away Sinatra/Jobim: The Complete Reprise Recordings Sinatra/Basie: The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings Sinatra: Best of the Best Best of Duets Sinatra, with Love

Soundtrack albums

High Society Young at Heart Robin and the 7 Hoods

Other albums

Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
Conducts the Music of Alec Wilder Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
Conducts Tone Poems of Color The Man I Love Sleep Warm Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
Conducts Music from Pictures and Plays Syms by Sinatra

Box sets

Sinatra–Jobim Sessions The Reprise Collection The Capitol Years Concepts The Complete Recordings The Song Is You The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings The Complete Capitol Singles Collection 1943-1952 1943-1952: The V-Discs Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
& the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra The Capitol Years Reprise Musical Repertory Theatre Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
in Hollywood The Real Complete Columbia Years V-Discs The Voice: Frank Sinatra, the Columbia Years (1943–1952) The Reprise Years Duets: 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Ultimate Sinatra

Tribute albums

A Jazz Portrait of Frank Sinatra Perfectly Frank Manilow Sings Sinatra ...Allow Us to Be Frank Bolton Swings Sinatra A Tribute to Frank Sinatra

Tribute films

The Rat Pack The Night We Called It a Day

Videography

A Man and His Music A Man and His Music – Part II A Man and His Music + Ella + Jobim Francis Albert Sinatra
Sinatra
Does His Thing Sinatra Sinatra
Sinatra
in Concert at the Royal Festival Hall Ol' Blue Eyes Is Back Sinatra
Sinatra
– The Main Event Sinatra
Sinatra
and Friends The First 40 Years The Man and His Music

Concert tours

Together Again Tour (1988) The Diamond Jubilee World Tour (1990-1991)

Related

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Frank Sinatra
and Jewish activism " Frank Sinatra
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Has a Cold" Hoboken Four Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
Park My Way
My Way
killings Nelson Riddle None but the Brave Rat Pack Sinatra
Sinatra
Doctrine

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Grammy Award for Album
Album
of the Year

1959–1979

The Music from Peter Gunn
The Music from Peter Gunn
Henry Mancini
Henry Mancini
(1959) Come Dance with Me! – Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
(1960) The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart
The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart
Bob Newhart
Bob Newhart
(1961) Judy at Carnegie Hall
Carnegie Hall
Judy Garland
Judy Garland
(1962) The First Family – Vaughn Meader
Vaughn Meader
(1963) The Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand
Album
Album
Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand
(1964) Getz/Gilberto
Getz/Gilberto
– Stan Getz, João Gilberto
João Gilberto
(1965) September of My Years Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
(1966) A Man and His Music Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
(1967) Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
The Beatles
The Beatles
(1968) By the Time I Get to Phoenix – Glen Campbell
Glen Campbell
(1969) Blood, Sweat & Tears – Blood, Sweat & Tears (1970) Bridge over Troubled Water
Bridge over Troubled Water
– Simon & Garfunkel (1971) Tapestry – Carole King
Carole King
(1972) The Concert for Bangladesh – Various (1973) Innervisions
Innervisions
Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
(1974) Fulfillingness' First Finale
Fulfillingness' First Finale
Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
(1975) Still Crazy After All These Years
Still Crazy After All These Years
Paul Simon
Paul Simon
(1976) Songs in the Key of Life
Songs in the Key of Life
Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
(1977) Rumours – Fleetwood Mac
Fleetwood Mac
(1978) Saturday Night Fever – Bee Gees/Various (1979)

1980–2000

52nd Street – Billy Joel
Billy Joel
(1980) Christopher Cross
Christopher Cross
Christopher Cross
Christopher Cross
(1981) Double Fantasy
Double Fantasy
John Lennon
John Lennon
and Yoko Ono
Yoko Ono
(1982) Toto IV
Toto IV
– Toto (1983) Thriller – Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson
(1984) Can't Slow Down – Lionel Richie
Lionel Richie
(1985) No Jacket Required
No Jacket Required
Phil Collins
Phil Collins
(1986) Graceland – Paul Simon
Paul Simon
(1987) The Joshua Tree
The Joshua Tree
– U2 (1988) Faith – George Michael
George Michael
(1989) Nick of Time – Bonnie Raitt
Bonnie Raitt
(1990) Back on the Block
Back on the Block
Quincy Jones
Quincy Jones
and various artists (1991) Unforgettable... with Love Natalie Cole
Natalie Cole
(1992) Unplugged – Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton
(1993) The Bodyguard – Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston
(1994) MTV Unplugged – Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett
(1995) Jagged Little Pill
Jagged Little Pill
Alanis Morissette
Alanis Morissette
(1996) Falling into You
Falling into You
Celine Dion
Celine Dion
(1997) Time Out of Mind – Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
(1998) The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
Lauryn Hill
Lauryn Hill
(1999) Supernatural – Santana (2000)

2001–present

Two Against Nature
Two Against Nature
Steely Dan
Steely Dan
(2001) O Brother, Where Art Thou? Soundtrack (2002) Come Away with Me
Come Away with Me
Norah Jones
Norah Jones
(2003) Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
Outkast
Outkast
(2004) Genius Loves Company
Genius Loves Company
Ray Charles
Ray Charles
and various artists (2005) How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
– U2 (2006) Taking the Long Way
Taking the Long Way
Dixie Chicks
Dixie Chicks
(2007) River: The Joni Letters – Herbie Hancock
Herbie Hancock
(2008) Raising Sand
Raising Sand
Robert Plant
Robert Plant
& Alison Krauss
Alison Krauss
(2009) Fearless – Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift
(2010) The Suburbs
The Suburbs
Arcade Fire
Arcade Fire
(2011) 21 – Adele
Adele
(2012) Babel – Mumford & Sons (2013) Random Access Memories
Random Access Memories
Daft Punk
Daft Punk
(2014) Morning Phase
Morning Phase
Beck
Beck
(2015) 1989 – Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift
(2016) 25 – Adele
Adele
(2017) 24K Magic – Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars
(2018)

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