The Info List - The World We Knew

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The World We Knew, also known as Frank Sinatra, is a 1967 studio album by American singer Frank Sinatra.[1] The title track reached #30 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and #1 on the Easy Listening chart in 1967, while the Frank/Nancy Sinatra duet "Somethin' Stupid" reached #1 on both charts.


1 Reception 2 Track listing 3 Personnel

3.1 Vocalists 3.2 Leaders 3.3 Instrumentalists

4 References


Professional ratings

Review scores

Source Rating

Allmusic [1]

The Allmusic review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine awarded the album two and a half stars, and described it as "More of a singles collection than a proper album...Much of this has a rock-oriented pop production, complete with fuzz guitars, reverb, folky acoustic guitars, wailing harmonicas, drum kits, organs, and brass and string charts that punctuate the songs rather than provide the driving force...the songs Sinatra tackles with a variety of arrangers are more ambitious than most middle-of-the-road, adult-oriented soft rock of the late '60s." Erlewine described "Drinking Again" as "exceptional, nuanced" and said that it "ranks among the best songs Sinatra cut during the '60s." [1] Track listing[edit]

"The World We Knew (Over and Over)" (Bert Kaempfert, Herbert Rehbein, Carl Sigman) – 2:50 "Somethin' Stupid" (with Nancy Sinatra) (Carson Parks) – 2:45 "This Is My Love" (Jim Harbert) – 3:37 "Born Free" (Don Black, John Barry) – 2:05 "Don't Sleep in the Subway" (Tony Hatch, Jackie Trent) – 2:22 "This Town" (Lee Hazelwood) – 3:05 "This Is My Song" (Charles Chaplin) – 2:30 "You Are There" (Harry Sukman, Paul Francis Webster) – 3:31 "Drinking Again" (Johnny Mercer, Doris Tauber) – 3:13 "Some Enchanted Evening" (Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II) – 2:34


Carson Parks is also known as C. Carson Parks[2] Jim Harbert is also known as James Harbert[3] Lee Hazelwood is also known as Lee Hazlewood[4] Overdubs for “The World We Knew (Over and Over)” recorded on June 30 and July 1, 1967[5] The Orchestra on ”Somethin’ Stupid” includes 10 Violins[2] Background Vocals on “Don’t Sleep in the Subway” recorded on July 27, 1967[6] Basic Backing Tracks for (and Overdubs for unreleased version of) “This Town” was recorded on June 30, 1967[4] Instrumental Overdubs for “This Town” recorded on July 27, 1967[4] The Orchestra on “You Are There” includes 16 Violins, 6 Cellos, 3 French Horns and 7 Saxophones & Woodwinds The Orchestra on “Drinking Again” includes 12 Violins[7] The Orchestra on Tracks 3-4 and 7 includes 21 Violins, 3 Cellos and 4 French Horns[3][8] The Orchestra on Tracks 3-4 and 7-8 includes 6 Violas[9][10] The Orchestra on Tracks 5, 8 and 10 includes 5 Trumpets[11] The Orchestra on Tracks 5 and 10 includes 8 Violins

Personnel[edit] Vocalists[edit]

Frank Sinatra - vocals (1-4, 6-10, lead on 5) Betty Jane Baker - background vocals (5)[6] Peggy Clark - background vocals (5) Gwenn Johnson - background vocals (5) Nancy Sinatra - vocals (2)[2] Sally Stevens - background vocals (5) Jackie Ward - background vocals (5) Gloria Wood - background vocals (5)


H. B. Barnum - arranger, conductor (10)[11] Ernie Freeman - arranger (1, 5, 7)[5], conductor (5, 7)[6][9] Gordon Jenkins - arranger (3-4, 8)[3][8], conductor (3-4, 7-8)[10] Claus Ogerman - arranger (9)[7], conductor (2, 9)[2] Billy Strange - arranger (2, 6)[4], conductor (1-2, 6, 8)


Bob Alexander - trombone (8)[10] Wayne Andre - trombone (8) Chuck Berghofer - string bass (1, 5-6, 10)[4][6][11], Fender bass (1)[5] Hal Blaine - drums (2, 5-6, 9-10, additional on 1) Eddie Brackett Jr. - drums (4, 7, 9, overdubs on 6), percussion (4, 7, 9)[8][7][9] Dennis Budimir - guitar (1) Al Caiola - guitar (1, 6, 8) Glen Campbell - guitar (2, 5-6, 10)[2] Frank Capp - percussion (5-6, 10) Alvin Casey - guitar (2, 5-6, 10) Roy Caton - trumpet (2, 9) Gary Chester - drums (1, 6, 8) Gary Coleman - additional percussion (1) Irv Cottler - drums, percussion (9) George Devens - percussion (1, 6, 8) Jesse Ehrlich - cello (5, 10) Nick Fatool - drums, percussion (4, 7) Paul Faulise - bass trombone (8) Victor Feldman - percussion (2, 5-6, 9-10) Stan Freeman - piano (1, 6, 8) Eric Gale - guitar (1, 6, 8) Bert Gassman - oboe (3-4, 7)[3] Bobby Gibbons - guitar (1) Arthur Gleghorn - flute (3-4, 7, 9) Bill Green - saxophone, woodwind (5, 10) Al Hendrickson - guitar (3-4, 7) Lloyd Hildebrand - bassoon (3-4, 7) Milt Hinton - string bass (1, 8) Milt Holland - string bass (6), additional percussion (1) James Horn - saxophone, woodwind (5, 10) Harry Hyam - viola (5, 10) Dick Hyde - trombone (5, 10, additional on 1) Carol Kaye - electric bass (2), string bass (1), Fender bass (1, 5-6, 10) Lawrence Knetchel - string bass (1, overdubs on 6), Fender bass (1) Robert Knight - bass trombone (5, 10) Arthur Koblentz - oboe (3-4, 7) Phil Kraus - percussion (1, 6, 8) Ronny Lang - clarinet (9) Donnie Lanier - guitar (1, 5-6, 10) Carl Lynch - guitar (1, 6, 8) Lew McCreary - trombone (5, 10, additional on 1) Michael Melvoin - piano (5-6, 10, overdubs on 6) Bill Miller - piano (2-5, 7, 10) Keith Mitchell - string bass (3-4, 7) Oliver Mitchell - trumpet (2, 9) Louis Morell - guitar (1, 5-6, 10) Buddy Morrow - trombone (8) Alex Neiman - viola (5, 10) Dick Noel - trombone (9) Donald Owens - piano (2) Ralph Peña - string bass (2) Bucky Pizzarelli - guitar (1, 6, 8) Don Randi - additional piano (1) Morris Repass - trombone (5, 10) Blake Reynolds - clarinet (3-4, 7) Bobby Rosengarden - drums (1, 3-8, 10) Margaret Ross - harp (8) Ethmer Roten - flute, clarinet (3-4, 7) Joseph Saxon - cello (5, 10) Bud Shank - flute (9) Lou Singer - drums, percussion (4, 7) Wayne Songer - clarinet (3-4, 7) Ann Mason Stockton - harp (3-4, 7) Sheridon Stokes - flute, clarinet (3-4, 7) Toots Thielemans - harmonica, guitar (1, 6, 8) Moe Wechsler - piano (1, 6, 8)


^ a b c "The World We Knew". Allmusic. Retrieved July 2, 2011.  ^ a b c d e Sinatra, Frank. "Somethin' Stupid". Frank Sinatra Sessionography. https://sinatrafamily.com/session/-/-/-/-/0/Somethin'%20Stupid ^ a b c d Sinatra, Frank. "This Is My Love". Frank Sinatra Sessionography. https://sinatrafamily.com/session/-/-/-/-/0/This%20Is%20My%20Love ^ a b c d e Sinatra, Frank. "This Town". Frank Sinatra Sessionography. https://sinatrafamily.com/session/-/-/-/-/0/This%20Town ^ a b c Sinatra, Frank. “The World We Knew”. Frank Sinatra Sessionography. https://sinatrafamily.com/session/-/-/-/-/0/The%20World%20We%20Knew ^ a b c d Sinatra, Frank. “Don’t Sleep in the Subway”. Frank Sinatra Sessionography. https://sinatrafamily.com/session/-/-/-/-/0/Don’t%20Sleep%20in%20the%20Subway ^ a b c Sinatra, Frank. “Drinking Again”. Frank Sinatra Sessionography. https://sinatrafamily.com/session/-/-/-/-/0/Drinking%20Again ^ a b c Sinatra, Frank. “Born Free”. Frank Sinatra Sessionography. https://sinatrafamily.com/session/-/-/-/-/0/Born%20Free ^ a b c Sinatra, Frank. “This is My Song”. Frank Sinatra Sessionography. https://sinatrafamily.com/session/-/-/-/-/0/This%20Is%20My%20Song ^ a b c Sinatra, Frank. “You Are There”. Frank Sinatra Sessionography. https://sinatrafamily.com/session/-/-/-/-/0/You%20Are%20There ^ a b c Sinatra, Frank. “Some Enchanted Evening”. Frank Sinatra Sessionography. https://sinatrafamily.com/session/-/-/-/-/0/Some%20Enchanted%20Evening

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Frank Sinatra

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

Studio albums


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


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 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


Ring-a-Ding-Ding! Sinatra Swings I Remember Tommy Sinatra and Strings Sinatra and Swingin' Brass All Alone Sinatra Sings Great Songs from Great Britain Sinatra–Basie: An Historic Musical First The Concert Sinatra Sinatra's 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 & Antônio Carlos Jobim The World We Knew Francis A. & Edward K. The Sinatra Family Wish You a Merry Christmas Cycles My Way A Man Alone Watertown Sinatra & Company Ol' Blue Eyes Is Back Some Nice Things I've Missed Trilogy: Past Present Future She Shot Me Down


L.A. Is My Lady

Live albums

Sinatra at the Sands The Main Event – Live Sinatra Saga Sinatra Saga, Vol. 2 Sinatra & Sextet: Live in Paris Sinatra 80th: Live in Concert With Red Norvo Quintet: Live in Australia, 1959 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


This Is Sinatra! This Is Sinatra Vol. 2 Look to Your Heart All the Way Sinatra Sings of Love and Things Sinatra '65: The Singer Today Frank Sinatra's Greatest Hits Frank Sinatra's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 Portrait of Sinatra – Forty Songs from the Life of a Man Sinatra–Jobim Sessions Screen Sinatra All-Time Greatest Dorsey/Sinatra Hits, Vol. 1-4 Capitol Collector's Series Sinatra Reprise: The Very Good Years Sinatra Sings the Songs of Van Heusen & Cahn Sinatra: Soundtrack to the CBS Mini-Series The Best of the Capitol Years Christmas Songs by Sinatra Gold Collection Frank Sinatra Sings the Select Johnny Mercer Frank Sinatra Sings the Select Rodgers & Hart The Complete Recordings Nineteen Thirty-Nine Sinatra 80th: All the Best Everything Happens to Me Frank Sinatra Sings the Select Cole Porter 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 Christmas Collection Romance Duets/Duets II: 90th Birthday Limited Collector's Edition Romance: Songs from the Heart Sinatra at the Movies Nothing but the Best Seduction: Sinatra Sings of Love Classic Sinatra II Christmas with 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 Conducts the Music of Alec Wilder Frank Sinatra Conducts Tone Poems of Color The Man I Love Sleep Warm 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 & the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra The Capitol Years Reprise Musical Repertory Theatre 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


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


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