The Info List - The World We Knew

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
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
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
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
Nancy Sinatra
- vocals (2)[2] Sally Stevens
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
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
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
Nick Fatool
- drums, percussion (4, 7) Paul Faulise - bass trombone (8) Victor Feldman
Victor Feldman
- percussion (2, 5-6, 9-10) Stan Freeman - piano (1, 6, 8) Eric Gale
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
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
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
Buddy Morrow
- trombone (8) Alex Neiman - viola (5, 10) Dick Noel - trombone (9) Donald Owens - piano (2) Ralph Peña - string bass (2) Bucky Pizzarelli
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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
Frank Sinatra
Sings the Select Johnny Mercer Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
Sings the Select Rodgers & Hart The Complete Recordings Nineteen Thirty-Nine 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
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
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


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