Frank Sinatra – Only The Lonely (1958)

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Frank Sinatra Sings for Only the Lonely (1958, also known as Sings for Only the Lonely or simply Only the Lonely) is an album by Frank Sinatra.

The album consists of a collection of torch songs, following a formula similar to Sinatra’s previous albums In the Wee Small Hours (1955) and Where Are You? (1957).

According to John Rockwell’s book, Sinatra: An American Classic, when asked at a party in the mid-1970s if he had a favorite album among his recordings, without hesitation, Sinatra chose Only the Lonely.

The album’s front cover (painted by Nicholas Volpe) features Sinatra as a sullen, Pagliacci-like clown. Sketched on the album’s back cover is one of Sinatra’s recurrent visual motifs: a lamppost.

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