Friday, 6 February 2009

frank



digging chronicles volume one's marvelous diving between punk kid super enthusiast beat folkster and super grumpy get off my land homebody and for every "bono's got the soul of an ancient poet" there's an "at ray's, where there weren't many folk records, i used to play the phenomenal "ebb tide" by frank sinatra a lot and it had never failed to fill me with awe. the lyrics are so mystifying and stupendous. when frank sang that song, i could hear everything in his voice - death, god and the universe, everything. i had other things to do, though, and i couldn't be listening to that stuff much." well done bob.

frank sinatra - ebb tide

6 comments:

Davy H said...

I absolutely bloody loved that book and I hope he gets a vol 2 out, but I'm not holding my breath x

Simon said...

Love that song and that version...

Dane said...

Thank you kindly, sister.

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spud said...

Great song and vocal, but it's the spooky other-worldly orchestration that I like the most. It could almost be Bernard Hermann until Frank joins in.

'Ill Wind' is another Sinatra song with that weird dreamlike quality. Recommend any others?

ally. said...

all of the only the lonely lp is kinda spooky i reckon - very uneasy listening. but not half as uneasy as a man alone which is devestating
x