By Butch Mingus
In his autobiography BB Kings mentions that every night he listened to this album. It was recorded at a unique time for Sinatra. Recently signed to Capitol Records, Sinatra was coming out of a long career slump. Also, his turbulent marriage to Ava Gardner was ending. And, of course, the new threat of "Rock & Roll" was emerging. Yet, In the Wee Hours was a triumph. With strong compositions, brilliant arrangements provided by Nelson Riddle, and a new confidence, In The Wee Hours proved to be one of the most cohesive albums Sinantra ever made. Quiet and melancholic, this IS the perfect album to hear Old Blue Eyes beyond the hits. BB King chose his late nite listening well.
One of my favorite albums of all time
A beautiful album. This is a perfect soundtrack for a fall day
By Big Ezy Carlson
This album is amazing! Frank Sinatra wasn't known for his studio albums, but of course for his compilations. If you want to get a studio album by Sinatra as opposed to a compilation for the hits then this is one of the essentials!!
Frank takes liberties
By Charles Leverett
If one likes Frank, as a performer entitled to take liberties with tempo and bending it to his strong instinct for performing to the audience, one rates this high. I do not. I say perform the Tin Pan Alley song as the sheet music presents it, with some small expressive liberties, but letting the composers and librettinists intentions come through. I the performances of William Balcom and Joan Morris in their collection of Rodgers and Hart songs, sadly now out of print, this is the practice. Sorry, Sinatra lovers.
By Hannah Mae Mae
Fell in love instantly!