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Nancy Sinatra [To Nancy, With Love]

  • 1. Burnin' Down the Spark
    2. Ain't No Easy Way
    3. Don't Let Him Waste Your Time
    4. Don't Mean Nothing
    5. Momma's Boy
    6. Let Me Kiss You
    7. Baby Please Don't Go
    8. About a Fire
    9. Bossman
    10. Baby's Coming Back to Me
    11. Two Shots of Happy, One Shot of Sad
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 302

  • Credits

    Nancy Sinatra's eponymous 2004 release mixes the old and the new in intriguing, refreshing ways. Sinatra's alto, which pours over melodies like a dry martini, is still intact, though time has replaced some of her cheekiness with sincerity. The "new" arrives in the form of contemporary songwriters and performers, some of whom were still in diapers when Sinatra had her '60s hits. These include indie upstarts Calexico, electronica act Reno, and former Pussy Galore member Jon Spencer, who lends deep-down vocals to the funky rocker "Ain't No Easy Way."
    Sinatra's wide range of collaborators is as impressive as the quality of the material. Pulp's Jarvis Cocker contributes the lush pop ballad "Don't Let Him Waste Your Time" and the country-flavored "Baby's Coming Back to Me." U2's "Two Shots of Happy, One Shot of Sad" (originally written for her father Frank) is particularly well suited to Sinatra, as is Pete Yorn's bright, ironic "Don't Mean Nothing." Overall, the singer translates impressively to a contemporary "alternative" context, making NANCY SINATRA a comeback album to bridge styles, tastes, and generations.

  • Critic Reviews
    Rolling Stone (p.97) - 3 1/2 stars out of 5 - "It's a grand meeting between a star and her fans, as Sinatra proves she's not the end of the family line."
    Spin (p.98) - "[Sinatra has] a light, ductile weirdness, and nearly all the contributing acolytes here play to it well." - Grade: B
    Entertainment Weekly (p.74) - "Frank's girl willingly wraps her smoky, weathered vocals around characteristically well-written tracks..." - Grade: B
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