New Music: Nancy Sinatra ‘Shifting Gears’

73-year old Nancy Sinatra, the former popstar daughter of the legendary Frank Sinatra, will release a new album in December.

Nancy Sinatra digs into her archives to unearth 15 never-before released recordings on Shifting Gears, out December 3 via Boots Enterprises.

Sinatra has spent over five years restoring and remixing these masters from her vault, of which she says “It’s been a real struggle because when we say ‘vault’ we really mean ‘garage,’ which is where the tapes were for decades before we had the vault. Some were multi-track, some were 1/4 inch and some were only cassettes!”

The original tracks were produced and arranged by Billy Strange with the compilation produced by Michael Lloyd. Cover art (above) is by the artist Shag.

The songs are described as big ballads with sources from Broadway of the 1920′s to pop hits of the 70′s. Sinatra has said that she sequenced the songs to tell the story of a love affair.

To see extensive notes and pictures on each of the songs, go to Sinatra’s website. Here is the track Holly Holy.

Click Read More to listen to ‘Holly Holy’ and see the new Nancy Sinatra album track list!

Track List:

As Time Goes By (by Herman Hupfeld from the movie Casablanca)

When I Look in Your Eyes (by Leslie Bricusse from the movie Doctor Doolittle)

Holly Holy (by Neil Diamond)

I’ll Build a Stairway to Paradise (by B.G. DeSylva, Arthur Francis and George Gershwin from the Broadway show George White Scandals)

Cockeyed Optimist (Guitar Version) (by Ricard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II from the Broadway show South Pacific)

I Can See Clearly Now (by Johnny Nash)

Killing Me Softly with His Song (by Norman Gimbel and Charles Fox)
Play Me (by Neil Diamond)
Something (by George Harrison)
MacArthur Park (by Jimmy Webb)
The Hungry Years (by Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield)
Cockeyed Optimist (Orchestra Version) (by Ricard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II from the Broadway show South Pacific)
Why Did I Choose You? (by Michael Leonard and Herbert Edward Martin from the Broadway show The Yearling)
I Don’t Know How to Love Him (by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Weber from Jesus Christ Superstar)
We Need a Little Christmas (by Jerry Herman from the Broadway show Mame)

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