Frank Sinatra – Watertown (’70)

There’s more to Frank Sinatra’s musical career than meets the eye. In 1970, he released Watertown, a concept album many consider to be his magnum opus. You read that correctly, Sinatra did a concept album. Unsurprisingly, it was a commercial failure, marking it as his only release not to break into Billboard’s top 100. Watertown is the one oddball record in Sinatra’s discography, an overlooked classic that has an entirely warranted cult following – nothing Sinatra released before or after compares. After a cursory listen the narrative seems to be a simple love story that ended badly, one that traces […]

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