Trilogy: Past, Present, Future
Disc 1: The Past:
1. The Song Is You
2. But Not For Me
3. I Had The Craziest Dream
4. It Had To Be You
5. Let's Face The Music And Dance
6. Street Of Dreams
7. My Shining Hour
8. All Of You
9. More Than You Know
10. They All Laughed
Disc 2: The Present:
1. You And Me (We Wanted It All)
2. Just The Way You Are
4. MacArthur Park
5. Theme From New York, New York
6. Summer Me, Winter Me
7. Song Sung Blue
8. For The Good Times
9. Love Me Tender
10. That's What God Looks Like
Disc 3: The Future:
1. What Time Does The Next Miracle Leave?
2. World War None!
3. The Future
4. The Future (Continued): I've Been There!
5. The Future (Conclusion): Song Without Words
6. Finale: Before The Music Ends
Gold Album: October 21, 1981
For The Record
Produced by Sonny Burke (it was his idea). Engineer, Lee Herschberg. Album designer, Saul Bass.
From the liner notes called 'Odyssey to Trilogy,' beautifully written by David McClintick:
'Twenty years into the rock era, Sinatra felt more intimidated than ever by the increasingly complex musical marketplace. He was gripped by doubt about what to record and about the nature of the contemporary audience for his records. . . It was a struggle that only superior artists endure. A lesser man under similar circumstances would have had no dilemma; he would have recorded nothing. But Sinatra was determined to move forward, to seek and find songs and musical concepts through which he could fulfill the still sizeable potential of his art. . . .'
During Christmastime of 1979, the family heard the rough tapes of Trilogy in Palm Springs. Four-year-old A. J. and not quite three-year-old Amanda snuggled with their 'Pop-Pop.' Frankie and Tina and I paced the floor of the Great Hall, unable to sit still. We laughed and cried and shared this unequaled gift of talent and music. It was an evening that lingers.
Though each record stands on its own, the way to listen to Trilogy is all at once, in one sitting.
From Nancy Sinatra's Book: Frank Sinatra: My Father
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