“That’s the flattest note anybody ever hit!”– Sinatra, recording “Oh, You Crazy Moon”
Let’s make a long story short: “Moonlight Sinatra” is a rarity of a Sinatra album, just not for the reasons that you might think. It’s not that type of album that will fetch top dollar on an online auction site. In fact, it’s barely been out of print since its release in the summer of 1966, still available to this day on both compact disc and digital download. It’s rare for the facts the surround it, and for Frank Sinatra, who in the midst of the 1960s was experimenting the most with new arrangers and sounds at his label, Reprise, “Moonlight” was a throwback to the albums that preceded him during his time at Capitol Records in the 1950s, a returned to a time honored “concept” that he himself invented.