Welcome back to our music series. Today, we briefly revisit the last phase of Frank Sinatra's career, concluding our week dedicated to The Voice.
In the '70s and '80s, Sinatra solidified his musical legacy with timeless works, demonstrating extraordinary resilience to changing musical trends and reinventing his style without losing its essence. The 1970s saw Sinatra exploring new musical territories. The album "Watertown" (1970) experimented with more modern sounds, showcasing Sinatra's ability to adapt to new musical challenges. In the triple LP "Trilogy: Past Present Future" (1980), the influences of contemporary music emerge in the reinterpretation of classics from his repertoire, such as "The Song Is You" and "It Was a Very Good Year."
Sinatra's live performances during this period remained of the highest caliber. The "The Ultimate Event" tour in the '80s recorded unprecedented audience attendance, a testament to the universal appreciation for this artist. Almost thirty years after his retirement, Sinatra's legacy remains intact.
For this last listening of the week, we present his legendary version of "Theme From New York, New York," written specifically for the film of the same name by Martin Scorsese (music by John Kander and lyrics by Fredd Ebb).