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The Grammy nominated, golden record album from Frank Sinatra that nobody has heard of.
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Despite featuring one of Frank Sinatra's more iconic songs
, this little known three part concept album known as the Trilogy: Past, Present, and Future was meant to be a reflection of Frank Sinatra's career, starting with the Past which included many of his classic numbers, and then going into the Present, which mostly consisted of covers like those of The Beatles
, but where it gets really interesting is in the Future.
The Future is a highly ambitious musical suite. Sinatra collaborated with Gordon Jenkins, and the result is a bizarre introspective look at Sinatra as he tours space
and envisions a more peaceful world
Jonathan Schwartz, old time Manhattan DJ and huge fan of Sinatra, panned the album, calling it "narcissistic" and "a shocking embarrassment." These comments lead to Sinatra complaining to the station which lead to Schwartz's Suspension
If you want to learn more, I suggest checking out the podcast You Must Remember This's excellent episode, Frank Sinatra in Outer Space
which delves into more detail about Sinatra's collaboration with Jenkins, as well as the album's legacy (or lack thereof). And if you want to pick the album up it is available on iTunes.