Released in 1958 this is Frak Sinatra’s first collaboration with arranger/conductor Billy May, Come Fly with Me was designed as a musical trip around the world. Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen wrote the title track at Sinatra’s request. May would arrange two other Capitol albums for Sinatra, Come Dance with Me! (1958) and Come Swing with Me! (1961).
In his autobiography All You Need is Ears, producer George Martin wrote of having visited the Capitol Tower during the recording sessions for the album. According to Martin’s book, Sinatra expressed intense dislike for the album cover upon being first shown a mock-up by producer Voyle Gilmore, suggesting it looked like an advertisement for TWA.
The album reached #1 on the Billboard album chart in its second week, and remained at the top for five weeks. At the inaugural Grammy Awards Come Fly with Me was nominated for the Grammy Award for Album of the Year.
Reclaimed Cover mounted onto 9mm MDF
Silent Quartz sweep mechanism runs by 1.5 volt AA battery (supplied)
Front coated with resin to preserve the cover and easy cleaning.
Size 12.5 X 12.5 inches
PLEASE NOTE: Due to age and wear the edges are dis-coloured with scratch and creased marks, but does not detract from the quality of the image.