In the Wee Small Hours

Frank Sinatra - In the Wee Small Hours
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
1955 Ratings: #1 / 1
User Score
Based on 376 ratings
1955 Ratings: #3
Liked by 29 people
Sign In to rate and review


Sinatra's voice had deepened and worn to the point where his delivery seems ravished and heartfelt, as if he were living the songs.

In truth, In The Wee Small Hours may seem slightly dated to a new listener. .. But repeated listens reveal a rich, textured, warm album that creates a world any listener can immerse themselves in, should they so wish. It's just a quality album - and quality never goes out of fashion.

Rolling Stone

In the Wee Small Hours is the first fully great album.


I must say for 1955, the production on this record is incredible. I mean Frank's vocals sound like they could've been recorded today. Not to mention how this album started one of the greatest comebacks in music history that would make him a bigger star than he ever was.

Fav Tracks: In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning, I Get Along Without You Very Well


Before we begin, I believe it's important to address the elephant in the room in regards to how songs of Sinatra's era were conceived. Aside from composers, blues artists (if they weren't covering each other) and jazz bands, it was standard for musicians to have their songs written for them by professional song writers. Especially in vocal jazz and traditional pop. Sometimes it was by record label's decision, but more often than not it was because vocalists didn't know how to write a song. ... read more


This is indeed some sadboi shit


Sinatra's voice is the warmth you need in a raining winterish day.


It's okay, but nothing to write home about


it’s once again one of those times where i completely am aware of the importance that this particular record for every single album that proceeded, but i simply can’t bring myself to care much for the music on wax.

it’s not poor display by any means, however; it’s definitely not as good as “Blackout” by Britney Spears.

Purchasing In the Wee Small Hours from Amazon helps support Album of the Year. Or consider a donation?

Added on: April 12, 2013