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Michael Bolton: Bolton Swings Sinatra: The Second Time Around

Put Michael Bolton in the same Capitol Records studio Frank Sinatra used for many of his hits, add a 17-piece big band with many of the sidemen who helped Sinatra realize those hits, further add a small army of 35 strings and what have you got? Wait, it gets worse: Tell arranger Chris Walden to adapt many of the original charts by arrangers such as Nelson Riddle, Billy May, Quincy Jones, et al, and now what’ve you got? A classy, highly polished tribute by a rock-forged pop idol to the iconic essence of a jazz singer.

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