Frank Sinatra Songs Made Metal

An upcoming tribute album for the legendary jazz singer Frank Sinatra will consist solely of metal versions of some of his greatest hits.

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As one of the most influential jazz and pop singers of his time, it should come as no surprise that the multi-award winning Frank Sinatra is being honoured with the upcoming release of yet another tribute album. But what may come as a shock is that the album will not consist of the faithful recreations of Sinatra's that we're used to, but will rather contain twelve of his greatest hits made into metal covers. The record, which is aptly named SIN-atra (heh), will feature some of metal's most renowned and respected vocalists including those from groups like Anthrax, Twisted Sister, and Judas Priest. The tribute will be made available on March 28th, and the track listing is as follows: 01. New York, New York (Devin Townsend) 02. I've Got You Under My Skin (Glenn Hughes, Deep Purple) 03. Summerwind (Geoff Tate, Queensrche) 04. It Was A Very Good Year (Dee Snider, Twisted Sister) 05. Witchcraft (Tim Ripper Owens, Judas Priest) 06. Fly Me To The Moon (Robin Zander, Cheap Trick) 07. The Lady Is A Tramp (Eric Martin, Mr Big) 08. I've Got The World On A String (Dug Pinnick, King's X) 09. Love And Marriage (Elias Soriano, Nonpoint) 10. Strangers In The Night (Joey Belladonna, Anthrax) 11. High Hopes (Franky Perez, Scars On Boradway) 12. That's Life (Jani Lane, Warrant) While we are not sure if Ol' Blue Eyes would appreciate some of his best work being made into metal songs, it will definitely be interesting to hear how the artists involved will interpret his music and to see how it sounds when it's heavy.

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    cteez910
    mccreadyfan01 wrote: Doodleface wrote: Looking forward to listening to this.. not quite sure why. Also; why no Mack the Knife? i thought mack the knife was by louis armstrong.
    It was mainly popularized by Bobby Darin, but yeah, Sinatra didnt do a cover until like the 80's i think. But it was written in the 20's so...idk.
    BloodRedSkies
    i'm interested in devin's cover of course, and there's some pretty great metal vocalists going on this thing, but who knows how it'll turn out? (also lol at some people not knowing some of these pretty well known metal vocalists)
    DeadlySIN
    There's a lot of metal haters on here it would seem. Grow up, music is for everyone to enjoy.
    Chronologo
    05. Witchcraft (Tim Ripper Owens, Judas Priest)
    Owens left Judas Priest looooong ago
    SOAD_SoG
    No "the best is yet to come"? That song sounds in a good way to be a metal.
    Andragon
    Scourge441 wrote: No My Way, no care. Checked.
    But... but... these bands are doing the songs.. THEEEEEIR WAAAAAY!
    Andragon
    andyscoot wrote: I think all but Devy's song will suck ass. Devy will no doubt make that shit work
    Can you imagine all that.. analog.. layering?! Mind = blown.
    ghostmastery
    gapazian wrote: Way to spit on Frank Sinatra's grave. What comes next? A Miles Davis tribute album by death metal bands?
    Yes . This needs to happen
    gapazian
    Way to spit on Frank Sinatra's grave. What comes next? A Miles Davis tribute album by death metal bands?
    DrCOOL
    Shawn1379 wrote: mccreadyfan01 wrote: Doodleface wrote: Looking forward to listening to this.. not quite sure why. Also; why no Mack the Knife? i thought mack the knife was by louis armstrong. Most Sinatra songs are originally written/recorded by someone else. He was mostly a cover artist from what I understand. I'm possibly wrong about that, though.
    Most songs sung by "crooners" like Sinatra, Martin, Davis, Bennett are all written and orchestrated by someone else or they do (cover) jazz "standards".
    KillemAll929
    Frank Sinatra's music needs to stay in its origional form. I love Heavy Metal \m/ \m/ but damnit im tired of good bands remaking good songs. Heres an example: Five Finger Death Punch remakes Bad Company?? WHOS MORONIC IDEA WAS THIS?? Same thing applies to Mr. Sinatra's jams leave em the **** alone!!!
    andyscoot
    I think all but Devy's song will suck ass. Devy will no doubt make that shit work
    rob904
    priestfan76 wrote: Uber Man wrote: oh... i thought it meant like real metal... lol not 80's glam and thrash Word, I hate how people think Judas Priest, Anthrax, Twisted Sister, or Strapping Young Lad is metal, so stupid. On a different note, I'm excited to see Joey Belladonna and Devin Townsend do Sinatra.
    cause SYL is from the 80s...
    MegaGreg wrote: >Sees title This is gonna suck >Sees Devin Townsend I'm sold.
    yeah but Dev's probably gunna have the only cover worth listening to, only vocalist on the list who can pull it off imo
    BloodRedSkies
    priestfan76 wrote: Uber Man wrote: oh... i thought it meant like real metal... lol not 80's glam and thrash Word, I hate how people think Judas Priest, Anthrax, Twisted Sister, or Strapping Young Lad is metal, so stupid. On a different note, I'm excited to see Joey Belladonna and Devin Townsend do Sinatra.
    yeah i freakin' hate all those non metal bands like SYL, Judas Priest, Anthrax and Twisted Sister, i mean doesn't everyone?
    hriday_hazarika
    01. New York, New York (Devin Townsend)
    Too much win to comprehend. But, knowing how tribute albums usually turn out, the other songs will probably be pretty dull. Also, why's there nothing from "In The Wee Small Hours"?
    ilovesyu
    This is gonna be awesome. While most of you are complaining, im quite excited.
    motortallica
    i really love metal,and i love frank sinatra,but this will be crap. Its gonna ruin Sinatra
    Berserker \,,/
    I'm loving the love for Devin Townsend, that man is amazing. Def going to check this out, but only because DT is on here. Thought this article was going to blow, until I saw his name.
    ghoztofcasper
    Even if it's good, I personally won't like it. Sinatra should never be turned into Metal.
    priestfan76
    Uber Man wrote: oh... i thought it meant like real metal... lol not 80's glam and thrash
    Word, I hate how people think Judas Priest, Anthrax, Twisted Sister, or Strapping Young Lad is metal, so stupid. On a different note, I'm excited to see Joey Belladonna and Devin Townsend do Sinatra.
    The_Jayroh
    I bet all the artists listed here all heard the idea and said, "You want us to do a metal cover a Frank Sinatra song? Lol. Alright, we'll do it." The point was never to ruin the songs. This sounds more like an experiment. Of course if this ends up good we'll hear like a billion jazz songs getting covered before you know it.
    Ebeli
    So, let me get this straight... They take GOOD songs... and make them generic as ****... WHY.
    ippystratman
    i absolutely love metal but i really hate the way metal bands insist in doing metal versions of everything. imo this is a stupid idea
    4stringedMetal
    KillemAll929 wrote: Frank Sinatra's music needs to stay in its origional form. I love Heavy Metal \m/ \m/ but damnit im tired of good bands remaking good songs. Heres an example: Five Finger Death Punch remakes Bad Company?? WHOS MORONIC IDEA WAS THIS?? Same thing applies to Mr. Sinatra's jams leave em the **** alone!!!
    He didn't write his music buddy
    deafening
    lol @ cheap trick. Also instantly going to jump on the devin townsend bandwagon (but for noble reason, im psyched)
    GenerationKILL
    Doodleface wrote: Looking forward to listening to this.. not quite sure why. Also; why no Mack the Knife?
    Because Mack the Knife was by Bobby Darin, who also song "beyond the sea" Know your oldies guys! It could prove to be really cool, the Frank Sinatra/ Notorious BIG duets were awesome.
    Finn666
    can't wait to hear strangers in the night done up metal, by joey of all people.
    DrCOOL
    I love Frank Sinatra (Though I prefer Dean Martin) But this is ridiculous. I guarantee this is gonna be bad. The chairman of the board would be furious about this.
    Fausch
    Shawn1379 wrote: talbot02 wrote: SEETHER DID AN AMAZING COVER OF "I've Got You Under My Skin" WHERE IS THAT??? Not metal...but pretty good. Seether should do more covers...
    Considering 90% of their other music is boring. I expected a lot more from a band that covered 'You Know You're Right' so well.
    cambo187
    Sex Pistols covered "My Way" I know it's punk, not metal, but still good stuff.
    thegreasefire
    I predict that this is going to be one of the funniest albums of 2011... That being said, I'm really looking forward to it! haha
    mccreadyfan01
    Doodleface wrote: Looking forward to listening to this.. not quite sure why. Also; why no Mack the Knife?
    i thought mack the knife was by louis armstrong.
    Shawn1379
    mccreadyfan01 wrote: Doodleface wrote: Looking forward to listening to this.. not quite sure why. Also; why no Mack the Knife? i thought mack the knife was by louis armstrong.
    Most Sinatra songs are originally written/recorded by someone else. He was mostly a cover artist from what I understand. I'm possibly wrong about that, though.