Point of No Return Album

Artist(s): Frank Sinatra , arranged and conducted by Axel Stordahl

Cover Art

Frank Sinatra, arranged and conducted by Axel Stordahl Point of No Return Cover Art

Tracklist

When the World Was Young

length: 3:49
conductor: Axel Stordahl
orchestra: Axel Stordahl and His Orchestra
arranger: Axel Stordahl
producer: Dave Cavanaugh
vocal: Frank Sinatra
lyricist: Johnny Mercer
composer: Philippe-Gérard

1. It isn't by chance I happen to be,
A boulevardier, the toast of Paris.
For over the noise, the talk and the smoke,
I'm good for a laugh, a drink or a jokeI walk in a room, a party or ball,
"Come sit over here" somebody will call.
"A drink for M'sieur, a drink for us all!
But how many times I stop and recall.

Ah, the apple trees,
Blossoms in the breeze,
That we walked among,
Lying in the hay,
Games we used to play,
While the rounds were sung,
Only yesterday, when the world was young.

2. Wherever I go they mention my name,
And that in itself, is some sort of fame,
"Come by for a drink, we're having a game,"
Wherever I go I'm glad that I came.
The talk is quite gay, the company fine,
There's laughter and lights, and glamour and wine,
And beautiful girls and some of them mine,
But often my eyes see a diff'rent shine.

Ah, the apple trees,
Sunlit memories,
Where the hammock swung,
On our backs we'd lie,
Looking at the sky,
Till the stars were strung,
Only last July when the world was young.

Ah, the apple trees,
Blossoms in the breeze,
That we walked among,
Lying in the hay,
Games we used to play,
While the rounds were sung,
Only yesterday, when the world was young.

3. While sitting around, we often recall,
The laugh of the year, the night of them all.
The blonde who was so attractive that year,
Some opening night that made us all cheer.
Remember that time we all got so tight,
And Jacques and Antoine got into a fight.
The gendarmes who came, passed out like a light,
I laugh with the rest, it's all very bright.

I'll Remember April

length: 2:51
arranger: Heinie Beau
orchestra: Axel Stordahl and His Orchestra
conductor: Axel Stordahl
producer: Dave Cavanaugh
reeds: Irving "Babe" Russin, Wilbur Schwartz, Gene Cipriano, Justin Gordon, Harry Klee, Ronnie Lang and Ted Nash
trumpet: Vito N. Mangano, Uan Rasey, Rubin "Zeke" Zarchy and Pete Candoli
trombone: Dick Noel, Milt Bernhart and Dick Nash
French horn: John Cave, Richard Perissi and Vincent DeRosa
bass trombone: George Roberts
guitar: Al Viola
double bass: Joe Comfort
piano: Bill Miller
harp: Veryle Brilhart
percussion: Emil Richards
violin: Anatol Kaminsky, Victor Arno, Israel Baker, Harry Bluestone, Herman Clebanoff, David Frisina, Ben Gill, Dan Lube, Erno Neufeld, Lou Raderman, Nathan Ross and Felix Slatkin
viola: Alvin Dinkin, Virginia Majewski, Paul Robyn and Alexander Neiman
cello: Edgar Lustgarten, Kurt Reher, Eleanor Slatkin and Joseph DiTullio
drums (drum set): Irv Cottler
vocal: Frank Sinatra
lyricist: Don Raye, Patricia Johnston
composer: Gene de Paul
This lovely day will lengthen into evening
We'll sigh goodbye to all we ever had
Alone where we have walked together
I'll remember April and be glad

I'll be content you loved me once in April
Your lips were warm, and love and spring were new
I'm not afraid of autumn and her sorrow
For I'll remember April and you

The fire will dwindle into glowing ashes
For flames live such a little while
I won't forget, but I won't be lonely
I'll remember April and smile

September Song

length: 4:22
conductor: Axel Stordahl
orchestra: Axel Stordahl and His Orchestra
arranger: Axel Stordahl
producer: Dave Cavanaugh
vocal: Frank Sinatra
composer: Kurt Weill
lyricist: Maxwell Anderson
When I was a young man courting the girls
I played me a waiting game
If a maid refused me with tossing curls
I'd let the old Earth make a couple of whirls
While I plied her with tears in lieu of pearls
And as time came around she came my way
As time came around, she came

When you meet with the young girls early in the Spring
You court them in song and rhyme
They answer with words and a clover ring
But if you could examine the goods they bring
They have little to offer but the songs they sing
And the plentiful waste of time of day
A plentiful waste of time

Oh, it's a long, long while from May to December
But the days grow short when you reach September
When the autumn weather turns the leaves to flame
One hasn't got time for the waiting game

Oh, the days dwindle down to a precious few
September, November
And these few precious days I'll spend with you
These precious days I'll spend with you

A Million Dreams Ago

length: 2:42
arranger: Axel Stordahl
orchestra: Axel Stordahl and His Orchestra
conductor: Axel Stordahl
producer: Dave Cavanaugh
reeds: Ronnie Lang, Ted Nash, Irving "Babe" Russin, Gene Cipriano, Justin Gordon, Wilbur Schwartz and Harry Klee
trumpet: Vito N. Mangano, Pete Candoli, Uan Rasey and Rubin "Zeke" Zarchy
trombone: Milt Bernhart, Dick Nash and Dick Noel
French horn: Richard Perissi, John Cave and Vincent DeRosa
bass trombone: George Roberts
guitar: Al Viola
double bass: Joe Comfort
piano: Bill Miller
harp: Veryle Brilhart
percussion: Emil Richards
violin: Ben Gill, Victor Arno, Israel Baker, Harry Bluestone, Herman Clebanoff, David Frisina, Anatol Kaminsky, Dan Lube, Erno Neufeld, Lou Raderman, Nathan Ross and Felix Slatkin
viola: Paul Robyn, Virginia Majewski, Alexander Neiman and Alvin Dinkin
cello: Kurt Reher, Eleanor Slatkin, Joseph DiTullio and Edgar Lustgarten
drums (drum set): Irv Cottler
vocal: Frank Sinatra
writer: Bart Howard, Dick Jurgens, Lew Quadling
You told me it was so, a million dreams ago,
You held me in your arms, a million dreams ago.
So many dreams have flown, so many nights alone
I guess I should have known, it couldn't be.
I'll lock my memories here in my heart

And here in my heart they'll stay.
And through the years, they'll always be part
A part of a lovely day
Goodbye, good luck old friend, I'll smile and just pretend
There was no end, a million dreams ago

I'll See You Again

length: 2:45
conductor: Axel Stordahl
orchestra: Axel Stordahl and His Orchestra
arranger: Axel Stordahl
producer: Dave Cavanaugh
vocal: Frank Sinatra
lyricist: Noël Coward
composer: Noël Coward
arranger: Saint-Granier
I'll see you again whenever spring breaks through again.
Time may lie heavy between, but what has been, is past forgetting.
Your sweet memory across the years will come to me.
Though my world may go awry, in my heart 'twill ever lie,

Just the echo of a sigh, goodbye.
All my life I shall remember knowing you,
All the pleasures that I found in showing you,
The different ways that one may face,

The changing light and changing shade,
Happiness that must die, melodies that must fly,
Memories that must fade, dusty and forgotten bye and bye.

There Will Never Be Another You

length: 3:10
conductor: Axel Stordahl
orchestra: Axel Stordahl and His Orchestra
arranger: Axel Stordahl
producer: Dave Cavanaugh
vocal: Frank Sinatra
composer: Harry Warren
lyricist: Mack Gordon
There will be many other nights like this,
And I'll be standing here with someone new,
There will be other songs to sing, another fall, another spring,
But there will never be another you.
There will be other lips that I may kiss,
But they won't thrill me like yours used to do,
Yes, I may dream a million dreams,
But how can they come true,
If there will never ever be another you.

Somewhere Along the Way

length: 3:02
arranger: Axel Stordahl
orchestra: Axel Stordahl and His Orchestra
conductor: Axel Stordahl
producer: Dave Cavanaugh
reeds: Ted Nash, Irving "Babe" Russin, Gene Cipriano, Justin Gordon, Harry Klee, Ronnie Lang and Wilbur Schwartz
trumpet: Vito N. Mangano, Pete Candoli, Uan Rasey and Rubin "Zeke" Zarchy
trombone: Milt Bernhart, Dick Nash and Dick Noel
French horn: Richard Perissi, John Cave and Vincent DeRosa
bass trombone: George Roberts
guitar: Al Viola
double bass: Joe Comfort
piano: Bill Miller
harp: Veryle Brilhart
percussion: Emil Richards
violin: Anatol Kaminsky, Victor Arno, Israel Baker, Harry Bluestone, Herman Clebanoff, David Frisina, Ben Gill, Dan Lube, Erno Neufeld, Lou Raderman, Nathan Ross and Felix Slatkin
viola: Paul Robyn, Alexander Neiman, Virginia Majewski and Alvin Dinkin
cello: Eleanor Slatkin, Joseph DiTullio, Edgar Lustgarten and Kurt Reher
drums (drum set): Irv Cottler
vocal: Frank Sinatra
lyricist: Sammy Gallop
composer: Jimmy Van Heusen
I used to walk with you along the avenue, our hearts were young and gay,
How could I know I'd lose you somewhere along the way.
The friends we used to know, would always smile hello,
No love like our love, they say then love slipped through our fingers,
Somewhere along the way.
I should forget, but with the loneliness of night, I start remembering everything,
You're gone and yet there's still a feeling deep inside that you'll always be part of me.
So now I look for you along the avenue, and as I wander I pray
That someday soon, I'll find you, somewhere along the way.

It's a Blue World

length: 2:50
arranger: Heinie Beau
orchestra: Axel Stordahl and His Orchestra
conductor: Axel Stordahl
producer: Dave Cavanaugh
reeds: Harry Klee, Ronnie Lang, Ted Nash, Irving "Babe" Russin, Wilbur Schwartz, Gene Cipriano and Justin Gordon
trumpet: Uan Rasey, Pete Candoli, Rubin "Zeke" Zarchy and Vito N. Mangano
trombone: Dick Nash, Milt Bernhart and Dick Noel
French horn: Vincent DeRosa, Richard Perissi and John Cave
bass trombone: George Roberts
guitar: Al Viola
double bass: Joe Comfort
piano: Bill Miller
harp: Veryle Brilhart
percussion: Emil Richards
violin: Dan Lube, Victor Arno, Israel Baker, Harry Bluestone, Herman Clebanoff, David Frisina, Ben Gill, Anatol Kaminsky, Erno Neufeld, Lou Raderman, Nathan Ross and Felix Slatkin
viola: Paul Robyn, Alexander Neiman, Virginia Majewski and Alvin Dinkin
cello: Joseph DiTullio, Edgar Lustgarten, Kurt Reher and Eleanor Slatkin
drums (drum set): Irv Cottler
vocal: Frank Sinatra
writer: George Forrest, Robert Wright
It's a blue world without you, it's a blue world alone.
My days and nights that once were filled with heaven,
With you away, how empty they have grown.
It's a blue world from now on, it's a through world for me.
The sea, the sky, my heart and I, we're all an indigo hue,
Without you, it's a blue, blue world.

These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You)

arranger: Axel Stordahl
orchestra: Axel Stordahl and His Orchestra
conductor: Axel Stordahl
producer: Dave Cavanaugh
reeds: Ronnie Lang, Harry Klee, Gene Cipriano, Justin Gordon, Irving "Babe" Russin, Ted Nash and Wilbur Schwartz
trumpet: Uan Rasey, Rubin "Zeke" Zarchy, Vito N. Mangano and Pete Candoli
trombone: Dick Noel, Milt Bernhart and Dick Nash
French horn: Richard Perissi, Vincent DeRosa and John Cave
bass trombone: George Roberts
guitar: Al Viola
double bass: Joe Comfort
piano: Bill Miller
harp: Veryle Brilhart
percussion: Emil Richards
violin: Lou Raderman, Victor Arno, Israel Baker, Harry Bluestone, Herman Clebanoff, David Frisina, Ben Gill, Anatol Kaminsky, Dan Lube, Erno Neufeld, Nathan Ross and Felix Slatkin
viola: Paul Robyn, Alexander Neiman, Virginia Majewski and Alvin Dinkin
cello: Kurt Reher, Eleanor Slatkin, Edgar Lustgarten and Joseph DiTullio
drums (drum set): Irv Cottler
vocal: Frank Sinatra
lyricist: Eric Maschwitz
composer: Jack Strachey, Harry Link
A cigarette that bears a lipstick's traces
An airline ticket to romantic places
And still my heart has wings
These foolish things remind me of you

A tinkling piano in the next apartment
Those stumbling words that told you what my heart meant
A fairground's painted swings
These foolish things remind me of you

You came, you saw, you conquered me
When you did that to me
I knew somehow this had to be

The winds of march that make my heart a dancer
A telephone that rings but who's to answer?
Oh, how the ghost of you clings
These foolish things remind me of you

The smile of turner and the scent of roses
The waiters whistling as the last bar closes
The song that Crosby sings
These foolish things remind me of you

As Time Goes By

length: 3:18
arranger: Axel Stordahl
orchestra: Axel Stordahl and His Orchestra
conductor: Axel Stordahl
producer: Dave Cavanaugh
reeds: Gene Cipriano, Harry Klee, Wilbur Schwartz, Irving "Babe" Russin, Ted Nash, Ronnie Lang and Justin Gordon
trumpet: Pete Candoli, Rubin "Zeke" Zarchy, Vito N. Mangano and Uan Rasey
trombone: Dick Noel, Milt Bernhart and Dick Nash
French horn: Vincent DeRosa, John Cave and Richard Perissi
bass trombone: George Roberts
guitar: Al Viola
double bass: Joe Comfort
piano: Bill Miller
harp: Veryle Brilhart
percussion: Emil Richards
violin: Harry Bluestone, Nathan Ross, Felix Slatkin, Victor Arno, Israel Baker, Lou Raderman, Herman Clebanoff, David Frisina, Ben Gill, Anatol Kaminsky, Dan Lube and Erno Neufeld
viola: Alexander Neiman, Alvin Dinkin, Paul Robyn and Virginia Majewski
cello: Joseph DiTullio, Eleanor Slatkin, Kurt Reher and Edgar Lustgarten
drums (drum set): Irv Cottler
vocal: Frank Sinatra
writer: Herman Hupfeld
lyricist: Herman Hupfeld
composer: Herman Hupfeld
Writer(s): hupfeld


You must remember this
A kiss is still a kiss
A sigh is still (just) a sigh
The fundamental things apply
As time goes by

And when two lovers woo
They still say: "i love you"
On that you can rely
No matter what the future brings
As time goes by

Moonlight and love songs - never out of date
Hearts full of passion - jealousy and hate
Woman needs man - and man must have his mate
That no one can deny

It

I'll Be Seeing You

length: 2:48
conductor: Axel Stordahl
orchestra: Axel Stordahl and His Orchestra
arranger: Axel Stordahl
producer: Dave Cavanaugh
vocal: Frank Sinatra
lyricist: Irving Kahal
composer: Sammy Fain
I'll be seeing you,
In all the old, familiar places,
That this heart of mine embraces,
All day through.

In that small cafe,
The park across the way,
The children's carousel,
The chestnut tree,
The wishing well.

I'll be seeing you,
In every lovely, summer's day,
And everything that's bright and gay,
I'll always think of you that way,
I'll find you in the morning sun,
And when the night is new,
I'll be looking at the moon,
But I'll be seeing you.

Memories of You

length: 3:54
conductor: Axel Stordahl
orchestra: Axel Stordahl and His Orchestra
arranger: Axel Stordahl
producer: Dave Cavanaugh
vocal: Frank Sinatra
composer: Eubie Blake
lyricist: Andy Razaf
Waking skies at sunrise
Every sunset too
Seems to be bringing me
Memories of you

Here and there, everywhere
Scenes that we once knew
And they all just recall
Memories of you

How I wish I could forget those
Those happy yesteryears
That have left a rosary of tears

Your face beams in my dreams
'Spite of all I do
Everything seems to bring
Memories of you

And your face beams in my dreams
'Spite of all I do
Everything seems to bring
Memories, just memories of you