Frank Sinatra - ANGEL EYES

First performance: 19/11/1995


Coverinfo

1995-11-19 - SHRINE AUDITORIUM, LOS ANGELES, CA

Frank Sinatra eightieth birthday tribute concert. Bruce has a great spoken introduction about Frank Sinatra and his influence on Bruce and everybody else from New Jersey before playing an acoustic “Angel Eyes”.
 
 
 

Songinfo

"Angel Eyes" is a 1946 song composed by Matt Dennis, with lyrics by Earl Brent. It was featured in the 1953 film Jennifer. "Angel Eyes" is a jazz standard which has inspired many interpretations. Many performers have recorded versions of the song,
 
 
 

Bruce on the artist

 
Bruce has a great spoken introduction about Frank Sinatra and his influence on Bruce and everybody else from New Jersey before playing an acoustic “Angel Eyes" :
 
19.11.95 Los Angeles, CA, intro to "Angel Eyes":
 
"Well, I´m here tonight,uh....not just to salute Frank´s artistry because, well....he is the patron saint of New Jersey ....and uh....since his rise from the streets of Hoboken, Frank has basically owned the place but, uh, he has been gracious enough to loan me a small of piece of it by the beach....we first met, uh, at a party about six months ago and we talked about the Jersey Shore....and I was glad to find that his conversation was still peppered with the kinds of words that´ve made our state great....so....my, uh....my first recollection of Frank´s voice was, uh.....coming out of a jukebox, it was in a dark bar on a Sunday afternoon when my mother and I went in searching for my father and uh....she said, I always remember she said, she said ´Listen to that.... that´s Frank Sinatra, he´s from New Jersey´....it, it was a voice filled, uh....it was a voice filled with bad attitude, life, beauty, excitement, nasty sense of freedom, sex and a sad knowledge of....of the ways of the world....every song seemed to have as its postscript....´And if you don´t like it, here´s a punch in the kisser´, you know....but, uh....it was the deep, the deep blueness of Frank´s voice that affected me the most....and while his music became synonymous with black tie, good life, the best booze, women, sophistication, his blues voice was always a sound of hard luck....and men late at night with the last ten dollars in their pockets trying to figure a way out....so tonight I wanna sing something from my favorite Sinatra album, ´Only the Lonely´and.....on behalf, yeah, that´s one of the greatest ones, you know, on behalf of all New Jersey, Frank, I wanna say...Hail, brother, you sang out our soul, happy birthday so....so from one Italian singer to another, from, uh.....for Ol´Blue Eyes, this is ´Angel Eyes´..."
 
 
 

Lyrics

Hey drink up all you people
And order anything you see
Have fun you happy people
The drink and the laugh's on me

Try to think that love's not around
Still it's uncomfortably near
My old heart ain't gaining any ground
Because my angel eyes ain't here

Angel eyes that old Devil sent
They glow unbearably bright
Need I say that my love's misspent
Misspent with angel eyes tonight

So drink up all of you people
Order anything you see
And have fun you happy people
The drink and the laugh's on me

Pardon me but I got to run
The fact's uncommonly clear
I got to find who's now the number one
And why my angel eyes ain't here