...Allow Us to Be Frank (2004) Face to Face (2005)
Release date 8 November 2004
Label BMG UK & Ireland
Producer Steve Mac
|Released 8 November 2004 (2004-11-08)|
Recorded 2004; Rokstone Studios (London),
Genres Jazz, Swing music, Big band
Similar Westlife albums, Swing music albums, Other albums
...Allow Us to Be Frank, a Rat Pack tribute album, was the fifth studio album and first cover album by Irish boyband Westlife and the first album since the departure of Bryan McFadden. It was released on 8 November 2004, and peaked at number two in Ireland and number three in the United Kingdom. ...Allow Us To Be Frank was number twenty-four on the 2004 year-end album charts. The album features songs made popular by Frank Sinatra such as "The Way You Look Tonight", "Come Fly with Me", "Moon River", "Summer Wind" and "That's Life". It also includes the Nat "King" Cole song, "When I Fall in Love". It was recorded with a 60-piece orchestra at Phoenix Studios in Wembley, in the London Borough of Brent.
"Smile" was released as the album's first single on 4 November 2004. The physical single features the video, and B-sides "White Christmas" and "When I Fall In Love". "Fly Me To The Moon" was released as the album's second single on 20 December 2004. The single was only released digitally, featuring the video, as well as an exclusive B-side, "Beyond The Sea", which does not feature on the album. "Ain't That A Kick In The Head" was released as the album's third and final single on 6 January 2005. The physical single features the video, as well B-side "Moon River".
On the Japanese edition, the song The Way You Look Tonight is in two versions: the Westlife version is track 5, and the duet with Joanne Hindley is bonus track 14.
1Ain't That a Kick in the Head2:28
2Fly Me to the Moon2:32