Nancy Sinatra, the icon of cool, is back. And you have to hear who she has with her on her self-titled new release. I'm talking cornucopia. First off, she's on Morrissey's Attack label with the Mozzer writing and guesting vocals on the lead single "Let Me Kiss You". That is just the start. You follow that up with "Baby Please Don't Go" written by Stevie Van Zandt, a rockin' tune that Nancy handles with execution and ease. Who can pull this off? Nancy can, hands down. "Ain't No Easy Way" is a blues stomp duet with Jon Spencer that gives a slight Dusty Springfield vibe off. Two of the tracks were written by Pulp's Jarvis Cocker who is getting a lot of attention these days due to a certain James T. Kirk. Nancy one ups the captain and gets two new gems from Jarvo in instant charmer "Don't Let Him Waste Your Time" and the beguiling "Baby's Coming Back To Me". Any bad relationship you have will melt away with these two tunes and a bottle of your favorite spirits. And that brings us to the last track, "Two Shots Of Happy, One Shot Of Sad", written by Bono and the Edge with Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen on the track giving it the full U2 stamp. A sad lilting ode to ole Blue Eyes, daddy Frank Sinatra, the song was intended for Frank but never was recorded. How cool is that? Pops was Chairman of the Board!
After hanging with the young guys, Pete Yorn and Thurston Moore also take turns on two tracks on the record, Ms. Sinatra wraps it up with class befitting her age and shows the generation gap is purely in the mind. She rocks! It's like botox for your ears.