The song of the day for Thursday, October 12, 2017 is “East of the Sun (West of the Moon).”
About This Song
Bruce Bowman wrote “East of the Sun” in 1934, while a student at Princeton University, for a student musical production called Stags at Bay, produced by the Princeton Triangle Club. The song had great reception and was noted by Princeton alumnus F. Scott Fitzgerald. After his graduation from college in 1936, Bowman worked briefly in Hollywood for the film industry, but decided to return to the East Coast. He was about to start a contract with a New York music publisher when he was killed in an automobile accident in 1937.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “East of the Sun (West of the Moon)” in 1992 for his album Perfectly Frank. Ralph Sharon did the arrangement and recording engineer Frank Laico came out of retirement to record this album.
“East of the Sun (West of the Moon),” as well as Perfectly Frank, is available from iTunes.