The song of the day for Tuesday, August 30, 2016 is “When In Rome.”
About This Song
In the year 2000, part of his 70th birthday celebration at the Library of Congress, Stephen Sondheim chose a list of ‘Songs I Wish I Had Written (At Least in Part).’ On this list were several songs by Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh, most of which are songs that Tony Bennett has recorded including “When In Rome,” written in 1964.
About This Version
Tony Bennett and Bill Evans recorded “When In Rome” in 1975 for their first album, The Tony Bennett / Bill Evans Album. It’s worth noting that the inclusion of this song on their album was suggested by Evans, who loved the chord structures. Evans felt that everyone would think the song was Bennett’s idea, due to popular nature of the song. No matter whose idea it was, the result was wonderful.
“When In Rome,” as well as The Tony Bennett / Bill Evans Album, is available from iTunes.