The song of the day for Sunday, January 6, 2019, is “Boulevard of Broken Dreams.”
About This Song
Harry Warren and Al Dubin wrote “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” in 1933 for the movie Moulin Rouge, where it was sung by Constance Bennett. Although numerous artists have recorded “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” (including Bing Crosby 1944), this song is strongly identified with Tony Bennett. In fact, his demo record of “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” was heard by Mitch Miller and got Bennett his first recording contract with Columbia Records.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded this version of “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” for his 1990 album Astoria: Portrait of the Artist. Jorge Calendrelli wrote the arrangement.
The Boulevard of Broken Dreams, a song by Tony Bennett on Spotify
“Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” as well as Astoria: Portrait of the Artist, is available from iTunes.