The song of the day for Thursday, March 15, 2018 is ” Lost in the Stars.”
About This Song
“Lost in the Stars,” written by Kurt Weill with lyrics by dramatist Maxwell Anderson, is from the 1949 musical of the same name, based on the 1948 novel by Alan Paton, Cry, the Beloved Country. Set in South Africa in an era when apartheid seemed as if it would never end, the plot concerns a black priest whose son kills, in a robbery attempt, a white man who is a friend of his father. The priest sings this song at the end of the first act, in a complete crisis of faith.
About This Version
“Lost in the Stars” concludes Bennett’s series of songs by Kurt Weill. This song has always been a favorite of Bennett’s: his first recording of this song was made in 1956 for his first LP album Tony. This recording on Tony Bennett at Carnegie Hall is wonderful.
” Lost in the Stars,” as well as Tony Bennett at Carnegie Hall, is available from iTunes.