The song of the day for Tuesday, January 12, 2021, is “Lost in the Stars.”
About This Song
“Lost in the Stars” is from the 1949 musical of the same name, based on the 1948 novel by Alan Paton, Cry, the Beloved Country. Kurt Weill wrote the score, with lyrics by Maxwell Anderson. Set in South Africa in an era when apartheid seemed as if it would never end, the plot concerns a black priest whose son, in a robbery attempt, kills 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
Tony Bennett recorded “Lost in the Stars” for his second album, Tony, released in 1957. The very fine arrangement was written by Percy Faith.
“Lost in the Stars,” as well as Tony, is available from Apple Music.